Last week, MEDTEC UK took place in Birmingham. Most of our MEDTEC UK content is available is on our MEDTEC Connection website. The coverage includes several videos on the show, including this wrap-up featuring EMDT Associate Editor Yvonne Klöpping.
MEDTEC UK 2012 Wrap-up (MEDTEC Connection)
On the other side of the continent, UBM Canon held the MD&M East show, sponsored by MD+DI. The show featured the Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) competition, a premier awards program for the medical technology community.
2012 MDEA Winners (MD+DI)
The Layoff List: Medtech Job Cuts Run Deep (Medtech Pulse)
This Medtech Pulse blog post takes a look at recent high-profile layoffs in the medical device industry.
Technology Time Machine 2012: Beyond CMOS (IEEE Spectrum)
In Germany, scientists and industry leaders gathered for the Technology Time Machine symposium, organised by IEEE Spectrum. With a focus on electronics, the symposium also looked ahead at the future of medical technology, with one session specifically devoted to this topic.
The Mythical Emerging Medical Device ’Platform’ Company (MedCity News)
This article explores the “myth” of the medical device platform, stating that such a thing doesn’t exist. Because of strict regulations and other hurdles, developing a second product is usually as expensive and time-consuming as developing the first one, according to the article.