Medical Device + Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI) has seen its share of amazing advancements over its 40 years of existence. Everything from rapid prototyping to PEEK to the use of artificial intelligence has helped spark new innovation in the medical device industry. To commemorate MD+DI's 40th anniversary, our editors have compiled a timeline of major medtech milestones from 1979 to the present. Included in the timelines are engineering-related developments as well as game-changing medical devices, regulatory milestones, mega-mergers, and other events that have impacted the industry. Click the links below to check out 40 years of medtech milestones by decade.