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Molecular Imaging Agents and Systems: A Market Briefing

Interest in and use of the technology has exploded in recent years, thanks to advances in cell biology, biochemical agents, and computer analysis. Research groups around the world are joining the effort to use magnetic, nuclear, and optical imaging techniques to study the molecular interactions that underlie biological processes.

This market briefing presents an overview of the market for molecular imaging agents and systems. The briefing provides an introduction to molecular imaging modalities and applications, and focuses on imaging agents that are in clinical trials, or that are recently introduced commercial products. Market analysis and forecasts are developed through 2009, profiles of the top competitors in the industry are included, and promising new applications and technologies are discussed.


  • Executive Summary
    • SCOPE
    • REVOLUTION IN DISEASE TREATMENT
    • MARKET SUMMARY
    • THE PIPELINE
  • Introduction
    • DEFINITIONS
      • Molecular Imaging
      • Molecular Imaging Agents
        • Table Representative Molecular Imaging Agents in Common Use
      • Imaging Modalities
        • Table In Vivo Molecular Imaging Modalities and Their Approximate Sensitivities
      • Nuclear Pharmaceuticals
        • Table Table of Common Radionuclides
    • MI AGENT RESEARCH
      • Collaborations and Synergy Needed
        • Table Selected Examples of Contrast Media and Complimentary Imaging Modalities
  • Promising Technologies and Applications
    • OVERVIEW
    • SPECT
    • ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
    • SEROTONIN REUPTAKE INHIBITOR
    • FOLATE RECEPTOR-POSITIVE CANCERS
    • COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY
    • IMAGING CELL DEATH
    • BONE EVALUATION
    • IMAGING CRITICAL BLOOD FLOW
    • SUPER PARAMAGNETIC AGENTS
    • METASTATIC LYMPH NODES
    • IRON OXIDE NANOPARTICLES
    • MICROBUBBLES
    • GENE EXPRESSION
    • STRATEGIES FOR CANCER
      • Prostate Cancer
      • Breast Cancer
      • Lung Cancer
    • LATENT HEART DISEASE
    • THE SOURCE OF INFECTION
  • Research and Development Methodology and Strategies
    • MI AGENT DISCOVERY
  • Market Analysis
    • MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH
      • Table U.S. Sales of Molecular Imaging Equipment by Modality (Ultrasound, SPECT & SPECT/CT Combinations, MRI, and PET & PET/CT Combinations) 2004-2009
      • Table U.S. and Worldwide Sales of Imaging Agents 2003-2009
      • Table Molecular Imaging Agents Currently Available for Magnetic Resonance and Ultrasound (Manufacturer, Agent Name, and Modality)
    • MOVEMENT INTO THE RADIOLOGY LABORATORY
      • Table Estimated Potential Peak Yearly U.S Usage for Selected New Imaging Agents (Manufacturer, Product, Use, Peak Procedure Estimate)
    • EVALUATING TREATMENT EFFICACY
    • SPECT AND GAMMA CAMERAS
      • Table Number of U.S Imaging Procedures by Modality 2003-2009
      • Table U.S Gamma Camera Market Shipments and Installed Base 2004
      • New Market for Gamma Cameras
    • NEW MARKET OPPORTUNITIES
      • Significant Market for Alzheimer's Disease
      • The Impact of Ultrasound Imaging Agents
    • COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
    • MARKET DRIVERS
      • Aging Population Drives Imaging Utilization
      • Increased Functionality of Products
      • Need for Digitization
      • Novel Contrast Agents
    • MARKET RESTRAINTS
      • Maturity Limits Opportunities
      • Rapid Pace of Innovation Restricts Spending
      • Market Consolidation
  • Company Profiles
    • ADVANCED MAGNETICS
    • ALERION BIOMEDICAL
    • ANORMED
    • BOSTON LIFE SCIENCES
    • CYTOGEN
    • EPIX PHARMACEUTICALS
    • MALLINCKRODT
  • References

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