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Getting checked

Posted on 28.04.2022

Time to prepare for the revolution in predictive genomics

Predictive genomics can transform healthcare, shifting the focus towards prevention and getting better value for the money we spend. In the first of a two-part mini-series, Francesco Floridini explores this new paradigm in healthcare. Healthcare today is all about treating people who are ill. They experience symptoms, engage with the health system, and receive an […]

By Francesco Florindi Strategic Partnerships Manager – Predictive Genomics, Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Value

Posted on 17.03.2021

MedTech Slovenia: building the future together

  The next chapter in the story of Slovenia’s medical technology industry has begun – and it is being co-written by leaders from the in-vitro diagnostics and medical devices sectors. SIEDMA and SLO-MED have formally merged to become MedTech Slovenia. Together, we are combining our expertise to speak for our diverse industry with one voice. […]

By Peter Bratusek President, MedTech Slovenija

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Business

Posted on 04.03.2021

Gender equality in the medtech sector: can Europe catch up?

I started my career in consumer goods in 1995, then medtech in 2005, and have seen attitudes to gender equality evolve, with growing awareness about the gender gap, and the importance of working with diverse teams. US companies in particular have been actively promoting diversity and inclusion in the past 10 years or so. In […]

By Sophie Dutilloy President International Vision Care Franchise at Alcon

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Digital

Posted on 28.01.2021

Answering the Call of Telehealth

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, video consultations were on the rise, with many healthcare systems advocating a digital-first approach. In patient care and clinical trials, demand for virtual care has never been higher. The pandemic has accelerated this shift. For me, it has been exciting to collaborate with health systems at a time of urgent […]

By Sorin Stircu Regional MedTech Strategist at E*HealthLine - Europe Global Office

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Research & Innovation

Posted on 21.09.2020

EU Health PPP: a new era for medtech companies

For decades, companies in the medtech and pharma sectors have delivered healthcare innovations separately – collaboration has been limited. However, we know that this is not how patients experience healthcare. In the real world, diagnostics, devices, medicines, vaccines and digital tools combine to keep people healthy and to treat those who are unwell.  This reality […]

By Philippe Cleuziat Senior Director, R&D Department Open Innovation & Partnerships at bioMerieux

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COVID-19

Posted on 27.08.2020

COVID-19 & diagnostics: the value of ‘test, test, test’

The power of diagnostics information (VODI) to public health and society was a topic of keen interest even before the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic offers us fresh lessons on how health systems can harness this value.  Many of us will recall one of the earliest recommendation from the Director General of the WHO during the […]

By Hans Martens Chair of the Coalition for Health, Ethics and Society (CHES), and former CEO of the European Policy Centre (EPC)

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COVID-19

Posted on 20.05.2020

Medtech role in the global response to the COVID-19

This blog is part of a blog series that showcases the medtech role in the different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read here more COVID-19 related blogs. More info on MedTech Europe’s info hub.  The medical technology industry have played a pivotal role in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now it will be central […]

By Tanja Valentin Director External Affairs, MedTech Europe

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Getting checked

Posted on 15.11.2019

Prevention is better than cure: it’s time we value diagnostic information

Prevention is better than cure. It’s cheaper too. In fact, preventing future illnesses and preventing complications from existing conditions, are vital to the future sustainability of health systems.  For a vaccine that prevents measles, or a medication that prevents a heart attack, the value is obvious. But what about the value of learning that you […]

By Hans Martens Chair of the Coalition for Health, Ethics and Society (CHES), and former CEO of the European Policy Centre (EPC)

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Digital

Posted on 24.07.2019

Interoperability unlocks the potential of digital health

Digital health has the potential to make healthcare better for patients and for healthcare professionals, as well as to accelerate the shift towards more efficient and cost-effective ways of delivering care. It promises to make healthcare better, safer, and more centred on the patient. Yet, despite this great potential, the people I speak to – […]

By Michael Strübin Director Digital Health at MedTech Europe