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Hype Cycle for Life Science Research and Development, 2019


Life science CIOs are now implementing their organizations’ digital R&D vision, leveraging technologies to more efficiently develop drugs, devices and digital therapies. Use this Hype Cycle to identify innovation opportunities, create value and cement your place in the broad healthcare ecosystem.

Published: 02 August 2019

ID: G00370125

Analyst(s): Michael Shanler Jeff Smith

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Digital Trials
    • Prescribed Digital Therapeutics
    • Cell and Gene Therapy Platform
    • eSource
    • Trial Automation
    • AI-Enabled Material Informatics
    • Immersive AR/VR/MR Experiences in Life Science
    • AI Augmented Safety Vigilance
    • IoT-Enabled Laboratory
  • At the Peak
    • RWE in Clinical Research
    • Augmented Analytics
    • Wearable Devices for Clinical Trials
    • Blockchain in Life Sciences
    • Machine Learning
    • 3D Printed Drugs
    • Clinical Trial Data Transparency
    • Lab Apps
    • NLP
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Genomics Medicine
    • SaaS-Regulated EDMS
    • Adaptive Trials
    • Patient Communities for Trial Recruitment
    • 3D Bioprinting for Life Science R&D
    • SaaS LIMS
    • Enterprise Laboratory Informatics
    • SaaS ELN
    • Semantic Knowledge Graphing
    • Compliant GxP Cloud Services
    • Insight Engines
    • Centralized Monitoring/RBM
    • RWD-Based Studies
    • Precompetitive Alliances
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Enterprise IP Management
    • Innovation Management Technology for Product Development
    • Text Analytics for Scientific Research
    • Pharma PLM
    • eTMF
    • Clinical Resource Management
    • E-Clinical Platforms
    • Structured Content and Component Authoring
    • ELN
    • Global Regulatory Information Management
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Scientific Analytics Platforms
    • Medical Devices — PLM
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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