Predicting the future isn’t easy, but it can be fun and oftentimes insightful. Reflection, actually, is a valuable forecasting tool, as it can help analysts better understand market trends and determine their potential impact(s) going forward.
In 2018, political unpredictability greatly impacted the medtech sector. Trade wars with China, a revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and tariffs all dominated the headlines last year. M&A continued to be strong and significantly shaped the industry; advanced technology, artificial intelligence (AI), connected health, and security were top trends. Generally speaking—despite the stock market pull back at the end of 2018—the medtech sector fared better than most industries last year.
So what does 2019 have in store for medtech? Mark Bonifacio shares his predictions in this recent article for MPO magazine.