Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Life Sciences, 2016

Published: 25 July 2016

ID: G00305257

Analyst(s): Michael Shanler , Stephen Davies


Life science executives are pressured to digitally innovate and develop more patient-centric value. To accomplish this, CIOs must understand the "hype" of technologies and change the way they ingest new tools as they transition from planning to execution phases.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • IoT-Enabled Laboratory
    • 3D-Printed Drugs
    • Wearable Devices for Clinical Trials
    • Life Science Multichannel Campaign Management
    • Nanomedicine
    • Mobile Laboratory Applications
    • Social Media Analytics
    • Unique Device Identification (UDI)
  • At the Peak
    • Adaptive Trials
    • Clinical Trial Data Transparency
    • SaaS-Regulated EDMS
    • Managed Care and Institutional Selling Tools
    • Physician Social Media
    • Genomics Medicine
    • Key Opinion Leader Management
    • Enterprise Laboratory Informatics
    • Patient Communities for Trial Recruitment
    • Model-Based Manufacturing
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Compliant GxP Cloud
    • Precompetitive Alliances
    • Industrial Operational Intelligence
    • Direct-to-Patient Digital Marketing
    • Supplier Quality Management Applications
    • Pharma PLM
    • Track-and-Trace and Serialization
    • Controlled Substance Ordering System
    • PAT
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Quality Process Management Applications
    • Clinical Resource Management
    • Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence
    • Structured Content and Product Label Management
    • Revenue Management
    • Aggregate-Spending/Sunshine Law Tracking and Reporting
    • Electronic Batch Records
    • MES Applications for Discrete Manufacturing
    • MES Applications for Process Manufacturing
    • Web-Based E-Detailing
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Customer (Practitioner) Analytics
    • Global Pharmacovigilance/Safety/AERS
    • Tablet-Based E-Detailing
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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