MIS 2014, Part 2: Opportunities And Challenges
The increasing prevalence of MIS and the opportunity for greater MIS penetration in existing procedures translate into significant growth potential for the MIS products market in the years ahead. Despite some challenges, device manufacturers are driving growth in the market by targeting key procedures and geographies with new robotic surgery systems and robotic-like technologies designed to enable more complex procedures to be performed via an MIS approach.
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