Medical Technology Start-Ups In Free Fall As Industry ‘Grays’

Forbes, 18 October 2016
Author: Bruce Japsen
“The number of start-up companies in the U.S. medical technology industry has dropped nearly 70 percent over the last three decades amid regulatory challenges and competition for young talent. The number of new medical technology and device-making startups plummeted to about 600 in 2012 from nearly 1,500 annually three decades ago. The industry blames regulations such as a slow review process for devices and hurdles raised by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which has stricter rules on devices it will allow Medicare to pay for.”
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