With a growing focus on the global need for healthcare that is affordable and accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world, comes a look at technologies that are designed to lessen the gap between quality care and individuals outside of developed cities and countries.
Diagnostic imaging devices are essential throughout the continuum of healthcare. From an initial diagnosis and patient evaluation, to guiding procedures, and ultimately following-up and monitoring the effectiveness of interventions post-op - the versatility of diagnostic imaging devices has made them essential to nearly every branch of medicine. Diagnostic imaging encompasses a number of different modalities, such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, and X-ray. High-quality diagnostic imaging devices are critical to assisting healthcare providers in the decision-making and treatment processes.
According to recently shared research from CB Insights, there are over 30 healthcare startups valued at over $1B. The majority of these “unicorns” are developing solutions for the rapidly growing digital healthcare market. Artificial intelligence (AI), cloud-based solutions, big data, and other technological innovations are all being explored and implemented in new ways to improve the healthcare industry.
Early-stage medtech companies Quantason, CivaTech Oncology, Navigation Sciences, MagForce and ChemoTech are going after Cancer in big ways.
Identifying cancer and treating it in its earliest stages is one of the greatest challenges facing our healthcare system. Early detection and treatment of cancer is linked to the best clinical outcomes in terms of overall survival and treatment success. To that end, many pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and medical device developers are committed to addressing the global burden of cancer. Recent statistics from the International Agency for Research on Cancer estimated that there 17 million incident cases of cancer and 9.5 million deaths attributable to cancer globally in 2018. Global forecasts suggest that the burden of cancer will only grow despite current efforts to address the disease. There is still much work to be done if we are to successfully “beat cancer”. While pharmaceuticals, or chemotherapy, often come to mind when people think of how cancer is treated, the reality is that cancer treatment is a complex process that integrates multiple diagnostics and therapeutic options.
Select innovators Ossio, Greenbone, Embody, Biorez, Carmell Therapeutics, Nanochon, ZKR Ortho, HAPPE Spine will be in the spotlight (and no doubt catching attention from investors and major strategics) at the Emerging Medtech Summit.
The Emerging Medtech Summit 2020 will spotlight Sixty (60) of the hottest emerging medtech companies, many of which are raising capital, ripe for M&A, or already planning for an IPO or exit.