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Acta Inform Med. 2012 Mar;20(1):44-6. doi: 10.5455/aim.2012.20.44-46.

Major innovations and trends in the medical device sector.

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The Intervention Centre, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway ; Institute for Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway ; BH Heart Centre, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Activities related to medical innovation are accelerating and becoming increasingly important due to the demand for better and less invasive therapies, a rapidly aging population in the developed world and a globally larger population able to afford advanced medical care. Medical Innovation is occurring in the fields of pharmacy, diagnostics and therapeutic imaging, surgical products, interventional procedures and devices. Increasing understanding of basic disease processes further opens the opportunities for innovators. Increased knowledge often cause major paradigm shifts in therapeutic methods.

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