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Midwest holds strong position in worldwide diagnostics business

CHICAGO -- The medical device industry is becoming more and more intriguing to me. In our last two columns, we were able to explore some of these key markets and the leading players (particularly in the Midwest). Because a big hole in my research was the diagnostics market, I decided to dedicate a follow-up column to this growing field.

To put diagnostics into perspective, Steve Bu......

Full article >>> smaller companies. The Midwest has a strong position in this industry with three companies that make up 37 percent of the total market.

Here are some additional interesting facts from Grenner's presentation:

In a weighted average of data from six countries (the U.S., Japan, the U.K., Germany, France and Spain), health-care spending was equivalent to 11 percent of total GDP.

Full article >>> will allow a physician to fine-tune therapy for a patient and increase successful treatment while minimizing side effects.

In addition to the three big diagnostics companies located in the Midwest, there's a multitude of emerging diagnostics companies (particularly in Madison, Wis. including Third Wave Technologies, Eragen, Renovar and Genetic Testing Institute along with major branches o......

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'"/> By Michael Rosen 08/22/05

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