Setting the Standards in Imaging, with Heidelberg Engineering


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For more than 30 years, Heidelberg Engineering has set the standard in diagnostic imaging. Best known for imaging quality and optical coherence tomography (OCT) capabilities, Heidelberg focuses on innovation, customer service, and education.

OIS Podcast host Sophia Pathai, MD, PhD, caught up with Heidelberg’s VP/head of corporate strategy Kfir Azoulay, as well as Heidelberg Engineering UK managing director Tosh Vadhia. From their respective locations in Heidelberg, Germany, and London, the two discussed what’s behind Heidelberg Engineering’s success.

Although the company retains the feel of a close-knit family business, it aims to move fast in response to technological advances. Its subsidiary, Munich Surgical Imaging GmbH, recently partnered with Bausch + Lomb to distribute its digital ophthalmic microscopy products globally. Together, the companies will create integrated solutions to meet the growing demand for digital surgical microscopy.

Listen to the podcast to hear more about:
• The history of Heidelberg Engineering and what sets it apart.
• How Heidelberg Engineering ensures customers get the most out of its equipment.
• The scoop on the latest innovations at both Heidelberg Engineering and its Munich Surgical Imaging subsidiary, including digital microscopy.
• The challenges around market access and reimbursement with OCT and digital microscopy.
• How Heidelberg served its customers while navigating medical device reporting regulations and Brexit.
• The trends and opportunities in ophthalmology that Heidelberg Engineering is following, including OCT-based biomarkers and artificial intelligence.
• Advice for other emerging leaders interested in pursuing a career in the medical device industry.

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