Wednesday, January 31, yours truly will be joined by some industry notables in a webinar on the current state of the medical technology industry. The event, produced by MX Magazine and sponsored by medical outsourcing company Avail, will present growth and market size numbers for a variety of hot medical device market segments. You can register for the webinar here. I will be reporting on the diagnostic imaging and health care IT markets.

This time of year is a peak one for new market research studies. And it seems you can't produce a study these days that does not mention "IT communications networks", or some similar phrase, as a key short term trend. One of the webinar presenters will be talking about point of care diagnostics, a market that's ripe for medical device connectivity. Ventilators is another market with increasing market requirements for medical device connectivity, including both EMR integration and remote surveillance and alarm notification.

If you have any questions after the webinar, just drop me a line or leave a comment here.