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German Industry's 'State Of The Nation' Urges Higher Profile For Medtech In 2018

Executive Summary

Other than regulatory concerns, 2017 was a relatively problem-free year for Germany's medtech industry. But that is not expected to last far into 2018, according to the industry group BVMed, which this week laid out its priorities for the year ahead. It seems likely that a new government comprising the same coalition partners as in the previous administration will be decided early in the new year, and with it will come new health-care policy aims and budgets for 2017-2021.

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