Posts tagged medical devices
Why do Medtech Companies Need a Market Access Plan in Latin America?

Emerging markets are the engines of growth today, and, thus, performing in these markets is critical for the majority of pharmaceutical and medical technology companies. Market access has gained considerable attention worldwide as countries try to contain their escalating healthcare expenditures amidst the global economic slowdown. This has resulted in governments adopting stricter measures for new product approval. Thus, pharmaceutical and medical technology companies are finding it increasingly difficult to successfully address the specific challenges posed by various government and regulatory agencies and stakeholders.

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How Can bioaccess.™ Help You Develop and Succeed with your Medical Device

Our product development and clinical experts have extensive experience in designing and conducting early stage healthcare technologies. We have the capabilities to offer a complete clinical testing and verification pathway from production ready prototype to acute and chronic animal experiments to first-in-man and feasibility clinical trials with the highest clinical research standard. We are familiar with the regulatory pathways and its overall impact in bringing a product to market.

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The World’s Scariest — And Most Promising — Medical Device Market

Medical device imports in Mexico — which boasts a population of about 130 million, claimed a GDP of US$1.15 trillion in 2017, and embraces Spanish as its official language — were about $4.8 billion in 2017.(10,2) This article analyzes the current medical device market in Mexico and its potential. There is heavy competition on the Mexican medical device market, it is not exactly well-regulated, and innovation is unstable, but it still is expected to grow.

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Should You Conduct Your Medical Device Clinical Trial In Latin America?

According to, device trials have increased 94 percent from 2012 to 2017. The medical device contract research organization (CRO) market is expected to continue growing at 11.5 percent per year; at this rate, the market could reach nearly $13 billion by 2033. 

Latin America has seen an explosive growth in medical clinical trials. According to, out of the 35,780 global medical device trials conducted since 2000, 1,219 of them (or 3.4 percent) were registered in Latin America. 

The same data reveals that from 2000 to 2010, there were 255 medical device clinical trials in Latin America; there were 891 from 2011 to 2017 — an impressive 249 percent growth.

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How can Medical Device Companies Access the Latin American Market to Increase Sales and Achieve Long-Term Growth

Latin America is developing into that sizable, predictable part of the world market of medical devices. The region has developed into predictable, flourishing healthcare markets that would allow foreign manufacturers to have sustainable commercial operations. The Latin American market for medical devices and equipment is worth approximately an impressive US$30 billion.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Successful Latin America Market Entry Strategies for Medical Device Companies

There’s no question that the medical equipment/devices market in Latin America is growing. Infusion pumps, dialysis equipment, prosthetic heart valves, and cardiac assist devices are projected to grow anywhere from 5% to nearly 14% a year between now and 2021. 25 medical device categories showed impressive gains in eight different countries during 2017. Why so much growth? It could be due to large changes in health conditions that are sweeping the region.

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