Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Life Sciences, 2018

Published: 25 July 2018

ID: G00338201

Analyst(s): Michael Shanler , Stephen Davies, Jeff Smith


This Hype Cycle provides critical input for strategic planning by tracking the maturity and adoption rates of technologies across the entire value chain for life sciences. CIOs should use this research to understand innovative technology, prioritize investments and drive organizationwide change.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Precision Health
    • Physician-Prescribed Clinical Apps
    • IoT-Enabled Laboratory
    • Blockchain in Life Sciences
    • Life Science Multichannel Campaign Management
  • At the Peak
    • 3D-Printed Drugs
    • Unique Device Identification (UDI)
    • Social Media Analytics
    • Life Science Account Management and Selling
    • Physician Social Media
    • Clinical Trial Data Transparency
    • Lab Apps
    • Key Opinion Leader Management
    • SaaS-Regulated EDMS
    • Enterprise Laboratory Informatics
    • Genomics Medicine
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Adaptive Trials
    • Patient Communities for Trial Recruitment
    • Compliant GxP Cloud Services
    • Model-Based Manufacturing
    • Direct-to-Patient Digital Marketing
    • Precompetitive Alliances
    • Industrial Operational Intelligence
    • Supplier Quality Management Applications
    • Controlled Substance Ordering System
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Track-and-Trace and Serialization
    • Pharma PLM
    • PAT
    • Quality Process Management Applications
    • Clinical Resource Management
    • Electronic Batch Records
    • Structured Content and Component Authoring
    • Revenue Management
    • Aggregate-Spending Tracking and Transparency Reporting
    • MES Applications for Discrete Manufacturing
    • MES Applications for Process Manufacturing
    • Web-Based E-Detailing
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence Applications
    • Life Science Commercial Analytics
    • Signal Detection
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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