Market Research Sources of Interest to Medical Device Manufacturers

AMG Research is a full-service business-to-business market research firm with global capabilities. AMG has extensive experience in the healthcare / medical industry. The types of studies AMG conducts include NPD, VOC, pricing, market opportunity assessment, market sizing/market share, customer satisfaction, brand awareness, and competitor analysis. The company utilizes both qualitative (e.g., face-to-face interviews, in-depth telephone interviews and focus groups) and quantitative methodologies, as well as a variety of techniques (e.g., conjoint analysis) to obtain the needed information.

BCC Research publishes business opportunity reports for various high-tech markets. The group's Web site has a catalog, with brief synopses, of reports covering advanced materials, biotechnology, instruments and sensors, medical and healthcare products, packaging, plastics and polymers, coatings, and other product types.

Clinica Reports produces business reports for the international medical device and diagnostic industries. Up to 15 new titles published each every year covering strategic issues, R&D, companies, products and markets, regulatory topics, and directories.

Cogent Research Cogent Research provides custom marketing research, qualitative research, syndicated research products, and evidence-based consulting to leading organizations in the financial services, life sciences and consumer goods industries.

DataMonitor offers both strategic market analysis and management consulting. With offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, and Germany, the group offers particular expertise in European markets. Market reports of interest to device manufacturers will be found in both the "healthcare" and "medical equipment" sections of the site.

Founded as a subsidiary of Arthur D. Little, Decision Resources provides research and consulting services for high-tech industries. Although medical devices are not a primary focus, the group does offer expertise in diagnostics and managed care.

The Freedonia Group is an international business research company, founded in 1985, that publishes more than 100 industry research studies annually. The company produces a number of different reports on subjects of interest to the medical device community.

iData Research is an international market research and consulting group focused on providing market intelligence, monitoring and competitive insight to medical, dental and pharmaceutical companies around the world. Their services include market research reports in over 20 different research categories, subscription services in more than 60 languages, procedure and reimbursement tracking as well as custom consulting services.

Knowledge Enterprises Inc. is a market research and consulting firm focusing exclusively on the orthopedics sector. The very useful Web site provides info about consulting services as well as the group's industry newsletters, physician surveys, and other market-research projects.

Manhattan Research investigates technology adoption among practicing U.S. physicians of interest to the device and diagnostic industry with Taking the Pulse Medical Device & Diagnostic: Physicians and Emerging Information Technologies. This syndicated data service provides device and diagnostic marketers with data about physician portals, device and diagnostic corporate and product sites, physician search engine usage, electronic detailing, electronic medical records (EMR), mobile devices, and the actions physicians take after seeking various kinds of medical information online.

Medtech Insight is a market research company and publisher of the "medtech insight" newsletter, a monthly publication designed to keep medical device executives up-to-date on the latest discoveries, trends, and innovations in the industry. The company also publishes analyses of medical technology markets through its Reports group and holds "Investment In Innovation" conferences for small emerging medical technology companies in need of funding, acquisition, or strategic alliance.

Millennium Research Group (MRG) provides publications and advisory services through offices in Toronto, Boston, and London. The group specializes in endoscopy, cardiology, orthopedics, dental equipment, spine care, and interventional radiology. A separate e-Health division focuses the convergence of medical and communication technology.

MindBranch, a publication clearinghouse, sells an extensive selection of newsletters, market reports, and directories in more than 130 industry segments.

WDI Healthcare Markets Group is an advisory and investment banking firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. Under the link marked "Healthcare Industry Reports," you'll find summaries of industry share-price performance, revenues, and growth rates. The firm also conducts original research for clients regarding new technologies, systems, market opportunities, trends, competition, channels of distribution, and market threats.