Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Life Science Research and Development, 2017

Published: 17 July 2017

ID: G00314538

Analyst(s): Michael Shanler , Jeff Smith


CIOs are moving from strategy into the execution phase for digital R&D and are implementing a range of technologies to develop new drugs, devices and therapies. Success requires leaders to choreograph a diverse set of scientific, laboratory and clinical technologies in a fluid business environment.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • IoT-Enabled Laboratory
    • Physician-Prescribed Clinical Apps
    • eSource
    • Blockchain in Life Science
    • RWE for Clinical Trials
    • Nanomedicine
    • Centralized Monitoring/RBM
  • At the Peak
    • Augmented Data Discovery
    • Wearable Devices for Clinical Trials
    • Lab Apps
    • Clinical Trial Data Transparency
    • Insight Engines
    • SaaS-Regulated EDMS
    • Machine Learning
    • Adaptive Trials
    • Enterprise Laboratory Informatics
    • Genomics Medicine
    • 3D Bioprinting for Life Science R&D
    • Cloud-Based Drug Discovery Platform
    • Data Lakes
    • SaaS-LIMS
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • 3D Printing of Medical Devices
    • Patient Communities for Trial Recruitment
    • SaaS ELN
    • Semantic Knowledge Graphing
    • Compliant GxP Cloud
    • Precompetitive Alliances
    • Big Data in R&D
    • EHR-Based Clinical Studies
    • Innovation Management Technology for Product Development
    • Enterprise IP Management
    • Pharma PLM
    • Scientific Text Analytics and Annotators
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Clinical Resource Management
    • E-Clinical Application Suites
    • eTMF
    • Structure Content and Component Authoring
    • ELN
    • Global Regulatory Information Management
    • Scientific Analytics Platforms
    • Medical Devices — PLM
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Advanced Clinical Research Information Systems
    • Signal Detection
    • ePRO, E-Patient Diaries and eCOA
    • LIMS
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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