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Resources for learning about the Medical and Biotech industries (especially in regards to Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals). The Medical Websites page contains links to more general sites, including those that can be useful for exploring conditions for the first time.

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[edit] Market Research Reports / Industry Information

BCC Research

  • BCC Research provides access to market research reports and market forecasting in numerous areas including: biotechnology, healthcare, and other emerging technologies.

GBI Research

  • Medical equipment is one of the industry areas focused on in GBI Research.

Freedonia Research

  • Industries covered include pharmaceuticals, health care and medical devices

Frost & Sullivan

  • Includes coverage of the following healthcare market sectors: pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, drug discovery technologies, clinical diagnostics, healthcare IT, medical imaging, and medical devices
  • Global coverage


  • Reports contain information about Market Characteristics, Industry Conditions, Outlook, Up and Down Stream Sectors, etc.
  • Best for info on manufacturing and service industries
  • U.S. coverage

MarketLine Business Information Center Academic

  • Covers some medical device markets, including patient monitoring, as well as consumer health issues and related topics.
  • US and global coverage

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

  • US Industry Surveys include: 1) Biotechnology, 2) Healthcare: Facilities, 3) Healthcare: Managed Care, 4) Healthcare: Pharmaceuticals, 5) Healthcare: Products & Supplies
  • Asia Industry Surveys include: 1) Biotechnology, 2) Healthcare: Pharmaceuticals, 3) Healthcare: Products & Supplies
  • Europe Industry Surveys include: 1) Biotechnology, 2) Healthcare: Pharmaceuticals, 3) Healthcare: Products & Supplies

[edit] Specialty Resources

Life Science Analytics

  • Collection of competitor, deal, financial, and drug pipeline reports for over 2,500 pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and biomedical companies worldwide
  • Includes reports of drug pipelines organized by therapy

Medical eTrack

  • Databases include information on medical equipment market size and share, product and pipeline, deals, clinical trials, procedures, and patents, by country and company.
  • Downloading of data is not available, but you may view the full reports.

Pharma eTrack

  • Coverage of more than 1600 disease conditions across 22 therapeutic areas
  • Information about products, clinical trials, regulatory issues, news, deals, company profiles, and disease reports

Medical Industry Intelligence

[edit] Drugs

Drug Information

  • An excellent guide to Pharmacy Resources compiled by Taubman Medical Library Staff

[edit] Patent Information

United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • The official website of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Patents and Trademarks Guide

  • Includes tips on searching patent literature; compiled by the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library at UM

[edit] U.S. Government Information / Regulation / Oversight

Clinical Trials

  • Provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers
  • Gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details

U.S. Food and Drug Administration- Center for Devices and Radiological Health

  • This Center regulates medical devices and any electronic products that give off (emit) radiation
  • The Industry Assistance section of website provides device advice, international issues, information about importing in the U.S., etc.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration- Regulated Industry Information

  • Information about FDA-regulated industries

[edit] International Regulatory and Standards agencies

EU - European Commission Healthcare Initiatives

  • Explanation and links to regulations governed by the European Union

Japan - Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency

  • Guide and links to regulations and standards for Japanese medicines and equipment

UK - Medical and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

  • Links to UK and EU regulations governing pharmaceuticals and OTC drugs, medical devices

[edit] Statistics

Finding Health Statistics Online

  • On the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health web site, there are links to sources of Global Health Statistics, U.S. Health Statistics, Michigan Health Statistics, etc.

Health Information Central - National Library of Medicine

  • Comprehensive set of links and information on resources for United States health-related statistics from a variety of agencies

Hospital Statistics

  • In print format, this is located in the Kresge Reference Collection on the 2nd floor of the library; RA 981 .A2 H65 2006

National Center for Health Statistics

  • From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a major operating component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • FASTATS includes statistics on topics like diabetes, drug use (therapeutic), heart disease, and overweight prevalence

National Hospital Discharge Survey

  • Provides number of surgeries performed in the US by type, along with other treatment types done in hospitals
  • Data is updated yearly, with most current about 2 years old

National Survey of Ambulatory Surgery Reports

  • Provides number of ambulatory surgery cases in hospital-based and freestanding ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs)

Physician Characteristics and Distribution in the US

  • In print format, this is located in the Kresge Reference Collection on the 2nd floor of the library; RA 399 .A3 P58 2010

Statistical Abstract of the United States

Statistical Resources on the Web- Health

  • Links to U.S. and international statistics on a wide range of health topics
  • Site developed and supported by the Government Documents Library staff at the University of Michigan

World Health Organization Statistical Information System (WHOSIS

  • Guide to health and health-related epidemiological and statistical information available from the World Health Organization

[edit] Country Information & Data

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU

  • A collection of databases providing a variety of information and data on countries around the world

ISI Emerging Markets

  • News, statistics, company and industry information on emerging market countries in Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa, etc.

Hospitals around the World by Region

Hospitals Worldwide

  • Online directory of hospitals, searchable by country - German medical directory

  • Searchable directory of clinics and hospitals (in German - but give it a try)

Medicine in Germany

  • Portal for information on healthcare in Germany includes physician and hospital directories, medical databases and more

[edit] Articles in Journals/Magazines

Journal Locator

  • Use this to locate full-text online journals, including those of a medical nature


  • A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s
  • Includes links to full text articles and other related resources

UM Library: Electronic Journals & Newspapers List

  • Use this to locate full-text online journals from the University Libraries

[edit] Other Selected Resources

American Hospital Directory

  • Directory of data for hospitals in the United States
  • Data include contact information, number of beds, patient volumes for major services like surgeries, clinical services provided, days of care, discharges, etc.

Associations Unlimited

  • Basic information on trade and professional associations [e.g., Association of Medical Diagnostics Manufacturers (AMDM)]

CorpTech Directory of Technology Companies

  • In print format, this is located on the 4th floor stacks in the Kresge Library; HC 110 H53 C82

Dictionary of Health Economics and Finance

  • In print format, this is located in the Kresge Reference Collection on the 2nd floor of the library; RA 410.A3 D53 2007

Healthcare Reference Book

  • A directory of companies (suppliers and providers) that make up the healthcare industry
  • In print format, this is located in the Kresge Reference Collection on the 2nd floor of the library; HD 9994 .U52 D93

McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Bioscience

  • Definition of terms in 20 areas of life sciences
  • In print format, this is located in the Kresge Reference Collection on the 4th floor of the library; QH 302.5 M15 2003

Sage Sourcebook of Modern Biomedical Devices- Business Environments in a Global Market

  • Quantitative data and brief comparative analysis of the commercial performance of more than 180 types of biomedical devices (orthopedic, cardiovascular, imaging, etc.)
  • Global analysis of markets per device per therapeutic area, including North America, the Pacific Rim, and Europe
  • In print format, this is located in the Kresge Reference Collection on the 2nd floor of the library; HD 9999 .B442 S13 2007

UM Health Sciences Libraries Subject Resources

  • EXCELLENT guides to resources in bioinformatics, clinical medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, and public health

Health, Engineering & Business LibGuide

  • Guide to resources at the intersection of health, engineering, and business.

Medical Insurance Reimbursements

  • Searching Google for the name of a surgical procedure will often retrieve information on medical insurance reimbursement figures for that procedure, often directly from the companies involved (i.e.: Lilly, Medtronic, Pfizer).

[edit] Specialized Resources

Liver Disease Market Information page on the Kresge Wiki