Emerging Technology Reports

The Emerging Technology Report provides regular updates about emerging and potentially disruptive technologies that are likely to have a significant impact in healthcare. This “early warning” report monitors new health technologies from 6 months to 2 years within a regulatory submission and tracks those as they go through clinical trial development and the regulatory approval process.

For each emerging technology, our analysts describe the technology and intended use, its prospects relative to the regulatory process and FDA information, competing technologies, relevant clinical guidelines, high-level look at the evidence such as published abstracts in the medical literature and available meeting abstracts, and available clinical trials.

Lifileucel (Amtagvi; Iovance Biotherapeutics Inc.) for Advanced Melanoma

Lifileucel (Amtagvi; Iovance Biotherapeutics Inc.) is a tumor-derived autologous T cell immunotherapy indicated for the treatment of adult patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma previously treated with a PD-1 blocking antibody, and if BRAF V600 mutation positive, a BRAF inhibitor with or without a MEK inhibitor.

Human Acellular Vessel (HAV; Humacyte Inc.) for Vascular Trauma

Human Acellular Vessel (HAV; formerly Humacyl) (Humacyte Inc.) is an off-the-shelf bioengineered vascular conduit proposed for urgent arterial repair following extremity vascular trauma when a synthetic graft is not indicated, and when autologous vein use is not feasible.