• by bcarlson@marketresearch.com
  • January 3 2014


Kalorama Predicts MedTech Trends: MDDI Magazine

Kalorama Predicts MedTech Trends: MDDI Magazine

As this MD+DI  article demonstrates, the price of new taxes and costs to device makers may be this - less R&D spending by medical device cos..  And this means less innovation. In the interview, we noted that although the full picture for 2013 remains to be seen, there was less growth in R&D spending-not a decline, but less growth-in 2012.  We expect 2013 to end up painting a similar picture. 

"How does medtech grow long-term when there could be less money within internal budgets and from investor capital for innovation? How does it secure more ‘hits’ from existing research and development efforts? [How does it] come up with innovative products while there are less funds to put into on R&D. How does medtech retain its reputation and special status as a high growth area in the minds of investors given the high-profile taxes and regulations in the field?" These are the questions that have already kept execs up at night and will continue to cause many more sleepless nights in the coming year - Bruce Carlson, Publisher, Kalorama Information

Each year, Kalorama assesses the market and watches an index of device companies.    Kalorama’s report on Medical Devices, including a look at the performance of top medical device companies, can be found here: http://www.kaloramainformation.com/Global-Medical-Devices-7546398/