Trends in Invasiveness Reducing Technologies: Devices and Therapies

Trends in Invasiveness Reducing Technologies: Devices and Therapies

The invasiveness reducing technologies mainly comprise of acoustic devices, imaging devices/systems, miniaturized devices, minimally invasive therapies, molecular therapies, and photonic devices.

Acoustic Devices
Acoustic Dx Devices
Acoustic Tx Devices

Imaging Devices/Systems
Functional Imaging Devices
Image Fusion Devices
Image-Guided Tx Devices
Impedance Imaging Devices
Molecular Imaging Devices
Advanced MR Devices
Optical Imaging Devices
Advanced U/S Imaging Devices
Holographic Imaging

Miniaturized Devices
Nanotech Devices

Minimally Invasive Therapies
Minimally Invasive Cryo Technologies
Minimally Invasive Radiotherapy Technologies
Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Systems
Minimally Invasive Implants

Molecular Therapies
Gene Tx Products
RNAi Products

Photonic Devices
Optical Dx Devices
Optical Tx Devices
Neuro-Optical Stimulation Devices

The analysis suggests relatively high likeliness of significant new medical devices in the three invasiveness reducing technologies, products and systems. In case of imaging devices and systems, the developments may emerge in image guided therapy, and in advanced ultrasound, MR, and optical imaging systems. For the minimally invasive therapeutic products, it would be the minimally invasive implants (e.g., percutaneous or natural-orifice delivery) and minimally invasive radiotherapy systems. Photonics, including optical diagnostic devices and optical therapeutic devices are considered to be third ranking invasiveness reducing technologies. Other individual products include MEMS/MOTES-based miniature devices. Each of these technology areas, products and systems indicates high likelihood for significant new medical devices of this type within the next five year forecast till 2020. Both molecular therapies (e.g. gene therapy) and nanotechnology were seen as important areas, whereas the potential constraints are as varied as the technologies in this rapidly emerging area, and in particular the requirement of higher skills for high quality minimally invasive procedures.

2017-11-03T10:19:40+00:00 Categories: Analyst Insights|