• by bcarlson@marketresearch.com
  • July 25 2014
  • drug cost


Expensive Drugs: Only At First Glance

Expensive Drugs: Only At First Glance

We concur with a recent article by Peter J. Pitts, a former FDA associate commissioner ("Why ‘Pricey’ Drugs Save Money - and Lives," in the New York Post. In that article Pitts argues against expensive new drugs as the culprit to rising US health-care costs. Pitts explains that pricey drugs can save money when used correctly. Our Top 25 pharma company pipeline report report available on Kalorama’s website, demonstrates the type of therapies that top companies are working on currently.

He consi...


Pillars of U.S. Physician Office Testing - Clinical Chemistry

Pillars of U.S. Physician Office Testing - Clinical Chemistry

Urinalysis , hematology , clinical chemistry - core lab workstations are found not only in the centralized clinical lab, but also the physician office laboratory (POL). Seeking to transcend the low ceilings for growth in traditional clinical lab markets, IVD companies have developed numerous systems to perform core lab tests without the footprint or complexity of centralized lab platforms. The result has been benchtop and portable clinical chemistry analyzers equally applicable to the POLs of de...

  • by esalazar@marketresearch.com
  • July 18 2014
  • wound care


No Simple Patch-Ups in the Advanced Wound Care Market

No Simple Patch-Ups in the Advanced Wound Care Market

Gauzes, disinfectants, bandages - even sutures and staples - form the recognizable veneer of wound care and, in terms of their market, obscure the products and innovation most responsible for driving overall market growth. Closer to the patient and working intimately with patients’ own healing response, biological dressings represent promising treatment for a litany of chronic and severe wounds. Kalorama Information expertly explores the terrain and future of the biological dressings market and ...


Pillars of U.S. Physician Office Testing - Prothrombin Time (PT/INR)

Pillars of U.S. Physician Office Testing - Prothrombin Time (PT/INR)

Coagulation testing has a sprawling presence in IVD markets as it is able to be performed in virtually all segments, similar to blood glucose testing. The most common coagulation test is prothrombin time (PT) and its relative score indicated through the international normalized ratio (INR) (commonly referred to together as PT/INR), which can be performed in clinical labs, hospitals, physician offices, clinics, ambulatory care, and even homes. The ubiquity of the test is a result of its widesprea...


‘Dengue Mata’ - A Look at Brazilian Disease Control during and past the World Cup

‘Dengue Mata’ - A Look at Brazilian Disease Control during and past the World Cup

After Sunday, the crowds will disperse in Rio de Janeiro and the World Cup of 2014 will conclude - a spectacle of athleticism and international competition, but an event that has also served as an international forum on healthcare in Brazil. Epidemiology has been a chief concern of authorities when accounting for the expected 600,000 tourists in Brazil for the tournament. Brazil has the world’s greatest incidence of dengue (~1 million cases a year), a potentially fatal, viral disease with flu-li...

  • by bcarlson@marketresearch.com
  • July 9 2014


FDA Opens a Door to Big Data

FDA Opens a Door to Big Data

Kalorama is now conducting research into Big Data efforts in Healthcare and will publish a report in August. No entity in healthcare, it seems, is without some kind of program to anticipate Big Data and its use in the health care system. In June the FDA announced the launch of openFDA , a solution aimed at opening up their "big data" - their massive volume of data so large that it is difficult to process using traditional database and software approaches. openFDA makes the FDA’s publicly availab...

  • by esalazar@marketresearch.com
  • July 3 2014
  • EHR
  • EMR


Primary and Ambulatory Care Key to Long-Term Health of EMR Markets

Primary and Ambulatory Care Key to Long-Term Health of EMR Markets

Recent profiles of Epic Systems and InterSystems are excellent case studies for the success of the electronic medical records (EMR) market. Fueled by government incentives in the United States and abroad, looming regulatory penalties and high hospital system adoption, the global EMR market has grown in excess of 10% over the past three years. Short-term market growth is well assured on continued penetration and maturation in the hospital EMR market segment, but long-term market success for the t...


Pillars of U.S. Physician Office Testing - Complete Blood Count (CBC)

Pillars of U.S. Physician Office Testing - Complete Blood Count (CBC)

The ready-made popularity of CLIA-waived tests has not crowded out more complex tests from the physician office laboratory (POL) market. Some diagnostic tools are well-suited for placement across the spectrum: from the core lab workstations of central labs to the bench top of a physician practice. Performed on an impedance- or optical-based hematology analyzer, the complete blood count (CBC) is easily situated within a POL through compact, bare-bones models requiring no floor space and other inn...