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 Editorial 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 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

Family 2nd January 2017

Sometimes all you need is a bear

A few years ago, 12-year-old Campbell Remess came up with a brilliant way to help sick kids in hospital. At the time, Campbell, or “Bumble” as most people call him, asked his mum Sonya if he could buy toys for ...

by Karen Finn

Bones, Joints & Muscles 20th October 2016

Rebuilding broken bones

Sports injuries, car accidents and disease – there are lots of reasons why bones can break. Now researchers are dreaming up new ways to heal and protect people of all ages When a 13-year-old child limped into the offices of Professor ...

by Gary Finnegan

In Your Head 26th May 2016

This MS patient welcomes an uphill climb

Avid mountaineer Ginty Telfer-Wilkes refuses to let multiple sclerosis get in the way of her sky-high pursuits. Since being diagnosed with the neurological condition last year, Ginty has made it her personal mission to show the world that people with ...

by Karen Finn

Chronic Conditions 2nd May 2016

Knocking asthma out of the ring

Usually people don’t associate asthma with professional athletes, but 11-year-old kickboxing champion Nathan Kelly, aka Nate the Great, smashes that stereotype to pieces. Asthma is a condition that causes the air passages leading to and from the lungs to ...

by Karen Finn