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Research Firm Offers Medical-Device Market Analysis

July 17, 2006

The Bourne Report to cover next-generation BioMEMs and nanomedicine technologies, products, applications, and trends.

DUBLIN, Ireland /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Research and Markets announced the addition of The Bourne Report—Medical Device Quarterly to their offering.

The Bourne Report—Medical Device Quarterly, a new report series dedicated to covering the use of MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical Systems) and nanotechnology in medicine. Each quarterly report covers next-generation technologies, products, applications, and trends that are not only improving patient diagnosis and treatment but will also ultimately reduce healthcare costs.

"MEMS devices have already had a small but profound impact on cardiology, diabetes, and point-of-care diagnostics, and both MEMS and nanotechnology combined are showing signs of doing the same for a variety of drug-delivery mechanisms," says Marlene Bourne, principal analyst. "Implantable MEMS pressure sensors for remote patient monitoring is a reality today, as is the use of silver nanoparticle-based coatings for infection control of anesthesiology catheters, and this is only the tip of the iceberg."

The author reported that revenues of BioMEMS (the use of MEMS in medicine) alone accounted for nearly $1 billion in 2005. The diversity of BioMEMS devices currently being used is impressive and ranges from inertial and pressure sensors, to nozzles, pumps, valves, and other novel devices in applications as far reaching as asthma inhalers, surgical instrumentation, and pharmaceutical production. The gains made to date with nanotechnology are equally notable, with nanoparticle-based composites and coatings already playing a role in orthopedics, dentistry, and more.

The Bourne Report—Medical Device Quarterly is written especially for those interested in BioMEMS and nanomedicine. The Bourne Report offers the most insightful analysis available on emerging technologies, with a focus on MEMS and nanotechnology.

Some of the topics inside the report:

  • Product of the quarter
  • Applications
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Clothing/dermatology
  • Flu diagnostics (at the airport and office)
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Implantable sevices/ophthalmology
  • Malaria monitoring (and more via wrist watches)
  • Remote patient monitoring/cardiology
  • Remote patient monitoring/diagnostics
  • Robotics/patient comfort
  • Robotics/elder care
  • Sleep diagnostics
  • Smart beds
  • Woundcare/first aid
  • Product developments—nanotechnology
  • Nanocomposites/orthopedics
  • Pollen-proof textiles
  • Product developments—MEMS
  • Bio/chemical sensors
  • Optical MEMS
  • Product developments—NEMS
  • Lab-on-a-chip
  • Product developments—other technologies
  • Actuator/artificial muscle
  • Medical diagnostics
  • Vision
  • Other business news
  • Acquisitions
  • Venture capital funding
  • Company index

For more information visit the company's Web site.

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