Archive for the ‘Trade Associations’ Category

German Pavilion at Nano Tech 2011 in Tokyo Introduces New Nanoparticle Supplier

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

At nano tech 2011, the world's largest nanotechnology exhibition that will take place 16-18 February 2011 in Tokyo, Japan, the "German Pavilion" is presenting nanotechnology expertise from Germany. For the first time, German nanotech start-up Particular GmbH is joining the German Pavilion, the first company to present nanoparticles in liquids ...

Swiss Medtech at China International Medical Equipment Fair

Monday, February 7th, 2011

At the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, Swiss federal counselor Johann Schneider-Ammann and his Chinese counterpart officially launched free trade negotiations. That means that compared to other Western countries, Switzerland is in a pole position to benefit from the growing Chinese market. The export platform for the Swiss ...

BVMed’s Medtech Outlook for 2011

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

After redesigning and safeguarding the financial aspects of the healthcare system, the German government can focus on bringing changes to structural processes in 2011, declares German medtech association BVMed in its monthly e-newsletter. And there is a measure of confidence that the government will do the right thing as it ...

Swiss and Norwegian Organisations Team Up to Educate About US-Medtech Market

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

To evaluate market opportunities and learn about the challenges of the US-market, industry organisation Medtech Switzerland and Oslo Medtech are organising the programme “Medtech market insights: USA” tailored to medtech manufacturers, suppliers and service providers already selling products in the US or interested in exporting to the US. The two-day event consists of workshops ...

Snitem Launches Revamped Website

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

French medical technology association Snitem (Syndicat National de l'Industrie des Technologies Médicales) has introduced its brand new website. Among the novelties of the substantially redesigned site are a photothèque, which displays images of sundry medical devices, and a film titled, Le DM, Qu'est-ce Que C'est. (Sadly, the soundtrack does not ...

BVMed Report Cites Good Job Prospects for German Medtech Industry, but Shortage of Qualified Staff

Monday, August 30th, 2010

According to a current survey by German Medical Technology Association BVMed, job vacancies in the medical industry can be found in 96% of the companies. However, it is becoming increasingly difficult for the companies to recruit adequately qualified staff, states the report. In the survey in which 94 BVMed member companies participated, ...

Saarland Forms New Healthcare Cluster

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Germany has a new medical cluster in the state of Saarland. Cooperation between industry and researchers combined with the short driving distances in Germany's smallest state are expected to advance medical device technology. "Medical device technology in Saarland is a growing sector," says Dr Christoph Hartmann, Minister for Economic Affairs and ...

World Cup: Medical Technology Keeps Players on the Ball

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

As you may be aware, the World Cup in South Africa is in full swing and, although this may not be the first thing that comes to mind, medical technology is on the pitch – sort of. Football is a demanding sport that causes a number of injuries: the ankles ...

Norway Launches New Medical Cluster

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Have you heard about the new medical cluster in Norway? If not, then you should know that Oslo Medtech was founded about six months ago, in November 2009. In her speech on MEMS for diagnostics in Norway at the World Micromachine Summit in Dortmund last Friday, Berit Sundby Avset, Research Director ...

Eucomed’s New Board Is “Future Ready”

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Noting that 10 years can be an eternity when you are representing as innovative and fast-paced an industry as the medical technology sector, Eucomed Chief Executive John Wilkinson has welcomed the association’s revamped Board of Directors. "Our old governance dated back more than 10 years,” said Wilkinson, "which . . ...

Ireland Looks Closely at Optics

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

The Irish Medical Devices Association (IMDA) and the Applied Optics Group at the National University of Ireland (NUI) in Galway, are exploring practical ways that optics can deliver scientific and technology solutions to enhance the industry's operations in Ireland. Speaking at their seminar, held on 23 February 2010, Sharon Higgins, Director ...

Dalli Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

The European Parliament has voted in favour of President Barroso’s new Commission team. The Medical Devices Unit falls under Commissioner Dalli’s new competencies in DG SANCO. Eucomed, the European medical technology industry association said in an announcement that it especially looks forward to working with John Dalli, the Commissioner for ...