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Medical Device Developments September 2011

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Venture capital bright spot - GlobalData M&A activity in the medical equipment sector took a dip in Q3 2011 although the venture capital market remained relatively buoyant, as the latest market research from GlobalData... > read more
Code of conduct - we talk to Anton van Zijl The healthcare industry is set to implement unique device identification on a global scale. Anton van Zijl, chair of the European Health Industry Business Communications Council, explains to...

Miniaturisation: a fantastic voyage Miniaturisation is a growing trend in the medical device industry and, as devices keep shrinking, so too must the electronic solutions on which they run. Abi Millar discusses the...

Free enterprise: innovation in Europe Small and medium-sized enterprises are the lifeblood of the medical technology industry but regulations and funding programmes are not allowing them to unleash their full potential. Elly...

A healthy market - M&A activity M&A activity in the medical equipment sector remained strong in Q2 2011 and deal values increased, driven by markets such as healthcare IT, reports...

Chain reaction: overcoming communication hurdles Many medical device companies are seeking to globalise their supply chains in an effort to access new markets and increase revenue, but with this strategy come inevitable complications. Elly...

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A platform for change
The simple and cost-effective transfer of biomarkers into a lab-on-a-chip design is now achievable thanks to an innovative joint research initiative in Germany. Project coordinators...

Bonus material: ceramics
New developments in inorganic ceramic materials such as bioceramics and bioglasses offer distinct advantages in terms of biocompatibility that metals and synthetic polymers simply can't...

Remote possibilities - GlobaData
The total value of the global remote patient monitoring market is expected to reach $556.9 million in 2016, driven by the rise in the elderly population in developed countries and an increase...

The rise of the robots – we speak to Jerry Wright at DJO Global
For medical device manufacturers the use of robotic technology to automate manufacturing and supply chain processes is in its infancy. Nic Paton meets Jerry Wright of DJO Global to discover how...

Top ten: upcoming products to benefit the heart
GlobalData analyst Anju Antony reveals the ten most innovative cardiovascular devices currently in the development...