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VDGH press conference on 27 March 2024: The future of diagnostics - review 2023 - outlook 2024 (German)

The German diagnostics industry can look back on a challenging year in 2023, with a 36% drop in sales to a total of €2.33 billion. As expected, the coronavirus diagnostics segment no longer had a significant impact. However, routine diagnostics also performed modestly with a decline of 5 per cent. Nevertheless, there is reason for cautious optimism: almost 60 per cent of companies expect turnover to increase in 2024.

Whitepaper on the further development of the MDR/IVDR (Press kit) (German)

MedTech associations BVMed and VDGH call for abolition of re-certification and fast-track procedure for innovations

VDGH press conference on 31 March 2023: Focus on Diagnostics - Review 2022 - Outlook 2023 (German)

The Association of the Diagnostics Industry (VDGH) presented its annual results for 2022 on 31 March 2023. According to the report, sales in the German in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) market totalled 3.54 billion euros, including coronavirus and routine diagnostics. Compared to the previous year, sales fell by 44 per cent, marking the end of the pandemic-related boom. The highest volume of tests was recorded in 2021 to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

VDGH press conference - Goodbye Corona? The diagnostics industry in 2022 (German)

With their products, companies in the diagnostics industry have continued to make an enormous contribution to overcoming the pandemic. However, the picture for the year picture for 2021: on the one hand, companies have achieved record sales, particularly through particularly through rapid tests, while routine diagnostics have stagnated since the start of the pandemic. Corona diagnostics alone account for 65 per cent of the increase in turnover to 6.3 billion euros, according to the latest market survey by the German Diagnostics Industry Association (VDGH).

VDGH press kit for the video press conference ‘Antibody tests’ 01.07.2021 (German)

With Dr Thorsten Hilbich, VDGH, Dr Peter Liese, MEP, health policy spokesperson for the EPP/Christian Democrats in the European Parliament, Priv.-Doz. Dr Andreas Ambrosch, Hospital Barmherzige Brüder Regensburg.