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?
Last month, I was a speaker at the Med Tech Monday Conference in Irvine CA. It was a great conference with speakers covering every aspect of the medical technology market – from product development to regulatory approval. I spoke about how to use licensing as a strategy to get your medical device technology into the commercial market. The presentation focused on seven key reasons why licensing is one of the best go-to-market strategies for the med-tech industry – especially for startups.
Medical device technology is one of the biggest industries in health care, and growing demand for state-of-the-art consumer medical devices is driving this explosive growth. It’s an industry that is becoming a high-volume consumer electronics market in which technical innovation, cost control and IP are critical to commercial success. It’s also a very competitive industry and succeeding requires staying informed on the best practices for product development, marketing, sales, financing, IP management and licensing.