The AGES Medicines & Medical Devices business segment is responsible for a wide variety of tasks in the licensing of pharmaceuticals, clinical testing of medicines and medical devices, pharmacovigilance and vigilance in the field of medical devices, as well as in the field of inspection. The main client and the owner is the Republic of Austria, represented by the Federal Ministry of Health and Women’s Affairs (BMGF). Medicines & Medicinal Devices employs around 280 staff.
This business segment is certified in line with ISO 9001 and testing activities carried out by the Official Medicines Control Laboratory (OMCL) are recognised by Accreditation Austria.
The Austrian Federal Office for Safety in Healthcare (BASG), an agency subordinate to the BMGF, has been entrusted with the execution of statutory tasks that fit together with the work of the Medicines & Medicinal Devices segment.