Medtech Exclusive Survey: Top Regulatory Concerns

Posted in Regulatory and Compliance by Heather Thompson on March 15, 2012

What do you think about the medical device industry? Does the 510(k) warrant more concern than PMAs and healthcare reform? We surveyed 283 people from medical device manufacturing and supply companies to get the scoop on what readers really care about.

Which regulation / processes are of the most concern to you and your company during the product life-cycle?  (Please select the top two in order were 1 = Most significant concern, 2 = Second most significant concern.)

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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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