Medtech Exclusive Survey: Top Industry Concerns

Posted by Heather Thompson on March 15, 2012

What do you think about the medical device industry? Top concerns included FDA interference and the declining role of Western market leadership. We surveyed 283 people from medical device manufacturing and supply companies to get the scoop on what readers really care about.

  How would you rate your level of concern about the following areas, as they relate to the medical design and manufacturing industry?  (1=Not at all concerned, 4=Somewhat concerned, 7=Very concerned)

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A targeted Internet survey was fielded from February 1st – February 10th, 2012.

The sample consisted of 283 respondents from UBM Canon’s database of medical device professionals who replied to an editorial asking for feedback.

Respondent Details:

  • Over 80% of respondents are male and nearly two-thirds are between 45 and 55 years old.
  • Half of respondents have Master’s or Doctorate degrees, and nearly half work in a company that employs fewer than 100 people.
  • One-quarter of respondents work in management and 22% are an owner / partner in their organization.
  • 40% of respondents have at least 20 years of experience in the medical design and manufacturing industry.

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