By closely linking academia, companies, hospitals and nursing facilities to the innovative power of small and medium-sized enterprises, the cluster is working to clear the way for needs-based medical and medical technology solutions. Jörg Trinkwalter, a member of the management team at Medical Valley, underscored this goal during a visit he made to the Raumedic headquarters in June.
“Given the proximity to our locations in Feuchtwangen and Helmbrechts, joining Medical Valley was pretty much a no-brainer for us,” said Stefan Seuferling, the Chairman of the Executive Board at Raumedic AG. The medical technology company that manufactures polymer solutions for the international medical technology and pharmaceutical industry is primarily interested in conducting an active dialogue with other members of the network, the Chairman said in explaining why the company entered the new partnership. “It never hurts to look beyond the horizon,” Seuferling said. “Our customers will ultimately profit from our activities here.”
Dr. Thomas Ruhland, Raumedic Innovation Manager, added: “On the other hand, members of the network can benefit from our many years of experience as a development partner for the medical technology and pharmaceutical industry.” The Helmbrechts-based company is an expert in all key areas of product development: from material selection, product concept and prototype construction to series production.
About Medical Valley EMN e.V.
Medical Valley EMN e.V. was established in 2007 and maintains offices in Erlangen, Forchheim, Bamberg and Weiden. It is one of 15 excellence clusters in Germany that were selected by the German Ministry of Education and Research – and the only one in the area of medical technology.
The network works in particular to help its member companies with innovation processes – from the product idea to market readiness. Medical Valley assists with funding acquisition and provides advisory services related to it. The association also helps identify and find clinical partners as well as answer questions related to product approval. In addition, the cluster supports efforts to gain access to international markets and offers a large range of events and professional training opportunities.