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Navarra is well-known for its excellent healthcare services in Spain. Fed by this healthcare sector and future trends, the biopharamaceuticals sector is immensely relevant scientifically and technologically in Navarre with a very high specialization index of 265 and 227 (in comparison to the European average of 100) in biotechnology and pharmaceutical products, respectively. The distribution of patents between 2008 and 2014 was 8.3% and 9.7% of the total patents respectively (the second leading sector in patents).

To this end, Navarre has a dozen companies that manufacture medical equipment and healthcare technology. The sector has enjoyed increased exportation with a potential for further growth, producing 3.7% of all patents between 2008 and 2014, with a 19% increase over said period.

It is an innovative industry that aims for the following objectives:

  • The development of personalized medicine
  • An increase in the efficiency of Healthcare Services (e-Health)

You can find more information on the importance of this sector in the 2020 Navarre Industrial Plan.

If you would like to be a part of this Forum, just complete the membership form and you’ll get personalized mailings with relevant European information on this sector. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in the face-to-face Forums organized.

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A test bed to support innovation in high-risk medical devices

A test bed to support innovation in high-risk medical devices

Monday, 13 de June de 2022

The EU-funded TBMED (A testing bed for the development of high-risk medical devices) project has been tasked with creating and implementing an Open Innovation Test Bed to support SMEs that specialise in the development of high-risk medical devices such as heart valves and hip replacements. TBMED’s guiding philosophy is centred on the ‘Quality-by-Design’ (QbD) concept that introduces quality assessment as early as possible in a product’s development life cycle. 

An Open Innovation Test Bed to turbocharge Europes nanomed industry

An Open Innovation Test Bed to turbocharge Europes nanomed industry

Monday, 13 de June de 2022

SAFE-N-MEDTECH, an EU-funded project, is designing an open access platform to foster the development of next-generation nanotechnology-based health products. The objective of the project is to provide a wide variety of technical, clinical, legal and support services to companies, especially SMEs, which will be the fundamental pillar of a diverse and cutting-edge European nanomedicine sector.

Making brain research easier with open-source software

Making brain research easier with open-source software

Thursday, 2 de June de 2022

In brain research today, the neuroimaging and brain modelling workflows used to analyse large data require processing power and storage beyond what personal computers can offer. A new open-source software for simulating and analysing brain network models is lowering the barriers to brain research, through brain simulation as a cloud service.

A European Health Data Space for people and science

A European Health Data Space for people and science

Thursday, 5 de May de 2022

Today, the European Commission launched the European Health Data Space (EHDS), one of the central building blocks of a strong European Health Union. The EHDS will help the EU to achieve a quantum leap forward in the way healthcare is provided to people across Europe. It will empower people to control and utilise their health data in their home country or in other Member States. It fosters a genuine single market for digital health services and products.

EMASs role in health care provision

EMASs role in health care provision

Monday, 2 de May de 2022

The health management of the Brothers of Mercy is an example of linking ecological sustainability with the self-image and mission of caring for people. Energy efficiency, staff training and participation, procurement and waste management are the main areas focused under the management system. Waste is the most visible environmental aspect of a hospital. To increase the recycling rate of waste or dispose of waste properly, a waste separation concept was introduced on the hospital wards.