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In recent Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry blog, Ducker Worldwide discusses how Obama's Healthcare Act is a win for the medical device industry

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the broadest change to the U.S. healthcare system since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid. Although the act is phased in over eight years, the dramatic increase in access—more than 32 million new lives and 15 million better-insured beneficiaries—will overwhelm the system, causing a prolonged funding crisis starting in 2015.

I see a window of opportunity for the medical supply, device, and diagnostics industry to benefit from the ACA by implementing targeted strategic programs before the massive influx of new beneficiaries.

Ducker Worldwide launches new program to address increased challenges for future business planning triggered by disruption of short term business cycle

Clearly, the traditional model of using historical volumes to predict future sales to generate five year business plans is broken. The economic conditions of the past three years have created historical volumes that are no longer predictive of future activity. Manufacturing and service companies alike are turning to more disciplined, creative methods of projecting  in order to create long term business plans that are meaningful.

In recent Wall Street Journal article Ducker Worldwide revealed steel continues to dominate, at about 87 Million tons of steel used in the production of automobiles world-wide annually

Tougher fuel-efficiency standards, made even more urgent by the recent run-up in gasoline prices, are intensifying the fight between steel and aluminum companies to build the next generation of lightweight cars.

Ducker Worldwide Reveals Windpower Growth Areas in Recent Windpower Engineering Article

The long-term global outlook for wind power investment is a growth story driven by government mandates for increased clean energy, says Jamieson Bender, associate partner with Ducker Worldwide. The International Energy Agency (IEA) projects the demand for global electricity to double by 2030, growing 2.6% each year. Bender’s firm recently completed a study of global wind-production issues. A summary of the report appears here with more information at

Ducker Worldwide Predicts Automakers will Increase use of advanced steel by 10 to 15 percent

As North American automakers put their vehicles on a weight-loss plan, they are turning increasingly to a new generation of advanced high-strength steel.

Ducker Worldwide Offers Insight on Compelling Growth in BRIC Countries

BRIC Countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) are leading a global recovery with healthy GDP growth, strong industrial and technical innovation and an expanding middle class with influential buying power. 

Ducker Worldwide forecasts that AWP rental revenues in the US fell by almost 25% in 2009 and were likely to be flat this year before rebounding with a 10% increase in 2011.

How big is the global rental industry? Murray Pollok scans the available sources to provide a snapshot of the 2009 rental market and reports on some forecasts for Europe and North America.

Ducker Worldwide Announces New Advanced Processes in Due Diligence Reducing Risk and Accelerating Post Transaction Success

In today's volatile market, successful transactions require raising the standards of your due diligence process. Ducker Worldwide helps investors take advantage of attractive valuations and new opportunities in a number of industrial segments.


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