Medical

Our medical vertical serves companies that manufacture healthcare equipment and supplies, provide healthcare-related services, or engage in research, development, production, and marketing of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology products.

The healthcare industry is predicted to grow faster and add more jobs over the next decade than any other sector. Technological advances are a major driver of this growth, and include trends such the emergence of personalized medicine, the development of immunotherapy, quality monitoring through analytics, and improved patient experience through artificial intelligence.

Changing patient demographics such as the growing aging population, increased levels of obesity, decreased numbers of smokers, and increased number of allergies, will present new challenges for pharmaceutical companies and healthcare providers. A dynamic approach will be required to keep up with the rapid pace of progress in this space.

Topics We’ve Worked On

Your Personal Research Assistant

Small tasks with a fast turnaround

  • Fact checking / validation
    I recently read an article about a new needle-less intravenous-injector. What scientific articles can support this claim?
  • Technology identification
    Identify the top 3-5 human-safe technologies to degrade polymers in vivo
  • Literature/Patent Review
    Review Professor Roy’s most recent paper on low-cost peptides for cancer drug delivery and provide a short summary for me.
  • Data review / analysis
    Based on H-index, which schools have the highest quality publications on gene-knockout therapies?
  • General inquiries
    What are three major disruptors in the insulin-delivery space for the next 2-3 years?

Project-Based Work

In-depth project work

  • Technology Landscape
    Develop a technology landscape for all nanoscale particles that use FDA approved materials for drug delivery.
  • Technology Scouting
    Provide a technical summary for all optogenetics technologies with a TRL between 1-6 that are being worked on in the US & EU.
  • Interview / private information acquisition
    Attain an interview with Professor Meade to better understand his last patent and see if he’s interested in a sponsored research agreement.
  • Competitive Analysis
    Compile & analyze information to understand which pharmaceutical companies are sponsoring academic research in Korea and Singapore and which, if any, have resulted in patents.
  • Regulatory / Market Analysis
    Sales for our cosmetic surgery have been declining in Korea and Japan. Using your network and publicly sourced data, can we determine why this is the case, and if we can reverse the trend?

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Medical News


25 Jul 2017
Siwei Zhang
Siwei Zhang

Applications of Neoantigens in Personalized Cancer Therapy

Neoantigens are mutations in the genome of a tumor that result in mutant proteins that…

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13 Jul 2017
Heidi Reidel
Heidi Reidel

The Successes and Failures of 3D Printed Prosthetics

The 3D printing industry has expanded rapidly over the last few years, with one of…

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28 Jun 2017
Charles Wright
Charles Wright

Mini Electronic Biosensor for Point-of-Care Devices and Wearables

There’s a completely electronic method for barcoding particles according to researchers at Rutgers University. Unlike…

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Thought Leader

  • Charles Wright, PhD

    Project Architect

    Charles is one of PreScouter’s Project Architects. He specializes in the medical industry and has worked on over two dozen projects in this area covering all stages of the development pipeline, from emerging academic research through development of medical devices and therapeutics, to implementations of products in clinical settings. Charles earned a PhD in Biophysical Sciences from the University of Chicago and a BA in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Physics, and Spanish from Vanderbilt University.

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quote If you let them, they can come up with some pretty interesting concepts. It’s the network and the concepts that really give PreScouter good value for the money. Dr. Nate Miranda

Case Studies

Landscape cutting edge technologies to shape internal R&D strategy
Need: Landscape cutting edge technologies to find inventions and inventors to shape internal R&D strategy

The Client was working within the technology sector of infection control. Unlike some larger clients, the Client was a medium-sized company that had to maintain a strong competitive advantage over similar product lines within their space. The Client wanted to develop a new product with a two to three year runway for development.

The Client approached PreScouter looking to understand the technology landscape as it pertained to next generation infection control techniques. Tight constraints were placed in the statement of work, which required late-stage technologies that the Client could develop internally. PreScouter determined that the ideal solution would be technology that could be captured by intellectual property.

PreScouter segmented the workflow to identify two specific technology reports that would compliment the problem statement. The first report went through emerging technologies for processes that would directly solve the end-goal. the processes were then refined, by the help of the Client’s input. In parallel, PreScouter ran the second report that identified technologies for infection control in adjacent spaces.

The deliverables demonstrated substantial value for the Client. In the report focused on market-adjacent technologies, two patents, four research groups and nine companies were identified that directly met all the criteria from the statement of work. The Client found various adjacent technologies to be of interest and followed up with direct contact with several of the technology providers. The report focused on emerging technologies, identified two companies, and although the number of curated leads was small, they were valuable to the Client. PreScouter reached out to attain interviews directly from both companies of interest, and the information was used to make an informed decision on partnership opportunities.

The Client was so surprised with the speed and precision of PreScouter’s technology results; they became full member clients.

Process

STEP 1

Tell PreScouter what you need to be researched.

STEP 2

We’ll present you customized research
and analysis. Which areas would you
like PreScouter to research further?

STEP 3

Speed up your technology and business planning and make better use of your internal resources.

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