Pure Tech 10th May 2021

Taking rare disease in my stride

Four-year-old Oliver Hardwell shows that he is not going to let pontocerebellar hypoplasia – PCH – hold him back. Oliver is one in a million if not one in a billion. While his diagnosis is not clear cut, genetic tests suggest that ...

by Comms Team

Pure Tech 28th January 2021

KEEPING PACE WITH INNOVATION HAS SAVED MY LIFE

“Without the right diagnostics, frankly, I would have died,” says Global Liver Institute Founder, President and CEO Donna Cryer. Little wonder she now spends her time thinking about advancements in medical technologies, not only to optimise her own health but ...

by Comms Team

Getting Checked 24th November 2017

New vision for man with genetic blindness

When he was born, Marc’s mother thought his vision problem was the result of medication she had taken while pregnant. Now, 60 years later, he knows his condition is genetic – and an innovative ‘bionic eye’ has given him the chance ...

by Comms Team

Pure Tech 2nd November 2017

Making music with medtech

“It was mostly a beautiful and powerful experience growing up with a prosthetic hand,” says Keith Xander, the lead singer and guitarist of Xander and the Peace Pirates. “It was a feeling of being different, but others would seem to ...

by Karen Finn

Pure Tech 31st October 2017

When MedTech meets Art

Art of life is an evening reception organised by MedTech Europe in partnership with  EU40 in the European Parliament on Wednesday 22 November 2017 from 6.00pm until 8.00pm. This event will be hosted by the honourable Members of the European Parliament, Brando ...

by Comms Team

Pure Tech 26th October 2017

Hearing the colours again

“Hearing with only one ear is like living in a black and white world without knowing that somewhere else colours exist,” explains Johanna Pätzold. When the singer became deaf in her right ear as a result of meningitis at ...

by Karen Finn

Pure Tech 19th October 2017

Dancing with medtech

When Mel Reis lost part of her leg, the Brazilian ballerina saw it as a perfect opportunity to get back ‘en pointe’. Ever since her left leg was crushed in a road accident as a teenager, Mel had continued to ...

by Karen Finn

Pure Tech 31st August 2017

STONE AGE TECH STILL USEFUL FOR MEDTECH

Have you ever wondered if ancient technology is still relevant to MedTech today? Let us surprise you! While there is still enough conjecture about the mystery holes in the skull that apparently worked as aspirin to cure everything from epilepsy ...

by Gulwish Ahmed

Pure Tech 19th May 2017

From psychologist to medtech pioneer

Spanish neuropsychologist Gema Climent was instantly drawn to virtual reality tools for evaluating patients after years of observing “paper and pencil tests that were not comparable to the problems people had in real life”. The finalist in the European Commission’...

by Karen Finn

Pure Tech 27th April 2017

Living and breathing innovation

From the time Claudia Gärtner was a little girl helping her dad with his business, she knew she would follow in his entrepreneurial footsteps. “I grew up with an engineer father who told me that I could be anything ...

by Karen Finn