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Learn how medical technology innovation brings jobs and health to our economy

America’s medical technology industry leads the world, providing quality jobs and economic strength to families, communities and our economy. In the face of growing international competition, we can preserve and strengthen our success through policies and regulations that value improvement and continued progress through innovation.


26 Million Americans are thought to have diabetes.
March 2014

A graphical representation of the societal impacts of diabetes and innovations in treatment options. Click to download>>



Advances in medical devices and diagnostics allow people to live healthier, more productive lives.
March 2014

Medical technology has revolutionized the treatment and care of patients while decreasing overall health system costs and creating jobs. Learn how in this new video.

In recent years, medical technology has revolutionized the ways in which people are screened for and live with diabetes.
March 2014

Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose, or blood sugar, caused when the body either does not produce enough insulin or is unable to use insulin in an effective way. When not controlled, the high level of glucose can lead to serious health complications, including death. click to download >>

The tax has resulted in employment reductions of approximately 14,000 industry workers and forgone hiring of 19,000 workers.
Medical Device Tax Report
March 2014

Key findings on the impact of the medical device tax. Click to download>>



Total Joint Replacement is a valuable treatment option for many of the 27 million Americans who suffer from Osteoarthritis.
December 2013

Total Joint Replacement is a valuable treatment option for many of the 27 million Americans who suffer from Osteoarthritis, a disease for which there is no cure. Despite its proven personal and economic benefits, total joint replacement is severely underutilized. Click to download>>

Study Shows Declining Prices For Major Implantable Devices
September 2013

In this study, we examine empirical evidence on reported average price trends for several major categories of implantable medical devices (IMDs) over the period 2007 through 2011.We find that the reported average price for each type of implantable medical device studied declined during this period, both on a nominal and inflation-adjusted basis. Using the medicalcare CPI, we calculate the decline in inflation-adjusted prices to be from 17 to 34 percentdepending on the device category. Click to download>>