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.

The next French medtech Unicorns

Young companies rewarded for innovative new creations

French medtech start-ups are helping to solve some of the trickiest problems in modern healthcare. From new ways to manage diabetes to life-saving devices for people suffering cardiac arrest, small companies are showing that they can have a big impact on medtech.

Some of the best and brightest were celebrated at the 4th Snitem Start-up Day in Paris on 6 June at an event attended by Agnès Buzyn, Minister of Health, and Delphine Geny-Stephann, Secretary of State to the Minister of Finance.

For the 12 finalists, it was also an opportunity to pitch their ideas to industry leaders – ensuring that every had the opportunity to be a winner.

Diabeloop, a Grenoble-based company, won the ‘Start-up 2018’ prize for their breakthrough technology – a ‘artificial pancreas’ that automatically monitored glucose levels, calculates the required dose of insulin, and administers the hormone as needed. The award, based on the selection of a jury of experts, is worth €5,000 euro and ensured widespread media coverage for the young company.

The device mimics the three key components of the pancreas. It features a blood glucose sensor that sends data to a tiny computer where an algorithm determines the best dose of insulin. This information is then sent to a pump which delivers the hormone.  

The second prize – the ‘Coup de Coeur’ – chosen by the public, went to CorWave for a cardiac arrest device. Their technology is a membrane that can produce a pulse and blood-flow rate similar to that of a healthy heart.

The other finalists also enjoyed media coverage and interaction with experts, but the real winners will be the patients who benefit from the entrepreneurial culture fostered by Snitem.



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