Health Instruments and Medical Instrument Industry: what will it take for the Industry to win?

By Mark Litt, MD, FNP, FACEP,FNP, FAIP, FAIS and PhD, FAP, FACP.

This is a joint article by the Journal of Medical Engineering, The Journal of Engineering Medicine, The Lancet and The Lancet Oncology, and is the first of a three-part series.

The authors acknowledge the support of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Division of Cancer Research, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

The article has been prepared for the FutureHealth and Health Systems Lab, funded by the National Science Foundation, with support from the NIAID, the Department of Energy Office of Science, the US Department of Commerce Office of Research and Development, the NASA Office of Engineering and Technology, and the Department in the Treasury.

The work was supported by a Department of Defense Graduate Research Fellowship, a National Institutes in the Public Interest Grant, and a grant from the Department and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (HRAQ).

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

This article is part of the FutureTechnology series, a partnership between the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the University Health Network, and The FutureScience Institute.

The FutureTech team is made up of senior researchers at the University and University of San Antonio who help identify promising new technologies for the future of medicine.

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