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Research & Innovation

Posted on 01.07.2022

Putting medical technologies at the heart of health innovation in Europe

From robotic surgery and wearables to connected devices and AI-powered diagnostics, medical technologies are reinventing healthcare. Europe’s medtech sector is making unprecedented investments in research & innovation – and joining the Innovative Healthcare Initiative for the first time. I sense that something big is happening in healthcare research. A tectonic shift in Europe’s health innovation […]

By Patrick Boisseau Director Research and Innovation, MedTech Europe

Getting checked

Posted on 02.05.2022

Predictive genomics: how Europe can tackle the barriers to better prevention

We need to start a conversation now about how to prepare our systems and societies for the changes on the horizon. In the second of a two-part mini-series on predictive genomics, Francesco Floridini examines how Europe can accelerate the transition. I believe technology is no longer the key barrier to unlocking the potential of predictive […]

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

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Digital

Posted on 07.12.2021

What’s Next for Digital Health After COVID-19?

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella remarked earlier this year that the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic saw ’two years of digital transformation in two months‘. As the world moved to working, shopping, and socialising online, necessity drove many aspects of healthcare to being delivered remotely too. With vaccines being rolled out around the world and […]

By Naveed Khan Director of Commercial and Business Development – Digital Health at BIOTRONIK

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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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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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Access

Posted on 15.03.2021

VIP access: a proposal for a new model for embracing healthcare innovation

High-value innovations in care delivery play an essential role in solving the challenges facing Europe’s health system. However, ensuring adoption and uptake of new technology solutions is far from simple. Current reimbursement and access models have served Europe well but are now reaching their limit in ensuring timely patient access to truly cutting-edge technologies and […]

By Lieven Annemans Senior Full Professor of Health Economics at the Faculties of Medicine at Ghent University and Brussels University, Belgium

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COVID-19

Posted on 26.10.2020

COPD & COVID-19: Pandemic must prompt shift to connected care

For people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a long-term lung illness, COVID-19 is having a major impact. The pandemic has disrupted traditional models of care and put vulnerable patients at risk. Keeping patients out of hospital – by reducing scheduled visits and avoiding emergency admissions – has become the top priority.  A silver […]

By Odile Bigaignon Vice President, EMEA Marketing at ResMed

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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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Digital

Posted on 06.01.2020

Digital biomarkers are the future of precision medicine

Many are probably already familiar with “Biomarkers”. This is a term usually used to describe a molecule or gene that indicates a change in a person’s health or risk of disease. As technology take’s its innovative course in healthcare, Biomarkers are going digital.   Digital tools, such as smartphones, wearables and fitness trackers, continually collect health […]

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