Ablation and other energy-based technologies with multiple clinical applications

Manufacturers of ablation and other energy-base therapeutics are both witnessing and driving a steady evolution of multiple technologies with potential to produce therapeutic (or, in some cases, simply cosmetic) tissue effects, with different energy types competing head-on for caseload.  These innovators have continued to improve their understanding of the nature of each energy type’s impact on the target tissue(s) and have optimized the delivery to improve outcome, improve ease of use and minimize adverse collateral tissue effects or other complications.

To illustrate the breadth of applications for energy-based technologies, see the excerpt below from the table of contents to the MedMarket Diligence report #A125, "Ablation Technologies Worldwide Market, 2008-2017: Products, Technologies, Markets, Companies and Opportunities." 

 

SECTION 1:  ENERGY-BASED THERAPIES BY DISEASE STATE AND TECHNOLOGY
1.1  Cancer
1.1.1  Brachytherapy
1.1.2  Cryotherapy
1.1.3  Microwave Ablation
1.1.4  Radiation Therapy
1.1.5  Radiofrequency Ablation
1.1.6  Stereotactic Surgery
1.1.7  Laser Ablation
1.1.8  Photodynamic Therapy
1.1.9  Ultrasonic Ablation
1.2  Cardiovascular Disease
1.2.1  Angina Pectoris
1.2.2  Atrial arrhythmias
1.2.2.1  Cryoablation
1.2.2.2  Electrical Cardioversion
1.2.2.3  Microwave Ablation
1.2.2.4  RF Ablation
1.2.2.5  Temperature Controlled
1.2.2.6  Fluid Cooled
1.2.3  Bradycardia
1.2.4  Critical Ischemia
1.2.5  Vascular Occlusive Disease
1.2.6  Ventricular Arrhythmias
1.2.6.1  About ICD, CRT and CRT-D
1.2.7  Wolf-Parkinson-White Disease
1.3  Elective Surgery
1.3.1  Cosmetic Surgery
1.3.1.1  Laser Hair Removal
1.3.1.2  Port Wine Stains
1.3.1.3  Psoriasis
1.3.1.4  Varicose Veins
1.4  Ophthalmic Surgery
1.4.1  Capsulotomy Surgery
1.4.2  Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)
1.4.3  Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis (LASEK)
1.5  General Surgery
1.5.1  Fecal Incontinence
1.5.2  Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
1.6  Gynecological Applications
1.6.1  Hysterectomy
1.6.2  Menorrhagia
1.6.3  Fibroids
1.6.4  Bladder Neck Suspension
1.7  Urological Applications
1.7.1  Urinary Tract Stones
1.7.2  Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
1.7.2.1  TUMT
1.7.2.2  TUNA
1.7.2.3  Photoselective Vaporisation of the prostate (PVP)
1.7.2.4  HoLAP
1.7.2.5  CoreTherm
1.7.2.6  TMX 3000
1.7.2.7  Prolieve
1.7.2.8  Prostiva RF Therapy
1.7.2.9  Water-Induced Thermotherapy
1.8  Tonsillectomy
1.9  Orthopedic Applications
1.9.1  Capsular Shrinkage
1.9.2  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
1.9.3  Chondroplasty
1.9.4  Debridement
1.9.5  Epicondylitis and Tendinitis
1.9.6  Inflammatory Conditions
1.9.6.1  Nucleoplasty
 
See the report’s complete description, table of contents, and list of exhibits here.

 

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