Leading Medtechs See Organic Growth Across A Market In Flux
In 2018, the top 100 publicly listed and reportable medical device technology companies had global sales spanning from over $30bn to some $100m in the lower reaches. As the latest In Vivo Medtech 100 ranking shows, many of the major changes in value sales were linked to company restructurings. But there were some impressive organic gains too.
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