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Medical Investing

October 24th, 2010

There are so many ways to invest money, perhaps it is time to consider investing in medical equipment companies. These companies are generally quite strong, with all indicators pointing to the probability that they will continue to grow throughout the years. As the trends around the world are lengthening lifespans, the need for medical equipment among the world’s citizens will only continue to climb.

Whether you are looking for growth in your investments or value, medical equipment companies offer both. However, as with any investment strategy risks exist and need to be assessed.  Medical equipment companies offer many characteristics that make them a good investment, and in many ways are similar to pharmaceutical companies in their features.  Just as in the drug industry, the development of a new product can result in a patent, which allows the company to acquire market share of that product. Patents are crucial since they protect the product, allowing it to maintain its uniqueness which in turn means a premium price can be asked. Higher prices result in greater margins, which they pass on a higher return to investors.