Here's a graphical look at the global device approvals in 2016. It was another record year for novel devices in the US, while trends remained relatively steady in other regions.
Trends in medical device approvals say something about the direction of industry and the performance of regulators. Here's a graphical look at some key data points linked to device approvals in 2016, in the US, Europe and beyond.
For an analysis of the US approval trend see "US Approvals Analysis: 2016 Another Record Year For Novel Devices." For a closer look at the numbers out of the US, see "OUS Approvals Analysis: 2016 Finishes Slowly, But Still Beats 2015."
For sortable and searchable tables of all 2016 US and non-US approvals and clearances, check out our Approvals Tracker.