The MedTech EU Forum at the Vienna Messe 22 - 24 May 2024

The MedTech EU Forum 2024, 22 -24 May Vienna

The MedTech EU Forum Meeting starts now in Vienna. Dr. Luc Van Hove of MARACA International is excited to participate for Silimed at The MedTech EU Forum Meeting in Vienna on 22 – 24 May.  This is the largest European gathering of European Medical Technology companies to discuss the current innovations in the field of medical devices and in-vitro diagnostics devices. It is a terrific opportunity to network with key people in the medical technology industry, the European Commission, Competent Authorities and Notified Bodies. All European key players will be there. The European Commission and several Competent Authorities and Notified Bodies will present their views on the current status of the MDR and IVDR implementation and what the stuck points are. How they plan to keep medical technology innovation at the forefront in Europe. A weld of topics will be discussed in parallel sessions. There is also a very interesting ask the expert track running through the meeting. This one I enjoy the most. The new HTA regulation will be discussed, as well as the new EU product liability rules. The European Innovation in Health Initiative (IHI) will be presented with case studies.  The European Green Deal with its challenges and opportunities for the medtech sector will be discussed. Global clinical evidence challenges and opportunities of Real World Evidence (RWE) will be reviewed. Is real world data a game changer for the medtech industry? A very interesting topic is the transformation of postmarket surveillance with GenAI and automations.

So this is a very exciting meeting to participate in. I hope to see you there also.

Brandenburg gate during Berlin Marathon 2023

MARACA International at Berlin Marathon 2023 and 24th IMDRF Stakeholder Workshop

It is great to start our visit to Berlin with the Berlin Marathon 2023. It reminded me of the marathons I’ve run in the past and all the excitement around such an event. Due to the Marathon I had to do a walking marathon to see the Berlin monuments. The Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag building were located within the Marathon zone, which is super for the runners, but difficult for tourists. The weather was great so the long walk back and forwards though the Tiergarten was very enjoyable.

Next, MARACA International and Silimed participate in the IMDRF-Stakeholder Workshop and Stakeholder forum on 25 – 26 September. We’ll follow the regulatory developments around breast implants. What is expected for performance of breast implants and what level of side effects are acceptable. Also, patients will participate as stakeholders to express their own views. It will be a great meeting with all these regulatory experts from around the world to talk about the regulatory progress they have made. I’m looking forwards to the sessions.