The Innovation Agenda
The medical technology industry is central to the development of medical technologies that will provide the life-saving and life-enhancing treatments of the future. But the innovation ecosystem that supports medical technology is severely stressed. The U.S. has historically been the world leader in medical technology, but our leadership is eroding.
To respond to these challenges and rebuild the innovation ecosystem, AdvaMed proposes a new Innovation Agenda. Enactment of this agenda will unleash the potential of medical technology to extend and improve lives, reduce the cost and burden of disease, and maintain and enhance U.S. scientific and economic leadership. Failure to act will mean lost lives, unnecessary suffering, reduced job formation, and diminished economic growth.
THE FIVE PILLARS OF THE INNOVATION AGENDA