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The 25th MedTech Investing Europe Conference will be held on 19-20 September 2017 in London, United Kingdom.
They will be welcoming over 130 attendees and showcasing an unrivalled roster of venture-stage life science companies.
The programme will include a mix of leading investors and healthcare industry specialists with a range of topical debates, from a look at how healthcare economics plays out in the real world to a 360 look at exits.
The investor community includes single family office and private multi-family offices worth at least €100 million as well as some of the most pro-active VC, angel and corporate investors. Financiers will be attending from 4 continents and represent some of the most active and innovative investors in the sector.
M.I.S. DEVICESJORGE WALTER PETRONE TALKS ABOUT A NEW MINIMAL-INVASIVE SURGICAL INSTRUMENT.
The Argentine urologist Jorge Walter Petrone talks about his invention that simplifies surgical procedures – and why Mannheim’s Cubex41 was the perfect place for his startup company M.I.S. Devices.
Jorge, how good does a startup center need to be to persuade a scientist from Buenos Aires to come to Mannheim?
The startup center Cubex41 is like paradise to me! Right in the middle of the University Teaching Clinic, there is an excellent network with exciting start-ups for my work and an experimental operation theater that ranks among the best four in Europe. These are unbelievably favorable work conditions.
How did Mannheim catch your eye?
It all started in 2014 at the Medical Fair in Dusseldorf. My company WOM Surgical from Buenos Aires presented its prototype of a minimal-invasive surgical instrument at the Argentine fair booth. Here, an employee of the Mannheim Fraunhofer Institute approached me and asked if we wouldn’t be interested in producing this instrument here in Germany. Very soon we made contact with the Medical Cluster Mannheim and I was suddenly struck by the idea of moving into the brand-new startup center Cubex41 as a start-up entrepreneur.”
Why German exactly?
Germany is a global leader in medical technology. We were searching for an excellent manufacturer for our prototype and got lucky in Tuttlingen. Now we are looking for customers for our company M.I.S Devices who want to use our minimal- invasive surgical instrument.
M.I.S. Devices offer an innovative system for minimal-invasive operations. What is so special about that?
While in most common larger operations, for example on your spleen or liver, several instruments have to be inserted through incisions; the five-part kit I developed is based on needles that are partially flexible. Plus, we use a so-called “Single Port System” where several operating instruments can be inserted through the navel.
What are the advantages of this technology?
You need fewer incisions, the patient experiences less pain and eventually has fewer scars. It also cuts the cost for the procedure since patients can be discharged from the hospital after only a short time.
At Cubex41 other medical technological startups are operating as well. Has networking with other companies already produced tangible results?
Thanks to our work at Cubex41, three more projects got started that are being realized right now. The collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute is really paying off for my products – here doors open that would stay shut otherwise.
How does it feel to live in Mannheim, coming from a megacity like Buenos Aires?
Mannheim is small, compared to Buenos Aires, but Mannheim is still a big city with everything a metropolis has to offer. Distances are short, you can get anywhere real fast. I like the surrounding outdoors here and I like that there are two big rivers, the Rhine and the Neckar, meandering through the city. I love riding my bike along the riverbank. Mannheim is young, cosmopolitan and urban but not a maelstrom of a city. And the best thing is: People here are approach you easily, they are open, friendly, and broad-minded – and international. Since I started M.I.S. Devices GmbH in Mai 2015, I have been her four times for three months each and now I want to bring my wife over to Mannheim. Fact is, I really have arrived in this city!
Arab Health Exhibition & Congress, organised by Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, began 41 years ago as a small trade show under canvas on a patch of land in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
This is a very important step for us. These surgeries will complement the 300 + surgeries that had already been made successfully in Latin America.
The objective is to support the global project not only from the business standpoint but mainly as a training and R&D facility being strategically located at the heart of Europe and being part of CUBEX, the Medical Technology Cluster in Mannheim. (www.misdevices.com)
This year 2015 the global market for medical technology and medical products expected again at the fairgrounds of Dusseldorf , your visit as an expert in all areas and with answers to all your questions. MEDICA continues his international career and will present this year a wide range of exclusive novelties .
The world’s leading medical trade fair, MEDICA, is going to start with a significant change. From this year on, the event will cover the four days from Monday to Thursday.
Stand: 16C40, Argentinien Pavillon.
Date: 16.11.2015 to 19.11.2015.
Location: Dusseldorf, Alemania.
Venue: Messe Düsseldorf.
Web site: www.medica.de
CUBEX41, an innovative center for entrepreneurship and skills in the field of medical technology provides everything necessary for the success of an idea, and for the growth of a company in this complex field of the future.
The proximity to the people, brands and markets, the Medical University of Mannheim, the Fraunhofer research institute which works on the project for automation in medicine and biotechnology (CMAP), among other things, makes this center something unique in Europe.
The center contains infrastructure for development and testing, as well as access to the area of the intervention of the future including a research campus with the latest technology
Red Innova awarded Wom Surgical in the category Health develops innovative medical instruments that make it less traumatic and more efficient operations.
In the health area, the Red Innova Challenge Award 2015 corresponded to Wom Surgical, Argentina an innovative company focused on surgical instruments.
Web site Red Innova
FIME SHOW is the most important event of the American continent medical and hospital equipment.
Number booth: 1585.
Date: 5 - 7 August 2015.
Location: Miami Beach, Florida. USA.
Web site: http://www.fimeshow.com/
Date: 19 - 22 May 2015.
Location: São Paulo, Brasil.
Web site: http://www.hospitalar.com
Arab Health Exhibition & Congress, organised by Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, began 41 years ago as a small trade show under canvas on a patch of land in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As Dubai and the UAE developed and grew, so did the need for healthcare facilities and infrastructure. The rapid expansion of Arab Health as an exhibition and congress followed suit and it is now recognised as one of the most important global events in the healthcare calendar.
Arab Health is the second largest healthcare exhibition and congress in the world and the largest in the Middle East. It offers important opportunities to build relationships within the healthcare industry, to showcase progress and achievement in the sector, and to explore new opportunities with stakeholders in the healthcare field.
Stand number Z4T10.
Date: 26 - 29 january 2015.
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Web site: http://www.arabhealthonline.com/
Dusseldorf MEDICA 2014 International Medical Conference, will be held again this year in the city of Dusseldorf, which held its forty-fourth edition (44), which has become the world's largest medical trade fair, where hospital specialists, medical consultants, and generally everyone gets connected to the world of medicine. You dont want to miss it, since you will be able to see the latest developments and advances in several fields of medicine.
Look for us at the following Stands!
13F55 and 16C40..
Date: 11/12/2014 to 11/15/2014.
Location: Dusseldorf, Alemania.
Venue: Messe Düsseldorf.
More info about the conference: www.medica.de
We are pleased to announce an agreement to manufacture our products in Europe with the German company Mahe Medical. This agreement will allow us to enter the European market Community and / or countries that require a CE certified product.
About Mahe Medical: Mahe is a leading manufacturer in southern Germany specializing in surgical instruments.
Describimos el instrumental y su funcionamiento en una simulación de la cirugía paso a paso. Watch the video!
We have participated in the IBERIAN CONGRESS OF OUTPATIENT SURGERY 26, 27 and 28 of September 2013 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
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