Innovations are vital to the development of medical science and improvements to patient care, and the medical technology sector is key to this continuous progression. Defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “the application of organised knowledge and skills in the form of devices, medicines, vaccines, procedures, and systems developed to solve a health problem and improve quality of lives.” Medical technology has grown rapidly over recent years and was a standout feature at MEDICA 2018. The EMJ team have provided you with a breakdown of where the key medical technological players can be found, the fields they work in, and which companies are set to become gold medal winners in the sector in the coming years.
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