Editorial: The Dawn of a New Industry

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In the 1930s, a young Danish entrepreneur had gone through a series of tragedies: catastrophic fires, bankruptcy, personal loss. Yet, even after his workshop caught on fire for the second time, he kept his unwavering belief that he can produce high quality, innovative and affordable toys.

Growing Trust in The Future of Health Tech

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Although health tech is a relatively young vertical of the Danish startup ecosystem, the existing data predicts a promising future. At Health Tech Hub Copenhagen we have gathered and analysed all available relevant data on the Danish health tech startup ecosystem, and published our first Ecosystem Map in December 2019.

Moving Denmark’s Healthcare Sector towards a Welfare State 2.0

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During the next 20 years, Denmark will experience a radical change in its population demographic. By 2040, the number of citizens over the age of 80 is expected to double. This will present new demands and strains on the healthcare sector.

A Patch and an App Are Getting Patients out of Bed

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Many patients become weaker while ­attempting to recover in a hospital bed, impacting their quality of life beyond the hospital’s walls. Knowing this, ­researchers and physios at Bispebjerg Hospital are testing a simple solution that promises to make a significant impact on patient outcomes.

For the Sake of Its Patients, Rigshospitalet Invites Companies Inside to Cooperate

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For decades, Rigshospitalet has partnered with companies to influence the development of its ­products. In recent years, these partnerships have become even closer.

Ledidi is Revolutionising Data Collaboration in Health Tech

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The Norwegian technology startup, Ledidi, is aiming to ­revolutionise the way data is processed in clinical research. Their all-in-one cloud ­solution addresses a wide range of research ­collaboration and data ­management problems that everyone in clinical research is familiar with.

Functional ­Precision ­Medicine: The Future of ­Cancer ­Treatment?

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With the turn of the millennium, researchers and clinicians looked to personalised medicine as the new frontier for healthcare. Genomic profiling has for more than 20 years been synonymous with personalised medicine.

Tackling Tomorrow’s ­Cardiac Challenges, Today

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A growing, ageing population, rising levels of chronic disease coupled with escalating costs and complexity – this trend requires a rethink of every aspect of healthcare, not least cardiology. Despite a reduction in heart disease mortality, cardiovascular disease causes 36% of all deaths.

Hospital 4.0: Aarhus University Hospital Seeks to Change the Way We View Healthcare

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Aarhus University Hospital has taken the lead in data collection and optimisation through the Internet of things. While the potential for data-driven improvements is huge, the hospital’s administrators and executives have only just begun to dip their toes into the new water.

Health Tech Startups Will not Reach the Market Without IP rights

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In a field as heavily regulated as Health tech, special rules apply to startups that make the road to the market longer. But these barriers become an advantage once the intellectual rights are secured.

How Data and Technology Are Propelling the Healthcare System Forward

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If we look into the crystal ball of the future healthcare system it is clear that digitalisation, ­technology and data will play a pivotal role. The future of healthcare systems is to a large extent driven by technology and data. This goes for Denmark as well as the rest of the world.

Preparing for the Future: Creating A Global Health Tech Lab within Copenhagen

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The life science cluster in Greater Copenhagen, Medicon Valley, has the potential to become a hub for future global health tech solutions. But to truly establish its reputation and status as a leading health tech lab, Greater Copenhagen must attract even more talents and companies from abroad.

Setting an Innovation Agenda for the Danish Healthcare ­System

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The Danish Regions invites both small and large companies to help make the healthcare sector smarter, more innovative, and more responsive to patients’ needs.

How ­Technology Will Make the Patient Journey More Personalised

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As Denmark’s healthcare system confronts an ageing population and the pharmaceutical giants are ­increasingly challenged by big tech, they are each looking to improve the patient journey.

"Denmark Must ­Foster an Environment Where Health Tech ­Innovation Is Developed in ­Collaboration between Small and Large Companies"

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From his base in Tel Aviv, Tue ­David Bak has observed the ­Danish health tech sector and its vibrant ecosystem over the past three years. On April 1, 2020 he will become the director of the Greater Copenhagen Committee, and is eyeing the capital region for its tremendous potential.

Empowering Nordic Health Tech

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In order to harness the full ­potential of a strong ­Nordic ­health tech ecosystem ­HealthTech Nordic represents a community to offer a ­variety of ­empowering world-class ­health tech solutions. The new ­solutions allow for a paradigm shift, providing new and better ways of giving and receiving healthcare.

Innovation-­based Procurement Can Improve the Healthcare System

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“Value-Based Health care” is gaining momentum worldwide as an alternative to a one-sided focus on cost and activity. The Capital Region of Denmark is currently testing if public-private innovation and innovation-based procurement can be a useful means of realising this model.

Innovation & Out-novation

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The debate around innovation has not lost its spark, and certainly not its buzzword edge. From co-creation, to open innovation all the way through ecosystems. Incidentally, three words in the previous sentence were voted in the top 10 most annoying business terms.

New EU Rules Intended to Secure Patients Hit Small Businesses Hard

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New EU regulations will soon be enforced to ensure greater ­patient ­safety by imposing more requirements on medical device ­manufacturers. The industry­ ­welcomes them, but fears it may hit small manufacturers particularly hard - mostly because of a delayed ­implementation.

Danish Start-Up Seeks to Cure Alzheimer’s Disease Using Light Technology

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Optoceutics’ 'invisible' stroboscope lights stimulate the brain's natural clean-up process. The hope is that the light can be used for the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

Hospitals Are Already Digital. The Next Step Is Artificial Intelligence

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The past digitalisation of the healthcare system have paved the way for artificial intelligence. While AI has the potential to streamline processes, logistics, and free up human resources for patient care, its implementation must be well-considered so as not to disrupt current processes.

3D Printing Is Set to Become the Focal Point of Skejby’s Innovation

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Aarhus University Hospital features its own 3D printing centre. Now, the goal is to make it an innovation hub where doctors can test their good ideas.

Patent Pending: Protecting Innovation Is Crucial

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Within the health tech sector, it is a highly complex ­undertaking to come up with a balanced ­intellectual property (IP) ­strategy that protects innovation and navigates third-party IP rights.

How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Denmark’s Pathologists Ride out the Perfect Storm

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Increasingly, artificial intelligence is being used to perform specialised human processes – only more ­efficiently and at a lower cost. Especially in the field of oncology and pathology, AI can be used for diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.

Regulating Medical Devices in the European Union: ­Legislation vs. Driving Business Outcomes

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Recent legislation within the European Union has given rise to a spate of regulatory challenges. ­Businesses that produce medical devices must now shift their focus from regarding these matters as something a ­quality assurance department had to deal with to something that now affects the entire company.

The Danish Biotech Company, 2curex Will Make Individual Cancer Treatment a Reality for European Patients in 2020

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Already this year cancer patients at certain European hospitals will benefit from the introduction of the Functional Precision Medicine (FPM) test, IndiTreat®. The test makes it possible to match a cancer ­patient with the most effective drug treatment.

SENS motion Increases Physical Activity Among Hospitalised Patients

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Harnessing the latest technology and user experience design, SENS motion has created a solution that has motivated patients at Bispebjerg Hospital to increase their activity by 51 minutes a day. The solution collects valuable data that has freed time for healthcare professionals to focus on priority needs.

Danish Health Data Should Be a Wellspring of Innovation, but How Do We Extract Its Value?

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The healthcare system, ­patients and businesses, can all benefit from using our pool of ­health data in new and unique ways. But the area lacks the legislation ­necessary to make it happen.

A Paradigm Shift in the Healthcare Sector Calls for More ­Collaboration

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New technologies and innovations created by companies and research environments can solve many of the challenges facing the healthcare sector. But ­collaboration between involved stakeholders is key.

Clusters Collaboration – a Shortcut to International Markets

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Together we are stronger. Life science and welfare technology companies that collaborate in clusters have a stronger impact on new foreign markets.

Identifying The Competitive Edge

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Small enterprises (SME) and start-ups within biotechnology, pharma, and medtech benefit from expert regulatory advice at a remarkably early stage. IWA Consulting act as a local partner for global development, knowing what it takes to take the biotechnological innovation all the way to regulatory approval and the market.

The Healthcare Industry has Taken on 3D Printing, but We Have Only Seen the Tip of the Iceberg

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According to experts in 3D ­printing, the Danish healthcare industry has come a long way in adopting the new technology, but it still holds more potential.

Danish 3D Print Veteran Damvig Becomes Part of Sweden’s Prototal AB

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With 25 years of experience in 3D printing and manufacturing technologies, Damvig is one of the preferred suppliers for Denmark’s health tech industry. Now, the family-owned business is part of Sweden’s Prototal AB.