Top 10 Medical Innovations For 2007
January 8th, 2007
The Cleveland Clinic, a leading U.S. medical center, recently published a list of the top 10 medical technologies it Health Care Executives and Medical Device Executives should be on the watch for in 2007.
The innovations named to the list were selected by a panel of Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists, reported the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation:
Convection-enhanced drug delivery: Drug delivery method to administer medication directly to the site where it is needed without exposing the rest of the body to the effects of the medication.
Targeted cancer therapies: Using cell growth inhibitors to treat cancers.
Endografting: Treating vascular disease through a minimally invasive repair technique traditionally used in cardiology.
Ranibizumab: A drug therapy designed to inhibits uncontrolled blood vessel formation in the eye — the primary cause of age-related macular degeneration.
Bronchial Thermoplasty: A therapy involving the application of heat in the lungs to improve pulmonary function.
Optical Coherence Tomography: A noninvasive imaging technology used in the treatment and diagnosis of eye diseases.
Neurostimulation for Psychiatric Disorders: Implantable devices designed to treat those with treatment-resistant depression and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Designer Therapeutics Using Selective Receptor Antagonists: Designing therapeutics to block peripheral side effects of opioids.
Cancer Vaccines: Targeted therapies used to prevent cancer and treat cancer patients according to their particular forms of cancer.