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Encouraging data presented on the Corvia IASD, FirstClinTech proud to participate

22 November , 2016

One-year follow-up data from the REDUCE LAP-HF clinical study of Corvia Medical’s InterAtrial Shunt Device (IASD®) presented at AHA, FirstClinTech proud of its contribution

UEG Week 2016 in Vienna : FirstClinTech to take part

12 October , 2016

FirstClinTech will be supporting its clients at UEG Week (United European Gastroenterology) which runs from October 15-19 in Vienna, Austria

The 2016 EACTS Meeting in Barcelona, Spain

17 August , 2016

FirstClinTech will attend the forthcoming EACTS Annual Meeting which brings together for the 30th time domestic and international participants, heart professionals, and industry partners from all over the world

New North American Collaboration for FirstClinTech

24 May , 2016

FirstClinTech and Bayrock Medtech Advisors are to collaborate for the benefit of their clients in the medical device industry

EuroPCR Meeting in Paris – FirstClinTech to attend

18 May , 2016

The world-leading program in Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine, EuroPCR, takes place 17-20 May 2016 at the Palais des Congrès, Paris, France and FirstClinTech will attend. Some of our most important clients work with interventional cardiologists, in structural heart and heart failure fields. FirstClinTech will attend various Investigator Meetings, Client Meetings, and other activities. If you would [&hellip

FirstClinTech recognises MedPass International’s 25-year milestone

11 May , 2016

MedPass and FirstClinTech work together for medical device manufacturers in Europe

FirstClinTech at the ISHLT Washington, April 27-30, 2016

11 April , 2016

FirstClinTech will be represented at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation’s (ISHLT) 36th Annual Meeting, April 27-30, 2016, in Washington, DC (USA)

Landmark HFPEF trial – FirstClinTech played important role

30 March , 2016

Landmark HFPEF trial – FirstClinTech played important role in study success, working with Sponsor, CRO and Study Investigators

45. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft fuer Thorax-, Herz- und Gefaesschirurgie

11 February , 2016

FirstClinTech will be supporting multiple Clients at the forthcoming
“45. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Thorax-, Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie” in Leipzig February 13-16.

FirstClinTech successfully supports Clients in Asia

25 January , 2016

FirstClinTech effectively provides medical device clinical and technical support – including logistics – to various destinations in Asia

FirstClinTech pleased to announce new hire – Nina Laurense

5 January , 2016

Here at FirstClinTech we are happy to anounce that Nina Laurense has joined our team as Office Manager, starting January 5th. Please click “Read more” below to read the whole story

EUMS 2015 – FirstClinTech to attend 10th EUMS Paris Summit

8 October , 2015

FirstClinTech will be supporting multiple clients at the forthcoming 10th EUMS to be held in Paris December 2-5

FirstClinTech to attend EACTS Annual Meeting in Amsterdam

23 September , 2015

FirstClinTech staff will be attending this years exciting 29th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery in Amsterdam. We will be supporting multiple clients, providing clinical, technical, logistical and business development expertise to help those companies grow their businesses. If you would like to meet any of the FirstClinTech team, please contact us [&hellip

Customer Survey

10 August , 2015

Survey to ensure customer satisfaction at FirstClinTech

“Les 10es Journées Françaises de l’Insuffisance Cardiaque” in Marseilles, 18, 19 September: FirstClinTech to attend

15 September , 2014

Terry McCarthy et Jordi Rabionet vont participeront « les Journées Françaises de l’Insuffisance Cardiaque »

Jordi Rabionet Monfort joins FirstClinTech Team

27 August , 2014

We are delighted to announce that Mr Jordi Rabionet has joined FirstClinTech bringing with him a wealth of knowledge of medical devices, clinical support and account management

Update on VentrAssist

14 August , 2014

FirstClinTech continues to maintain a stock of spare parts and provide support for those outside North America.Seven patients remain implanted worldwide

Terumo Heart Inc. chooses FirstClinTech

24 January , 2014

Terumo Heart Inc., part of the multi-national Terumo Corporation, recently reached an agreement with FirstClinTech Ltd, through Terumo’s Vascutek Deutschland GmbH subsidiary, to have FirstClinTech provide ongoing clinical support for Duraheart patients in Europe

Frank Jaschke joins FirstClinTech Team

2 January , 2014

FirstClinTech is delighted to announce that Mr Frank Jaschke has joined the team as a Director of Clinical Support

CARMAT makes important step forward in the artificial heart field

23 December , 2013

First-in-man implant of a new total artificial heart; FirstClinTech proud to have contributed to its development by CARMAT

EUMS 2013 – meet some of the FirstClinTech Team in Paris

2 December , 2013

The 8th European Mechanical Circulatory Support Summit takes place in Paris December 4th to 7th. Key members of FirstClinTech’s Team wil be attending working with a number of our Clients. If you would like to meet us there, please get in touch through the contacts page on this web site

FirstClinTech to attend the British Society for Heart Failure Meeting in London, November 28/29

27 November , 2013

Rob Petterson will attend the British Society for Heart Failure Meeting in London

Very successful TCT Meeting

6 November , 2013

FirstClinTech (Terry) attended the recent TCT Meeting in San Francisco. There was huge interest in FirstClinTech’s business model of working with start-ups and other companies needing clinical and logistical support in Europe

FirstClinTech will be at TCT in San Francisco

16 October , 2013

FirstClinTech will be attending much of the TCT Conference taking place at the Moscone Center San Francisco CA from October 27 to November 1. Please contact us through this site if you would like to arrange a meeting

EACTS Vienna a great success!

9 October , 2013

The 27th Annual Meeting held in Vienna October 6 to 9, was attended by Rob, Diana and Terry on behalf of a number of FirstClinTech’s Clients. We are pleased to report that this years meeting was very successful, and for our industry partners one of the best for many years. Well Done to Professor Jose-Luis [&hellip

FirstClinTech will be at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Amsterdam

30 August , 2013

Rob Petterson and Lynne Ford from FirstClinTech are attending the European Society of Cardiology 2013 Congress in Amserdam, Holland

Heart Failure Association of the ESC

20 May , 2013

FirstClinTech will be attending the ESC Heart Failure Congress 2013, in Lisbon Portugal


Sunshine Heart’s C-Pulse used for the first time in Europe

10 May , 2013

First C-Pulse implant in Europe

ISHLT in Montreal, Canada

25 April , 2013

You can catch up with both Rob Petterson and Terry McCarthy at the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation Annual Meeting in Montreal Canada, until April 27th. Contact them through this site

FirstClinTech to attend the DGK Congress in Mannheim

4 April , 2013

Three of the FirstClinTech team are attending the 2013 Congress of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kardiologie (DGK) – German Cardiology Society, in Mannheim. If you would like to meet Rob, Diana or Lynne at the congress, please get in touch with us

FirstClinTech to attend Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britiain and Ireland

14 March , 2013

Terry McCarthy from FirstClinTech will attend the 2013 Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland congress in Brighton on Sunday 17th March. Contact us through these web pages if you would like to meet up

die 42. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Thorax-, Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie (DGTHG)

27 January , 2013

FirstClinTech will attend the German Society for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery 42nd Annual Congress (DGTHG) in Freiburg, February 17-20. Contact us if you plan to be there and we will make sure to meet you

Business as usual during the holiday period

27 December , 2012

During Christmas and New Year 2012 – 2013 FirstClinTech will be providing “business as usual” with no interruption to the provision of services from our bases in Holland, Germany and the UK. Please be aware that during the holiday period some of the external companies which we rely on, such as courier firms and airlines, [&hellip

Changes on the way – CE-Marking for Medical Devices

19 December , 2012

After more than two decades living with CE-Marking of medical devices in Europe, the European Commission is working on changes

Director of Clinical Support Appointed

5 November , 2012

FirstClinTech is pleased to announce that Diana Murer has joined the Company as of November 1st. Diana has accepted the position of FirstClinTech’s Director of Clinical Support. She will continue to be located in Köln, Germany but her responsibilities will be international. Rob Petterson, Co-Founder of FirstClinTech, said “We are delighted to welcome Diana on board. [&hellip

Attending EACTS in Barcelona

25 October , 2012

Some of the FirstClinTech Team will be attending the upcoming European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) Congress in Barcelona from October 27-31. We will be meeting with many existing and potential Clients – alternatively you are encouraged to get in touch with us via this web site and we will arrange a convenient time with [&hellip

New Fast Data Capabilities

12 October , 2012

FirstClinTech Clients can now enjoy an enhanced digital connection with our offices in Uden, Netherlands. We have invested in a direct connection to the fiber-optic trunk, giving large increases in speed and bandwidth. This should benefit those Clients whose staff use our facilities, with reliable access to their VPN or other services. Clients who rely [&hellip

LVAD Milestone

20 April , 2012

The Thoratec “Heartmate II” LVAD has now passed the milestone of 10,000 implants worldwide. For the mechanical circulatory support market this is extremely encouraging as it illustrates the huge growth of experience with these devices amongst end-stage heart failure patients. We expect that it will encourage more investment and activity in this very exciting therapy, [&hellip

FirstClinTech at ISHLT

16 April , 2012

The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation has it’s 32nd Scientific Meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, April 18-21. Terry McCarthy from FirstClinTech will be attending, please contact through this web site Contact page if you would like to meet in person

Web site compromised… but now OK

16 April , 2012

We’re sorry that our web site was out of action for a few hours. This was as a result of an attempted hacking. We’ve beefed up the security and don’t expect it to happen again. Thanks for your patience

“Service As Normal” during the holiday period

23 December , 2011

During Christmas and New Year 2011 – 2012 FirstClinTech will be providing “business as usual”

FirstClinTech helps MicroMed achieve excellent outcomes at EUMS in Paris

6 December , 2011

At the recent EUMS Meeting in ParisFirstClinTech successfully worked with MicroMed BV to organise a meeting of its European Advisory Board.

First newspost

11 November , 2011

FirstClinTech has started on its first major update to its website, with a new sharper image and increased functionality for visitors and clients alike. Designed by the company Motief:Collectief in the Netherlands, in time the site will also feature contributions from patients and other stakeholders in FirstClinTech’s business. We hope to have our new site and [&hellip