The Emergence of Encapsulated Cell Therapies and Affiliated Technologies

Extensive research on cell encapsulation strategies have enabled the development of a variety of technologies capable of confining therapeutic entities within biocompatible matrices / carriers. Since 2013, over 3,000 patents have been published related to the aforementioned type of therapy, indicating the rapid pace of R&D activities in this domain. I have highlighted below some

Bone Cement Delivery Systems: Current Landscape, Growth Opportunities and Future Market Outlook

According to a study conducted by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), more than 200 million individuals around the world suffer from osteoporosis. In fact, a total of 8.9 million fractures per year are attributed to osteoporosis. The annual socioeconomic burden associated with this condition is estimated to be around USD 19 billion and EUR 37

Cybersecurity in Healthcare: The Impending Threat

Organizations, in the process of collating and storing huge volumes of data on digital platforms, end up placing themselves at enormous risk of losing valuable information to cybercriminals. Estimated annual losses attributed to cyberattacks committed globally, amount to over USD 100 billion. The year 2017 witnessed several cyberattacks; notable examples include WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware

Alzheimer’s Disease Market: Pipeline Review, Developer Landscape and Competitive Insights

It was estimated that, in 2018, nearly 5.7 million Americans (considering all age groups) were living with Alzheimer’s disease. During the same year, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias were projected to be responsible for a healthcare burden amounting to USD 277 billion, in the US. Despite extensive research aimed at comprehending the etiopathogenesis of Alzheimer’s

Stem Cell Therapies: Upcoming Opportunities in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders (CVMD)

Cardiovascular disorders and metabolic disorders are considered to be amongst the leading causes of death worldwide. In fact, approximately one-third of the annual number of deaths across the globe are attributed to cardiovascular disorders.  Likewise, a significant proportion of the global population suffers from diabetes or some form of metabolism related clinical condition. As per

Patient Recruitment: Market Landscape and Opportunities for Contract Service Providers

It is estimated that 80% of clinical trials do not meet their designated patient enrolment deadlines. In addition, retaining patients is also a matter of concern, considering that the approximate dropout rate across clinical studies is around 30%. Delays in product launch, due to inability of the sponsors to recruit / retain patients, are highly

Next Generation Contact Lenses and Visual Prosthesis: Rising Popularity to Drive a Multibillion Dollar Market

For more than five decades, contact lenses have primarily been used to correct vision-related disorders. The existence of several unmet needs in the field of ophthalmology, recent technological advances and the availability of new biomaterials, have substantially expanded the range of potential application areas for contact lenses. It is also worth highlighting that Visual Prosthetics,

Drug Delivery Technologies: Emerging Paradigms Shaping the Future of Biologics

Given their high target specificity and limited toxicity compared to small molecule drugs, biotherapeutics have revolutionized treatment paradigms across a myriad of clinical conditions, including metabolic disorders, cancers, neurological disorders and autoimmune disorders. In fact, the extent of growth of such therapies can be gauged from the fact that more than 300 biopharmaceuticals have been