Medical Devices Industry Trends


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Fiona Dunlevy
January 2, 2013

Like the time, the industry of medical technology continues to advance. The ability to invent or seize an opportunity for innovation is still present. Even though sometimes it seems that the ultimate discovery was made in an area of ​​treatment, there is always someone who, five, ten or twenty years later, an idea that will further improve it. So instead to enroll in a gym this year, why not choose as a resolution for the new year to devote your time to the success of your medical invention? To give you a nudge in the right direction, we review the innovative devices of 2012 and predict the trends for 2013. Will we see your invention in the balance next year?

Revelations robotic

Medical technology has ended the year on a good news with the announcement in December, a quadriplegic woman had managed to control a robotic arm by thought. Two microelectrodes implanted in his brain converted his thoughts into actions through a brain machine 1 interface. In 2013, the focus will be on a team at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden 2, which plans to set up a company controlled by the thought of the skeleton of an amputee prosthesis, using a method called "osseointegration ". Impulses from the brain and the return of the prosthesis shall be exchanged by means of a titanium implant and electrodes placed on the abutment member. Max Ortiz Catalan, PhD student on the project, explains: "We have developed a new two-way interface with the human system as well as natural and intuitive control body. If the first winter operations are successful, we will be the first research group in the world to achieve controlled by thought prostheses that patients can use in their daily activities. "

Rewarding excellence

One of the most popular topics discussed at the conference of the European Society of Cardiology 3 was renal denervation. December results were published at the end of a year of study by Medtronic Symplicity 4. These confirm the validation of renal denervation as a new innovative method of treating drug-resistant hypertension. Other developments from the European medical device industry were rewarded by MEDTEC EMDT Innovation Awards 5 and many of them have focused on non-invasive treatments or the ease of use for patients. The MitraClip system for the non-surgical treatment of mitral regurgitation was awarded Most Innovative Cardiac Product while RhinoChill intranasal cooling system, which cools the brain via the nasal cavity in emergency situations, received the award for critical care and emergency medicine. Telcare was declared best start-up medical devices for the development of a cellular glucose reader that transmits data to the health care provider and provides instant feedback and advice to the patient.

Care hand

This latter price which gives an idea of ​​one of the major trends for 2013. Most experts, including the study group market InMedica 6 and blog devoted to medical technology Medtechinsider 7, agree that remote care will grow in 2013. The explosion of these tele reflects the use of smartphones and their combination ensures continuous monitoring of patients at home. A range of applications related to health care will become available as an electrocardiogram for iPhone allowing patients to take responsibility to help them manage their disease.

2009-12-02 11:47:51 by spyder_49

Thanks FD. I actually found this company ...

... via a CL post many months ago. They are in the health care field (medical devices), which was one of my target industries early in my job search. (Of course it has since widened to include most every industry ...). I missed out on the first opportunity, but registered on their company website to email me of future job postings.
I received an email two weeks ago of this new position and submitted my app. Part of the process is to complete a separate online questionnaire - so I considered that the first part of the interview.
Then last week I received a request for a phone interview - which I scheduled for yesterday

2006-06-23 15:50:45 by nbcard

It is a dead end job - i do it now

Do not beleive the hype - it is not the pinnacle of sales jobs. it is actually ideal for a lazy person with no actual sales skills.
i have been in it for two years - and it was the worst career move i have ever made - they tempt you with a decent base salary - but your bonus, and therefore true earning potential are severly capped.
if you want to get into medical sales- look into devices, dental or veterinary. pharma sales is dead - also take a look ta cafepharma message boards - get some good dirt on the industry and any job you are thinking of taking

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