Canada offers a highly diversified, R&D intensive, technology based and export oriented medical device sector, with about 1,500 firms employing 35,000 peopleFootnote 1 and exporting $1.9 billion worth of medical devices in 2013.Footnote 2 Demographic trends, developments in science and engineering, and changes in care delivery are expected to contribute to the sector’s future growth.
“ Medtronic remains committed to Canada and looks forward to the evolution of its medical technology strategies and to becoming a trusted partner in delivering innovative health system solutions. ”
Neil Fraser, President, Medtronic of Canada Ltd.
Leading Networks, Research Groups and Support Programs
- National Research Council of Canada
- Medical Image Analysis Laboratory (MIAL)
- Centre for Imaging Technology and Commercialization (CIMTEC)
- Alberta Centre for Advanced Micro- and Nanotechnology Products
- Brain Repair Centre
- Montréal Diabetes Research Center
- Centre for Contact Lens Research
- Excellence in Clinical Innovation Technology Evaluation (EXCITE)
- Industrial Research and Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)
- Export Development Canada (EDC)
- Business Development Bank (BDC)
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MEDEC. About Our Industry.
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Industry Canada. Medical Device Industry Profile, 2013.
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KPMG, Competitive Alternatives,(2014)
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U.S. National Institutes of Health; based on a number of active sites for medical devices.