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Mar 2018 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US43606417

U.S. Life Science Top 10 Market Trends for 2018

By: Alan S. Louie, Ph.D.Research Director, Life Sciences, Michael TownsendResearch Manager, Life Science Business System Strategies

Table of Contents

Executive Snapshot

Figure: Executive Snapshot: U.S. Life Science Top 10 Market Trends for 2018

Situation Overview

In This Study

Future Outlook

Market Trend 1: DX Takes Over the Application Platform Discussion, with a Focus on Business Outcomes

Market Trend 2: HCP Access and Channel Proliferation Bring Orchestration to Life Science

Market Trend 3: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Shift into High Gear, Powered by Increasingly Available Data, Embedded Applications, and Growing Solution Validation

Market Trend 4: Data Is the Fuel, AI Is the Engine, and Insights Are the Destination

Market Trend 5: In the Absence of a Killer App, IoT Adoption in Life Science R&D Continues to Plod Along

Market Trend 6: Biologics Cold Chain Becomes the First "Killer App" for IoT in Life Science Manufacturing

Market Trend 7: Patient Engagement Moves to the Forefront, with Apple iPhones and Mobile Apps Leading the Way

Market Trend 8: Real-World Evidence Data Becomes a Core Resource in Life Science

Market Trend 9: Blockchain Ledgers Become "Single Version of Truth" for Track and Trace of Pharmaceuticals in the United States

Market Trend 10: The Rise of Specialty Drugs Elevates the Role of Medical Science Liaisons in Pharma

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