In the medical device industry, scientific disciplines and engineering merge in the creation of innovations that benefit the health care system as well as society at large. Firms in this industry approach the diagnosis and treatment of ailments by providing a wide range of quality products suited to increasingly specialized needs. Medical devices provided by Canadian firms include:
- Medical, surgical and dental equipment
- Furniture, supplies and consumables
- Orthopaedic appliances
- Prosthetics and assistive devices
- Electromedical equipment
- Diagnostic kits, reagents and equipment
In Canada, the medical device sector is dominated by Canadian-owned facilities by number, and foreign-owned facilities by market share. The United States is the primary market for Canadian medical device exports. Our Medical Device Industry Profile gives more detail of the industry in general and the Medical Device Trade Statistics Summary provides trade information between Canada and its major trading partners in medical devices.