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MedTech Forum 2012 and Winning Europe in 2020

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Do I detect a trend? As one tweeter noted, "value-based innovation" is one catch phrase that has crossed the Atlantic from the Advamed conference in Boston a couple of weeks ago to MedTech Forum in Brussels this week. In fact, this emphasis on a changing business model is largely a ...

Ambient Assisted Living Forum 2012 to Take Place in Eindhoven

Monday, August 27th, 2012

The Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Forum 2012 will take place 24 to 27 September 2012 in the Evoluon in Eindhoven, Netherlands, presenting attendees the opportunity to provide and receive essential information, inspiration, imagination, interaction and innovation in the AAL arena. The AAL Forum is the annual platform for the increasing ...

Baden-Württemberg Biotechnology Forum to Focus on Medical Technology

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

On 19 September 2012, Biotechnology and Life Sciences platform BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH and BioRegio Freiburg are organising the networking event "Baden-Württemberg Biotechnology Forum" at the Freiburg Concert House in Freiburg, Germany. A series of eight workshops focusing on innovations for human health and sustainability, will cover such topics as antibiotics/antimicrobial substances, ...

Compamed Spring Forum to Take Place in Stuttgart

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

The 6th Compamed Spring Convention will take place in the south of Germany this year. On 3 May 2012, medical technology experts will get together in the Conference and Banquet Centre at the Stuttgart Airport. The established forum “high-tech trends in medical technology” this year will focus on “Intelligent MST-solutions ...

Twelve Predictions for Medical Electronics in 2012

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

[caption id="attachment_26293" align="alignright" width="82" caption="Simon Harris, Senior VP, InMedica"][/caption] Amid the flurry of year-end lists and predictions that have landed in my inbox in the past few days, 12 Predictions for 2012 in the Medical Electronics Industry from market research firm InMedica caught my eye. It's a mixed bag—what isn't these ...

Medinireland Makes Its Mark

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

“I can remember coming here and counting noses,” Richard Satava, MD, told medinireland 2011 attendees. “Now, this is progress,” he added, scanning a crowd of several hundred people. Organised every other year by Enterprise Ireland, medinireland brings together medtech stakeholders from around the world with Ireland-based companies in a spirit of ...

Eucomed MedTech Forum Introduces Contract for a Healthy Future

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

The lights dim and the video starts. The visuals go from zero to 100 in under a second. Jumpy cinematography and a metallic colour palette underlined by an insistent score give the film a Mission Impossible flavour. You glimpse medical personnel and some frantic activity, and, all too soon, it ...

Eucomed Forum Addresses Sustainability of Western European Healthcare Systems

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Even during a busy autumn events schedule—and the 2011 season promises an exceptional harvest of shows and conferences—I always make an effort to attend the annual Eucomed Forum. The organisers generally do an excellent job of lining up topics and speakers that address industry's concerns while placing the issues in a pan-European ...

“Design Trends in Implantable Devices” Coming This Week to a Computer Near You

Monday, January 24th, 2011

The timing is not great, but the content is compelling enough that you might want to pour yourself a claret and fire up the computer when you get home Wednesday night. "Design Trends: Technological Advances in Implantable Devices" is a free virtual event cohosted by sister media outlets MPMN, MD+DI and OrthoTec ...

BIOMEDevice Europe: Le Grand Retour

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

When it premiered in 2010 as a co-located event with Pharmapack, BIOMEDevice Europe turned a few heads, mine included. Attendees were especially impressed by the breadth of information on combination devices and drug-delivery technology provided by expert speakers at the two-day conference. An accompanying exhibition offered some fascinating insights into ...

Medical Device Strategy Institute Debates Past and Future of Japan’s Medtech Industry

Monday, October 18th, 2010

The Medical Device Strategy Institute (MDSI), Japan’s premier think tank focused on the medical device industry, held its first forum on 7 October. Experts from industry, government and academia gathered to discuss the past quarter century of Japan’s medtech industry and sketched their visions of its future.

A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to the Eucomed Forum

Monday, October 18th, 2010

[caption id="attachment_18640" align="alignleft" width="307" caption="Professor Sweder van Wijnbergen, PhD, delivered the keynote address on 14 October at the Eucomed MedTech Forum."][/caption] In a strange symmetry, last week began and ended on the subject of retirement. On Monday, I was in Lyon, France, to visit nearby companies for a series of articles. ...