Digital Health

As with other industries, digital technology is touching every aspect of healthcare. But health is unique in its complexity, and innovation requires deep insight.

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The internet has always disrupted industry. The ability to manage and communicate large volumes of information is removing physical storefronts, consolidating inventories and personalising offerings while reducing capital required. Interpreting data from many users refines search results and enables new business models.

These effects can all be seen in healthcare, but it differs in some important respects from pure information businesses like Google search. Firstly, healthcare requires the utmost safety. Secondly, it normally involves complex interaction with the physical world. These two factors slow innovation, with regulation to protect users preventing simple market experimentation and measurement of physiological parameters requiring broad-based scientific understanding.

Despite these obstacles, the potential benefits of digital technology to improve human health are enormous. Digital technology’s ability to gather data and present it in a meaningful form helps us see what works when complexity makes absolute understanding elusive. Used well this can provide value for patients, payers, physicians and regulators while driving the science of human understanding forward.

Innovating in this space is challenging, requiring cross-functional expertise from life sciences through hardware and software engineering to psychology and human factors. At TTP we use a multidisciplinary approach, enabling our clients to participate in the digital health revolution.

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Life Science

We work at the intersection of physics, engineering and the biological sciences, creating and developing new technology for the life science industry.

Drug Delivery

Pharmaceutical companies face substantial challenges, from constraints in health spending to weakening drug pipelines. Yet opportunities exist for those bold enough to adapt, ranging from connected devices that drive adherence to generic devices at cost points previously thought impossible.

Medical Devices

Disruptive change is rolling through the medical device industry as value-based healthcare and digitisation spread from niches to the mainstream. This is a challenging time, but it presents real opportunities for those ambitious companies prepared to reinvent themselves.

In-vitro Diagnostics

The diagnostic market is at a moment of change. New approaches, such as sequencing, are gaining traction; companion diagnostics are driving closer integration with therapy; continuous monitoring is enabling new diagnostic information; and market drivers are demanding low cost distribution of clinical quality data.

Bioprocess

Human therapies are adapting to tackle increasingly complex immunological diseases and conditions. These therapies often rely on tightly controlled cell cultures in order to produce therapeutic drugs efficiently, such as monoclonal antibodies or culture of the patient’s own genetically-engineered cells, as part of an autologous cell therapy workflow.

Biosensors

Emerging biosensor technologies are enabling the measurement and analysis of valuable trace markers, leading to improved clinical outcomes by allowing the accurate observation of previously undetectable physiological signals.

Smart Implants

Increasing numbers of people are suffering from chronic conditions. Through the creation of tiny, fully integrated real-time measurement systems, smart implants are bringing the benefits of laboratory-grade telemetry to their lives.

Medical Imaging

Medical imaging is required to meet the needs of advanced diagnostics and the demands of emerging markets, presenting the sector with sizeable rewards for innovation.

Surgical

Surgery is a fertile area for medical device innovation with remarkable developments occurring in minimally invasive and robotic assisted techniques. The future of the operating room relies on intraoperative technologies which improve clinical and economic values as measured by procedure outcome, workflow efficiency and patient safety.

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Julian Hildersley

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