Sarah Panten

Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Product & Strategic Business Development at avasis solutions GmbH., Germany

Sarah has a background in medical technology and has worked in various positions since 2007. Initially, she worked as an international product manager for Olympus Surgical Technologies Europe before entering the QM & RA world as a consultant for Prosystem AG (now NSF) in 2010. With her acquired knowledge and expertise, she joined the established startup iThera Medical in 2014, where she was responsible for the implementation of a QMS according to ISO 13485, the coordination of product development and market access activities for the world’s first optoacoustic tomography medical device with CE marking. In this position, she introduced digital processes and digital technical documentation from the beginning and recognized the enormous potential for digital solutions in the medical device industry. Based on this experience, she joined the avasis group in 2019 and now focuses on the development and implementation of software solutions for the digitalization of regulatory processes. She initiated and moderated various workshops to discuss regulatory questions and and as result, she co-founded the non-profit association Medical Device Knowledge Unit (MDKU) e.V. together with other MedTech experts. The MDKU develops an open source data model for the technical documentation of medical devices in Europe. Sarah is member and spokesperson of the board and an active member of the working groups clinical evaluation. In addition, she is a trainer for the TÜV SÜD Academy since 2012.