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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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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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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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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

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Ethics

Posted on 25.03.2021

New training video boosts global compliance – and public confidence

Bringing innovative medical technology to patients around the world is a priority for the medtech industry. This task often relies on a wide network of third-party intermediaries and distributors. While third parties provide valuable local knowledge, logistics and skills, it is important to appreciate that everyone working on behalf of medtech companies is bound by […]

By Aline Lautenberg General Counsel and Director General Legal & Compliance, MedTech Europe

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COVID-19

Posted on 25.02.2021

The impact of the pandemic on people living with rare diseases

Almost 12 months after the WHO declared a global COVID-19 pandemic, people with rare diseases can reflect on a turbulent year – even if there are some positive lessons to be learned in how services are delivered. While the pandemic continues, most reflections on the crisis come to a common conclusion: everyone suffered, but not […]

By Sandra Courbier Social Research Director - Rare Barometer Programme Lead

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Value

Posted on 02.02.2021

Biobanks and medtech: an underdeveloped partnership

Unlocking academia-industry collaboration on sample collection, storage and sharing  COVID-19 has demonstrated that access to quality samples and clinical data is key to facing any healthcare challenge. Millions of people have been tested around the world, generating an enormous number of samples and patients’ data.  Of course, swabs can have a life after the results […]

By Francesco Florindi Strategy & Partnership Manager, BBMRI-ERIC

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Digital

Posted on 28.01.2021

Answering the Call of Telehealth

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, video consultations were on the rise, with many healthcare systems advocating a digital-first approach. In patient care and clinical trials, demand for virtual care has never been higher. The pandemic has accelerated this shift. For me, it has been exciting to collaborate with health systems at a time of urgent […]

By Sorin Stircu Regional MedTech Strategist at E*HealthLine - Europe Global Office