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European Medical Device Technology, Summer 2015

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emdt.co.uk European Medical Device Technology Summer 2015 | 3 contents Summer 2015 Volume 6 Number 2 22 20 16 Features Design 16 5 Wearables That Could Transform Healthcare EMDT examines five exciting wearable tech- nologies in development and assesses their poten- tial impact on healthcare. Bruce Gain MarkeT 20 France's Frustrating Medtech Paradox Although France's world-famous academic research facilities and hospitals afford a great deal of opportunity to innovate, many French start-ups struggle to flourish. Bernard Banga ManuFaCTuring 22 How additive Manufacturing Will Change the Medtech supply Chains Making small batch manufacturing more feasible, Additive Manu- facturing could have a huge impact on the supply chains of the medical device industry. Thomas Klein Column regulaTions anD sTanDarDs 12 How u.s. uDi requirements Could affect You Medical device manufacturers that serve the U.S. market need to be up to speed on unique identification system (UDI) requirements as well as other regulations that have been modified as a result of the rule. Maria Donawa regulars 4 a note from the editor 8 news Trends analysis 10 Breakthroughs 34 advertiser index 28 electronic Components 31 lasers 30 Tubing and extrusion 32 Pumps and Valves marketplaCe speCIal seCtIon MeDTeC irelanD 26 introduction 27 exhibition Highlights

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