MedtecLIVE Blog "Inside Industry"

In the MedtecLIVE blog you will find all the articles published by the MedtecLIVE editorial team on relevant topics in the medical technology sector.

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MedtecLIVE June 13, 2024
Press releases

MedtecLIVE 2024: Stuttgart becomes the centre of the European medical technology industry

In just a few days, MedtecLIVE, one of the most important European trade fairs for the development and manufacture of medical technology, will kick off in Stuttgart.

MedtecLIVE 2024

MedtecLIVE June 10, 2024
Interview

Interview on punitive tariffs: ‘It is advisable to examine the diversification of markets and supply chains’

The US government has increased import duties on Chinese products entering the USA. Besides electric cars, the punitive tariffs also affect medical products. We spoke to Jörg Mayer, Managing Director of the industry association Spectaris, about the impact on the medical technology sector in Europe.

MedtecLIVE 2024

MedtecLIVE June 10, 2024
Interview

‘Conformity to standards means that everything relating to the process is documented’

According to the Federal Office for Drugs and Medical Devices, risk reports have multiplied, often due to ‘inadequate manufacturing processes’. It’s important to make sure that processes are validated to avoid errors. We spoke about this with expert Robert Schreiner from Novoplast Schlauchtechnik.

MedtecLIVE 2024

MedtecLIVE June 6, 2024
Interview

Interview: ‘The enthusiasm for innovation in medical technology remains unbroken’

What conditions do founders currently find in the medtech sector? We talked about this with Kurt Höller, Managing Director of EIT Health Germany-Switzerland since 2023. As Director of Business Creation and InvestHealth, he has supported over 1,000 start-ups in raising 3 billion euros.

MedtecLIVE 2024

MedtecLIVE June 5, 2024
Best practice

Surfaces with function: high-speed lasers make life difficult for bacteria

Modifying surfaces using laser technology is nothing new. But doing it cost-effectively and in large quantities is. Surfunction has the expertise to do this. The Saarbrücken-based start-up functionalises surfaces of implants or surgical instruments so that harmful germs don't stand a chance.

MedtecLIVE 2024

MedtecLIVE May 28, 2024
Press releases

MedtecLIVE 2024 – Versatile programme along the entire value chain

Progress cannot happen without exchanging ideas and gaining knowledge: from 18 to 20 June 2024, the European medical technology scene will come together at MedtecLIVE in Stuttgart to do just that. The focus will be on dialogue, knowledge exchange, and networking.

MedtecLIVE 2024

MedtecLIVE May 24, 2024
Best practice

Parkinson's: Improving quality of life with "Telenurse" and AI

Around 400,000 people in Germany are affected by Parkinson's disease. The start-up Portabiles Healthcare Systems from the Erlangen medtech cluster has dedicated itself to slowing down the physical decline of patients and enabling them to lead an active life for a long time.

MedtecLIVE 2024

MedtecLIVE May 17, 2024
Exclusive

Heads of the industry: A portrait of Bernd Block

Emotions, empathy and drive: Dr. Bernd Block is a global industry manager for medical technology at Trumpf Laser- und Systemtechnik AG in Ditzingen. His career is characterized by a multifaceted academic career. But for Block, his work is more than just a job - it is his passion.

MedtecLIVE 2024

MedtecLIVE May 13, 2024
Press releases

Start-ups in the spotlight at MedtecLIVE 2024

Start-up pitch: top-class prizes for innovative ideas // Sponsored joint stand: 'Young Innovators' // International start-up area: 'International Innovators'

MedtecLIVE 2024

MedtecLIVE May 8, 2024
Trendreport

When will artificial intelligence replace doctors?

AI has had a major impact on medical technology in recent years – both in the development and manufacture of medical products as well as in diagnostics and therapy.

MedtecLIVE 2024

MedtecLIVE April 30, 2024
Best practice

Start-ups series: Vibrations in the body show the surgeon the way

When the needle presses against tissue in the body during minimally invasive procedures, vibrations are generated. Sensors can report these tiny earthquakes back to the surgeon and guide him. With this approach, the young start-up Surag Medical aims to make operations safer and more cost-effective.

MedtecLIVE 2024

MedtecLIVE April 24, 2024
Interview

Interview with Christian Johner: "The bottleneck of notified bodies is starting to ease."

In view of the MDR hurdles, medical technology manufacturers are considering launching their products on the US market first. But there is light at the end of the tunnel in the EU, says Christian Johner, founder and partner of the Johner Institute, in an interview with Inside Industry.

MedtecLIVE 2024

MedtecLIVE April 23, 2024
Press releases

MedtecLIVE 2024: Innovative lecture program and hotspot for upcoming MedTech innovators

From June 18 to 20, 2024, Landesmesse Stuttgart will be the center of the European medical technology industry. MedtecLIVE 2024 offers 100 percent of medical technology, from development and design to manufacturing and production and around 400 exhibitors from startups to large corporations.

MedtecLIVE 2024

MedtecLIVE April 5, 2024
Trendreport

Innovative paths: Industry 4.0 as a catalyst for progress and efficiency

Industry 4.0 stands for digitalization and automation in production. Three areas are of particular interest for medical technology: digital twins, robotics and cobots in particular, as well as the modularization of production.

MedtecLIVE April 4, 2024
Interview

Interview on the AI Act: "A step towards more planning security in research and development"

On 13 March 2024, the EU Parliament adopted the AI Act, which regulates the placing on the market of products with artificial intelligence. We spoke to Hans-Peter Bursig from the Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association (ZVEI) about what medical technology companies should consider now.

MedtecLIVE 2024

MedtecLIVE March 27, 2024
Interview

"Robotics is indispensable in healthcare today"

KUKA is one of the major players in industrial robots. KUKA has also become an established force in the integration of robotics into medical products. In this interview, Axel Weber, Vice President Business Unit Medical Robotics, describes trends and challenges in medical robotics.

MedtecLIVE March 19, 2024
Trendreport

In the cycle of progress: sustainable medical technology and the challenges facing the sector

The manufacture, use and disposal of medical devices and products, as well as their energy intensity, contribute to the global climate crisis. "Sustainable practices" in medical technology are therefore of great importance in paving the way for a more environmentally friendly healthcare industry.

MedtecLIVE 2024

MedtecLIVE March 7, 2024
Press releases

365 days of networking in the medical technology industry - Launch of the new MedtecLIVE Community

At the beginning of February, MedtecLIVE, the leading European trade fair for the production of medical technology products and door opener to the important European consumer and production market, launched a new format: the digital MedtecLIVE Community.

MedtecLIVE March 6, 2024
Market & Industry

Driving innovation and growth: Enterprise Ireland and the MedTech industry

Ireland is one of the largest medtech hubs in the world - thanks in part to Enterprise Ireland, the government agency that promotes the growth and development of local companies. In 2023, MedtecLIVE was a platform for establishing contacts with the "Emerald Isle".

MedtecLIVE 2024

MedtecLIVE February 22, 2024
Interview

"100 per cent medical technology"

Key Account Manager Silke Ludwig and Sales Manager Jessica Nether make up the MedtecLIVE sales team and are two of its most recognisable faces. We wanted to know from them what exhibitors and visitors can expect at the next edition in Stuttgart from 18 to 20 June 2024.

MedtecLIVE 2024

MedtecLIVE February 21, 2024
Best practice

Valuable tips on how to navigate through the regulatory jungle

At MedtecLIVE 2023 in Nuremberg, Steffen Eschinger, strategy consultant for medical technology companies, reported on which procedures have proven to be effective for the (re)certification of medical devices and which pitfalls should be avoided at all costs.

MedtecLIVE 2024

MedtecLIVE December 20, 2023
Exclusive

Driving force for pacemakers – Sofia Binias in portrait

Sofia Binias worked for a long time in quality assurance for pacemakers at the manufacturer Biotronik. In technology development, she is now significantly involved in the creation of new active implants. She is also part of our series in which we introduce female pioneers in medical technology.

MedtecLIVE 2024

MedtecLIVE December 6, 2023
Exclusive

The medical technology dream fulfilled - Maja Krämer in portrait

Maja Krämer has wanted to help people since she was a child. Today, she develops wound care products at Paul Hartmann AG to make life easier for people with chronic wounds. We are continuing our series with her, in which we present pioneering women and their stories in medical technology.

MedtecLIVE 2024

MedtecLIVE November 22, 2023
Product

Wound healing of the future: Empa researchers develop bio-bandage

Scientists at Empa, the ETH Domain's interdisciplinary research institute for materials science and technology development, are developing a dressing containing lactic acid bacteria. The lactobacilli are intended to promote the healing of chronic wounds by destroying stubborn biofilms.

MedtecLIVE 2024

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