Archive for the ‘Conferences’ Category

It’s Time for New Rules . . . at European MedTech Forum

Monday, August 19th, 2013

The annual European MedTech Forum has always been a forward-thinking event, both in terms of its production values, which have soared since its humble beginnings, and the topics it chooses to address. This year's event promises to be no exception. If anything, the conversation will be even livelier than usual, ...

Mauna Kea Shines Spotlight on Optical Biopsy Technology at Digestive Disease Week

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Paris-based Mauna Kea Technologies presented 41 abstracts on optical biopsies performed with its probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) system at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2013. Seven of those presentations focused on needle-based optical biopsies, the newest application of Mauna Kea's Cellvizio technology. The procedure allows physicians to see cellular structures ...

Third-World Lessons for First-World Medical Technology

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Peter Blair Henry, dean of the NYU Stern School of Business, recently published a book titled, Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth, that got a fair amount of media attention. His thesis is that emerging economies are applying economic policies nurtured in the developed economies and prospering in ...

UK Nanotech Network Announces Medical Device Event

Monday, January 14th, 2013

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN) will host a roundtable discussion on the impact of nanotechnology on medical device development on 24 January 2013 at Brunel University in London. Produced in association with eSTI2 (of the UKCRC translational infection research initiative consortium), the half-day event will include a presentation of three case studies followed ...

MediWales Hosts UK HealthTech Conference

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Before you shut down for the holidays, you might want to spend a day in Cardiff, Wales, UK, and hobnob with some industry heavyweights at the UK HealthTech conference hosted by MediWales. Speakers include Professor Sir Chris Evans, OBE, a biotech entrepreneur who has created dozens of successful science companies in ...

MedTech Forum 2012: Reality Check at Global CEO Panel Session

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

The global CEO panel on day two of MedTech Forum 2012 in Brussels started off like a bit of a cold shower. We must stop “patting ourselves on the back and take stock of reality in southern Europe,” said Alexandre Conroy, President, EMEA, BD. It’s not a pretty picture, as ...

MedTech Forum: Avenues of Opportunity in a Changing Medical Technology Landscape

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Value-based innovation and smart regulation as a catalyst for growth are the tent-pole topics at this year's European MedTech Forum, which returns to Brussels from 10 to 12 October 2012. The conversation will be especially compelling this year, thanks to some serendipitous timing: the European Commission's proposal for the revision of the ...

Micro- and Nanoexperts to Meet at the 5th NRW Nano-Conference in Germany

Friday, August 24th, 2012

The 5th NRW Nano-Conference will be held from 18 to 19 September 2012 in the Congress Center Dortmund, Germany. Taking place for the fifth year in a row, the meeting will again present current issues in research and application of nanotechnology as well as related policies. The Nano-Conference is providing ...

London Workshop Studies Socio-Economics of Medical Technology

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Effectively demonstrating the socio-economic benefits of medical technology is not as simple a task as it may seem. The exercise is subject to a number of challenges that are unique to the medical device industry. To discuss how they might be tackled in light of recent research conducted by the ...

Online Event Highlights Emerging Trends in Medtech Outsourcing

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

If you're reading this in Europe, attending an upcoming virtual event on trends in medical device outsourcing may encroach on some of your leisure time, but it may well be worth it. Touching on everything from rapidly evolving business models and outsourced R&D to micromanufacturing and the challenges of offshoring ...

Compliance Conference to Highlight Global Challenges for Medical Technology Industry

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

A medical device industry compliance conference taking place next week in Stockholm will feature speakers from medtech companies, organisations and government agencies. The 2012 International Medical Device Industry Compliance Conference is organised by Advamed and will take place 9 to 11 May at the Sheraton Stockholm Hotel. Conference sponsors include ...

Objet Provides 3-D Printing Insights at Materialise World Conference in Belgium

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

3-D printing specialist for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing, Objet Ltd (Rehovot, Israel) is presenting two sessions to provide a better understanding of the advantages of 3-D printing at the Materialise World Conference in Leuven, Belgium, this week. In a presentation titled ‘Insiders Vision’ as a part of the Additive Manufacturing ...