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Getting checked

Posted on 09.10.2018

Eye Care Everywhere

World Sight Day, 11 Oct 2018, is an opportunity for the eye health community to come together. In the lead up to world sight day, we asked two European leaders from the NGO community “what would be the one big thing you would change in eyecare in Europe? Harmonisation for healthy eyes, a view from […]

By Fabienne Eckert ECOO Secretary General


Posted on 04.06.2018

MedTech Week 2018: Thinking Smarter and Working Harder to Deliver Value-Based Healthcare – Together

During my tenure in the medical technology industry, including in my role as Chair of the Board of MedTech Europe, I have been honored and humbled on countless occasions to see the results of our industry’s contribution to healthcare delivery. This week marks another of these occasions. Each year in June, MedTech Week offers a […]

By Michelle Brennan Chair of the Board of MedTech Europe and Company Group Chair, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA).


Posted on 11.12.2017

Spanish medtech: looking to the future (old top)

In its 40-year history, Fenin, the Spanish medtech federation, has seen enormous changes in Spain’s healthcare landscape. In the second part of a two-part interview, Margarita Alfonsel, General Secretary of Fenin, shares her thoughts on the future. Read part one, reflecting on Fenin’s 40-year history Q. How is Fenin working to shape the future of […]

By Margarita Alfonsel Jaén Secretary General - Fenin

Getting checked

Posted on 13.09.2017

Counting the costs of hearing loss

A World Health Organisation report has found that increasing access to hearing devices is ‘a sound investment’. Are decision-makers listening? For individuals, hearing loss can have a profound impact on quality of life: they lose independence, educational opportunities and earning power. Some people also suffer social isolation, lost confidence and a decline in wellbeing. Now […]

By Gary Finnegan Journalist, editor, author


Posted on 21.06.2017

Making science fiction a reality, one step at a time

Stationed on the frozen planet of Hoth and injured by a wampa ice creature, Star Wars hero Luke Skywalker is submerged in a giant container of Bacta gel, miraculously healing his wounds. In Star Trek, space doctors heal wounds by pointing a machine at people with injuries. Luckily, wampa ice creatures remain firmly in the […]

By Mark Lloyd Davies J&J Senior Director, Government Affairs & Policy Medical Devices EMEA Lead


Posted on 21.02.2017

From over-testing to over-treatment – exploring pros and cons of screening programmes

The argument has raged for some time and shows no sign of abating any time soon: screening for diseases, yes or no? Take the case of prostate cancer screening: Richard Ablin – the author of “The Great Prostate Hoax”, and the man who claims to be the first to have identified PSA (a protein created […]

By Denis Horgan Executive Director, European Alliance for Personalised Medicine


Posted on 15.11.2016

Changing how we see diabetic retinopathy

Consider this: about 60 million people in Europe have diabetes. Out of those who have it for more than 20 years, 75% will develop some form of diabetic retinopathy (DR). It’s a startling statistic. Early detection of DR can prevent blindness, which is why people with diabetes should be tested every year. But because so […]

By Edouard Colas DreamUp Vision Chief Medical Officer


Posted on 28.09.2016

Thinking in New Boxes: How to Bring Fundamental Change to Your Medtech Business

Shifting your perspective – and thinking in a ‘new box’ – can transform your company and create new opportunities for the future. Models, concepts and frameworks are – to use another phrase – mental boxes within which we comprehend the real world. And ever since the 1960s, we have been taught to be creative by […]

By Luc de Brabandere Fellow and Senior Advisor at Boston Consulting Group


Posted on 12.07.2016

Home dialysis: towards a better quality of life for patients

What is your day-to-day work like? How do you help improve or save people’s lives through your work? I am in charge of a home dialysis program in Helsinki. In my department, we take care of the education and training of patients to prepare them for therapy. In Finland, we have been active in this […]

By Dr. Virpi Rauta Nephrologist, Helsinki University Central Hospital