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Analysts lay into WS Audiology for failed prestige project

Analysts believe that WS Audiology's shelving of its prestige project, the development of a hearing aid powered by fuel cells, is a serious setback. The company has refused to comment further on the decision, stating "We have said everything that we want to be said".

European medtech database delayed by two years

The establishment of a central, shared European database, Eudamed, which will increase the control and surveillance of medtech products on the market in Europe, is delayed by two years. The medtech industry is "taking the situation very seriously".

WSA's Nordic director stops - former Coloplast boss takes over

Hearing aid firm WS Audiology, that was formed through the merger of Sivantos and Widex, is saying farewell to its Nordic director, who has been at the firm for 22 years. The hot seat is being filled by an internal candidate who came to the company from Coloplast last year.

Össur sees more future potential in prostheses than in supports

Over the last few years, Össur's prosthetics business has sprinted ahead of its support products, and CEO Jon Sigurdsson expects this development to continue in the future. In his experience, technological competition in the development of prostheses has taken out most of the competitors.