Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Life Sciences, 2015

Published: 27 July 2015

ID: G00277468

Analyst(s): Michael Shanler , Stephen Davies


Life science companies are beginning the digital transformation. Most are evolving from the strategy phase and into early implementation, and many are making initial investments. CxOs need to understand the maturity of technologies to get their digital business strategy on track.

Table Of Contents


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

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