As with many conferences, the Cleveland Clinic’s 2020 Medical Innovation Summit went virtual this year. Still, the event featured the hotly anticipated top 10 list of innovations for 2021 that saw a range of therapies. Ranked in order of expected importance, the list was led by gene therapy for hemoglobinopathies. The top three innovations, including a novel drug for primary-progressive multiple sclerosis and smartphone-connected pacemaker devices, were highlighted in a special presentation.
CLEVELAND – The list is out, and a dual-acting osteoporosis drug and a device for expanding the use of minimally invasive mitral valve surgery have come out on top. That's according to a panel of doctors and researchers who develop the highly anticipated Top 10 annual list of medical innovations looking to transform patient care, revealed at the Cleveland Clinic's Medical Innovation Summit.
Every year at the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit, the Top 10 list of technologies that are predicted to come to the market and change patient care is revealed. Last year's October event saw RNA-based therapies take the No. 10 spot. Certainly, the honor was well earned because, after falling out of favor despite their early promise a few years ago, the technology is now enjoying a major resurgence and the product pipeline is growing once again, driven by increasing investments and business partnerships.