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Posted on 27.04.2023

Join us in Dublin for The MedTech Forum 2023

More than 1,500 industry leaders will discuss the biggest issues facing our sector The countdown has begun. At the end of May, leading thinkers and decision-makers from across the medical technology sector will descend on the Irish capital city for Europe’s leading medtech industry event from 30 May to 1 June. Organised by MedTech Europe, […]

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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


Posted on 11.01.2018

The Butterfly Effect: when minute changes to our regulatory and payment systems impact the fragile medtech innovation ecosystem

Nadim Yared is President and Chief Executive Officer of CVRx and Chairman of the AdvaMed’s Board of Directors, our sister organisation in the United States. He is a speaker at the MedTech Forum 2018 and his sessions include: CEO #NOFILTER and The MedTech Europe Code as a Business Enabler, both on Thursday 25th of January. […]



Posted on 06.09.2017

The challenges of a MedTech startup in the land of scattered Regulatory Information

According to the preliminary results of a study* aimed at the Finnish medical device industry, regulatory compliance pops up as the second biggest challenge burdening the industry. This, according to the study, comes in the wake of challenges for establishing effective international distributor channels. To me, this only verifies what I have experienced working in […]

By Heikki Pitkänen CEO & Founder


Posted on 24.11.2016

Bringing the digital revolution to the lab

Why do we use more advanced monitoring tools in our daily lives than we do in biomedical research? Every scientist knows that discoveries from biomedical research are useless if they cannot be replicated. Yet, in a recent survey by Nature, 70% of researchers indicated that they have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist’s experiments, […]

By Joffry Maltha CEO - CytoSMART Technologies BV


Posted on 07.04.2015

The MedTech Industry and Startups: they NEED each other and should MEET each other

Europe is known for its excellent startup ecosystem. Moreover, the medtech industry in Europe is made up of 95% SMEs. If we want the innovation successes of past and present to continue well into the future, it is critical that the bigger medtech players, and the financial and investment ecosystem keep taking the pulse of European medtech startups.

By Serge Bernasconi Chief Executive Officer, MedTech Europe


Posted on 05.11.2013

Europe’s most vibrant startups are in medtech

Does Europe have a proper start-up culture? Are we doing enough for young professionals? According to Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission, in her article for the World Economic Forum, we could do more to make Europe fertile ground for start-ups, and engage the youngest generation entering the workforce. As a young professional in Brussels well-acquainted with millennial woes, I was eminently interested in the views of an established and influential official at the European Union.

By Betina Kiefer Alonso EDMA, Content Strategist

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Posted on 20.06.2013

Medtech as a cost driver… or not?

Nowadays everyone seems convinced of the clinical benefits that medical technologies, devices and diagnostics, bring to the table. Many even recognise that our innovations bring about considerable socio-economic benefits. And yet, in the end I hear the same thing over and over again: medical technology drives the rise in healthcare expenditure.
EDMA and Eucomed have always refuted this claim and now we have research by the European Health Technology Institute (EHTI) which basically confirms two of our points of view:

By Serge Bernasconi Chief Executive Officer, MedTech Europe


Posted on 13.06.2013

Entrepreneurs and the Current European Healthcare Landscape

The healthcare landscape is changing globally and on many levels: regulatory, economic, and technological. With the strong winds of change, entrepreneurs are increasingly required to build their companies into real, sustainable and successful high growth businesses in a much shorter time to stay viable. 

Innovation is poised to play a greater role in the evolution of the healthcare market as demographic, regulatory and financial challenges play out. Yet, new product and services concepts often struggle to gain momentum in the larger institutions. Entrepreneurs, in contrast, have the freedom to develop ideas, but are faced with limited resources that can just as easily stifle their innovations. 

By Aris Constantinides Co President, 2013 Healthtech Summit