The MedTech Week
3. – 7. 6. 2019
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MedTech Week raises awareness on the value of medical technologies in healthcare
3-7 June 2019 – For the 5th year in a row, the medical technology sector once again demonstrates how medical technologies are able to create solutions for a healthier tomorrow.
The MedTech Week is a collective set of activities in more than 20 countries across Europe that aim at demonstrating how medical technologies can save lives, improve health and contribute to sustainable healthcare.
“As CEO of Aspironix, we are happy to take part in MedTech Week this year and show how Aspironix and other industry members deliver value to patients, healthcare professionals, and healthcare systems and society,” said Jiří Pavlíček of Aspironix.
The MedTech Week aims to showcase the value that more than 500,000 medical technologies deliver. Medical technology can be everyday objects such as sticking plasters, syringes, cancer screening tests, or latex gloves. It could also be pacemakers, wheelchairs, hospital equipment, or robotic surgery machines.
The sector is also a driver of economic growth and job creation across Europe. For example, the sector registered more than 13,000 new patents in 2017, making the industry one of the most innovative in Europe. There are almost 27,000 medical technology companies in Europe, with 95% of them being small and medium-sized companies (SMEs).
“We aim to continue being part of MedTech Week to improve the awareness on the role of medical technologies in disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.” Jiří Pavlíček added.