Physicians who encounter problems at work are now doing something about them with their medical device inventions.

Physicians are in the best position to come up with medical devices to solve vexing problems they encounter in patient care.

What kind of medical devices are physicians working on?

Medical devices range from simple tongue depressors and bedpans to complex programmable pacemakers with micro-chip technology and laser surgical devices. In addition, medical devices include in vitro diagnostic products, such as general purpose lab equipment, reagents, and test kits, which may include monoclonal antibody technology. Certain electronic radiation emitting products with medical application and claims meet the definition of medical device. Examples include diagnostic ultrasound products, x-ray machines and medical lasers.

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