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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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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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Cardio

Posted on 27.09.2021

New EU Alliance will put cardiovascular health in the spotlight

Despite significant advances in recent decades to improve cardiovascular care and reduce mortality, the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains greater than any other disease. A concerted effort is needed to ensure the voices of stakeholders are heard by policymakers and that cardiovascular health is prioritised accordingly. That is why we have come together just […]

By Jean-Luc Lemercier Corporate Vice President Edwards Lifesciences, EMEA, Canada and Latin America & Chair of the Cardiovascular Sector Group of MedTech Europe

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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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Research & Innovation

Posted on 23.06.2021

MedTech: a partner in building a research-oriented, innovative, and resilient Europe

The medical technology sector welcomes the European Commission’s 3rd edition of the EU Research and Innovation Days (R&I Days). This event could not have come at a more important time, as this year marks the official launch of Horizon Europe, the EU’s most ambitious research and innovation program to date. The response to the Covid-19 […]

By Patrick Boisseau Director Research and Innovation, MedTech Europe

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Cardio

Posted on 27.05.2021

The need for an EU Action Plan for better cardiovascular health

Did you know that every day, some 5,000 people die from cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), amounting to 1.8 million deaths every year? This, unfortunately, makes cardiovascular disease – including heart failure, stroke-related atrial fibrillation, heart valve disease and coronary heart disease – the number one killer in Europe.  The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the way we […]

By Jean-Luc Lemercier Corporate Vice President Edwards Lifesciences, EMEA, Canada and Latin America & Chair of the Cardiovascular Sector Group of MedTech Europe

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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

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Value

Posted on 30.04.2021

Paving the Path Ahead for MedTech: Innovation, Health Equity and Global Collaboration

More than a year ago, COVID-19 swept across the world, sending us all into lockdown as we battled the pandemic. Today, as we gradually emerge from the impact and experiences of the past year, I am proud and inspired by how resilient we have been and our ability to find new ways of connecting with […]

By Ashley McEvoy Executive Vice President, Worldwide Chair, Johnson & Johnson MedTech