Minimally invasive surgery: an opportunity not to be missed


Hospitals around the world want to minimize patient recovery times and maximize patient turnaround (read: revenue) and to this end, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is seen as a key tool. And it comes as no surprise that the nature of this technology and its heavy use of disposable devices plays right into the hand of competent medical plastics processors.

Instruments required include suction tubing, flushing devices, graspers, remote controls, and imaging equipment, notes Geoff Foote, Managing Director of Biomedical Strategy Consultants (Singapore), who estimates that the current MIS device market valued at $12 billion will grow 7.5% per annum to reach $18.5 billion in 2015. Foote was speaking at the recent Precision Engineering Business Forum held alongside the MTA 2011 show in Singapore....
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