MedTechWorld MD&M Brazil 2014, one of the main events of medical devices in Brazil, happened on August 26-27 at Transamérica Expo Center in Sao Paulo. This edition gathered together more than 3,000 professionals and 40 exhibitors.
One of the many interesting presentations was a study, conducted by Dr. Kleber Stelmasuk and Dr. Vitor Asseituno, both from Empreender Saúde, outlining the market scenario of research and development of medical devices in Brazil. The study revealed the strengths and weaknesses to enlarge the exports, increase the contact between university and industry for research and development, and identify what are the proposals to consolidate Brazil as a major global competitor of medical devices and nursing material. It also pointed out the concern about the deficit in the healthcare sector, since the industry doesn’t keep up with the patients’ demand.