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...

Related Content

Radiographer Apollo Exconde with his Lego concept open MRI for patient education.

Radiographer Apollo Exconde with his Lego concept open MRI for patient education.

News | Patient Engagement | November 11, 2019
November 11, 2019 — Radiographer Apollo Exconde...
Unlike other technologies for imaging the placenta, pCASL MRI can distinguish maternal blood from fetal blood

Image courtesy of Pixabay

News | Clinical Trials | November 07, 2019
November 7, 2019 — A new imaging technique to track
Using artificial intelligence to predice risk of thyroid cancer on ultrasound.

Using artificial intelligence to predice risk of thyroid cancer on ultrasound.

News | Artificial Intelligence | November 06, 2019
November 6, 2019 — Thyroid nodules are small lumps that form within the thyroid gland and are quite common in the gen
The introduction of liquid helium free, high-end MRI systems by MR Solutions substantially reduces the environmental impact
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | November 05, 2019
November 5, 2019 — Environmental impact is becoming a significant factor in the selection of suppliers even in precli
MRI control room at Centra DuPage Hospital
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | November 04, 2019
November 4, 2019 — Traditional image-guided procedures remained restricted to the limitation of physicians referring
The Neuroreader software program quantifies brain volume in study participants with TBI

The Neuroreader software program quantifies brain volume in study participants with TBI. Image courtesy of UCLA Health.

News | Clinical Trials | October 29, 2019
October 29, 2019 — A UCLA-led...
An example of a semitruck trailer-based mobile MRI suite.

An example of a semitruck trailer-based mobile MRI suite, similar to the one involved in the accident.

Feature | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 25, 2019 | Dave Fornell
A radiology nurse was seriously injured Oct. 23 at Sunderby Hospital in Luleå, located in northern Sweden, when caught...
The Konica Minolta Sonimage HS1 hand-carried system is designed for point of care ultrasound (POCUS) use for an immediate, quick look inside the patient. POCUS systems from several vendors are seeing rapid growth.

The Konica Minolta Sonimage HS1 hand-carried system is designed for point of care ultrasound (POCUS) use for an immediate, quick look inside the patient. POCUS systems from several vendors are seeing rapid growth.

Feature | Ultrasound Imaging | October 24, 2019 | Joan Toth
With the miniaturization of technology, improved ease of use, lower system cost, increased portability, and greater
Exact Imaging Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Sterile Transperineal Needle Guide
Technology | Ultrasound Imaging | October 24, 2019
Exact Imaging received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its Sterile Transperineal Needle...
NVIDIA and King's College London Debut First Privacy-preserving Federated Learning System

Image courtesy of NVIDIA

News | Artificial Intelligence | October 23, 2019
To help advance medical research while preserving data privacy and improving patient outcomes for brain tumor...