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.

eXciteOSA Device for Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The eXciteOSA Daytime Therapy Device (formerly known as Snoozeal) is a noninvasive electrical muscle stimulation device that delivers electrical pulses through a mouthpiece that sits around the tongue. The system consists of a mouthpiece, a rechargeable control unit that connects to the mouthpiece via a USB interface, and a mobile app that allows the user to control and track…

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Humacyl Acellular Vessel

Humacyl is an off-the-shelf bioengineered human acellular vessel proposed for use as a hemodialysis access graft in patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD). This technology uses a process to decellularize donated human vascular smooth muscle cells, while preserving extracellular matrix proteins. This results in a tubular scaffold that is acellular at the time of implanta…

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