The medical device industry is facing challenging headwinds. Governments and health insurers worldwide are looking to control costs. Hospitals are operating on tighter budgets. And private facilities are receiving lower reimbursements. These trends are creating significant changes in the healthcare industry and the way medical devices are valued and purchased. The question is will your business capitalize on these trends or fall by the wayside?
Many times what goes in a product is more important than the product itself. And that presents a great licensing opportunity. That’s just what one cannabis company decided to do. Rather than use their technology to make and sell products, they use their R&D technology to help other product manufacturers deliver better and more consistent products.
Your IP is more than just the foundation for your products or services. You most likely created it to solve a problem or meet customer demand. If it solves a problem for you and it works, then it can solve a problem for other companies in a different market or industry. That’s a golden licensing opportunity and it should be part of your business strategy.
Fast-growing industries offer a great licensing opportunity. One example is the cannabis industry which is quickly growing as states legalize recreational and medical use. To meet the skyrocketing demand, companies are scrambling to find new technologies for production and delivery of cannabis in all forms from medicinal purposes to edible products.
What happens if your company is growing so fast it can’t keep up with demand? For many companies, they wind up going out of business as they lose frustrated customers because they’re unable to deliver products. But for smart companies they turn to licensing as a strategy to quickly scale up their business.