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Table 1: Trend Themes and Technology Areas

 TREND THEMES TECHNOLOGY AREAS
Electronic Technologies
  • Computerized devices, IT systems
  • Robotic devices
  • Wireless systems
Synthetic Organs/Tissues and Combination Products
  • Artificial organ, organ assistive devices
  • Combination products (device + biological/pharmaceutical)
  • Materials-based devices
  • Biocompatibility technologies
  • Infection-inhibiting devices
Invasiveness-Reducing Technologies
  • Photonic devices
  • Acoustic devices
  • Molecular therapies
  • Other minimally invasive therapeutic technologies
  • Miniaturized devices
  • Imaging devices/systems
Decentralized-Care Technologies
  • Home/self-care devices
  • Portable/mobile devices
  • Telemedicine systems
Demographically-Oriented Technologies
  • Aging-related devices
  • Enhancement/augmentation products
Detection, Diagnostic, and Monitoring Technologies
  • Genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, epigenomics
  • Early detection and diagnosis, i.e., non-"omic" technologies
  • Personalized medicine, "customizable" devices
  • Sensor technologies
  • Patient monitoring systems