MedTech Week Magazine 2018 At a glance

Highlights from the 3rd Edition of the Award-Winning MedTech Week Magazine

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I take this opportunity to sincerely thank all our members for their enormous efforts in making the role of medical technologies more widely known during MedTech Week 2018 last June.

Now in it's fourth year, MedTech Week brings out the best in the companies and national associations that represent our industry. Together, they have served up dozens of examples in unwavering ingenuity to illustrate the value of medtech.

Serge Bernasconi
Chief Executive, MedTech Europe







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perspectives 2018 Dialysis at Home

‘Dialysis at home: savings lives, preserving autonomy’

Dialysis can be essential to the wellbeing of people living with kidney failure.

perspectives 2018 Protect our Health

‘Committed to protect our health from Roberto Bertollini, HFE honorary president’

perspectives 2018 Value Based Healthcare
Value of medtech, Expert

‘Thinking smarter & working harder to deliver Value-Based Healthcare – Together’

Michelle Brennan, Chair of the Board of MedTech Europe and Company Group Chair, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA)

perspectives 2018 AI
Digital Health, Expert

‘Artificial intelligence: The next revolution in healthcare?’

At the turn of the century, healthcare companies were at the zenith of an ‘innovate-manufacture-sell’ business model.

perspectives 2018 Musculoskeletal Healthcare
Digital Health, Expert

‘How digital technologies will reshape musculoskeletal healthcare’

Digital technologies provide an opportunity to move musculoskeletal care to the heart of value-based healthcare. MedTech Views spoke to Satschin Bansal of Zimmer Biomet about some of the innovations that will change the field.

perspectives 2018 Colorectal Cancer

‘Colorectal cancer: don’t delay diagnosis’

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the world and the second most common in Europe. The disease can be fatal but early diagnosis and intervention are improving outcomes for patients.

perspectives 2018 Diagnosing Stis
Diagnostics, Expert

‘Diagnosing STIs: faster tests for chlamydia and gonorrhoea can help reduce the spread of disease’

Advances in diagnostic technologies give patients same-day test results for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as chlamydia and gonorrhoea.

perspectives 2018 Asthma

‘Asthma is a struggle – imagine carrying a 50kg stone around all day’

For people living with severe asthma, daily tasks can be a real challenge.

perspectives 2018 Digital Health
Digital Health, Expert

‘Digital health is here – time to take the lead’

How do we prepare Europe for future technologies?

perspectives 2018 Deafness

‘Diagnosing Deafness’

Timely cochlear implant surgery can significantly help deaf children’s speech, language, cognitive and socio-emotional behaviour.

Boot Camp

Start-ups find inspiration in six-month accelerator program

Four new companies have been working with experts and mentors from different departments from B. Braun to turn their big ideas into solutions for healthcare problems. The B. Braun Acceleration Program empowers startups, entrepreneurs & B. Braun employees to quickly transform ideas into successful business innovations. Part of the accelerator are, among others, multiday boot camps that are geared towards the company locations Melsungen, Tuttlingen, and Berlin. Boot camp number two took place just ahead of the annual MedTech Week, connected established expertise with bright ideas from start-ups.

The program was heavily promoted during MedTech Week on social media, offering an opportunity to raise awareness of the companies involved as well as the innovative culture supported by B. Braun.

The format is a chance to exchange knowledge and experiences, providing the start-ups founders with tailor-made skills to fast-track their product development. The experience also benefits B. Braun mentors.

“As an employee, it is important to obtain new inspiration and better understand new technologies and trends. That makes the participation in this program so interesting. Also, it’s about acquiring new methods of customer centric product development and integrated business-model generation”, says Alger Tessin, Senior Manager Marketing & Sales Critical Care at B. Braun.

For the startups this cooperation is an exciting and helpful way to drive forward the development process of their product or business area, discuss challenges, and come up with new market access solutions and validations with customers. Within the B. Braun Accelerator the young companies Recare, Bluedrop Medical, Admetsys, and Boca Health, were able to perform intensive market research, refine their business plans, and finally finish their prototypes, which already have been presented at the B. Braun Accelerator Demo Day in the beginning of September 2018.

For B. Braun the next steps are ready to take, as Alexander Katzung, Vice President Acceleration & Innovation at B. Braun, announced at the Demo Day: “With a second worldwide call for start-ups and B. Braun employees, we will continue with the accelerator, which has been successfully launched, in the future.”



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