The healthcare landscape across the globe is facing a rapid transformation over the past few years. New inventions, practical implications and most importantly, the intrusion of technology in every bit of it have surely made the industry a total revelation. However, it’s also true that all the inventions could not reap a far-reaching impact. And, those which can are known to be life-savers. Based on the impact of each invention, we have top 5 technologies listed here, which are expected to herald new avenues in healthcare domain in the coming years.
01. Artificial Intelligence: CAGR of 42% expected to be a potential addition in diagnosis
This is a revolutionary finding in the field of medical technology. Artificial Intelligence or AI is broadly defined as the intelligence governed by machines and software, which has already showed exceptional outcomes in diagnosis and treatment. It has the ability to mimic human brain functions and can analyze these thoroughly. What’s more! The data can be easily memorized by the AI systems, which later helps to reach out to a clinically relevant, for immediate needs. The result is cost-effective treatment and exclusion of pointless hospital procedures. No wonder, it has already achieved a rapid adoption globally.
02. Immunotherapy: CAGR of 139% expected to outshine all other treatment options
Aims to provide therapeutic benefit, Immunotherapy is a technology-focused treatment, which are used to improve the capabilities of the immune system in regards to the tumor. It’s been seen by the experts as a potential form of cancer care, and a challenge to all the conventional methods used for treating cancer so far. Not only does it improve the duration of the survival, but it also has proved beneficial in improving the quality of life of a cancer patient. It’s been expected that immunotherapy will have noticeable impact in the diagnosis and treatment of the malignant threats.
03. Liquid Biopsy: Non-invasive approach to monitor deadly tumors
Unlike the conventional methods, liquid biopsy extracts cancer cells from a simple blood sample and can effortlessly monitor cancer cells. This eliminates the requirement for repeated biopsies and thus relieves the patients from significant health hazards. Experts say, in the next two years, the liquid biopsy we be making is a fast way to be an adjunct of tissue biopsy. With the growing popularity of Liquid biopsy, the blood biomarkers, such as CTCs and ctDNA, have also become a potential detectors of tumors in a non-invasive manner.
04. CRISPR/Cas9 (RT): Transforming ways how R&D is conducted
CRISPR/Cas9 is a revolution in itself. It’s a gene editing technique that can effortlessly carry out targeted modifications to DNA with increased accuracy. At the same time it’s cost effective and certainly offers a great way to execute the R&D and product development across major sectors.
05. 3D Printing: Innovative probe in the domain of organ or tissue repair
Probably the perfect game changer in the medical science, 3D printing is considered to bring utmost impact in the medical science. With its ability to get things customized, 3D printing has drastically reduced surgery times and medical expenses. As of now, 3D-printed scaffolds and prosthetics are used in dentistry and ENT needs. In due course, it will be extensively used for printing hearts, livers, ears, eyes and hands and also the functional units of tissues, say the experts. These will be used as surgical grafts for organ and tissue repair.
No wonder, technological inventions are making significant success over these years. Its association with the healthcare industry has made the latter far more innovative that aims to provide a comprehensive and potential cure to various fatal diseases. However, it’s time to see, how far these latest discoveries can be beneficial in the next couple of years.