Did you know that Sweden is in place 5 in Europe when it comes to the number of employed per capita in the medtech industry? Or that Germany alone has 30% of all Europe’s medical technology employees? Medtech Europe has checked the pulse on Europe’s medtech sector.
Within the European Union, there is strictly regulated which medical devices that are allowed on the market. Right now, the European medical technology industry is transitioning from one medical device directive to two new EU regulations, which will be fully implemented in 2022.
The EU’s new Medical Device Regulation, introduced in 2017, entails major changes for manufacturing companies. Here we go through a number of important points that every manufacturer in the industry should think a little extra about. We are already more than halfway through the three-year transition period, so there is no reason to wait.
The innovative field of medical devices has a large numbers of existing patents and registered design rights. When developing new products, it is important to consider both your freedom to work in view of existing rights, as well as potential protection for your own products.
Color is one of the most important things in our lives. Colors affect us emotionally and psychologically, often to a degree that we are not even aware of. Therefore, the choice of colors plays a major role in launching new products, not least in the medtech field.
In the second and final article on scientific injection molding, we describe how to develop a process window regarding melting temperature and holding pressure as well as the time needed for holding pressure and cooling.
PVD (Physical Vapor Deposit) is the collective name for a number of different methods that create thin coatings, from below 100 nm to functional layers of up to 5 μm. Here we will tell you more about the technology used for everything from keeping crisps fresh to shielding electronics.
Classification of medical technologies within the EU – after 2022 In the European Union, medical technologies are tightly regulated by...