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All Digital Generation Reaps Rewards from Medtech

By Jill | Uncategorized, , , ,

Technology has been a driving force of change in the field of medicine for decades, and the high-tech transformation will continue to accelerate through the 2010s. Smartphones, tablet computers, mobile health (mHealth) apps, and remote monitoring devices are revolutionizing medicine to the point that Forbes has declared 2013 the “Year of Digital Health.” This trend has […]

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2013 Medtech Scorecard

By Jill | Editorial, , , , , , , ,

The healthcare industry is big and getting bigger, worth nearly $2 trillion in 2012. The medtech industry generated $110 billion in the United States and $44 billion in exports. But even as U.S. companies lead the world in research, innovation, and manufacturing, medtech investing has been in the doldrums for the last few years.

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Medtech and the Chinese Market

By Jill | Medical Devices, , , , , , , ,

With nearly 1.4 billion people, China is the most populous nation on earth. And the number of middle class Chinese now stands at 474 million—more than the entire population of the United States. Naturally, this makes China one of the world’s fastest growing markets for medtech devices.

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Know your Medtech!

By Jill | Medical Devices, , , , , ,

In 1650, a German Jesuit named Athanasius Kircher invented the ear trumpet, a funnel-shaped device to collect sound waves and direct them into the ears of nearly deaf patients. Medical technology has come a long way since then, and today medtech devices include robots for physical checkups and electronic “aspirins” that prevent migraines by blocking […]

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