Experts predict these medical technologies will dominate the headlines next year.
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Liquid Biopsy Liquid biopsy, a less-invasive alternative to conventional biopsy, analyzes blood for circulating tumor cells to detect cancer. Liquid biopsy, which
Recent results of an EHR satisfaction survey poll nearly 400 active users of the nine main EHR vendors across nine metrics including interoperability with medical devices.
Noninvasive Diabetes Testing A smart contact lens being developed jointly by Google and Novartis could measure glucose levels in tears. A second diagnostic technology Frost & S
Point-of-Care Testing Roche Diagnostics is a leader in the POC testing space.
Handheld Ultrasound Philips's app-based Lumify ultrasound system pairs with a smartphone or tablet. In 2016, Frost & Sullivan transformational health principal analyst Nadim Daher says a number of imaging modalities will sta
7T MRI Siemens's Magnetom Terra 7-T MRI system for research launched in May 2015. In the realm of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, 7-T systems are starting to emerge from the lab after many years of 3-T MR being the most adv
3-D Tomographic X-Ray Three-dimensional digital tomosynthesis has revolutionized mammography and is now poised to spread to other applications, such as orthopedics. A third imaging modality poised for a breakthrough in 2016 is 3-D to
Clinical-Grade Wearables iRhythm Technologies's Zio XT Patch can be worn for up to 14 days to provide continuous cardiac monitoring
Transcatheter Heart Valve Repair and Replacement Medtronic won approval for its CoreValve Evolut R transcatheter aortic valve replacement product in 2015. Transcatheter valve therapies—specifically transcatheter aortic valve rep
Endocardial Left Atrial Appendage Closure Devices Boston Scientific's Watchman left atrial appendage closure device won FDA approval in 2015. Another technology we’re likely to hear a lot more about is endo
Life sciences and health are the most active areas for investment at Google Ventures. What startups in that industry did the venture arm of Alphabet fund in 2015?
Name: Collective Health Location: San Mateo, California
Name: Alector Location: San Francisco, as part of QB3 Incubator What it Does: Developing immuno-modulatory therapies for Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders.