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Top Technologies in Medical Devices & Imaging, 2017

  • ID: 4249718
  • Report
  • April 2017
  • Region: Global
  • 73 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
High-impact Technologies Poised to Propel the Healthcare Industry


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  • Cochlear Limited
  • Echosens
  • Leica
  • Medtronic
  • Nikon

TechVision's Medical Devices and Imaging technology cluster's flagship research service profiles ten cutting-edge medical technologies that are expected to have a huge impact on the healthcare industry in the next two years.

Each of technologies that have been profiled here represent billions of dollars in market potential, and have a rich track record of R&D funding, intellectual property (IP) activity and a vibrant innovation ecosystem. Each of the technology profiles covers the following: Brief technology snapshot, breadth of applications, key innovations and innovators, five-year market potential, recent funding and business deals, important market factors aiding and hindering growth. This research service aims to act as a guide for innovation-focused organizations who seek to learn about the medical technologies that will fuel growth in the next few years.

This list includes technologies that are just seeing the light of commercialization, as well as those technologies that are already in the market, but are expected to make an impact through wide-spread adoption. This research service is a product of a year-long scout of the MedTech industry and other adjacent innovation clusters. This report aims to provide a snapshot of the ten technologies, service as a strategic guide to innovators and senior management, helping companies in innovation planning and decision-making.

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  • Canon
  • Cochlear Limited
  • Echosens
  • Leica
  • Medtronic
  • Nikon
1. Executive Summary
Key Findings: Medical Devices and Imaging Technologies
Selection Methodology

2. MedTech Innovations: Trends Assessment
Unprecedented Funding and Cross-industry Collaborations spur MedTech Innovations
Snapshot of Top Technologies from our Previous Research
Shortlisting Top Technologies in a Highly Innovative Industry
Top 10 Medical Device and Imaging Technologies, 2017

3. Tactile Imaging
Tactile Imaging Will be Driven by its Unique Ability to Quantify Tissue Health
Tactile Imaging Benefits Accurate Diagnosis of Liver Diseases and Early Breast Cancer Screening
European and Asian Companies Lead Patent Publication
Echosens and Resoundant are Championing Elastography in Different Imaging Modalities

4. Super-resolution Microscopy
The Need for Nanometer-level Resolution for Sub-cellular Imaging has been the Key Demand Driver
Impact of Advanced Microscopy Extends Beyond Life Sciences, into Nanotechnology and Semiconductors
IP Landscape is Dominated by Large Medical Imaging and Microscopy Companies
Zeiss, Leica, Nikon, and Canon are the Big Four Microscopy Companies

5. Surgical Robots
Robotic Surgery Driven by Increase in Complex Procedures that Require More Precision, Flexibility, and Control
United States is a Hot Spot for Surgical Robot Innovations
Intuitive Surgical Leads the Way With Maximum Patent Publications
High Venture Funding for Robotic Microsurgery Applications

6. Artificial Organ
Artificial Organ Industry Driven by Increase in Age Related Organ Functioning Disorders
Technology Adoption of Artificial Organ Rising in Europe Due to Good Government Funding
Cochlear Limited Leads the Way With Maximum Patent Applications
High Venture Capital Funding Underscores Market Urgency of Artificial Organs

7. Neurostimulation
Spinal Cord and Deep Brain Stimulation Witness Tremendous Adoption across the Neurostimulation Space
Technology Adoption of Artificial Organ Rising in Europe Due to Good Government Funding
Medtronic Leads IP Activity in the Neurostimulation Market
Expansion to New Clinical Indications Generates Interest Amongst Investors

8. 3D Medical Imaging
3D Medical Imaging is Designed to Improve Imaging and Viewing Through 2D Imaging Platforms
3D visualization Will Enable Better Diagnostic Visualization, Surgical Planning
3D Medical Imaging Will be an Invaluable Tool for Advanced Surgical Planning and Early Stage Diagnosis of Various Disorders
Sustained Private Venture Capital Funding Bolsters Imaging Innovation

9. X-eluting Stents
X-eluting Stents Capitalizing on the Decline in Bare-metal Stent Market Share
Incorporation of Biological Agents Enhance Clinical Safety and Effectiveness of X-eluting Stents
Sustained IP Filing Indicates Vibrant R&D Activity in XES Market
Hydrogel-based 4D Printing of Stents that Change Shape Upon Exposure to Heat Gain Attention from Investors

10. Proton Beam Therapy
Proton Beam Therapy is designed to be a specific source of treatment for various forms of cancers
Market Growth for Proton Beam Therapies in Europe Exceeds that of North America
Proton Beam Therapy will be an Invaluable Tool for Targeting Cancerous Tissues
Image-guidance and Surgical Planning Tools will Help Minimize Dosage, Maximize Efficacy

11. Smart Bandages
Smart Bandages are Designed with Sense-and-treat Capabilities to Address Challenges in Treating Hard-to-heal Wounds
Demand for Easily Accessible and Easy to Use Wound Care Products are Expected to Drive Market Growth
Smart Bandages Will be an Invaluable Tool for Advanced Wound Care in Early Stage Diagnosis
Wound Care Innovation is Supported by Public Funding Agencies, Defense and Military Budgets

12. Optical Biopsy
Real-time Information through Optical Biopsy Reduces Delay in Diagnosis to Treatment
North America to Remain the Strongest Adopter of Optical Biopsy
Optical Biopsy to Aid in Confocal Light Endomicroscopy for Detecting Tissue Abnormality
Optical Biopsy for Colorectal and Prostate Cancer Expected to Witness Demand
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
  • Canon
  • Cochlear Limited
  • Echosens
  • Leica
  • Medtronic
  • Nikon
  • Resoundant
  • Zeiss
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown