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5 Factors That Could Cost Medtech $34B by 2020 | Qmed

5 Factors That Could Cost Medtech $34B by 2020 | Qmed | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it

The big uptick in medtech megamergers is just the beginning of a profound set of changes facing the medical device industry, according to a new report from ATKearney. The industry’s profit margins are set to fall drastically, falling nine points from 25% in 2012 to 16% by 2020, the report predicts.

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1. Do It: Try to Make the Device as Easy as Possible to Use. | Qmed

1. Do It: Try to Make the Device as Easy as Possible to Use. | Qmed | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it

Whether it’s striving for simplicity in design or recognizing that people are capable of countless mistakes while using something, Qmed has collected plenty of tips on medical device design. Here are four dos and three don’ts to get you started.

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All MedTech companies developing new products should read this!

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10 of the Biggest MedTech Movers of 2014 … So Far | Qmed

10 of the Biggest MedTech Movers of 2014 … So Far | Qmed | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Although the 2014 New Year’s baby is barely out of its diapers, enough earnings reports are out that it is a good time to sort out who the big movers and shakers are so far.A month ago, we profiled five of the best performing companies and five of...
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Medical Device Manufacturers of the Year 2012

Medical Device Manufacturers of the Year 2012 | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it

In a year when healthcare costs are under conditnued pressure, three companies have been selected as the Medical Device Manufacturers of the year. Their patient-monitoring systems promise to improve outcomes, make medical care more efficient, and ultimately cut costs out of the healthcare system.

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Innovating Medical Devices for the Next Growth Market

Innovating Medical Devices for the Next Growth Market | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Exponential growth in demand for health care is expected in developing countries - presenting huge opportunities for manufacturers who align products to local communities.
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Dos and Don'ts of Medical Device Design | Qmed

Whether it’s striving for simplicity in design or recognizing that people are capable of countless mistakes while using something, Qmed has collected feedback from our audience and added it to our list of dos and don’ts.

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Excellent guidelines for managing medtech design. If you follow all of these you will eliminate most of the reasons why medtech products fail in market or even before launch.

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MedTech Breakthroughs: February 2014 Edition | Qmed

MedTech Breakthroughs: February 2014 Edition | Qmed | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it

When it comes to medical device innovation, 2014 started out with a bang—or more precisely with the thump of a beating heart.

University of Illinois-Champaign researchers announced they have created a super-thin silicone-encased, bendable energy harvester that can be affixed to a beating heart. Meanwhile, Google said that it is engaged in medtech innovation as it develops a glucose-reading contact lens.

If the rest of the year is like January and February, 2014 could be a memorable year indeed for medical device innovation. Read on to find out about five medtech breakthroughs that have already made news this year.

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The Top Medtech Trends of 2013 | Qmed

The Top Medtech Trends of 2013 | Qmed | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Qmed (formerly Medical Device Link) is the world's first completely prequalified supplier directory and news source for medical device OEMs. Find medical device suppliers and IVD suppliers who are FDA-registered, ISO 13485- and ISO 9001-certified.
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Med tech at the interface of nano and medical implants

Med tech at the interface of nano and medical implants | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it

Interfaces form a fertile ground for innovation, and engineering surfaces at the nanoscale can offer a boost to implantable medical devices.

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