Transforming lives through medical innovation

According to a new report released by the American Cancer Society, deaths from cancer dropped 27% over the past 25 years, meaning an estimated 2.6 million fewer people died of the disease during that period. Researchers credit long-running efforts to reduce smoking, as well as advances in detection and treatment of cancer at earlier stages, when prognosis for recovery is generally better, for this tremendous achievement.

This is excellent news for patients and their family members, caregivers and others impacted by cancer.

The next great boom of innovation is already here

Is this the end of the age of Apple? That was the question posed by Kara Swisher, editor at large for the technology news website Recode, in a column for The New York Times recently. Her piece was prompted by Apple’s announcement that it was going to miss its projected revenue by billions of dollars this quarter.

She wondered where the next great boom of innovation is going to come from.  We would argue that the next great boom of innovation is already here – and has been for quite some time – in medical technology.

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The Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) is a national trade association based in Washington, DC providing educational and advocacy assistance to innovative and entrepreneurial medical technology companies. Since 1992, MDMA has been the voice for medical technology innovation, playing a proactive role in helping to shape policies that impact the ecosystem. This is accomplished by working with key Members of Congress, senior staff at FDA, CMS and other agencies, and through the grassroots support of our members.