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European Medical Device Technology, Spring 2015

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emdt.co.uk European Medical Device Technology Spring 2015 | 3 contents Spring 2015 Volume 6 Number 1 28 20 24 Features Design 28 What Device Makers Must Do to Make Wearables Work Wearable medical devices are in the early stages of commercialization, but investors are very opti- mistic about their poten- tial in the marketplace. Bruce Gain Market 24 the israeli start-Up ecosys- tem: advanced technology, Chutzpah, and the Military Hardly any country yields as many exciting medtech start-ups as Israel. EMDT explores the 'Start-Up Nation's' success formula. Thomas Klein ManUfaCtUring 20 risks of additive Manufac- turing: a Product safety Perspective Additive manufacturing offers myriad benefits for the medical device indus- try. But there are still cer- tain risks and unknowns associated with the burgeoning technology. James Pink sPeCial rePort 30 the seven Most important Medtech Clusters in europe Technology clusters can generate many ben- efits for the companies involved, from cost sav- ings to research collabo- ration. EMDT highlights the most important Euro- pean medtech clusters. Alessandra Martelli, Bernard Banga, Thomas Klein Column regUlations anD stanDarDs 16 adverse event reporting in european Premarket Clini- cal studies Sponsors of clinical studies that are unaware of the variations in adverse event report- ing that occur during European medical device premarket clinical studies risk delays. Maria Donawa regulars 4 a note from the editor 8 news trends analysis 12 Breakthroughs 44 advertiser index 38 in focus: Motors and Motion Control 41 in focus: sterilisation 42 in focus: Contract Manufacturing marketplaCe speCIal seCtIon MeDteC eUroPe 34 introduction 35 exhibition Highlights Cover: Image courtesy of University of Nottingham

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