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COVID-19

Posted on 26.11.2020

In vitro diagnostics at risk: Covid-19 delays progresses towards the new European regulations

In order to keep them available to the health care system and to patients, more than 85% of IVDs will need to be updated in view of the new in vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR) which is at risk due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The remaining IVDR transition time is not sustainable and requires attention […]

By Natale Bova Chair of the Regulatory IVD Forum of Confindustria Dispositivi Medici

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COVID-19

Posted on 26.10.2020

The implications of COVID-19 on recruiting in the Life Science sector

We’re at the heart of the global response to COVID-19, a powerful reminder of our mission to enable our customers to make the world healthier,cleaner and safer. What’s driving us every day is the feeling that there is a meaning to our work over and beyond the reward of the paycheck. What’s compelling now is […]

By Noel Brown Global Head of Talent Attraction & Acquisition at Thermo Fisher Scientific

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COVID-19

Posted on 20.10.2020

In crisis, medtech found the path to realise its full potential

I have been truly humbled by the collective response of the medical technology industry through this pandemic. As we approach MedTech Week 2020, our industry can be proud of the contribution we have made. But as we reflect on the impact of this unprecedented year, perhaps the true legacy has yet to reveal itself: how […]

By Eric Thépaut Senior Vice President and President, EMEA - Boston Scientific

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Research & Innovation

Posted on 21.09.2020

EU Health PPP: a new era for medtech companies

For decades, companies in the medtech and pharma sectors have delivered healthcare innovations separately – collaboration has been limited. However, we know that this is not how patients experience healthcare. In the real world, diagnostics, devices, medicines, vaccines and digital tools combine to keep people healthy and to treat those who are unwell.  This reality […]

By Philippe Cleuziat Senior Director, R&D Department Open Innovation & Partnerships at bioMerieux

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COVID-19

Posted on 03.09.2020

COVID-19 & diagnostics: lessons on how to extract value from data

This is the second in a two-part series. Read part one. The link between clinical and social aspects of COVID-19 raises the question of what type of data are needed to manage the COVID-19 surge and better absorb shocks that may be caused by future pandemics.  We believe clinical patient level data are essential given […]

By Hans Martens Chair of the Coalition for Health, Ethics and Society (CHES), and former CEO of the European Policy Centre (EPC)

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COVID-19

Posted on 27.08.2020

COVID-19 & diagnostics: the value of ‘test, test, test’

The power of diagnostics information (VODI) to public health and society was a topic of keen interest even before the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic offers us fresh lessons on how health systems can harness this value.  Many of us will recall one of the earliest recommendation from the Director General of the WHO during the […]

By Hans Martens Chair of the Coalition for Health, Ethics and Society (CHES), and former CEO of the European Policy Centre (EPC)

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Posted on 22.07.2020

MedTech Facts (and Figures) everyone should know

‘Data-driven decision making’ has become a buzzword in policy discussions throughout the past years. On one hand, from a supply point of view, with the digital revolution we generate and have access to an ever-growing pool of data. We continuously collect and analyse information about every aspect of our life, whether personal or professional. On […]

By Orsolya Küttel Officer Market Data, MedTech Europe

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COVID-19

Posted on 17.07.2020

The rise of the humble medical mask

This blog is part of a blog series that showcases the medtech role in the different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read here more COVID-19 related blogs. More info on MedTech Europe’s info hub.  The medical mask was a product once taken for granted, but now is being recognised as a vital tool for public health. […]

By Hans Bax Senior Advisor MEAT Value-Based Procurement

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Access

Posted on 29.04.2020

Maximising the potential of diagnostic information in heart failure care

Covid-19 has proven a seismic event for our societies, and it is easy to forget that the pandemic will not dominate the debate on healthcare forever. Yet by any rational measure, efforts to manage long-term conditions will continue to be responsible for the majority of healthcare costs into the future. Heart failure (HF) is, and […]

By Ed Harding Network Director, Heart Failure Policy Network - Co-founder and Managing Director of The Health Policy Partnership