Few industries will be challenged in the coming years like the medical device industry. Many observers project that the overall medical device market may suffer from reduced profits, less venture capital spending, and R&D due to the double-effects of a new excise tax in the United States and reimbursement cuts in world markets. But, this doesn’t mean the whole industry will suffer. Without market research, one might be tempted to generalize the industry, resulting in missed opportunities. Market research reports can help market-watchers find these right opportunities.