MedTech Views Editorial Board

MedTech Views

The editorial board is composed of two MedTech Europe staff members, Marie-Hélène Lattes and Tanja Valentin.

The Editorial Board is primarily responsible for the following activities:

  • Encourage and facilitate a frank and open dialogue about medical technologies;
  • Identify key topics to include on the platform and invite key authors on these topics to submit an article; 
  • Write feature articles for the platform.

The board can be reached via [email protected]


Marie-Hélène Lattes

Marie-Hélène Lattes joined MedTech Europe in August 2015 as Communications Manager where she is responsible for leading the communications towards members, as well as supporting PA and Regulatory Affairs. She has more than 10 years of experience working with professional associations in major industries: healthcare, pharmaceutical, engineering. Her previous professional experience includes leading the World Diabetes Day campaign for the International Diabetes Federation managing the strategy, the digital aspects of the campaign as well as stakeholders’ relations and working as Communications & Consultant Manager for professional associations for the MCI Group. Marie-Hélène has a Master of Arts in International Politics from the ULB (Free University of Brussels, Belgium), a graduate degree in International Management from the ESSEC Business School (Cergy-Pontoise, France) and a Diploma in Latin American studies from the Sorbonne University (Paris, France). A French national, Marie-Hélène speaks English fluently and has a good command of Spanish. 

Tanja Valentin


Tanja joined Eucomed in September 2008 as Manager Public Affairs. She has more than 10 years experience in governmental affairs in Brussels, working at and with the EU institutions and trade association bodies. 

Previously, Tanja had worked for four years for a non-profit organisation, expanding its footprint in Brussels by increasing its network and developing consistent policies. Following this, she joined the European Parliament as the head of office of the Vice-President of the Parliament’s biggest political group. Here she had responsibility for preparing and implementing the Vice-President’s work as Chief Whip as well as drafting and negotiating various legislations on his behalf. These roles helped her understand the essential elements for having your voice heard in Brussels.

Tanja holds an Honours Degree in Economics from the University of Cologne in Germany. A German national, she is fluent in English and French.

13 blogs from the author


Posted on 08.07.2015

Elke Ederer, from Germany, is proud of her tattoos and her diabetes: they both belong to her!

BVMED, the German national medical devices association, has initiated a campaign to raise awareness about medical devices and empowering patients to be body proud, despite having a medical device. We have translated extracts of Elke’s story as part of European MedTech Week. To view all the stories, click here. Why are you supporting the “Body pride” […]


Posted on 03.12.2014

5 Blogs inspired by the conversation on consumerisation of care

Can MedTech compete in globalised markets? Here’s a selection of five leading views on healthcare consumarisation.
The lure of wearable technology and its application to health is tremendous- so tremendous that even the richest company on the planet-Apple, can’t resist it apparently. And so goes the recent insider news that has captured the attention of people worldwide “Apple is developing software and sensors that can predict heart attacks”. Not so fast Apple, not so fast….


Posted on 18.11.2014

How can we approach this era of superbugs and healthcare-associated infections

Today is European Antibiotic Awareness Day. Tackling the era of superbugs should be a team sport. Physicians, companies, foundations and the MedTech industry all want to play their part.


Posted on 14.11.2014

Diabetes. Learning all sides of the story.

Today is World Diabetes Day. From diagnosis to treatment, check out what’s to know about diabetes and the contributions of medtech in understanding patients and their needs.