The entire medical technology value chain has been represented at the MedtecLIVE exhibition on 21-23th May 2019, in Nuremberg, Germany. This top-level event attracted about 400 exhibitors from 27 countries, with two packed exhibition halls. Half of the exhibition area at the event has been taken up by companies in the fields of processing, manufacturing and mechanical engineering, while the other half has been split evenly between all other fields, from research to packaging and logistics in the medical technology sector. MedtecLIVE is a leading networking platform for the international medical technology community.

Last week, Aortyx took part in MedtecLIVE as a start-up exhibitor, thanks to EIT Health and EIT Health Alumni Network. Noemí Balà and Júlia López Guimet have introduced Aortyx’s latest developments at the Innovation Market Place section of MedtecLIVE, which was jointly supported by EIT Health and Medical Valley EMN, and VCLS Neighborhood from France. Additionally, Aortyx was selected as finalist in the MedtecLIVE start-up contest, organized by Kurt Höller and Laura Suhlrie both from EIT Health. In the final round, Noemí presented our company’s latest innovation and business model to an expert jury and several investors, apart from a general audience. 

Aortyx found great opportunities for developing business at MedtecLIVE and MedTech Summit Congress & Partnering. It has been an excellent chance to meet potential investors, suppliers and end-users. Being at this event, has also helped us to monitor the market, and be in contact with the current leading companies and institutions, as well as with other medtech start-ups. Moreover, Júlia has been able to attend a half-day workshop on the CE mark certification pathway, only intended for EIT Health alumni, and presented by Célia Cruz (EIT Health Alumni Network), Florian Coppers and Kilian Reuβ (Medical Magnesium) and Paul Malinovski (NAMSA). This workshop has offered Aortyx valuable knowledge and plenty of practical tips drawn from experience.

We thank EIT Health and EIT Health Alumni Network for granting us the exhibition stand at MedtecLIVE and the access to the “CE Mark workshop – Survival in Death Valley”.