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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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Value

Posted on 06.12.2021

How can we overcome barriers to homecare?

If the current COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is that critical hospital capacity can quickly become saturated in times of crisis. On several occasions over the past two years, this has led to delays in standard care to make room for extra capacity in intensive care units (ICU). However, we know that moving […]

By Steven Vandeput Advisor at beMedTech

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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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Cardio

Posted on 13.10.2021

How innovation is transforming stroke care?

Many of us know someone affected by stroke. It is the second leading cause of death globally and results in 50% of survivors being chronically disabled.[1] In Europe, the incident of stroke will have increased by 34% by the middle of the next decade. [2] The impact of stroke The impact on individuals and families […]

By Alenka Brzulja Vice President of Cardiovascular & Specialty Solutions EMEA, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies

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Regulation

Posted on 23.09.2021

Global approach needed to remote audits

The pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives. This is no different for those of us in the medtech space where we were pushed to rethink how we work. In the process, we learned how to find robust alternatives to important processes such as physical audits. These changes also revealed the need for greater […]

By Emmett Devereux Director Government and Regulatory Affairs, Cook Medical EMEA

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Regulation

Posted on 27.07.2021

This is no time to further unsettle EU medtech legislation

Policymakers spent years on agreeing on one of the most modern medtech rules in the world – this should not be undermined by revisions to horizontal legislation. As Brussels powers down for a short summer lull, I find myself in a reflective mode. The pandemic has transformed our lives – suffice to say that we […]

By Serge Bernasconi Chief Executive Officer, MedTech Europe

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Regulation

Posted on 12.07.2021

Is medical technology innovation leaving Europe?

On 26th of May 2021 the EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR) became fully applicable. It is a modern piece of legislation that strives to ’establish a robust, transparent, predictable and sustainable regulatory framework for medical devices which ensures a high level of safety and health whilst supporting innovation’. It further aims ’to ensure the smooth […]

By Julia Steckeler CEO - MedicalMountains GmbH

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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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Regulation

Posted on 26.05.2021

MDR enters into full application and challenges remain

After 4 years of transition period followed by a pandemic year, we reached the date of application of the medical device regulation 2017/745 on May 26, 2021. A lot of uncertainty is still associated with this date and key stakeholders are still questioning the readiness of the system. Twenty notified bodies out of fifty applicants […]

By Bassil Akra CEO - QUNIQUE GmbH