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Rivals Catching Up To Intuitive Surgical In Fast-Growing, Fast-Innovating Robotic-Assisted Devices Market

The global market for robotically assisted systems (RAS) is expected to reach $5.3bn by 2021, a CAGR of 11.7%. Meddevicetracker expects this hot market, long-dominated by Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci systems, to see rising competition from innovative companies developing robotic systems that are smaller, portable and less costly and offer surgeons innovative features that allow them to perform even more precise and user-friendly, complex surgeries. In this feature, we'll take a closer look at the overall market, highlighting the competitive landscape as well as limiters and growth opportunities. We'll also take a deep dive into RAS systems and their applications. Surgeons of various specialties provide key insights about the pros and cons of different systems.

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Intragastric Balloons And Other Innovations To Inflate Weight Loss Devices Market

The global market for minimally invasive weight loss devices is expected to grow to $290m by 2021, a CAGR of 16%, driven in large part by the rising obesity epidemic and associated Type 2 diabetes. Meddevicetracker expects that enhancements and innovations, particularly in the growing intragastric balloon market, and emerging technologies by smaller companies, will lead the growth in the overall weight loss devices market. In this feature, we'll take a closer look at the overall market and regional landscape and take a deep dive into the fastest-growing intragastric balloon segment, providing key insights from a bariatric surgeon on the pros and cons of these technologies.

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From AI-Based IVDs To Precision Drug Dosing: Medtech Conference 2017 Gives Insight Into Tomorrow's Technologies

The annual AdvaMed conference, rebranded "Medtech Conference" this year, drew more than 2,700 attendees seeking to explore cutting-edge technologies and networking opportunities, as well as to hear from FDA's top officials about new developments. This article takes a closer look at some of the most innovative solutions presented at the event, including machine learning-based diagnostics to combat antimicrobial resistance, a ureter-locating device, virtual reality technologies to enhance orthopedic surgery and precision drug dosing, among other things.

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Increasingly Less-Invasive Diagnostic Techs To Disrupt Interventional Cardio Market

The global market for diagnostic and guided interventional cardiology products is expected to reach $4.8bn by 2021, and is driven in large part by the rising elderly population and increasing burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Meddevicetracker expects that intracardiac echocardiography (ICE), guide wire-based intravascular stenosis assessment (FFR) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) systems will drive overall market growth, given their high demand, which is supported by clinical evidence needed to bring cost savings and improved outcomes. Physicians' preference for using noninvasive and minimally invasive diagnostic techniques in cases where results are inconclusive is also changing the landscape of innovation. In this feature, we'll take a closer look at the overall market and its regional perspective, the competitive landscape of the three fastest-growing segments ICE, FFR and OCT, and the latest emerging technologies, as well as provide insight into what physicians think of these technologies.

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ABHI 2017: Hopes, Fears And Opportunities On UK Medtech Agenda

Securing market access at a time of an unprecedented budget squeeze, driving forward with medtech and digital innovation plans and maintaining barrier-free access to the EU market: these are the uppermost thoughts on the minds of UK medtech bosses. It's hard, but it's not mission impossible, industry and government leaders said at the ABHI's 2017 UK Market Conference.

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Holding Out For Home Hemodialysis: Still-Modest Market Promises Bigger Growth

End-stage renal disease (ESRD) affects 600,000 Americans, striking over 120,000 people a year, and most of these patients require renal replacement therapy, such as hemodialysis. For most, that means a several-hour treatment, three times a week, at a dedicated outpatient center run by a service company like DaVita, Inc., or Fresenius Medical Care. But getting dialyzed at home is another option. Just under 2% of patients do home hemodialysis (HHD) today, but a growing number of companies are betting that this number could increase substantially.

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How 3D Printing Can Enhance And Expand Medtech Opportunities

3D printing has been hailed as a potentially game-changing technology for different industries. Biomedical applications, in particular, have garnered much attention when patients were able to receive 3D-printed, customized, lifesaving medical interventions. But aside from these niche markets for personalized medical devices, can 3D printing ever become mainstream in health care? This article, a guest column from leaders at the Boston Consulting Group, explores what the benefits of 3D-printed devices are and how they are driving the uptake of this technology. It also assesses how fast this adoption is happening and evaluates how – and in which biomedical applications and device markets – 3D printing could best enhance products and allow medtech manufacturers to grow their business.

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