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Top Medical Device and Imaging Technologies in 2015 (Technical Insights)

Top Medical Device and Imaging Technologies in 2015 (Technical Insights)

Frost & Sullivan’s top medical technologies for 2015 features ten game-changing and disruptive innovations. These innovations have been scouted from diverse market segments - medical devices, imaging, diagnostics and healthcare enabling technologies – to showcase cutting-edge innovations across the industry.

A common thread that connects these ten medical device innovations is that they leverage technologies from industries such as electronics, sensors, material sciences and information and communications. Medical devices present ample opportunities for convergence of diverse technologies.

It has been observed that medical device innovations take a considerable amount time for commercialization, and once commercialized, have a longer market life. These, apart from sustained market demand, explain the continued occurrence of some innovations as top medical device technologies over the last few years.

Innovations in this space are sustained by the need to provide better devices and diagnostic support to an

ageing population and increasing incidence of chronic diseases. Additionally, there is an increasing demand

for cheaper, better and flexible healthcare solutions, keeping in line with global megatrends.

The major challenges that medical device innovations face are: high regulatory requirements, prolonged development phase, and competitive intellectual property landscape, all of which increase the time-to-market and put a stress on the return on investment.

Despite these challenges, there has been support to cutting-edge medical technologies from investors, particularly by venture capital and private investors. Conventional investment avenues such as government grants are popular in Europe and Asia, where there are plenty of industry-academia research consortia

About this report

This research service identifies ten technologies that are expected to have a big impact on the medical device and imaging industry in 2015. 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.

Each of the technology profiles covers the following: Brief technology snapshot, breadth of applications, key innovations and innovators, projected market growth over the short and medium terms, recent funding and business deals, important market factors aiding and hindering growth.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
  • Trends Assessment
    • Recent Trends
    • Global Healthcare Challenges
    • Top Technologies in 2013 and 2014
    • Top 50 Technologies for 2015 - Selection Methodology
    • 2015 Top Medical Devices and Imaging Technologies
  • Top Medical Device and Imaging Technologies in 2015
    • Top 10 Technologies in 2015
  • Surgical Robots - Robotic Assistants in the O.R.
    • Surgical Robots - Technology Attractiveness Dashboard
    • Technology Snapshot
    • Application Snapshot
    • Key Innovators
    • Innovation Scenario
    • Growth Factors
    • Growth Outlook
    • Impact Assessment
    • Regional Adoption
    • Recent Industry News
  • Digital Pathology - Virtualizing Diagnosis
    • Digital Pathology - Technology Attractiveness Dashboard
    • Technology Snapshot
    • Application Snapshot
    • Key Innovators
    • Innovation Scenario
    • Growth Factors
    • Growth Outlook
    • Impact Assessment
    • Regional Adoption
    • Recent Industry News
  • Neuroprosthesis - Bionic Senses
    • Neuroprosthetics - Technology Attractiveness Dashboard
    • Technology Snapshot
    • Application Snapshot
    • Key Innovators
    • Innovation Scenario
    • Growth Factors
    • Growth Outlook
    • Impact Assessment
    • Regional Adoption
    • Recent Industry News
  • Surgical Laser - The Cutting-Edge in Surgery
    • Surgical Laser - Technology Attractiveness Dashboard
    • Technology Snapshot
    • Application Snapshot
    • Key Innovators
    • Innovation Scenario
    • Growth Factors
    • Growth Outlook
    • Impact Assessment
    • Regional Adoption
    • Recent Industry News
  • Smart Pills - Ingestible Intelligent Capsules
    • Smart Pills - Technology Attractiveness Dashboard
    • Technology Snapshot
    • Application Snapshot
    • Key Innovators
    • Innovation Scenario
    • Growth Outlook
    • Impact Assessment
    • Regional Adoption
    • Recent Industry News
  • Optical Imaging - Viewing the Non-invasive Way
    • Optical Imaging - Technology Attractiveness Dashboard
    • Technology Snapshot
    • Application Snapshot
    • Key Innovators
    • Innovation Scenario
    • Growth Factors
    • Growth Outlook
    • Regional Adoption
    • Recent Industry News
    • Technology Roadmap
  • Health Informatics - The Convergence of Healthcare and IT
    • Health Informatics - Technology Attractiveness Dashboard
    • Technology Snapshot
    • Application Snapshot
    • Key Innovators
    • Innovation Scenario
    • Growth Factors
    • Growth Outlook
    • Impact Assessment
    • Regional Adoption
    • Recent Industry News
  • Integrated Vital Signs Monitoring - Multi-Modal Physiological Monitoring
    • Integrated Vital Signs Monitoring - Technology Attractiveness
    • Technology Snapshot
    • Application Snapshot
    • Key Innovators
    • Innovation Scenario
    • Growth Factors
    • Growth Outlook
    • Impact Assessment
    • Regional Adoption
    • Recent Industry News
  • Artificial Organs - Addressing Organ Shortage
    • Artificial Organs - Technology Attractiveness
    • Technology Snapshot
    • Application Snapshot
    • Key Innovators
    • Innovation Scenario
    • Growth Factors
    • Growth Outlook
    • Regional Adoption
    • Recent Industry News
    • Technology Roadmap
  • 4D Ultrasound Imaging - Real-Time Dynamic Imaging
    • 4D Ultrasound Imaging - Technology Attractiveness Dashboard
    • Technology Snapshot
    • Application Snapshot
    • Key Innovators
    • Innovation Scenario
    • Growth Factors
    • Growth Outlook
    • Regional Adoption
    • Recent Industry News
    • Technology Roadmap

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