There's no better feeling in investing than finding a great stock just before it rockets into a star. Health care is a sector full of stocks offering great potential, but the medical device industry has been struggling to produce tantalizing, under-the-radar picks. What's out there for investors looking for the next big thing?

Fortunately, diving into the device industry's smaller companies reveals a few stocks with bright futures in reach. Fool contributor Dan Carroll takes you through three of the industry's potential stars in the video below, showing you just what these companies are doing to live up to their top-notch potential.

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