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Healthtech innovation among medical industry companies has dropped off in the last three months

September 20, 2022


Research and innovation in healthtech in the medical sector has declined in the last year.

The most recent figures show that the number of healthtech related patent applications in the industry stood at 1592 in the three months ending July – down from 1934 over the same period in 2021.

Figures for patent grants related to healthtech followed a similar pattern to filings – shrinking from 983 in the three months ending July 2021 to 756 in the same period in 2022.

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