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China in Your Hands: Grasping the Potential of Emerging Markets

March 13, 2014 3:23 pm | by Vince Postill, SVP of Global Business Development, PrisymID | Blogs | Comments

In 2011, China officially became the third biggest pharmaceutical market in the world – almost 50% bigger than fourth-placed Germany. Brazil, meanwhile, overtook mature European markets such as the UK, Italy and Spain, to climb to sixth place...

MolecularHealth Registers for Medical Device Accreditation in Germany

January 13, 2014 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MolecularHealth GmbH, the European arm of MolecularHealth, announced today that it formally...

Central Europe and Baltic States Medical Device Market Reports

December 24, 2013 9:22 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Central Europe and Baltic States...

Keystone Heart's TriGuardT Cerebral Protection Device Receives CE Marking

September 9, 2013 4:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Keystone Heart, a leader in the development of cerebral protection devices for interventional...

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ESC 2013: Pacemakers set life expectancy back to normal, researchers say

September 6, 2013 2:29 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A slow heart rhythm puts patients at risk of early death, but a cardiac implant may help reset those odds, according to a Dutch study presented this week at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Amsterdam. A study of pacemakers in 23 Dutch hospitals found that devices implanted to treat slow heart rhythm helped restore normal life expectancy.

European Market for Orthopedic Biomaterials

September 4, 2013 4:44 pm | by Kamran Zamanian, Ph.D. and Horace Wei MSc., Market Research Analyst, iData Research | Articles | Comments

The European market for orthopedic biomaterials saw a decline between 2010 and 2012 due to a period of economic uncertainty and severe budgetary restrictions. However, this rate of decline has been diminishing, a promising sign for future growth.

Medtronic Announces Formation of Hospital Solutions Business Aimed at Driving Efficiencies and Cost Savings

September 2, 2013 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced the formation of Medtronic Hospital Solutions, a new business focused on developing novel partnerships with hospitals to provide services directly related to hospital operational efficiency. The new business will focus initially on offering services in Europe...

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Western Europe Medical Device Market Reports

September 2, 2013 9:20 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Five of the ten largest medical device markets in the world are in Western Europe; Germany, France, the UK, Italy and Spain. Like all other sectors, the medical device markets will be impacted by the current eurozone crisis in the short term. This is a danger for domestic manufacturing industries, especially in Germany, which rely on demand for exports of their products.

EuroMedtech™ 2013 Helps Create Collaborative Pathways to Getting Medtech Innovation to Market

May 16, 2013 11:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ZURICH & DUESSELDORF, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 2013--The fifth annual EuroMedtech™ partnering conference concluded last week in Duesseldorf, Germany. EuroMedtech is Europe’s leading medical technology partnering conference where participants engage with potential partners around in-...

Why Medtech Startups Are Moving to Ireland

May 13, 2013 2:33 pm | by Eddie Goodwin, Manager, Boston Office, Enterprise Ireland | Blogs | Comments

It’s no secret that getting a medical device to market can be a lengthy, frustrating process. Facing the new medical device excise tax and lack of clarity from the FDA around regulatory policies, medtech startups are now starting to rethink launching in the U.S.

New Opportunities for 3D Technology in Medicine

March 6, 2013 3:05 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Until now, physicians have largely been skeptical of the advantages of 3D technology. But this may be about to change: the findings of a new study show that even experienced surgeons stand to benefit from the third dimension.

Study: UK Among Unhealthiest of W. Europe Nations

March 4, 2013 7:01 pm | by MARIA CHENG - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Despite six decades of free medical care and widespread health campaigns, Britons are among the unhealthiest people in Western Europe, a new study says. International researchers analyzed the country's rates of sickness and death from 1990 to 2010 in comparison to those of 15 other Western...

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Medica and Compamed 2012 Reflect Status of Medical Market

November 27, 2012 9:50 am | News | Comments

The recent staging of MEDICA 2012, International Trade Fair with Congress – World Forum for Medicine, and the concurrently held COMPAMED 2012, International Trade Fair – High tech solutions for medical technology, in Düsseldorf, Germany reflected the demand for medical technology and products with stable attendance figures: 130,600 visitors from 120 countries...

Researchers Restore Neuron Function to Brains Damaged by Huntington's Disease

May 29, 2012 9:10 am | News | Comments

Researchers from South Korea, Sweden, and the United States have collaborated on a project to restore neuron function to parts of the brain damaged by Huntington’s disease (HD) by successfully transplanting HD-induced pluripotent stem cells into animal models.

Think that Europe is more welcoming to medical devices? It may not be for long

May 4, 2012 5:52 am | News | Comments

The grass is greener on the other side. That is traditionally how device makers have viewed Europe when it comes to medical device regulation and the ease of getting products approved and commercialized compared to the U.S.

US spends far more for health care than 12 industrialized nations, but quality varies

May 4, 2012 5:36 am | News | Comments

The United States spends more on health care than 12 other industrialized countries yet does not provide "notably superior" care, according to a new study from The Commonwealth Fund. The U.S. spent nearly $8,000 per person in 2009 on health care services...

Elekta's New Agility MLC Solution Poised to Revolutionize Beam Shaping of Radiation Therapy Cancer Treatments

April 2, 2012 5:34 am | News | Comments

CRAWLEY, England/PRNewswire/ -- Elekta announced today it has received clearance to CE mark Agility™*, a revolutionary beam-shaping device integrated into the head of a linear accelerator (linac). Patients and clinics will benefit from the speed and reliability of this new MLC design.

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MEDICREA's PASS MIS: FDA Approval and First Surgery in the US

February 9, 2012 5:18 am | News | Comments

LYON, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The MEDICREA group, a medical company specialized in the development of innovative surgical technologies for the treatment of spinal pathologies, today announced the approval by the FDA of the PASS MIS system and the first PASS MIS surgery...

Tornier to Highlight Products and Education Programs at American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Meeting

February 9, 2012 5:13 am | News | Comments

AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tornier N.V., a global medical device company focused on providing surgical solutions to orthopaedic extremity specialists, today announced it will highlight a range of products and patient education programs at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons...

Which Way to Go: CE Mark or FDA Approval?

February 7, 2012 10:30 am | by Charlie Chi, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

Start-ups and large device makers alike have difficulty bringing new products to market without greater predictability and transparency from the FDA. According to an online survey funded by the medical technology industry’s Institute for Health Technology Studies, most medical device companies today are seeking regulatory approval and launching their products overseas first. This article will look at whether this is a good business decision for all device manufacturers.

Irish Medical Device Association: Vibrant Med Tech Sector in Ireland Identifies Continued Evolution & Convergence in 4 Year Plan

February 2, 2012 5:17 am | News | Comments

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Over the last twelve months, medical technology companies publically announced the investment of approximately €170m and the creation of an estimated 875 jobs in Ireland over the coming years, according to the Irish Medical Device Association (IMDA)...

Bruker Acquires Hecus MICROcaliX Product Line to Expand Product Portfolio for Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS)

January 27, 2012 4:59 am | News | Comments

KARLSRUHE, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bruker AXS GmbH announced today that it has acquired the assets of Hecus X-ray Systems GmbH, a company focused on analytical instrumentation for Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) based on advanced Kratky technology.

Systagenix announces CE mark and first commercial shipment of WOUNDCHEK Protease Status, making it the world's first point-of-care diagnostic test for chronic wounds

January 25, 2012 5:39 am | News | Comments

GATWICK, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wound care clinicians' calls for better diagnostic tools to aid wound assessment have today been answered with the CE marking of WOUNDCHEKâ„¢ Protease Status, the world's first rapid, point-of-care diagnostic test developed specifically for chronic wounds.

Ukraine Fortifies Cancer Management Capabilities with New Elekta Technology

January 25, 2012 5:10 am | News | Comments

KYIV, Ukraine /PRNewswire/ -- The Rinat Akhmetov (Development of Ukraine) Foundation took bold strides in 2011 to advance patient care by acquiring a comprehensive range of cancer management technology to equip the radiotherapy department at Rivne Regional Oncologic Dispensary in Ukraine.

European Coronary Stent Market to Decline to $490 Million by 2016, Despite Growth in Number of Procedures

January 20, 2012 5:06 am | News | Comments

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, while the number of coronary stenting procedures performed will show steady growth, stent selling prices will decline significantly...

Goodbye Back Pain – With Strength Training Machines, Bandages and Scalpel

September 2, 2010 5:27 am | by Dr. med. Thomas Kron | Articles | Comments

MEDICA 2010 presents innovative treatment options For people suffering from back pain, good advice is often hard to find and expensive to boot. Back pain is a disease of great medical and economic significance. Back pain diagnostics and therapy is therefore an important topic at MEDICA 2010, World Forum for Medicine - International Trade Fair and Congress, to be held from November 17 – 20, 2010 in Düsseldorf, Germany. With more than 4,000 exhibitors from over 60 countries, it is the world’s largest international medical trade fair and congress. In addition to tried and true diagnostic and therapeutic options, many new approaches and developments – from innovative orthotic devices or bandages to muscle strengthening therapies and implants for spine surgeons – will be presented at the trade fair and congress.

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