Horizon Scanning

It is a challenge for health plans and clinicians to know what emerging technologies are in the preapproval phase and what their clinical, financial, and risk impacts might be. This is where we come in.

The Hayes Horizon Scanning Solution identifies innovative and potentially disruptive health technologies that are in various stages of the regulatory approval process. Our Research Analysts continually investigate new technologies that are on the horizon or in the early stages of clinical investigation, as well as the testing of existing technologies that may be seeking approval for new clinical applications. Hayes Horizon Scanning helps you track emerging technologies before you need to make decisions. Accessed through the Hayes Knowledge Center, Hayes Horizon Scanning addresses the following fundamental questions to help our clients forecast emerging technologies:

  • Is this emerging technology new or replacing an existing technology?
  • Where is this technology in the FDA regulatory process?
  • When will this technology be commercially available in the market?
  • What is the projected use, cost, and financial impact of this technology?

Oleogel-S10 for Epidermolysis Bullosa

Oleogel-S10 is a semisolid gel containing 10% betulin-rich extract from birch bark and 90% refined sunflower oil. Betulin is a naturally occurring triterpene with medicinal properties believed to help modulate the inflammation response and encourage formation of new skin during wound healing. It is in development for the treatment of skin wounds associated with epidermolysis …

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Betibeglogene Autotemcel for Beta Thalassemia

Beta thalassemia is blood disorder caused by sequent variants in the beta-globin (HBB) gene that threaten normal production of hemoglobin. Lentiviral Autologous Beta-Globin Gene Therapy (Proposed Name: Zynteglo, formerly LentiGlobin) aims to reduce or eliminate the need for regular blood transfusions in patients with transfusion-dependent beta-t…

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Voxzogo (Vosoritide) for Achondroplasia

Vosoritide is a longer-acting C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) analog that modulates activity of the fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) by inhibiting a signaling pathway that mediates its effects, thereby stimulating endochondrial growth, resulting in enhanced growth velocity. It is indicated to increase linear growth in pediatric patients aged ≥ 5 years with achondr…

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Omaveloxolone for Friedreich Ataxia

Omaveloxolone is an investigational oral drug that activates nuclear factor erythroid 2–related factor 2 (Nrf2). It is proposed for the treatment of Friedreich ataxia (FA), a rare, hereditary, neurodegenerative disorder that is driven by mitochondrial dysfunction and impaired Nrf2 activity. FA typically presents between the ages of 10 and 15 years.

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iStent infinite Trabecular Micro-Bypass System for Open-Angle Glaucoma

The iStent infinite is an investigational device designed for use in a stand-alone procedure to reduce elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with open-angle glaucoma uncontrolled by prior therapy. The device includes 3 heparin-coated titanium stents measuring 1/3 mm in length and width. The stents are preloaded into an auto-injection system that allows the surgeon t…

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