Membership

Conditions of membership as in § 2 of the EASSI statutes:

§ 2 Acquisition of Membership

1. All companies may become members of the Association if they

a) are located and have at least one manufacturing site in a member state of the European Union or EFTA countries or, in case of having their manufacturing site outside the European Union or EFTA, have been a member of the European Association for a minimum of five years,

b) manufacture sterile surgical sutures or surgical meshes made from materials that may also be utilised in the composition and manufacture of surgical sutures on an industrial scale under responsible direction and control of specialists who have this employment as their main occupation, and

c) dispose of rooms and equipment necessary to meet the obligations of due diligence for the manufacture and control of sterile surgical sutures or surgical meshes.

2. Companies located in a member state of the European Union or EFTA countries may, in addition, become members of the Association if they distribute sterile surgical sutures or surgical meshes of a member company, provided they are corporately affiliated and are subsidiaries of the same parent company or are an entity within the same group of companies.

3. Application for membership shall be made in writing to the Secretary of the Association and must state the recognition of the statutes. The application shall be examined and decided upon by the Board. The result will be communicated to the members.

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