In 1992, medical device government competent department and industry representatives from America, European Union, Japan, Canada and Australia held the first GHTF meeting. After that the meeting was held annually.
The meeting is aimed at exchanging medical device supervision and management situation with other countries and discussing related regulation and technology standards so as to achieve the basic agreement of other countries and eliminate unnecessary barriers in the medical device trade center.
There are four teams in GHTF regulation which is responsible for discussing and drafting documents:
The first research team is responsible for coordinate works of medical device management regulation system.
The second research team is responsible for coordinate works of supervision and warning system after entering the market.
The third research team is responsible for medical device quality system.
The fourth research team is responsible for coordinate works of medical device quality system verification.