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Business Regulation

Posted on 10.01.2011

Panel-mania? The future of an advisory interpretation

Eucomed published on 23 December 2010 its first Compliance Panel recommendation on the sponsorship of third party educational conferences by Eucomed members. The Panel, an independent body of three external opinion leading experts, was appointed to help provide guidance on the interpretation of the Eucomed Code of Ethical Business Practice as well as drive European harmonisation with […]

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

Value defined
Business Value

Posted on 15.12.2010

What is value in healthcare?

When one of the defining minds of business education in recent years turns his attention to healthcare then people would be wise to sit up and listen. Harvard Business School guru Michael Porter first entered the impenetrable world of health policy in 2006 in a book with colleague Elizabeth Teisberg entitled ‘Redefining health care: creating […]

By John Wilkinson Former Chief Executive of Eucomed

Business Value

Posted on 22.10.2010

Fall leaves are dropping and hopes of reform too?

A year on and the mood music in Washington is very different. My return to this beautiful city, where fall colours are emerging in their full majesty, has seen a very different atmosphere from a year ago when the Obama health reforms were on their way and universal coverage seemed a very real probability. The […]

By John Wilkinson Former Chief Executive of Eucomed

Business Global

Posted on 20.04.2010

Musings on markets from weary traveller

Like much of the business community I have had plenty of time for thought and reading. A 24 hour trip to Milan has turned into a five day marathon. Both reading and experience have stimulated thoughts about the operation of markets. Firstly, after several hours on Thursday, I managed to secure a hotel room in […]

By John Wilkinson Former Chief Executive of Eucomed

Business Global

Posted on 23.02.2010

Outsourcing R&D and the Medtech industry

In recent weeks within the pharmaceutical industry there has been much talk of both downsizing – GSK and AstraZeneca shedding 11,000 jobs – and outsourcing of research and development, with a whole range of licensing or partnership deals designed to pad out faltering product pipelines. Once again I was prompted to think about the prospect […]

By John Wilkinson Former Chief Executive of Eucomed


Posted on 22.07.2009

Credit default swaps and the real world

The arcane world of credit default swaps may seem a very curious subject to stimulate the mind of a life-long medical technology man. My thoughts turned to these strange and questionable instruments, which appear to be one of the roots of the financial crisis, during a week when they were seldom far from the front […]

By John Wilkinson Former Chief Executive of Eucomed


Posted on 29.05.2009

2009 Hauptstadtkongress debates affordability of innovation for the German healthcare system

Is innovation still affordable with increasingly strained healthcare budgets? How can medical innovations continued to be financed? Panelist of the round table of distinguished speakers Member of the European Parliament Jorgo Chatzimarkakis made a statement which nicely complements the study released by AdvaMed only 2 days ago. He said that innovation does not increase costs […]

By Mark Grossien Former Director Communications & External Affairs at Eucomed

Business Value

Posted on 29.04.2009

Swedish MedTech 2009 – Northern Lights burning bright

I’m just back from an extended trip to Sweden where I was invited to present at Swedish Medtech’s AGM (it was my first trip to Sweden so I tagged on a few days leave). Great event and a great country; if you haven’t visited yet, you have to go! I have always found Swedish people […]

By John Brennan Director Regulations and Industrial Policy

Business Value

Posted on 12.03.2009

Welcome to the Eucomed blog…

Hello and welcome to the Eucomed blog. This is the place to find out about the latest news on all aspects of medical technology, from financing of healthcare to European regulation. You will also be able to read short reports of events attended by Eucomed staff. We have put together a team of bloggers, each […]

By Mark Grossien Former Director Communications & External Affairs at Eucomed