What’s Driving the Global Surgical Robotics Market

According to a new market research report by BIS Research, the global surgical robotics market is expected to reach a value of $12.6 billion by the year 2025, owing to factors such as:

Topics: Healthcare Medical Devices Industry Insights

Obesity Fuels $21 Billion Plus-Size Market

Obesity levels remain high in America, as 70% of adults are either obese or overweight, with no sign of an improvement in sight. More women are joining the size acceptance movement and are demanding fashionable clothes for “plus size” persons, and other services catering to them, including dating services, specialty beds, and medical equipment.

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5 Important Trends in the Diagnostic Imaging Market

The process of diagnosis uses data collection and complex analysis to determine a patient’s health and course of treatment. Accurate diagnosis is the most critical aspect of health care.

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2 Key Factors Driving Huge Demand for IoT in Healthcare

The healthcare sector has moved from using paper-based records to electronically updated and shared records. This, in turn, has increased the demand for the Internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare to enable the collection and sharing of information directly through the Internet from anywhere in the world.

Topics: Telecommunications & Wireless Healthcare Medical Devices Industry Insights

3 Life Sciences Industry Reports by Kalorama Information

Kalorama Information provides life sciences industry research for leading drug, diagnostic, and medical device companies. Kalorama uses expert healthcare analysts who are highly knowledgeable and adept at discovering current trends. This publisher is regularly cited as a credible source by major news outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, The New York Times, Genetic Engineering News, Contract Pharma, and Becker’s Hospital Review.

This year, Kalorama Information has released a number of new market research reports on key diagnostics and medical device industries. Three major reports are profiled below.

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American Heart Month: Key Facts and Statistics

February is American Heart Month, a time dedicated to spreading awareness of cardiovascular disease, also known as heart disease. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) includes heart attack, arrhythmia, heart valve problems, and the after effects of stroke. CVD is the leading cause of death in the world and in the U.S.

Read on to learn key facts about heart disease and what these statistics could mean for the healthcare industry.

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Wearable Technology in Sports/Fitness, Healthcare, and Clothing Industries

Mind Commerce sees Sports and Fitness, Healthcare, and Clothing as key markets for the early success of wearable technology. Among these three segments, Sports and Fitness is the most promising segment for wearable consumption. The segment comprises various products out of which wrist bands, wrist watches, and headgears will dominate the segment. In addition, most products in this segment will be associated with measurement and monitoring fitness and performance and will be used by both amateurs and professionals.

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Wearable Technology in Enterprise

It is easy to categorize wearables in the enterprise as simply a variation or next step in Bring Your Own Technology (BYOD), but in reality it is a bit more complicated. While clearly enterprise wearables and BYOD overlap, wearable is a distinct category with its own dynamics and should be thought of differently from non-wearable BYOD.

Topics: Computer Hardware & Networking Telecommunications & Wireless Medical Devices Knowledge Centers

Chinese Healthcare Spending Hit $590.2 Billion Across 2014

The Chinese economy has grown substantially from a GDP of $1,931 billion in 2004 to reach $10,355 billion across 2014, a 10-year CAGR of 10.3%. Many analysts forecast that Chinese GDP will surpass US GDP, currently the globe's largest, by 2020; some forecast even sooner. This rise in GDP has been mirrored across many sectors in China, with increased levels of spending in public infrastructure, manufacturing, healthcare and many, many other domestic industries.

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Shifting Regulations in the Chinese Medical Device Market

China is one of the world’s fastest growing economies, housing a fifth of the global population and one of the largest healthcare markets around the world. Along with sustained economic and population growth, as well as an aging population, the Chinese healthcare market has maintained an annual average growth rate above 16% since the1990’s. In 2014, the total value of medical devices in the Chinese healthcare market reached RMB 259.5 billion (approx US$41.8 billion). Imported medical devices made by overseas and multinational companies account for about a half. Many high-tech and high-valued medical devices, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment and computed tomography (CT) equipment, are almost monopolized by GE, Siemens, Philips and other overseas and multinational companies.

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