2 GHP / MedTech Awards 2020 Editor’s Note , GHP News is delighted to announce the 3rd annual MedTech awards, formally known as the GHP Technology Awards, through which we will award those working hard in the Medical Technology field as it becomes even more innovative and advanced. Medical technology, also known as ‘MedTech’, is intended to improve the quality of medical care we receive through earlier diagnosis, less invasive treatment options and reduction in hospital stays and rehabilitation times. MedTech includes and is not limited to: Medical Devices, Information Technology, Patient Portals, Implant Technology, Orthopaedics, Telemedicine and Mobile Health. In 2019, the European Patent Office (EPO) received 14,000 patent applications in the field of medical technology representing a 0.9% growth in patent applications to the previous year. Furthermore, the European medical technology industry employs more than 730,000 people. These individuals work to ensure our healthcare professionals can give a higher quality of care. Established centres of this industry include the United States and Western Europe. But, recent trends show that Asia (more specifically, China) are about to play a more prominent role in the years to come. During the coronavirus pandemic, the true importance of medical technology has been seen as companies stepped up their efforts to help doctors and nurses treat patients directly. Therefore, the success the Medical Technology Industry has had in the past few, and quite difficult, months is undoubtable. Laura Brookes, Senior Editor Phone: +44 (0) 203 970 0037 Website: www.ghp-news.com AI Global Media, Ltd. (AI) takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the information on this web site. However, AI will not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness or completeness of any information that is available through this web site. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. The information available through the website and our partner publications is for your general information and use and is not intended to address any particular finance or investment requirements. In particular, the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us or any of our partner publications and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making or refraining from making any investment or financial decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any arrangement made between you and any third party named in the site is at your sole risk and responsibility.