What is MedTech?

Medical technologies are products, services or solutions used to save and improve people’s lives.

Medical technologies are with you all the time

From pregnancy tests to ultrasound scans, medical technology is with you from before you are born. If you scratched your knee as a child, you wore a plaster; if your vision blurs, you got glasses.

When you are unwell, diagnostics and medical devices help healthcare professionals restore you to good health as quickly as possible.

Should you need surgery, medical technologies will ensure you get the care you need in a way that is safe and minimally invasive; if your blood vessels become blocked, stents can help clear the way; if you are seriously ill, an MRI scan can find the cause; if you require monitoring, digital health tools can check your health status and communicate vital data to health professionals.

What is MedTech?

Medical technologies are products, services or solutions used to save and improve people’s lives.

Medical technologies are with you all the time

From pregnancy tests to ultrasound scans, medical technology is with you from before you are born. If you scratched your knee as a child, you wore a plaster; if your vision blurs, you got glasses.

When you are unwell, diagnostics and medical devices help healthcare professionals restore you to good health as quickly as possible.

Should you need surgery, medical technologies will ensure you get the care you need in a way that is safe and minimally invasive; if your blood vessels become blocked, stents can help clear the way; if you are seriously ill, an MRI scan can find the cause; if you require monitoring, digital health tools can check your health status and communicate vital data to health professionals.

Medical technologies - at every phase of the patient pathway

In its many forms, medical technology is beneficial to the health and quality of life. Medtech offers:
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Medical technology can support in preventing disease, injury or other conditions, for example through early detection tools.

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in vitro diagnostics test results help identify a specific condition, its development and treatment selection.

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Medical technology supports patients in checking the status of a disease or chronic condition.

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Medical Technology help patients overcome injuries and diseases or treating chronic illnesses

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Medical technology is found across the whole care pathway, it accelerates recovery and keeps people healthy.

Tıbbi Cihazlar
Medical devices are products, services or solutions that prevent, diagnose, monitor, treat and care for human beings.

Medical Devices

A medical device can be an instrument, apparatus, appliance, software, implant, reagent, material or other articles. From syringes and wheelchairs to cardiac pacemakers and medical imaging technologies (such as MRI, CT and X-ray machines), medical devices can play a range of roles in maintaining and restoring health.

Medical devices are used, either alone or in combination, for individuals for one or more medical purposes:

  • Diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, treatment, or alleviation of disease;
  • Diagnosis, monitoring, treatment, alleviation, or compensation for an injury or handicap;
  • Investigation, replacement, or modification of the anatomy or of a physiological process;

In vitro diagnostics (IVDs) are non-invasive tests used on biological samples (for example blood, urine or tissues) to determine the status of one’s health.

In Vitro Diagnostics (IVDs)

IVDs never come into direct contact with a person as they provide information based on a sample. Their value resides in the quality of information they provide.

IVDs do not treat patients but their role is to provide information that enables patients and healthcare professionals to make healthcare decisions.

Examples of in vitro diagnostic tests:

  • Hepatitis or HIV tests
  • Clinical chemistry
  • Coagulation test systems
  • Urine test strips
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Reagents and reagent products for the detection of infections
  • Blood sugar monitoring systems for diabetics
  • Receptacles manufactured specifically for medical specimens

European IVD Market Statistics Report

Information and data generated by medical technologies play a vital role in improving health outcomes and make health systems more efficient.

Digital Health Solutions

Digital health and care refers to tools and services that use information and communication technologies (ICTs) to improve prevention, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and management of health and lifestyle. Digital health and care have the potential to innovate and improve access to care, quality of care, and to increase the overall efficiency of the health sector.

Digital tools will play a central role in many of the most promising areas of healthcare innovation. As we advance towards a more personalised, predictive, precision healthcare, data will be key. In future, healthcare can be more integrated, value-based and with a stronger focus on patient outcomes.