Table 3: Taiwan top export medical devices during 1997~2012 (in amount of sales).

YearTop export medical devices

1997Examination gloves, physical therapy devices, manual wheelchairs, powered wheelchairs/scooters, hearing aids, and sphygmomanometers

2000Powered wheelchairs/scooters, manual wheelchairs, glucose meters, artificial limbs, physical therapy devices, blood pressure monitors, medical instruments, prosthesis devices, and syringes

2002Powered wheelchair/scooter, examination gloves, physical therapy devices, surgical devices, prosthesis devices, blood pressure monitors, manual wheelchairs, glucose meters, and contact lenses

2003Powered wheelchairs/scooters, physical therapy devices, examination gloves, surgical devices, blood pressure monitors, prosthesis devices, manual wheelchairs, and glucose meters

2004Powered wheelchairs/scooters, physical therapy devices, examination gloves, surgical devices, prosthesis devices, manual wheelchairs, laboratory devices, contact lenses, and blood pressure monitors

2005Powered wheelchairs/scooters, physical therapy devices, examination gloves, surgical devices, prosthesis devices, contact lenses, glucose meters, laboratory devices

2006Powered wheelchairs/scooters, surgical devices, physical therapy devices, contact lenses, laboratory devices, examination gloves, surgical devices, and glucose meters

2009Powered wheelchairs/scooters, laboratory devices, glucose test strips, surgical devices, contact lenses, glucose meters, and physical therapy devices

2010Powered wheelchairs/scooters, glucose test strips, laboratory devices, surgical devices, contact lenses, glucose meters, and physical therapy devices

2011Glucose test strips, laboratory devices, powered wheelchairs/scooters, contact lenses, surgical devices, glucose meters, and IVDs

2012Glucose test strips, contact lenses, laboratory devices, surgical devices, powered wheelchairs/scooters, glucose meters, and IVDs

Source [3, 4].