These 10 medtech companies care a lot about R&D

Of the 100 largest medical device companies, these 10 firms have spent the largest portion of their revenues on research and development.

Each year, Medical Design & Outsourcing compiles a list of the 100 largest medtech companies around the world and ranks them based on annual revenue for the most recently reported fiscal year. We also consider research and development spending because it can indicate where innovation occurs in the industry.

According to this year’s Big 100 analysis, the ranking of the companies that spent the biggest percentage of their revenue on R&D was mixed. While companies with the highest sales spent the most on R&D in previous years, that was not the case this year. Companies that are in the bottom 50 of our Big 100 list dedicated a greater portion of revenue to research.

Only one company on the R&D spenders list was ranked among the top 25 on the Big 100 – Edwards Lifesciences.

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Medtech jobs: The world’s largest medical device companies are hiring

Medical device companies are trying to fill thousand of medtech jobs. [Photo by ijeab –]

The world’s largest medical device companies are still hiring for medtech jobs despite layoffs in tech and other industries.

Medtech developers — and medtech jobs — are resilient, with the industry’s COVID-19 pandemic performance only bolstering its recession-proof reputation.

That’s not to say there haven’t been job cuts in medtech, led by thousands of layoffs at Philips as it struggles with a massive recall of deadly respiratory devices. But most medical device manufacturers are still hiring, and in some cases they can’t attract enough candidates to fill every vacancy in a tight labor market.

Stryker, for example, grew to approximately 51,000 employees as of the end of 2022, increasing its headcount by nearly 11 percent last year. Boston Scientific reported nearl…

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