10% of the global population to
be 65+ by 2018.
ife expectancy is expected to increase from
an estimated 72.7 years in 2013 to 73.7 years
by 2018, bringing the number of people
globally, 580 million – 10% percent of the
population to be over 65. 10% of the global
population will be over 65 by 2018. 1 in every
4 Japanese, 5 Western Europeans, 10 Chinese.
Source: Overview and Outlook,” 2015 Global
Life Sciences Outlook: Adapting in an Era of
Transformation 2015, December 2014
The FDA approves 50%
more PMA’s in 2015 vs 2014
FDA approved 30 new PMAs in 2015, a 50% increase
over the same time period in 2014. The number of first
time PMAs and HDE increased 43% in 2014 to 33; 510k
clearances are up 5% to 3,244.
Source: FDA Regulatory Analysis (2007-2014),
EvaluateMed Tech World Preview 2015, Outlook to
2020, October 2015
Medtech industry could be seeing $100b in mergers
for the year 2015.
The first half of the year 86 mergers and acquisitions happened
in the medtech industry. While being an average number for
the first half of the year, the value for the mergers that closed
is $83b, which is already double the figure of $39b for 2014.
Medtronic’s acquisition of Covidien contributed to $50b of the
$83b of the first half of 2015.
Source: Mergers to hit $100b by year-end? 2015 Medtech Half-Year Review, July 2015.