Dental Practices and Supplies
This segment is focused upon providing general as well as cosmetic dental services. Also included is equipment, instruments, and supplies used by dentists such as hand instruments, plaster, drills, sterilizers, and dental chairs.
Medical Equipment and Apparatuses
This segment is made up of electro-medical equipment and irradiation apparatuses. Products from this segment include a variety of powered devices, such as pacemakers, patient-monitoring systems, MRI machines, and ultrasonic scanning devices.
Surgical Appliances and Instruments
This segment includes various appliances and instruments used in surgery, such as anesthesia apparatuses, orthopedic instruments, artificial joints and limbs, hydrotherapy appliances, blood transfusion devices, and hypodermic needles.
The Healthcare industry is Highly Fragmented. The production in this industry is divided among many different companies, no single firm has large enough share of the market to be able to influence the industry's direction or price levels.
Primary Demand Drivers
- Advances in medical care and technology
- Obtaining grants and federal funds
- Efficient operations
From the Blog
Pfizer-BioNTech, the American-German paired company, has been the leading company for providing a COVID-19 vaccine. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) granted Emergency Use Authorization in early December of 2020. Pfizer-BioNTech was later given emergency validation by the World Health Organization. As of August 23, 2021, Pfizer-BioNTech is the first vaccine to be FDA approved, meaning they have met the rigorous standards of the FDA. This is a significant milestone for Pfizer-BioNTech. While many have already been vaccinated, there is now additional confidence in the vaccine.
As world governments begin to roll out COVID-19 vaccination initiatives, they are faced with a dilemma. Are they allowed to discriminate against who can travel or visit restaurants, and theatres based on whether a person is vaccinated? Proponents of these restrictions say opening businesses to vaccinated persons is a solution for allowing the economy to safely heal. On the other hand, some say these types of restrictions may unfairly discriminate against minorities who are less likely to have access to a COVID-19 vaccine, or younger people who won’t be able to get access to a vaccine until later phases of vaccination initiatives. Some countries are already experimenting with these types of restrictions.
- SelectUSA (Date Accessed: 6/1/2017)