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Cardio

Posted on 22.03.2022

Listening to patients drives innovation in heart health

Advances in cardiac medical technology save lives every day. But how can future innovations meet the needs of today’s patients even more? By engaging not only with clinicians but also with patients and people at risk of cardiovascular events, our sector is ensuring that advances in technology focus on their quality of life. For example, […]

By Virginie Delage Patient Engagement Manager for the Cardiac Rhythm Management & Cardiovascular Diagnostics & Services businesses of Medtronic in Western Europe

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Regulation

Posted on 19.11.2021

EU move on mergers threatens innovation

At first sight, EU policy on mergers and acquisitions might not need to concern patients and frontline healthcare workers too much. However, a subtle shift in the rules on whether two companies can agree to become one could have a profound impact on access to medical innovation. To understand why this might be, it’s important […]

By Aline Lautenberg General Counsel and Director General Legal & Compliance, MedTech Europe

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COVID-19

Posted on 12.10.2021

How can orthopaedic waiting lists be tackled?

Over the last 18 months, many hospitals were forced to postpone elective surgeries to make room for COVID-19 critical care. In the UK alone, 100,000 people had their joint replacement procedures cancelled during first wave, leaving them with untreated pain and mobility challenges. More than one-third of those waiting for a total knee or hip […]

By Torbjorn Skold Vice President EMEA DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction

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Pure tech

Posted on 11.06.2021

My dream is for personalised treatments to be the norm

When it comes to people, one size does not fit all. It is no shock to hear that we all have different shapes and sizes. But then why do we turn to standard equipment and approaches for every patient in our hospitals today? Let’s take a step back and imagine a world where personalised treatments […]

By Brigitte de Vet-Veithen Vice President, Materialise Medical

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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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COVID-19

Posted on 17.07.2020

The rise of the humble medical mask

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 mask was a product once taken for granted, but now is being recognised as a vital tool for public health. […]

By Hans Bax Senior Advisor MEAT Value-Based Procurement

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Bones, Joints & Muscles

Posted on 01.04.2020

5 ways innovation is changing orthopaedics

Innovation is the driving force behind the evolution of orthopaedics, continually delivering advances in surgical techniques and products. Now, technology improvements and data open up a world of new possibilities. Here are the top 5 areas where I believe innovation is transforming the field.  1.  Co-creation: addressing unmet clinical, demographic and environmental needs We already […]

By Martyn Inwood Vice President DePuy Synthes EMEA

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Business

Posted on 22.07.2019

Inspire today to better care tomorrow

Love at first sight At the age of seventeen, I was good in Math and Sciences, but I did not know what to study after secondary school. Five years later, I was going to be graduated from ULB (Brussels university) as a mechanical engineer, dedicating myself to mechanical structures and engines development. Then, through my […]

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Regulation

Posted on 05.07.2019

Are you ready for Eudamed?

We all know that the healthcare landscape is undergoing significant transformation. Today’s patients and clinicians are savvy consumers, demanding access to trusted product information to make informed decisions about health care. In parallel, government organisations are supporting patient safety through regulatory mandates around product traceability. To me, one of the biggest changes on the horizon […]

By Lionel Tussau Director Business Development, Atrify