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COVID-19

Posted on 25.11.2021

Testing Times: we have the tools to meet next healthcare challenges

As Europe enters the fourth wave of COVID-19 and countries start to impose lockdown restrictions, we must not forget that we have the tools to tackle this. European society has undergone a profound transformation since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Testing has been placed at the heart of our health systems as one of the […]

By Martyna Giedrojc Director International Public Affairs and Professionals Relations Europe at Cepheid

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Global

Posted on 22.11.2021

AMR action plans – what are we missing?

The recent pandemic has bluntly exposed some of the gaps in our healthcare systems across Europe and one thing stuck with me the most: we were not prepared. In many ways, we can think of this as a test run of how the world responds to large-scale healthcare crises. There are more complex threats ahead, […]

By Johanna Engelage Team Leader of Marketing Urinalysis at Sysmex Europe GmbH

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Research & Innovation

Posted on 19.03.2020

Horizon Europe: 6 priorities for health Research & Innovation

What key health questions should EU Research & Innovation (R&I) funding aim to address? The Horizon Europe (2021-2027) Health Cluster has provided an answer – well, six answers – which will shape R&I for most of the coming decade. This will also drive my own work in leading the R&I Partnership Policy of MedTech Europe. […]

By Patrick Boisseau Director Research and Innovation, MedTech Europe

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Value

Posted on 18.11.2019

Checklist culture: how simple solutions can revolutionise patient safety and tackle AMR

As we mark World Antibiotic Awareness Week and European Antibiotic Awareness Day, it is vital that we do all we can to address antimicrobial resistance. The medtech sector supports a wide range of tools that reduce infection risk and support antimicrobial stewardship – some are technologically sophisticated; others are startlingly simple. Checklists are just one […]

By Goran Ribaric Director, Regional Safety Officer EMEA J&J Medical Devices

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Getting checked

Posted on 08.05.2018

Diagnosing STIs: faster tests for chlamydia and gonorrhoea can help reduce the spread of disease

This blog is part of the Early Diagnosis campaign #BeFirstEarly diagnosis and care can prevent illness from developing and slow disease progression. Lab tests, genetic tests, tests for chronic diseases and modern lab diagnostics can help facilitate earlier intervention and improves outcomes for patients and are increasingly valuable in informing treatment choice. Read the other blogs here: A […]

By James Beckett Clinical Solutions Executive - Cepheid

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Getting checked

Posted on 26.07.2017

The role of medtech in fighting hepatitis

International efforts to tackle the hepatitis pandemic have reached new heights, especially in the past year since the 69th World Health Assembly (WHA) endorsed the Global Health Sector Strategy (GHSS) on viral hepatitis 2016–2021. It is estimated that some 325 million people worldwide are living with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus […]

By Karen Finn Freelance writer, editor

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Value

Posted on 06.07.2017

Do you know enough about the value of medical technologies in your day-to-day life?

Medtech in the limelight during June’s ‘MedTech Week’ This June, we took one week to debate with our partners across Europe the value of medical technologies to patients, healthcare systems and society at large. For the third year running, member companies and national associations came together to demonstrate the value of medtech in our day-to-day […]

By Tanja Valentin Director External Affairs, MedTech Europe

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Global

Posted on 17.05.2017

World Health Assembly kicks off next week

The world’s highest health policy-setting body, World Health Assembly (WHA), is set to hold its 70th annual meeting in Geneva from 22-31 May 2017. It is here that health ministers from the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) 194 member states will review the WHO’s work, set new goals and assign new tasks. Delegates at #WHA70 are […]

By Karen Finn Freelance writer, editor

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Digital

Posted on 10.02.2016

New rapid diagnostic technology will change the way we use antibiotics

With the convergence of electronics, biology and mobile technologies, nowhere is the transformative potential of rapid point of care testing better illustrated than in the challenge to overcome antibiotic resistance. It is widely acknowledged that growing resistance to antibiotics poses a global health threat. The World Health Organisation has said that our ability to treat […]

By Dr. Dale Athey Managing Director, OJ Bio