On the 11th of July 2018 the members of the Life Science Alliance Brandenburg-Berlin met with representatives of the DACH (Germany-Austria-Switzerland) Cluster health tech organisations. Our venue was the arcona Hotel located on the banks of the river Havel in Potsdam.
Aim of this meeting was to get to know each other, build new and strengthen existing networks and listen to the instructive presentations of our invited experts.
The following DACH cluster presented themselves:
- Health Capital Berlin-Brandenburg
- Health Tech Cluster Switzerland
- Human technology Styria GmbH
- Cluster Medtech
- Forum Medtech Pharma e.V.
- Medical Valley EMN e.V.
The Ernst von Bergmann Hospital and diamond inventics from our network introduced their company in a short presentation.
Lutz Völker from aspect partners provided us with an update to our fundraising project.
Nadia Schwirtzek, lawyer in the field of medical law, gave an inspiring talk about reimbursement of medical devices through selective contracts with health care providers. She especially emphasized common pit falls also relating to compliance.
Dr. Markus Schmitt from aspect partners informed us about licensing of medical devices in the USA and compared the regulatory process to the one in Europe.
We thank all participants for making this a stimulating meeting!