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This week, we look at the trending themes across patent filings in the medical device sector. According to the GlobalData medical database, artificial intelligence (AI) had the most patents filed in the device industry during Q2 2023.
From March 31 to June 30 2023, there were a total of 8,476 patents filed in AI.
This is a considerable amount more than the next leading patent theme, remote patient monitoring, which totalled 4,279 patents over the same quarter.
The use of AI is growing in several fields globally and the AI market is expected to reach sales of $93bn in 2023, up 12% from 2022, according to GlobalData forecasts. AI in medical devices has been a topic of conversation for quite some time, and the use in medical devices is likely to boom in 2023.
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