Medical equipment sector: suspected anti-competitive conduct

The CMA is investigating a suspected breach of competition law in the medical equipment sector, under Chapter II CA98 and Article 102 TFEU.

Case timetable

Date Action
October 2016 (estimate) Decision on whether to proceed with the investigation or to close the investigation
April 2016 to October 2016 (estimate) Initial investigation: information gathering, including issuance of formal or informal information requests and parties’ responses
12 April 2016 Investigation opened


  • The investigation is under Chapter II of the Competition Act 1998 (CA98) and Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).
  • Changes to the timing of original entries in the case timetable will be made where the estimated timing in the original timetable changes.
  • The CMA has not reached a view as to whether there is sufficient evidence of an infringement of competition law for it to issue a statement of objections to any of the parties under investigation. Not all cases result in the CMA issuing a statement of objections.
  • As a result, it would not be appropriate at present to include any further estimates of the timing of any later investigative steps at this stage.


Assistant project director

Georgina Lake (020 3738 6631,

Project director

Bethan Watts (020 3738 6564,

Senior responsible officer

Ann Pope (020 3738 6786,

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