The Biomedical Alliance in Europe (BioMed Alliance) is the result of a unique initiative of leading European medical societies that together include more than 400,000 researchers and health professionals.
The BioMed Alliance was created in 2010 to gather strength across different disciplines and areas in biomedical and health research at European level. It is now comprising 30 leading societies across all medical disciplines, with UEG Treasurer-Elect Berthold Koletzko on the Board of Directors and the UEG Research Committee sending representatives to the BioMed Alliance General Assembly and relevant task forces such as on academic clinical trials.
The alliance promotes excellence in European biomedical research with a broad network covering EU governance and policymakers and is thus another pivotal partner to leverage UEG´s voice for the need for more research funding for digestive health.
The EU Institutions are currently in the process of defining the EU´s 9th Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9). In this context, the BioMed Alliance is advocating to increase the overall budget of the new FP9 research funding programme and to establish a “Steering Board for Health”, a science-led group to provide recommendations to the EU on health research. The BioMed Alliance has also recently been in exchange with the European Commission on the implementation of the medical device regulation in the EU.