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Global

Posted on 05.08.2019

Green is the new Black: Embracing sustainable health

Environmental actions to tackle climate change are rightfully gaining space in the EU and national policy agenda. We are exceeding the Earth’s capacity, reaching the limits of growth on a finite planet. Looking at our economy, it is clear to me that healthcare is part of the problem and must become part of the solution. […]

By Damien Gruson Head of Clinical Biochemistry, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc

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Value

Posted on 04.06.2019

Why healthcare needs ‘innovation in delivery’

In European countries, we have seen a rise in real health expenditure that is greater than real growth in national incomes. But, despite this, improvement s in health outcomes have been subdued. More is going in but less is coming out of health systems. To me, the key question is not only Why has this […]

By Rifat Atun Professor at Harvard University

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Chronic conditions

Posted on 28.05.2019

A day to act against obesity, “from blame to solution”

Last 18 May was European Obesity Day (EOD). For me, this was a day to reflect, learn and discuss with patients, healthcare professionals and policymakers possible solutions to tackle the obesity epidemic in Europe. As the most recent OECD report outlines, obesity has become a global and European epidemic with gloomy predictions for the future, […]

By Valeria Fagone Senior Director Government Affairs EMEA, Medtronic

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Regulation

Posted on 24.04.2019

Regulatory affairs: One way of addressing the skill shortage Notified Bodies are facing

New EU Regulations on medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDs) mean all stakeholders, including manufacturers, competent authorities, and Notified Bodies – need new knowledge and skills. The Regulations seek to harmonise requirements, capacities and competencies of Notified Bodies and to me, one of the key advances is the new responsibilities for Notified […]

By Prof. Dr. Folker Spitzenberger Professor at the University of Applied Sciences, Luebeck, Germany

Health data can transform our lives – but must be used wisely
Ethics

Posted on 09.07.2018

Health data can transform our lives – but must be used wisely

This blog is part of the GMTCC 2018 blog series. You can follow the conversation under #GMTCC and find more details and at gmtcc.com. Check out related blogs: Swifter, Higher, Stronger: Promoting MedTech Ethics on the Global Stage,How to create and maintain an ethical culture,Global Responsibility, Global Ethics and Compliance, Global Principles for MedTech Innovation, Progress and […]

By Oba Adewunmi Legal Counsel at Verily Life Science

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Ethics

Posted on 21.06.2018

Distributors play key role in compliance

This blog is part of the GMTCC 2018 blog series. You can follow the conversation under #GMTCC and find more details and at gmtcc.com. Check out related blogs: Swifter, Higher, Stronger: Promoting MedTech Ethics on the Global Stage, How to create and maintain an ethical culture, Global Responsibility, Global Ethics and Compliance, Global Principles for MedTech Innovation, Progress […]

By Lina S. AlAbbadi Regulatory Affairs & QA Manager and the Responsible Pharmacist at Petra Drug Store

VR

Posted on 15.06.2018

The virtual world of training – Using VR to drive education excellence

The healthcare sector has always been an early adopter of technology, recognising its valuable role in improving patient safety, experiences and outcomes. Today, insight-driven surgical solutions are being developed and delivered into the hands of clinicians at a swifter rate than ever before. Accordingly, medical technology companies have not only a role, but a responsibility […]

By Filip Standaert Vice-President of Marketing & Education Solutions, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Johnson & Johnson

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Chronic conditions

Posted on 06.06.2018

Reinventing asthma inhalers for the digital age

Asthma is a very common disease. In Europe, at least one in ten children has asthma symptoms. Globally, an estimated 300 million people are living with the condition. For people with asthma, their inhaler plays a central role in managing the condition. These simple drug delivery devices have been used for decades to deliver medication […]

By Fan Chung Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Head of Experimental Studies at National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London, and Respiratory Physician at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London

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Regulation

Posted on 25.05.2018

IVDR/MDR transition periods: It’s time to talk about time

One year has now passed since the ‘new’ EU IVD and medical devices regulations entered into force. Since Day 1, the medical technology industry has been working at full capacity to achieve and maintain maximum possible readiness.  While I’d love to claim the same for all other essential elements of the new regulatory system, progress […]

By Oliver Bisazza Director Regulations & Industrial Policy - MedTech Europe