COCIR is the European Trade Association representing the medical imaging, radiotherapy, health ICT and electromedical industries. Founded in 1959, COCIR is a non-profit association headquartered in Brussels (Belgium) with a China Desk based in Beijing since 2007.COCIR is unique as it brings together the healthcare, IT and telecommunications industries.Our focus is to open markets for COCIR members in Europe and beyond. We provide a wide range of services on regulatory, technical, market intelligence, environmental, standardisation, international and legal affairs.COCIR is also a founding member of DITTA, the Global Diagnostic Imaging, Healthcare IT and Radiation Therapy Trade Association (globalditta.org).



COCIR promotes harmonisation of regulatory frameworks, supported by state-of-the-art international standards.Our industry provides safe and high quality products and service, which contribute to reducing health inequalities and enhance cost efficiency in healthcare systems.COCIR's key objective is to promote free worldwide trade of innovative medical technology while maintaining the competitiveness of the European medical imaging, radiotherapy, electromedical and health ICT industries.

COCIR Vision for the next 5 years

Realising Europe’s Future Potential in Health  - The time to act is NOW!



  • Provide COCIR's members with competence towards policy makers in Europe and outside
  • Contribute to sustainability of healthcare systems through integrated care approach
  • Promote Research and Innovation as a key enabler for economic growth
  • Drive global regulatory convergence ( Registered once, Accepted everywhere)
  • Optimise the use of International standards
  • Push for national and regional deployment (Digital Health)
  • Pro-active in Green Technology (Eco-Design)


Passing of COCIR Secretary General

It is with great sadness and consternation that the COCIR Board announces that its Secretary General Nicole Denjoy has passed away after a long and severe illness.

In this difficult time, our thoughts are with the closest family members and all their relatives.

Ms. Denjoy will be remembered by the many people she has worked with as a lovable and remarkable person dedicated to the common cause: improving access to health care.

After the establishment of the COCIR office in Brussels in 2006 and later in Beijing, Ms. Denjoy successfully represented COCIR for 15 years at European level and also internationally, in her functions at Business at OECD and DITTA.

The COCIR Chairman of the Board, Dr. Bernt Bieber, immediately convened the COCIR Executive Board, which  delegated the interim management of day-to-day business to Annika Eberstein, Regulations and Research Senior Manager, in accordance with the association's statutes.

The COCIR Board and the staff of the COCIR Secretariat are closely working together to ensure business continuity in fulfilling the association's obligations to members, partners and stakeholders in the healthcare sector.

Brussels, 23 June 2021