June 8, 2010 – Newtown, PA – Canon Data Products Group and PharmaLive.com announce the release of the second-annual “Top 100 Medical Device Companies” Special Report. This report provides professionals working in or serving the medical device industry with analysis of the business operations and strategies of the top-performing medical device companies.

June 14, 2010

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Pharmalive.com Releases Second Annual Top 100 Medical Device Companies Special Report

Breakthrough advancements in medical devices and convergent technologies for the development of next-generation products have improved patient monitoring, safety and outcomes, reduced recovery time, and prevented costly complications.


Many U.S.-based device companies are developing partnerships on a global scale to pursue innovation and implement strategies that will allow them to expand into emerging markets. Corporate managers believe that this strategy will offset the impact of diminishing VC investment due to almost-certain changes regarding the U.S. approval pathway for medical devices and the proposed innovation tax that skeptics fear may stifle innovation, decrease job opportunities, and limit solutions available to patients.


Although U.S. companies make up more than half of the listing of the top 100 medical device companies, the proliferation of international giants shows that the industry is generating more and more profits from global outreach efforts, particularly in China, Japan, and Europe.


Despite all of the acquisitions occurring in the medical device sector as well as the new crop of small start-up companies, almost all of the top 100 medical device companies based on 2008 revenue retained the same status based on 2009 sales. The Johnson & Johnson family of businesses remains the world’s largest and most diverse medical device and diagnostic company.


Through acquisitions, Siemens Healthcare is the first integrated healthcare company combining imaging and lab diagnostics, therapy, and healthcare IT solutions supplemented by consulting and support services. Siemens delivers solutions across the entire continuum of care – from prevention and early detection, to diagnosis, therapy, and care. In the company’s fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2009, Siemens Healthcare generated revenue of 11.95 billion euros and profit of roughly 1.45 billion euros.


New product innovation usually plays the most prominent role in determining company success and sustainability year after year.


“The top 100 companies generated $277.18 billion in 2009 medical technology revenue (excluding certain companies’ other industry sales), an increase compared with the 2008 figure of $271.97 billion,” says Andrew Humphreys, editor in chief of Canon Data Products Group. “The United States leads the way with 59 out of the top 100 device companies, followed by Europe with 25 and the Asia-Pacific region with 16.”


Data featured in this report include:

  • Company overview

  • Six fiscal years of financial data

  • Rankings by revenue

  • Leadership personnel

  • M&A activity

  • Key products


This PharmaLive Special Report is available at www.PharmaLive.com/specialreports.


For more information, contact Sandra Baker at 215-944-9836 or [email protected].


About Canon Data Products Group

Canon Data Products Group, a division of Canon Communications LLC, publishes PharmaLive and Appliance Special Reports, which provide financial, company, and product statistical data and qualitative analysis for the global pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and appliance industries; maintains eKnowledgeBase and MDRWeb, comprehensive market intelligence tools serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical-device sectors; and manages company-wide Site Licenses for PharmaLive.com, Med Ad News, and R&D Directions.






Sandra Baker


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