7. Code of Conduct for Medical Devices
Van Raam has, as a supplier of medical devices, signed and is obliged to comply with the Code of Conduct Medical Devices. The Code of Conduct was drawn up between suppliers of medical devices and the parties involved in the decision-making process regarding the purchase and/or application thereof. The rules of conduct drawn up for this purpose ensure transparency and responsible dealings between both parties. By signing the code of conduct, suppliers, healthcare professionals and healthcare institutions commit themselves to compliance with the rules of conduct laid down in it. These are based on reciprocity; what one party may not offer or give, the other party may not ask or accept.
8. MDR legislation
MDR is the new Medical Devices Regulation, which has replaced the former MDD (Medical Devices Directive) in Europe.
One of the most important parts in this law is that medical devices are better traceable
in the whole chain. For this purpose, the unique number of the bicycle has been expanded to a so-called UDI, Unique Device Identification. The necessary GS1 barcodes are available for this, they must actually be visible on the product of Van Raam as of May 26, 2025. This date applies to products in class 1, such as Van Raam's bicycles.
The Basic-UDI-DI is from May 26, 2021 onwards included on the declaration of conformity. Each product group, as for example Easy Rider 3 or Fun2Go, has its own Basic-UDI-DI. This Basic-UDI-DI in combination with the frame number, the Production Identifier (PI), on the bicycle forms the unique number as required in the MDR. The frame number has always been applied to the bicycle by Van Raam using a barcode and is a unique number for each bicycle produced. The barcode on the declaration of conformity and the frame number on the bicycle together form the UDI.
In addition to these codes, the MDR also requires Post Market Surveillance and Clinical Investigation to be carried out. This means that research must be carried out to determine whether the products that Van Raam puts on the market actually correspond to the medical nature that the product is supposed to support.
9. Innovar Innovation Hub
Van Raam is initiator and participant of the Innovation Hub Innovar which started in 2012. Innovar is a collaboration between three companies from Varsseveld, Van Raam, Contour and Waterkracht. Interns who go through Innovar to intern within one of these companies get extra guidance from a Hub Manager.
10. Member of Smart Industry East and BOOST Head Group
Many companies are currently involved in Smart Industry. However, only 5 companies - including Van Raam - form the 'BOOST Head Group'. BOOST is the action agenda
for Smart Industry in the East Netherlands and makes the East Netherlands ready for Smart Industry.
They are a source of knowledge and inspiration for other entrepreneurs in the field of Smart Industry. They have created an Action Agenda with which they help integrate smart industry into the East Netherlands business culture.