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Market Intel: Medtronic, Philips, Masimo, And Others Keep Pulse Beating In Oximetry Patient Monitoring Market

Demand for reliable, accurate, high-quality pulse oximetry devices in and – increasingly – outside hospitals is driven by the rise of chronic diseases, a growing elderly population prone to asthma, heart disease, sleep apnea and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as the need to monitor oxygen levels in premature babies. According to a new report by Meddevicetracker, the global market for standalone, hospital-grade pulse oximetry devices and accessories will reach $1.9bn by 2021, a CAGR of 5.4% from 2016. In this feature, we'll take a closer look at the overall pulse oximetry market, the major players and which forces are driving  and stymying  its growth.

Diagnostics Innovation

Amir Belson: Stealth Medtech Entrepreneur

Amir Belson is among the most prolific device entrepreneurs in the industry today, having launched a dozen companies in the past 12 years. Not as well-known as other physician-inventors, he combines an aggressive IP strategy with an innovative approach to early-stage financing to launch companies in a variety of clinical spaces.

Medical Device Innovation

The Interventional Suite Of The Future

The cardiac interventional suite has historically welcomed high-tech, cutting-edge tools. But with hospitals scrutinizing expenditures more closely than ever before, such tools must now prove themselves. Hospitals are now placing a premium on technologies that can improve safety, efficiency, and flexibility while streamlining workflow. A handful of companies are now offering products designed to meet these needs, and providers are starting to take notice.

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Image-Guided Focused Ultrasound Gains Ground As Noninvasive Therapeutic Tool

Research into the use of image-guided focused ultrasound (IgFUS) as a noninvasive therapeutic modality is starting to achieve the kind of critical mass - in clinical outcomes data and R&D investment - necessary to win the interest and support of clinicians, payors, and regulators. Although there is still a good distance to travel before the technology achieves a routine place in the therapeutic toolkit, IgFUS is clearly an up-and-coming field in the medical device arena, and many believe it has the potential to revolutionize the treatment paradigm in a number of clinical areas.
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