Medical technology: companies in the major segments in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017

The medical technology sector applies the knowledge and experience of the health sector to medication, medical equipment, vaccines, medical practice and organizational systems. In 2017, the digital health segment had the largest number of companies at 491. This was followed by the assistive technology segment at 347 companies. The segment with the smallest number of companies was implant devices, at 21 companies.

Breakdown of the MedTech sector

Although the single use technology segment had the fourth highest amount of companies in 2017, it had the highest turnover of the major segments in the medical technology sector. At 1.98 billion British pounds, it was higher than in vitro diagnostic technologies and orthopedic devices with turnovers of 1.72 billion and 1.5 billion British pounds respectively. The digital health segment had an employment of over ten thousand in this year, the highest of any medical technology segment.

Use of digital health in the UK

As of 2018, only eleven percent of Britons were currently using a connected health device or tool to manage their health, indicating there is still a vast space for the market to expand into. The most popular health technology that consumers in England would be most likely to use would be a device that could be used at home to test blood for a variety of indicators. Almost two-thirds of those surveyed indicated they would be likely to use this device.

Number of companies in the major segments of the medical technology sector in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017

Number of companies
Digital health491
Assistive technology347
In vitro diagnostic technology253
Single use technology221
Re-usable diagnostic or analytic equipment194
Hospital hardware179
Orthopaedic devices152
Mobility access140
Dental and maxillofacial technology127
Surgical instruments (re-usable)124
Infection control113
Wound care and management110
Medical imaging/ultrasound equipment and materials108
Ophthalmic devices/equipment84
Anaesthetic and respiratory technology82
Cardiovascular and vascular devices66
Drug delivery49
Neurology31
Radiotherapy equipment23
Implantable devices21
Loading statistic...
You need to log in to download this statistic
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Sources

Release date

May 2018

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

* Only segments with more than 50 companies shown.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$59 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Medical technology in the United Kingdom"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.