8 key medtech industry trends in 2015

Written by  Laura Dyrda

Despite challenging times in healthcare, the medtech market growth is expected to continue at a 4.4 percent compound annual growth rate through 2018 with a sales value of $384 billion worldwide next year, according to a Plastics Today report.

Here are eight key trends discussed in the report:

1. Consolidation will still make big news — Last year Zimmer’s acquisition of Biomet and Medtronic’s acquisition of Covidien changed the landscape and in 2015 Stryker’s rumored attempts to acquire Smith & Nephew could come to fruition. However, future acquisitions may not be so big and companies acquiring start-ups will look for the ability to cut costs and improve efficiency instead of incremental improvements on existing devices.

2. Medical device tax could be gone for good — A new Republican majority in the House and Senate could eliminate the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device companies with additional support from some leading Democrats.


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Josh Sandberg is the President and CEO of Ortho Spine Partners and sits on several company and industry related Boards. He also is the Creator and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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