Challenges and Opportunities

The community developing and using MST for medical devices is a very heterogeneous scene of academic researchers, specialized MST companies, medical device corporations, start-ups, and clinicians. In order to better understand the challenges and opportunities of MST in medical devices, our institute has a conducted global survey among executives from research and industry on the use of medical microsystems technology. This survey was done in 2004 within the scope of the netMED project funded by the European Union (GIRT-CT-2002-05113). The study was based on a standardized questionnaire and included 110 persons, with about 50% of participants coming from the medical device industry and the remaining participants from R&D institutes and MST companies.

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