The wind, rain, and power outages of Hurricane Sandy did not stop the 2012 Medical Innovation Summit that welcomes approximately 1,000 leaders in new medical technology to convene at The Clinical Clinic. The Summit, held over 3 days in North East Ohio, is attended by investors, regulatory, clinical, medical affair and business development executives in the healthcare industry, buy and sell-side researchers and other healthcare service providers.
One of the highlights of the Summit is the Cleveland Clinic’s list of the “Top 10” Medical Innovations for 2013. Dr. James Merlino, Chief Patient Experience Officer and Dr. Michael Roizen, Chief Wellness Officer, both of the Cleveland Clinic, presented the list of breakthrough technologies that were selected from 150 nominations from 110 Clinic experts.
- Bariatric surgery for diabetes control
- Neuromodulation therapy for cluster and migraine headaches
- Mass spectrometry for bacterial identification
- Novel medications for advanced prostate cancer
- Handheld optical scan for melanoma
- Femtosecond laser cataract surgery
- Ex-Vivo Lung Perfusion system
- Modular devices for treating complex aneurysms
- Breast tomosynthesis
- Medicare Better Health Rewards Act
IMARC Research, as a medical device CRO, is excited to see -“Modular Devices for treating complex aneurysms” as the 8th most innovative technology. New technology using grafts and stents allows physicians to treat potentially deadly aneurysms with minimal invasive endovascular repair. The use of different types of modular devices translates to a better experience to the patient. The risk and time of the procedure is decreased as well as the amount of time spent in the hospital post procedure.
Other innovation winners include medications for prostate cancer, laser cataract surgery and therapies for migraine headaches. What types of new technologies would you like to see healthcare experts develop in the future?
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