The global market for medical optical devices is continuing its steady growth and now accounts for an increasingly large proportion of the worldwide $593 billion photonics market. Optical assemblies are widely used in many areas of medical devices for all stages of diagnosis and treatment and are the key to offering more precise surgery, more accurate diagnostics and minimally invasive treatments.
Technological Advances in Medical Devices
Advances in laser, sensor, and display technology are transforming the capabilities of medical devices. Manufacturers and medical device OEMs are producing devices with more efficiency, accuracy, reliability and capability than ever — all while achieving higher-quality, less expensive tools for healthcare providers to use. As advances in sensor and laser technology continue, we’ve seen increasing and complex requirements aimed at ensuring optical system performance. The rapid pace of developments in the field means that minimizing development and prototyping time is crucial for new devices to be competitive in the market.