Because of remarkable advances in science and technology, including those in the health care industry, life expectancy in many countries has been steadily growing. As a result, the expanding proportion of elderly people promises further growth of demand for medical devices.

Equipment types within the medical devices industry are categorized as follows:

  • In-vitro Diagnostics – includes all types of diagnostic test equipment

  • Electro-medical equipment –includes patient monitoring, MRI machines, ultrasound

  • Irradiation apparatus – includes X-ray devices and other diagnostic imaging like CT/PET

  • Surgical and medical instruments – includes aesthesia apparatus, orthopedic instruments, optical diagnostic apparatus, blood transfusion devices, etc.

  • Dental equipment

  • Ophthalmic equipment – for eye examination and eye surgery