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Market Intel: Bioelectronics, Imaging Fortify Medtech's Defense Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

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As rheumatoid arthritis treatment improves in the biologics era, patients need fewer joint replacements. Instead, they now require more closely monitored, agile care, in the face of a growing shortage of qualified rheumatologists. These demands help propel digital health applications, bioelectronic devices and novel imaging modalities into the medtech spotlight.

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