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Conversation starters for the medtech community

Ceramic Cranial Prosthesis Allows for Custom Fit

By Bernard Banga and Nathalie Gnory -
A new generation of implants designed in Limoges, France, could revolutionise maxillofacial surgery, thanks to rapid prototyping combined with 3-D technology

What You Need to Know About
 FDA IVD Test Requirements

By Maria Donawa -
European manufacturers of IVD medical devices with CE marking experience may face significant additional verification and validation test requirements when placing their products on the U.S. market.

How Advanced Bionics are Improving on Nature’s Designs

By Ute Eppinger -
Novel technologies are propelling progress in the field of prosthetics and bionics, but funding and other challenges are hampering commercialization.

Private Equity: Insurance Companies are Back

By Nathalie Gnory -
Despite the stringent regulations set forth in the Solvency II Directive, French insurance companies are setting up investment funds for innovative medtech companies.

Testing Your Hearing with Your Smartphone

By Ute Eppinger -
A new mobile health solution might pave the way for populate-based hearing screening in developing countries and rural areas.

Sensor Technology Enables Continuous Monitoring of Glaucoma

By Ute Eppinger -
Engineers at the University of Washington have developed a sensor that could be placed in the eye to permanently monitor eye pressure.

Novel Technology Provides a Detailed Look Under the Skin

By Ute Eppinger -
A photothermal tomography methods allow for a 3-D view of otherwise optically impenetrable surface tissues.

Diagnosing Tuberculosis on the Fast Track

By Ute Eppinger -
A New test for Tuberculosis (TB) is cheaper, much faster, can be done in the doctor’s office and tests even showed it’s much more reliable than the usual smear test.
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Managing Uncertainty in the Russian Medtech Market

By Thomas Klein -
A government eager to improve the medical care of its ageing population could make Russia one of the world’s most promising medtech markets. But political uncertainty, bureaucracy, and corruption are potential deterrents.
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Managing Uncertainty in the Russian Medtech Market

By Thomas Klein -
A government eager to improve the medical care of its ageing population could make Russia one of the world’s most promising medtech markets. But political uncertainty, bureaucracy, and corruption are potential deterrents.
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