As Big Pharma's pipeline for blockbuster drugs slows, med tech giants are helping to fill the gap with devices that treat everything from migraines to severe depression.
Heart
...And coming in 2008
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THE DEVICE: Remote-control defibrillator

WHAT IT WILL DO: In addition to heart-pacing functions, it will transmit blood pressure data and monitor for conditions such as lung fluid buildup, allowing MDs to head off serious problems before they occur. Doctors will be able to view the data remotely via laptop, phone, or PDA.

WHO'S DEVELOPING IT: Boston Scientific (BSX), Medtronic (MDT), St. Jude Medical (STJ)

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