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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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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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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

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Research & Innovation

Posted on 19.03.2020

Horizon Europe: 6 priorities for health Research & Innovation

What key health questions should EU Research & Innovation (R&I) funding aim to address? The Horizon Europe (2021-2027) Health Cluster has provided an answer – well, six answers – which will shape R&I for most of the coming decade. This will also drive my own work in leading the R&I Partnership Policy of MedTech Europe. […]

By Patrick Boisseau Director Research and Innovation, MedTech Europe

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Digital

Posted on 10.02.2020

AI in medical technologies: prioritising an ethical approach to deliver better care

Artificial intelligence (AI) has enormous potential to improve patient outcomes and reduce their variability, making health systems more efficient. But we must take an ethical approach to ensure sustainable implementation and public trust.   As leaders in the medical technology sector, we are playing our part in ensuring that our industry develops advanced data-driven technologies […]

By Anne-Sophie Bricca Co-chair of MedTech Europe’s working group on Ethical AI, and a Deputy General Counsel at Terumo BCT

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Regulation

Posted on 19.08.2019

The increased role of Clinical Research Organizations in the context of the new EU regulations on medical devices

In 2017 the European Commission changed and updated the legal framework regarding the medical devices, superseding the existing directives, with two new regulations which added new responsibilities for European Medicines Agency and national regulatory authorities. The two new regulations, the MDR 2017/745 on medical devices and IVDR 2017/746 on in vitro diagnostic devices are scheduled […]

By Șerban Marius Roșu Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Timişoara

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Value

Posted on 12.08.2019

Scaling up innovations to improve health care quality across Europe

Health systems across the European Union are facing numerous challenges – from the ageing of the European population and sustainable financing of health care, to great variations and inequalities in clinical practice within and between countries, a necessary and rising emphasis on patient experience and patient-centredness within health systems, and significant public health threats. The […]

By Roberto Bertollini President, Health First Europe

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Getting checked

Posted on 31.07.2019

Don’t let incontinence stopping you

Urinary and faecal incontinence, as well as pelvic pain, are extremely debilitating and bothersome conditions. They are also more common than you may think: Around 1 in 4 women over the age of 35 and 1 in 10 adult men are affected by incontinence. Over 400 million people worldwide suffer from the condition. As you […]

By Mary Lynne Van Poelgeest-Pomfret Director, World Federation of Incontinent Patients (WFIP)

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Digital

Posted on 24.07.2019

Interoperability unlocks the potential of digital health

Digital health has the potential to make healthcare better for patients and for healthcare professionals, as well as to accelerate the shift towards more efficient and cost-effective ways of delivering care. It promises to make healthcare better, safer, and more centred on the patient. Yet, despite this great potential, the people I speak to – […]

By Michael Strübin Director Digital Health at MedTech Europe