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Nanotechnology to achieve Cost Efficiencies within Global Medical Devices Value Chain (TechVision)

Nanotechnology to achieve Cost Efficiencies within Global Medical Devices Value Chain (TechVision)

Development of nanotechnology-based medical devices enables major cost reduction across the medical device value chain, as it offers very high bargaining power to suppliers of medical device OEMs (original equipment manufacturers). This research service (RS) analyzes the need for adoption of nanotechnologies in the medical devices industry, which are poised to enable creation of innovative medical device technologies that boost the overall quality of life for patients, and care providers. The RS evaluates the various technology developments within the major market segments within the global medical devices industry, such as drug delivery systems, in-vivo imaging, medical implants, and in-vitro diagnostics. From a technology perspective, the research services covers an in-depth analysis of commercial applications of nanoscale materials, nanocoatings, biomimicking materials, nano-oncology applications, and development of nano-based surgical tools.


  • Executive Summary
    • Scope of Research
    • Research Methodology
  • Key Findings
    • Broad Commercial Application of Nanotechnology in Medical Coatings
    • Very Low Commercial Impact of Therapeutic Applications of Nanotechnology in Non-oncology Sectors
    • Nanoscale Materials for Medical Devices Offer Potential to Increase Value Offered to Care Consumers
  • Industry Overview
    • Nanomanufacturing Enable Production of Cellular-scale Sensors for High-resolution Measurements
    • Hydroxyapatite-coated Titanium and Tantalum Implants Offer High Commercial Market Potential
    • Nanocoatings Increase Biocompatibility of Medical Implants and Reduce Re-hospitalization
    • Nanolithography is One of the Most Widely Investigated Manufacturing Technique in the Past Decade
  • Trends Assessment
    • Research Collaboration Improves Technical Know-how on 3D Printing of Stem Cells
    • Nanotechnologies Alleviate Supplier's Compromise on Quality to Cost Reduction
    • Nanomaterials Addresses the Challenge of Bacterial Resistance to Traditional Antimicrobial Treatment
  • Global R&D Network Analysis
    • Joint Collaboration with International Research Teams Improve Precision of Rapid Prototyping
    • Commercialized Therapeutic Applications of Nanotechnology Supersede Diagnostic Applications
    • Nano-functionalization Has Very Low Impact in Increasing Biocompatibility of Cardiac Implants
    • Global Regulatory Scenarios Influence Production/Testing in Drug Delivery and in vitro Diagnostics
  • Strategic Management of R&D
    • Nano-based Power Supplies for in vivo Medical Implants Reduce Surgical Replacement Costs
    • High Potential Licensing Agreements in Dendrimer-enhanced Nanoscale Polymer Technologies
    • Technology Licensing Opportunities in Fabrication of Nanomaterial-based Biosensors
    • Focus on Non-oncology Applications are Poised to Support Market Share Growth for Companies
  • Analyst Insights
    • Companies Rely on Strategic Partnerships with Leading Industry Participants to Gain Access to Emerging Markets
    • Nanotech Offers Potential for Non-healthcare Market Leaders to Diversify into Medical Devices Sector
    • Surface Coated Nanoparticles for Radiotherapy Have High Potential for Both Revenue and Value Growth
    • Out-innovate Other Companies to Maintain Market Position
  • Key Recommendations
    • High Prospects for Development of Nanoviricides for Treating Viral Diseases by 2020
  • Patent Analysis and Database of Industry Contacts
    • Global Patent Landscape
      • Granted and Applied Patents for Drug Delivery and Medical Implants Remain Proportional to Each Other over the Past Two Decades
      • Key Patents: Nanoparticle Drug Delivery System and Method of Treating Cancer and Neurotrauma
      • Key Patent: Synthesis of Fluorescent Noble Metal Nanoparticles
      • Key Patent: Nanoparticles for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Tracking and Methods of Manufacturing
  • Database of Key Industry Contacts
    • List of Key Industry Participants

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