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Latest From Peter Charlish
The health care industry has come a long way in the past 35 years, although in some areas very little has changed. Recently retired In Vivo editor Peter Charlish has seen most of the major developments, and in his final feature, he looks back at some of the big stories in a reporting career that began in the early 1980s.
Less invasive transcatheter techniques will increasingly displace older, riskier open-heart procedures in the treatment of heart valve disease, according to a new Meddevicetracker report. By 2021, transcatheter systems will account for 76% of the global market for heart valve disease treatment products, with the US retaining its current dominant position in this sector.
The market for minimally invasive weight loss devices will reach more than $290 million by 2021, according to a new report from Informa’s Meddevicetracker. Issues relating to laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding systems will result in a greater emphasis being placed on intragastric balloons, which will grow at twice the segment average.
Medtronic's outcomes-based insulin pump supply deal with Aetna is the latest example of the medtech industry's shift toward value-based care.
Liquid biopsies look set to revolutionize the management of cancer patients. A significant application could come in immuno-oncology, given the rapid uptake of IO drugs and the need to monitor changes in a patient’s immune profile over time to guide therapy selection.
The January deal with Singulex is just the latest in a long string of Qiagen's tie-ups with pharma and diagnostics partners. Herein, a five-year review of Qiagen's collaborations.