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R&I in medtech shaping Europe’s heathcare and economyb
Research & Innovation

Posted on 22.05.2020

Closing the innovation loop: how start-ups can show value

One of my great frustrations is to see start-ups fall at the final hurdle. Too many early-stage companies with promising innovations spend their energy – and funds – answering crucial questions about the safety and effectiveness of their products, only to find that they have no answers to the additional questions asked by payers.   […]

By Furio Gramatica Director of Development & Innovation at Don Gnocchi Foundation

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Pure tech

Posted on 01.04.2019

Helping medtech start-ups translate science into success

Rui Sousa will be a speaker at the MedTech Forum on 15/5. Find more about the programme here!  Your start-up could benefit from a free advice session at the MedTech Forum I meet a lot of entrepreneurs in the medical technology sector and I know that they bring a lot to the table: they are […]

By Rui Sousa Program Manager at HealthTechTab

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Value

Posted on 06.11.2018

Celebrating 30 years of ABHI

As ABHI celebrates its 30th anniversary today, Peter Ellingworth, Chief Executive of the association discusses the past, present and future.  1.  In the 30-year history of ABHI, what have been the biggest changes? Our industry has changed significantly over the last 30 years, from being simply product based, to delivering value-based service solutions and increasingly […]

By Peter Ellingworth Chief Executive of the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)

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Posted on 06.09.2018

Patients & Medical technologies: why we must deepen our dialogue

As healthcare advocates, we know that dialogue between patients and the medical technology industry can deepen understanding between those who develop new healthcare solutions and those who use them. That is why our organisations, the European Patients’ Forum (EPF) and MedTech Europe, devised the Patient-Medtech Dialogue as a forum for regular interaction on topics of […]

By Nicola Bedlington Special Advisor at EPF

value-based procurement
Value

Posted on 19.06.2018

Case study: testing a new framework for value-based procurement

This blog is part 10 of a series on the MEAT value-based procurement project, an initiative that advocates towards a shift from price-based procurement towards value-based procurement. It does so by defining a Most Economically Advantageous Tendering (MEAT) framework that includes the value of medical technologies, services and solutions in procurement processes across Europe. Read part 1, part […]

By Gabriela Restovic Health economist

New Medical Device Regulation – an obstacle to progress
Regulation

Posted on 11.06.2018

New Medical Device Regulation – an obstacle to progress

On May 25th, 2017, a new era began. The date marks the beginning of the Medical Device Regulation, the MDR in short. It provides a new framework for the certification of medical devices in Europe and is supposed to increase the transparency of the approval and application of medical devices, as well as to improve […]

By Dr. Meinrad Lugan Member of the Management Board, B. Braun Melsungen AG

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Getting checked

Posted on 28.06.2017

Ramping Up the Fight Against SSIs

Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) were high on the agenda at the 4th International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC) last week in Geneva. And it’s no surprise given the statistics – although no global registry exists to track surgical site infections, health authorities estimate that each year, one in five patients undergoing surgery acquires an […]

By David Leaper Professor of Clinical Sciences and Surgery

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Access

Posted on 31.08.2016

Evidence-based guidance is key to pushing medtech innovation

I’m greatly looking forward to the European MedTech Forum meeting in Brussels in December, where I’ll be talking at the plenary about payers and hospitals aligning expectations and sharing values. I’ll also be taking part in a panel session on personalised and precision technologies.    NICE is ideally placed to help the medical technology and […]

By Mirella Marlow Programme Director – Devices and Diagnostic Systems, Centre for Health Technology Evaluation, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

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Value

Posted on 08.06.2016

To innovate we must collaborate: European MedTech Week 2016

The medical technology industry creates over half a million different products, from pacemakers and artificial hips to condoms and pregnancy tests. Despite the impact these products have on millions of people of all ages every day, medtech is still a little known and often misunderstood sector. With European MedTech Week now in its second year, […]

By Peter Ellingworth Chief Executive of the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)