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Biomedical Engineering in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands 

Technologies – Certification – Clinical Testing – Markets

Life Science Center in Düsseldorf (Germany)  20.03.2014 


More than 35 participants joined the "Biomedical Engineering in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands: Technologies – Certification – Clinical Testing – Markets" of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering within VDE (DGBMT) in Düsseldorf.

The first three speakers addressed special properties of the Biomedical Engineering industry landscape in the different countries. Moreover, focus R&D areas were presented to stimulate new partnerships and collaborations. The following two speakers described essential requirements from regulatory and clinical testing perspectives for entering the European market. Finally, the last speaker compared the three medical device markets and showed future perspectives.

The respective presentations may be downloaded from the right part of this website.





Welcome Address


Biomedical Engineering in Belgium: Technologies and Reference Sites
Dr. Siegfried Jaecques or colleague, Coordinator
Leuven Medical Technology Centre (Leuven, Belgium)


Medical Engineering in the Netherlands: The Innovative Medical Devices Initiative NL, Technology for a Sustainable Health Care
Eras Draaijers, Executive Secretary
Innovative Medical Devices Initiative NL (IMDI.NL)


Coffee Break


Biomedical Engineering in Germany: VDE MedTech - Technologies – Focus Areas
Dr. Thorsten Prinz, Scientific Expert
German Society for Biomedical Engineering within VDE (Frankfurt, Germany)


Regulatory Affairs for Medical Devices in Europe
Dipl.-Ing. Michael Bothe, MBA, Head of Category Medical, Laboratory, Automation
VDE Testing and Certification Institute (Offenbach, Germany)


Coffee Break


Clinical Testing of Medical Devices in Multicentric Studies
Dipl.-Biol. Judith Köhnen, Director Medical Device Development
Theorem Clinical Research GmbH & Co. KG (Cologne, Germany)

Melanie Ortstein, Business Development Assistant
Emergo Deutschland GmbH (Hamburg, Germany)


Markets for Medical Devices in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands - Common features and differences
Dr. Sandra M. Bütow, Manager Investor Consulting, Chemicals & Healthcare
Germany Trade and Invest, Headquarter (Berlin, Germany)


End of event

 Event Location

Life Science Center Düsseldorf
Merowingerplatz 1a
40225 Düsseldorf



DGBMT within VDE e.V.
Stresemannallee 15
60596 Frankfurt/Main
+49 69 6308-348

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