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

Cardio 28th September 2017

Powering your heart

Many think that heart problems are exclusively an affliction of older people, but cardiovascular disease can affect younger adults and children, too. Fortunately, medical technology can help heart patients live full lives.   Although it’s true that aging as well ...

by Karen Finn

Getting Checked 14th September 2017

Ending the misery of STIs

Sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) can cause pain, infertility and death. Can education and new technologies help turn the tide? More than 1 million sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) are acquired every day worldwide. From chlamydia, syphilis and herpes to gonorrhoea, hepatitis, HPV and HIV, ...

by Gary Finnegan

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

Cardio 3rd August 2017

Tackling high blood pressure once and for all

Ulf Lohmann was frustrated that chronic high blood pressure had taken over his life. Then doctors offered him an innovative new treatment that completely turned things around. For years Ulf was taking pills that didn’t seem to have any ...

by Karen Finn

Getting Checked 20th July 2017

Discovering malaria’s ‘fingerprint

New invention promises faster and more accurate diagnosis Malaria kills one person every 12 seconds. Think about that for a moment. That’s five per minute. Almost half the world’s population lives in areas at risk of malaria. Hardly surprising ...

by Gary Finnegan

Cardio 6th July 2017

The tiny clip that fixes hearts

Erica’s life literally changed overnight. One day, the 38-year-old mother of four was playing in a tennis championship at her local club and the next day, she was having a heart attack. “I had no health problems. I had ...

by Karen Finn