24 Jan – An introduction to Medtech, a fast growing Life Science industry

24 Jan – An introduction to Medtech, a fast growing Life Science industry

Time: 24 Jan at 17.00-19.00

Venue: Auditorium, Medicon Village, Scheelevägen 2

Health care is increasingly dependent on technology and, due to an expansion in the elderly population and the demands this places on national resources, this dependence is likely to accelerate. Medical technology products can range from important yet simple single-use products to complex systems for diagnosis, treatment and monitoring. The field has expanded to encompass multiple areas of expertise, approaching and in many cases overlapping with those of drug development.

This seminar will provide an overview of the medtech industry with examples of applications ranging from nanotechnology and bio-materials, to imaging and e-health solutions. An overview of the local business arena as well as funding opportunities and relevant networks will be presented.

Mölnlycke Health Care, a world leading medical solutions company will discuss their research and development, and Swedish Medtech, the trade association for medical device industry in Sweden, will describe the diversity of the industry.

After the seminar there will be an opportunity to ask questions about the types of educational background required by today’s medtech companies and what kind of competences are likely to be needed in the future.

Speakers:

Tomas Jansson, Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Clinical Sciences Lund/Biomedical Engineering, Lund University, and Clinical Engineering Skåne, Region Skåne.

Marina Craig PhD, MSc. Responsible for concept development/project management, R&D, Wound care, Mölnlycke Health Care.

At Mölnlycke, we deliver innovative solutions for managing wounds, improving surgical safety and efficiency, and preventing pressure ulcers. Solutions that help achieve better outcomes and are backed by clinical and health-economics evidence. Mölnlycke employs about 7500 people and 17 manufacturing sites around the globe, with headquarters and R&D in Göteborg.

Malin Hollmark, PhD MSc, responsible for innovation and research at Swedish Medtech.

Swedish Medtech is the trade association for medical device industry in Sweden. Today we have approximately 180 member companies, reflecting the broad diversity of the medical technology industry, including x-ray equipment, orthodontic implants, stents, minimal invasive surgery products, pacemakers, equipment for physically disabled, haemodialysis as well as disposables. Our member companies consist of both manufacturers and distributors.

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