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Medical technology innovations - challenges for research, economic an health policy. Summary

Lindner, Ralf; Nusser, Michael; Zimmermann, Ann; Hartig, Juliane; Hüsing, Bärbel


The medical technology sector is characterised by a pronounced innovative strength, high knowledge intensity and social relevance due to its contributions to the health care of the population. In Germany, the situation of this future-oriented sector can be characterised as good overall: The scientific-technical basis of medical technology research and development (R&D) is internationally outstanding in many areas. As an industry, German medical technology manufacturers are very well positioned and occupy a leading place on the world market alongside the USA and Japan. Despite this favourable starting position, the industry faces a number of challenges resulting from intensifying international competition, the internationalisation of production and distribution structures and the changing conditions in the health care sector.
Subject and objective of the study
The promotion of medical technology and the creation of the most favourable framework conditions possible also pose considerable challenges for the public sector: In addition to taking into account the complex requirements for the promotion of this markedly heterogeneous cross-sectional technology, it must be noted that medical technology falls within the sphere of responsibility of both research, economic and health policy. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000137947
Veröffentlicht am 22.10.2021
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Funktionelle Grenzflächen (IFG)
Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Publikationstyp Forschungsbericht/Preprint
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 12.2009
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2364-2599
KITopen-ID: 1000137947
Verlag Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB)
Umfang 13 S.
Serie TAB Working report ; 134
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Schlagwörter Medical technology; Technology assessment; Benchmarking; Research policy; Governance; Innovation
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