September 11 fail to rock German medtech sector:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The German association precision mechanics and optical industries (F+O) last year enjoyed an increase in turnover of 6.4% compared with 2000. Despite a precarious year for exports, the medical technology sector contributed extensively to F+O's overall turnover of E31 billion ($27 billion). Medical technology turnover increased by some 17% in each quarter of 2001 compared with the pervious year. The events of September 11 do not seem to have troubled the medtech sector, claims F+O. The association's overall export turnover rose by 6.6% in 2001. Its inland turnover was slightly lower at 6.2%.