These are Cleveland Clinic’s top 10 medical innovations for 2021

Innovations include gene therapy for blood disorders, a new class of medications for cystic fibrosis, increased access to telemedicine, and more.

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In conjunction with the 2020 Medical Innovation Summit, Cleveland Clinic announced what it thinks are the Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2021. The list of these breakthrough technologies was selected by a committee of Cleveland Clinic subject matter experts, led by Will Morris, M.D., executive medical director for Cleveland Clinic Innovations, and Akhil Saklecha, M.D., managing director of Cleveland Clinic Ventures.

Here, in order of anticipated importance, are those innovations:

1. Gene Therapy for Hemoglobinopathies

2. Novel Drug for Primary-Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

3. Smartphone-Connected Pacemaker Devices

4. New Medication for Cystic Fibrosis

5. Universal Hepatitis C Treatment

6. Bubble CPAP for Increased Lung Function in Premature Babies

7. Increased Access to Telemedicine through Novel Practice and Policy Changes

8. Vacuum-Induced Uterine Tamponade Device for Postpartum Hemorrhage

9. PARP Inhibitors for Prostate Cancer

10. Immunologics for Migraine Prophylaxis