Rebeca Duran

Rebeca Duran

Staff Writer
The Brazil Business


Introduction to ABIMED

Rebeca Duran

Rebeca Duran

Staff Writer
The Brazil Business


Abimed is the Brazilian Association of Industry of High Technology Medical and Hospital Equipments, Products and Suppliers. In this article you will find out more information about Abimed.

Abimed is the Associação Brasileira da Indústria de Alta Tecnologia de Equipamentos, Produtos e Suprimentos Médico-Hospitalares, which is the Brazilian Association of Industry of Advanced Technology Medical and Hospital Equipment, Products and Suppliers. The association was created in 1996 as an entity that comprises companies of advanced technology in the areas of production, importation, exportation and distribution of medical and hospital products.

Abimed was born from the ideal of a group of companies that had the vision to found an organization that effectively represented the advancement of medical technology companies and contributed to the advancement of medicine in the country. At Abimed makes part of all discussions involving:

  • surveillance
  • incorporation of technology in health products
  • certification of companies regarding good manufacturing practices and control
  • and certification of the electrical medical products of this companies

Abimed has representation in the federal district to expedite contacts in Brasilia to obtain information and for forwarding documents. The support facilitates and streamlines the communication between the entity and the competent organizations, given the importance of the decisions of the various governmental organizations and the performance of the companies associated with Abimed.

Companies and Abimed

Nowadays a total of 119 companies are associated to Abimed, most of them act in the sectors of:

  • Cardiology
  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • Nephrology / Urology
  • Neurology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedics / Traumatology
  • Otorhinolaryngology

Company segments and their participation in Abimed

Segment of the Companies Percentage
Surgical Instruments 17%
Diagnostic Imaging 16%
Laboratory 13%
ICU/Emergency 9%
Surgical Centre 9%
Hospital Furniture 7%
Others 6%
Information Technology 4%
Sterilization 4%
Hospital Infrastructure 3%
Medications 1%
Physical Rehabilitation 1%

Accredited Companies Profile

The companies associated with Abimed not only participate in the same group of health sectors, but also present some economic similarities. The table below shows an average of values earned with sales and the percentage of companies associated to Abimed that corresponds to each value range.

Sales ( Million BRL) Percentage
Until 0.5 9
0.501 to 1 4
1.01 to 10 26
10.01 to 20 13
20.01 to 50 16
50.01 to 100 4
100.01 to 200 1
200.01 to 500 2
More than 500 3

Make Part of Abimed

If your company wants to be associated to Abimed is necessary to fill an application form that can be order by the e-mail: After filling the application it must be printed and signed by the legal representative of the company and must be sent to:

Abimed – Secretaria

Av. Iraí, 79 - Cjs 92/93 B

Edifício Torres do Ibirapuera

Moema 04082-000

São Paulo SP

Necessary Documentation

The following documentation must be attached to the application form and also be delivered to Abimed:

  • Articles of Association
  • License of Functioning emitted by the State Sanitary Surveillance
  • Authorization for Functioning emitted by ANVISA
  • Contracts or letters of representation of foreign supplie

You can find more information about Abimed on their web page.