Advanced therapies require new and more extensive use of medical devices.
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.
Ophthalmic equipment – for eye examination and eye surgery