Microtechnology encompasses a wide array applications involving microelectronic and micro-mechanical parts and assembly of those parts. This class of applications stretches across a wide swath of industries from defense and consumer electronics to telecommunications and photonics.
Medical device manufacturing (MDM) in our eyes is a sub-segment of Microtechnology. Catheters, stents, pacemakers, implantable insulin pumps,glucose meters, thermometers, biochips, and microfluidic test cells all go through the same steps of design verification, assembly, quality assurance and inspection, and defect analysis we see in Microtechnology.
The Materials Science application space includes research and production efforts to generate novel materials and/or variations of existing materials. The base component of these materials can be metals, ceramics, polymers, petroleum, minerals, organics, or composites of the previously noted.