The first implantable cardiac pacemaker was invented in 1958. The technology has advanced considerably since then and the result is that millions of lives have been saved and lengthened. Further medical and technological advancements are continuously being invented and perfected, turning conditions that used to be death sentences into conditions that can be managed through proper care. MicroPort CRM, whose operating headquarters are in France, is a company which specializes in finding solutions for the management of cardiac rhythm disorders and heart failure.
West Pharmaceutical Services is a leading global manufacturer of high-quality packaging, containment and delivery systems for injectable drugs. Every day, more than 100 million units of the company’s stoppers and seals, syringe and cartridge components, and self-injection systems are used worldwide. European Business talked to Mike Schaefers, Vice President & General Manager, Global Pharma, at the US-based group about a market with large growth potential and the guiding principle of offering value in drug delivery.
Effective human health solutions: A continual quest and one for which there are many different strategies. Molecule vitalization, which turns existing molecules into new treatments is one approach. French concern Provepharm Life Solutions SAS, headquartered in Marseille, is one of the world’s leading players in molecule vitalization. European Business spoke with Founder and Managing Director Michel Féraud to find out what the term means in practice and how the world benefits from the company’s activities.
A bright white smile: Dentistry today is about much more than just fillings and crowns. Cosmetic work, even on healthy teeth, is a growing trend, and whitening treatments are in high demand. Italian company IDS Spa supplies dental professionals with its own-brand, state-of-the-art whitening products which are the result of extensive investment and experience.
Passion fosters entrepreneurial succes – this statement is the perfect opening line for our interview with Johannes Kwizda, Member of the Management Team at Kwizda Group. The Austrian company ranks among the leading conglomerates in the country with its strong focus on healthcare, agricultural products and construction materials. European Business talked to Mr. Kwizda about the continued rise of the Austrian family business and how it manages to keep the delicate balance between honouring past tradition and looking to the future.
Often the foundation of a company leads to a thriving success when it involves a personal story and the founder himself is driven by passion for his well-aimed vision. This is truly the case with Cair LGL whose founder survived serious illness and knew from his own experience which medical products would best meet patients’ and healthcare professionals’ needs in the fields of infusion, chemotherapy, nutrition and suction. Georges Gaston Lopez, the founder of Cair LGL, experienced from a patient’s point of view how to improve treatment of patients with kindey-failure and make life more liveable in the long run.
When a serious, potentially life-threatening illness is suspected, fast and accurate diagnosis is critical so that the most appropriate treatment can be quickly implemented, thereby giving the patient the best chance of regaining full quality of life. Effective anatomic pathology relies on state-of-the-art instruments and equipment, such as that produced by Italian manufacturer Diapath S.p.A., located in Martinengo in the northern province of Bergamo. The company offers a complete portfolio of innovative instruments, reagents and consumables which guarantee total accuracy, reliability and quality of results.
Simplifying the lives of people – that is, no doubt, the prerequisite that has been determining the work of Röchling Medical Brensbach GmbH for many years. With its vast range of smart plastic products which are used in the medical sector, numerous applications in connection with fluids have become much easier and more accurate. Nasal spray bottles, infusion bottles, cleaning fluid bottles and medications for drawing and administering a drug are only some examples to demonstrate the company’s competence in fluid management solutions.
Vision loss can affect people of all ages – and can change life dramatically. Often, it has a significant effect on everyday life, and patients experience continuous mental stress due to worries, anxiety, or fear of consequences such as depression or social isolation. Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a progressive degenerative disease of the retina that can lead to blindness. Now, Okuvision GmbH from Reutlingen is giving hope to patients suffering from RP. The company has developed OkuStimⓇ, a system that offers the chance to slow down the progression of RP.
Thanks to companies like medac SAS, patients with niche complaints can still look forward to effective treatment and relief for their symptoms. The French sales arm of an independent, German, family-owned pharmaceutical laboratory distributes a range of products that bridge the gap between new developments and generics in medical fields such as rheumatology, oncology, urology, haematology and neurosurgery. By focusing on existing molecules and using them in new ways, medac maximizes the potential for patients to benefit from drugs developed for their needs.