At Compamed 2022, the industry association SPECTARIS has published the 15th edition of the industry book “The German Medical Technology Industry – Yearbook 2022/2023”. The yearbook is available for download with the kind support of SPECTARIS e.V. as the originator via this link (only in German available).

The industry book provides numerous national, European and international market data from the medical technology industry, gives important insights with editorial contributions and provides detailed information on the economic development trends of this innovative industry sector.

Topics 2022 / 2023:

The healthcare system in its third Corona year. But hardly anyone expected Europe to face additional new serious problems.

The Yearbook highlights the impact of the Russian war of aggression on the industry.

The Medical Device Regulation (MDR) has been in effect for more than a year. There were significant implementation problems as early as 2021. Since then, the aftermath of the MDR has become increasingly visible for the industry: innovation is being massively thwarted. Many medical devices are already being withdrawn from the market as a result of the MDR, and many more will be by 2024. Efforts are now being made to find solutions.  The open construction sites in connection with the implementation of the MDR are dealt with comprehensively.

The SPECTARIS Yearbook also deals with the current state of digitalization in healthcare. With the Digital Care Act (DVG) of December 2019, the legislature has created a new entitlement for statutorily insured persons to receive care using digital health applications (DiGA) (“app on prescription”).Other topics include the European AI Regulation and cybersecurity.

In addition, the Yearbook features reports on international medtech markets, including an update on China, the U.S., United Kingdom, and Indonesia, as well as the situation in Russia since the sanctions. There is also news on the supply of medical devices and the EU HTA Regulation. The publication is rounded off by articles on current research projects.