News | January 04, 2011

FDA Forecasts Medical Device Technology Trends for Next Decade

January 4, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released an update of what medical devices it expects to be developed and brought to market within the next 10 years.

The FDA this week released its “Future Trends in Medical Device Technologies” from the William A. Herman and Gilbert B. Devey Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). The forecast reflects the inputs of many participants, including senior CDRH technical managers and 15 non-FDA experts, including physicians, engineers, healthcare policymakers, manufacturers and technology analysts.

The study found the following technologies have a high likelihood of being developed and making it to market in the next decade:

Computerized devices and medical IT systems
- Integrated electronic patient medical records
- Computer-assisted diagnostic systems
- Internet-based medical device systems
- Virtual reality systems for immersive training and other applications
- Networks and systems of devices

Robotic products and systems
- Robotic surgical systems
- Robotic prosthetics

Wireless products and systems
- Advanced radiofrequency identification (RFID) systems

Artificial organs and organ-assistive products
- Tissue engineered products
- Neuro-sensory devices
- Glucose monitoring products
- Electrostimulation products
- New types of insulin pumps and delivery systems
- Advanced prosthetic limbs
- New types of stents
- Joint replacements

Combination device and drug/biological products
- New (non-eluting) drug delivery systems

Imaging devices and systems
- Image-guided therapy systems
- Advanced ultrasound imaging systems
- Advanced optical imaging systems
- Advanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging systems

Photonic products
- Optical diagnostic products
- Optical therapeutic devices

Minimally invasive therapeutic products
- Minimally invasive implants (e.g., percutaneous or natural orifice delivery)
- Minimally invasive radiotherapy systems

Home- and self-care products
- New types of home sensors
- Smart homes

Aging-related products

Genomic, proteomic, metabolomic, and epigenomic technologies
- Genetic diagnostic products

Sensor technologies
- New sensors

Patient monitoring systems
- Remote patient monitoring systems

Other
- Point-of-care products
- MEMS/MOTES devices

The primary purpose of the forecast is to help CDRH (and other medical device stakeholders) prepare for pioneering products that will pose new scientific questions and regulatory issues during the next decade. This preview it provides is intended to help CDRH develop initiatives to identify key scientific issues, collect basic information and set clear regulatory strategies for responding to a flow of new products. To these ends, the forecast identifies emerging medical device technologies and types of devices that manufacturers are highly likely to submit to CDRH for premarket decision making.

For a copy of the complete report: www.fda.gov/downloads/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/CDRH/CDRHReports/UCM238527.pdf

Related Content

Gecko Biomedical Receives CE Mark Approval for Setalum Sealant
News | Cardiovascular Surgery| September 19, 2017
Gecko Biomedical announced it has received CE Mark approval for its Setalum Sealant, allowing the company to market its...
ClearFlow Inc. Announces Positive U.S. Clinical Trial Results
News | Cardiovascular Surgery| September 08, 2017
September 8, 2017 — ClearFlow Inc.
Videos | Cardiovascular Surgery| July 19, 2017
This video educational session, provided in partnership with the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), is title
Intensive Glycemic Control Program Produces Significant Per-Patient Cost Savings for CABG Surgery
News | Cardiovascular Surgery| May 25, 2017
A new study from Emory University observed a near-20 percent reduction in perioperative complications, a 1.2-day...
Risk of Heart Transplant Rejection Reduced by Desensitizing Patient Antibodies
News | Cardiovascular Surgery| May 23, 2017
The risk of heart transplant rejection can be reduced by desensitizing patient antibodies, according to research...
Scientists Show How Cells React to Injury From Open-Heart Surgery
News | Cardiovascular Surgery| May 04, 2017
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute investigators have learned how cardiac muscle cells react to a certain type of injury that...
ERACS Session Highlights Need for Standardized Best Practices in Cardiac Surgery
News | Cardiovascular Surgery| May 02, 2017
The recently formed group Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery (ERACS) hosted an organizing session in Boston on...
ClearFlow Receives Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award for PleuraFlow Technology
News | Cardiovascular Surgery| May 01, 2017
ClearFlow Inc. has received the prestigious 2017 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. The...
Edwards Intuity Elite sutureless aortic valve, first implants in Connecticut, WCHN, Western Connecticut Health Network
News | Cardiovascular Surgery| February 16, 2017
Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) cardiothoracic surgeons Cary Passik, M.D., and Robert Gallagher, M.D., were...
open-heart surgery, PCI, percutaneous coronary intervention, NOBLE trial, left main coronary artery disease, LMCAD, TCT 2016
News | Cardiovascular Surgery| November 03, 2016
Coronary artery bypass (CABG) surgery is the standard treatment for revascularization in patients with left main...
Overlay Init