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Generating innovation. For better living and health.
Oslo Medtech can in June 2011 look back on their first 1 ½ years as a constantly growing and developing cluster. We used the occasion to ask the board chairman, Carl Christian Gilhuus-Moe, to sum up the results of the activity so far, and to look in-to the future of Oslo Medtech.
Facing a large open market with its new product, Medistim is very well positioned to accelerate its growth in the U.S. market. Medistim has since 2007 been represented in the U.S. market. In December 2010 Medistim received the trust of the American health authorities, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new product, VeriQC and is now in an exciting phase of market introduction, not just a new product, but a new paradigm for quality assurance: By combining the established transit time flow measurement (TTFM) technology to perform epiaortic ultrasound scanning (EUS), will further reduce the risk for health-threatening and potentially fatal complications.
Medistim develops and sells medical equipment for use in cardiovascular surgery and other surgical areas. Read press release "Medistim styrker sin kommersielle organisasjon i USA"
Lehne has long experience in taking products to market.
Now he will take PubGene's newly launched platform Cormine Medical to the professionals.
The Ministry of Health and Care Services released Friday June 24th a new Regulation on Security around Electronic Patient Journals and other Health Registers. The new regulation shall provide enhanced security around the Electronic Patient Journals and other Health registers and regulate access to health information.
Strong marketing and sales focus shared by JenaValve™ Technology CEO Helmut J. Straubinger. Sales skills are essential, he claims. You are not the only one with the idea. Listen to advice, but stick to your idea, is his recommendation.
Oslo Medtech has together with Leverandørutviklingsprogrammet in NHO and KS, developed a method for Innovative Procurement. The method has been tested out in the procurement process of Oslo Municipalities project Omsorg+. At the Arendalskonferansen 21st and 22nd June, Oslo Municipality and Oslo Medtech presented the process – and inspired other Norwegian municipalities to use the same method in their procurement processes in the healthcare sector.
Helsepportalen.no is launched. Click here to view video.
Oslo Medtech looks forward to continue the dialogue with the Helsedirektoratet (the Health Directorate) in order to see how our cluster may contribute to further improvement for a digital health solution that will give patients a better life.
"I think HotSwap can contribute with the extensive knowledge we have from running medical device projects in northern Europe, and give valuable advice to the members of the network", says Leonard Lorentzen.
The experienced engineering consultancy company has clear focus on life science.
A warm welcome to Sykehuset Østfold HF, Hotswap AB, Linus AB og St. Jude Medical Norway, Hedmark Kunnskapspark and Helse Sør-Øst RHF. They are all now approved as new members of Oslo Medtech. We are now close to 100 members in the cluster.
The Norwegian Government and Kåre Hagen released the Whitepaper on Innovation in Health Care (NOU 2011: 11 – Innovasjon i omsorg) Thursday June 16th. - Future oriented use of technology can meet a lot of the challenges in the health care sector, says Minister of Health and Care Services Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen.
Kåre Hagen presented the conclusions of the report at the TEKNA conference Thursday June 16th and at the Arendal conference June 22nd.
For the first time the Norwegian Research Council has allocated funding for innovation projects in the public sector. This is a form of support that have previously been reserved for the business. The project is covering ICT solutions for the healthcare sector.