Archive for the ‘Medtech World News: Update from Germany’ Category

Germany Remains International Innovation Leader

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Germany continues to hold the number one spot as an international innovation leader in important key and cross-sectional technologies, according to a new trend report published by German industry association Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (VDE). And this includes medical device technology. The current VDE trend report Electro- and Information Technology 2012 ...

Switzerland, the Mecca of Precision Manufacturing

Monday, April 11th, 2011

When thinking of Switzerland, what first comes to your mind: the Alps? Cheese? Watches? Or is it the irresistibly delicious Swiss chocolate? When reading through Norbert Sparrow's blog "Switzerland Deploys Nano Patrol" on medtechinsider last week, I was immediately reminded of my recent trip to Switzerland. Working on an article ...

Medtech World News: Shortage of Skilled Labour Concerns German Companies

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

The latest economic data survey of the German IVAM Microtechnology Network confirms how well the European microtechnology, nanotechnology and materials sectors have recovered from the Great Recession. The companies are ready to hire, sales are up and new overseas markets beckon. In sum, they are looking at the new business year ...

And the Innovation Award Goes to…

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The German Innovation Award is like the Oscar of the industry nominations in Germany. Maybe not as glamourous and high-profile as yesterday's Academy Awards in Hollywood, but just as important to the German industry sector. This year, PEPperPRINT GmbH was announced the winner of the 2010 German Industry's Innovation Award ...

Medtech World News: Of Fruit Pies and Biofunctionalised Coatings

Monday, January 31st, 2011

When Julian Hergenröther of Leukocare (Martinsried, Germany) and I met years ago working student jobs before joining the real world, neither of us knew that we would bump into each other again several years later. But there he is—a biotechnical engineer writing an article about the latest technologies ...