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Hype Cycle for Life Sciences, 2014

Published: 30 July 2014

ID: G00264354

Analyst(s): Michael Shanler , Stephen Davies


As life science companies enter the data-driven "digital" era and evaluate new technologies to create innovative therapies, as well as new patient engagement models, they must overcome legacy thinking, the lingering effects from the "patent cliff," and global regulatory requirements.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Mobile Laboratory Applications
    • Life Science Multichannel Campaign Management
    • Nanomedicine
    • Personalized Medicine
    • R&D Cloud Collaboration
    • Social Media Analytics
    • Enterprise Laboratory Informatics
    • Managed Care and Institutional Selling Tools
    • Cloud-Based Drug Discovery Platform
    • Key Opinion Leader Management
  • At the Peak
    • SaaS-LIMS
    • 3D Printing of Medical Devices
    • Cloud ELN
    • IT/OT Convergence
    • Physician Social Media
    • Compliant GxP Cloud Services
    • Semantic Knowledge Graphing
    • Big Data in R&D
    • Pharma PLM
    • Innovation Management Technology for Product Development
    • Model-Based Manufacturing
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Cloud-Based Grid Computing
    • EHR-Based Clinical Studies
    • Operations Intelligence
    • Direct-to-Patient Digital Marketing
    • Enterprise IP Management
    • Scientific Text Analytics and Annotators
    • Process Analytical Technology
    • Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence
    • GS1 Healthcare (GDSN)
    • Clinical Resource Management
    • E-Clinical
    • Electronic Laboratory Notebook
    • eTMF
    • Structured Content and Product Label Management
    • Track and Trace for Life Sciences
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Aggregate-Spending/Sunshine Law Tracking and Reporting
    • Quality Process Management Applications
    • R&D Analytics
    • Global Regulatory Information Management
    • MES Applications
    • Revenue Management
    • Electronic Batch Records
    • Medical Devices — PLM
    • Web-Based E-Detailing
    • Customer (Practitioner) Analytics
    • LIMS
  • Entering the Plateau
    • ePRO, E-Patient Diaries and eCOA
    • Tablet-Based E-Detailing
    • Pharmacovigilance
    • Bioinformatics and Cheminformatics
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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