Insights from BCC Research

Among Other Apps, Smart Pills Could Help Staunch the Opioid Epidemic

Posted by Laurie L. Sullivan on Feb 7, 2018 11:30:00 AM

Pill_Bottle.jpgThe opioid epidemic continues as one of America’s greatest public health crises as healthcare officials, public officials and countless Americans struggle to prevent opioid abuse, addiction and death. In a blog from 2017, Laurie Sullivan explores how one solution, known as The Smart Pill Drug Delivery Device, could be used to curb the crisis. Another possible solution? Prescribing more non-opioid painkillers. Click here to be notified when the BCC Research report “Non-opioid Pain Treatment: Global Markets to 2022” publishes later this month.

Smart pills are increasingly influencing our health. They are noninvasive and have redefined diagnosis, disease monitoring, and treatment adherence. By 2021, US sales of smart pills may double, reaching $1.2 billion. The global market for smart pills is poised to exceed a 20% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) during the next five years, according to BCC Research’s recent study, Smart Pills: Applications and Global Markets. High-growth application areas include capsule endoscopy, patient monitoring, and delivery of therapeutic agents. The adoption of advanced ingestible medical sensor technologies is a key growth driver.

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Topics: Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals

DNA Sequencing in the Golden Age of Biology

Posted by BCC Research Editorial on Feb 6, 2018 12:45:00 PM

On January 31, 2018, BCC Research analyst Smruti Munshi presented a Member-exclusive webinar on the future of mobile apps for DNA sequencing, and more specifically, smartphone apps used to interpret the data for both genealogical and medical applications. The technology is in a nascent stage, and the possibilities are seemingly endless. Senior Editor Chris Spivey captures the frontier-nature of DNA sequencing in his introduction, which is transcribed below. 

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Topics: Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Speaker Series

Webinar Recap: 3D Cell Culture Market Growing at 36% CAGR

Posted by BCC Research Editorial on Feb 2, 2018 12:45:00 PM
robert_hunter.jpgThe market for 3D cell culture is set to revolutionize cancer treatment (both safety and efficacy), central nervous system (CNS) research and stem cell applications for drug testing and the development of regenerative medicine and cell therapy treatments.  
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Topics: Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Speaker Series

Cloud Computing Is Capturing Healthcare

Posted by Laurie L. Sullivan on Feb 1, 2018 12:45:00 PM

Cloud_Computing.pngInitially approached with caution by healthcare organizations, cloud computing is becoming more widely adopted in this arena. As cost savings outweighed potential data protection concerns, cloud adoption in healthcare increased during 2017. Healthcare information technology (IT) systems are expensive to implement, update and maintain. Cloud economics changes that by shifting from individual budgets to cost-sharing models enabled by private, multitenant and in some cases, public clouds. These trends are shifting in favor of increased IT spending on cloud hardware, software and networks.

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Topics: Life Sciences, Healthcare