seca News & Press

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Here you'll find current press releases and news about our company and innovation topics. Please contact our Public Relations manager with your requests for interviews, medical or technical articles, product information and/or high-resolution photographs. 

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Anika Otto
PR Manager

Telephone: +49 40 20 00 00 411
E-Mail: anika.otto@seca.com
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Arab Health 2019 –

System solutions from seca define new measuring standards and optimize workflows in hospitals around the world

- Within the scope of Medicine 4.0, seca has long since moved beyond its strong portfolio of medical scales and height-measuring devices. For many years the company has made substantial investments in EMR-ready measuring solutions which optimize the ad hoc assessment of the patient's state of health. At this year's Arab Health seca will be presenting integrated system solutions that increase efficiency and patient safety in hospitals worldwide. At Hall 2 Stand H2.C19 visitors will see how seca optimizes workflows and taps diagnostic potential.


Global medical societies define reduced muscle mass as an independent criterion for diagnosis of malnutrition

Validated BIA from seca conforms to consensus on diagnostic methods

- The international societies ASPEN, ESPEN, FELANPE and PENSA established the Global Leadership Initiative in Malnutrition (GLIM) to build a worldwide consensus for diagnostic criteria for malnutrition. The consensus report published in September 2018 elevates reduced muscle mass to one of the decisive, independent evaluation criteria used in the diagnosis of malnutrition. seca welcomes this step, which the company sees as validation of its advocacy of improved diagnosis and treatment of malnutrition.


16th international branch: seca opens Benelux office

German medical technology company to build on successful projects in viable Benelux markets

- Right on the heels of the November opening of the seca | lietuva site, the market leader in medical measuring systems and scales has opened its 16th international subsidiary seca | benelux. The company sees great potential in the progressive healthcare sector in Benelux countries and opportunities for sales, particularly of its EMR-ready and digital measuring solutions.


seca opens development site in Lithuania

- seca, the global market leader in medical measuring systems and scales, is opening its 15th branch in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius. With the establishment of the first site dedicated to development only, seca is driving forward its digital transformation from a scale manufacturer to a software and system provider. seca will first hire 10 IT specialists to develop a new software solution that will take seca into new medical business fields. The team is expected to grow to 25 employees by 2021.


World Obesity Day 2018 –

"The improvement in body composition is more important than weight loss alone."

- On the occasion of World Obesity Day (11 October), a current representative survey contracted by seca, the leading manufacturer of medical measuring systems and scales, shows that nearly three-quarters (70%) of respondents (with BMI 30 and higher) have attempted to lose weight, but only 19% have been able to reach their goal and maintain their weight. Reasons for failure included lack of persistence (55%), frustration when success does not come as quickly as desired (39%) and not believing in one's ability to succeed (26%).


seca earns certification according to ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP)

Quality management satisfies global requirements and secures seca competitive advantages

- The German and French quality management systems of seca, the leading manufacturer of medical measuring systems and scales, have been certified according to the revised standards ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 in an audit conducted by TÜV-Süd. In addition, the quality management system at seca headquarters in Hamburg received the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP) certificate. It shows that seca officially satisfies not only the legal requirements in Europe, but also in the USA, Canada, Australia, Japan and Brazil.


OECD Forum 2018

seca calls for integrated obesity strategy in OECD countries

- Under the motto "What brings us together – moving from diagnosis to action", representatives of the 35 OECD member countries discussed pressing healthcare and economic issues at the OECD Forum in Paris on 29 and 30 May. At the event seca advocated greater clarification and integrated approaches to obesity prevention and care. Forum participants experienced live demonstrations of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) and learned that body composition analysis is a better measure than BMI for optimizing obesity diagnostics and treatment and a critical element in an integrated obesity strategy.