Medical Device Manufacturers


The 8,900 medical device manufacturers in the US produce a range of products designed to diagnose and treat patients. Medical devices range in nature and complexity from simple tongue depressors and bandages to complex programmable pacemakers and sophisticated imaging systems. The key products include surgical appliances and supplies, surgical and medical instruments, electro-medical equipment, in-vitro diagnostic substances, irradiation apparatuses, dental-related products, and ophthalmic goods.

Challenges of Complex Regulations

Medical devices are subject to extensive regulation in the US by the FDA, and by comparable government agencies in other countries.

Developing New Hybrid Technologies

New hybrid technologies that incorporate pharmaceutical products with traditional medical device products are becoming popular.