With the increasing aging of the global population and the increasing shortage of medical resources, governments and people in various countries are paying more and more attention to the medical electronics and smart medical industries.
According to data from IHS Markit, by 2035, 5G will bring more than $1.1 trillion in products and services to the global smart healthcare industry, truly realizing the digitalization of healthcare. The IoMT (Internet of Medical Things) equipment market is expected to grow into a $136.8 billion industry by 2021. Creating new data-driven service opportunities, realizing value-based healthcare, and providing patients with connected care will be an important development direction for the entire medical industry.
Among them, Siemens Digital Industrial Software, as the global market leader in digitalization of the medical device industry, is actively committed to the construction of the medical device industry ecosystem, and provides integrated solutions, applications, tools and services to the industry to promote the global medical device industry. Digital transformation.
Chen Jiayi, Director of Digital Innovation, Siemens Asia Pacific Medical Technology Industry
Regarding the deployment in the field of smart medical care, Chen Jiayi, director of digital innovation in the medical technology industry of Siemens Asia Pacific, introduced to the author: “In Healthcare 4.0, Siemens’ Digital Twin technology has great potential in the digital health and medical equipment industry. , Digital twin technology has been widely used in product design, production and performance. With the increasing progress of new technology, its application can be extended to the scope of establishing digital twins for individuals/patients, and its realization is preventive, Predictive, personalized and more precise medical services.
Healthcare professionals can now create digital twins for individuals so that they can monitor chronic diseases without requiring physical surgery on the patient. Combined with technologies such as virtual reality, this can greatly help medical professionals manage risk factors while allowing them to provide remote care.
In the medical device industry, new technologies have brought new opportunities for innovation in the design, manufacturing and service of medical devices. Digitization is the only way for companies to embrace new technologies, and it can also help companies cope with increasing product complexity and regulatory compliance, as well as the challenges posed to engineering and manufacturing departments due to geographical dispersion.
Additive manufacturing is another key emerging technology that can bring huge benefits to China’s medical technology industry. Now manufacturers can use simulation and modeling to improve their insights into how implants are applied to every patient in the real world. By giving healthcare providers the ability to handle highly complex designs and perform mass customization, this technology enables medical professionals to focus more on personal results and design personalized solutions. “
Judging from the above-mentioned future prospects for the smart medical industry, this will be a huge opportunity for Chinese medical technology companies to provide products and services for the vast population of the Asia-Pacific region and other emerging markets, accelerate growth and outperform Market, so as to achieve preventive, predictive, personalized and accurate medical care. In this way, the cost of clinical trials will be reduced, and at the same time, it can provide data to support market access and post-market monitoring with real evidence, support telemedicine, and ultimately help the government to achieve better medical care at a lower cost.
In today’s era, with the development and maturity of emerging technologies such as 5G, AI, and IoT, new opportunities and changes have been brought to the medical industry. Related manufacturers have deployed here. Siemens Digital Industrial Software recently released Xcelerator. According to Chen Jiayi, this is an integrated product portfolio of software, services and application development platforms, which can be personalized and adjusted to meet the specific needs of customers and industries. Demand to help companies of all sizes become digital enterprises.
Xcelerator combines Siemens’ complete combination of design, engineering and manufacturing software with the extended Mendix low-code, multi-experience application development platform. The Mendix platform now includes cloud and application services for digital engineering and the Internet of Things (IoT), supported by Siemens’ cloud-based open IoT operating system MindSphere? In addition, Mendix also has market-leading unified low-code and non-code development environment.
This platform is unique to Xcelerator, which allows anyone in the ecosystem (including developers and engineers) to easily build, integrate and extend their existing data and systems to drive digital transformation. This is especially important in the era of digital health. Nowadays, the healthcare industry can integrate data from different devices and provide all the integrated data for the patient’s digital twins. This enables AI to help healthcare professionals to a greater extent. Diagnosis and treatment.
How to reduce security risks in the medical field?
In terms of medical safety and reliability, which people are most concerned about, Siemens digital industrial software provides the best solutions to support digitalization and regulatory compliance in the medical equipment and pharmaceutical industries. There is only one purpose: to change ideas To be reality, to help our customers improve the quality of life. With digital solutions covering every step of the design, development and manufacturing process, Siemens’ digital industrial software brings new hope for discovery and innovation, and most importantly, better treatment methods and better treatments for patients Effect.
In specific terms, how to improve the accuracy and reliability of medical robots? Chen Jiayi said: “We have many global surgical robot customers all over the world using Simcenter to simulate the variability of the operating room, so as to achieve better design and higher accuracy in the operating room. Siemens’ digital industrial software uses digital twin technology. A cross-domain virtual model is implemented in the software, which can accurately represent the product or production operation process. Using this method, the data collected through the IIoT platform can provide more detailed insights into the production operation and provide continuous feedback and Intelligence to improve product performance.
By connecting this information to the high-fidelity digital twin model, we can create a consistent digital thread that enables it to have real-time insights, thereby speeding up development, optimizing the manufacturing process, and improving the product for the next version or iteration.
By combining MindSphere with our Teamcenter software product data management collaboration tool, the digital twin will continue to evolve and update to reflect any changes in the physical counterparts throughout the life cycle, thereby creating closed-loop feedback in the virtual environment. “
Solving risk problems in the medical industry is the unshirkable responsibility of all companies in the industry chain. In the Siemens digital industry software department, Polarion?ALM?-application lifecycle management solutions ensure the safety and risk management of software construction and release management Important software, allowing frequent releases without compromising consistency, integrity and regulatory compliance.
It can set up automatic continuous delivery and iterative development to achieve frequent releases without affecting consistency, completeness, and regulatory compliance. Ensure that the content of the build is the content of the detailed product release to the code traceability plan.
Polarion automates review, regulatory and compliance requirements by maintaining standard document templates, ensures process compliance through configurable workflow automation and built-in Electronic signatures, and automates compliance certification by providing sophisticated multi-directionality , To ensure the integrity and traceability of information at each stage of the development process.
As we all know, the equipment and products used in the medical field have high cost and relatively long life cycle. With the advancement of smart medical care, what is the current stage of the upgrade of traditional equipment and investment in new equipment? The progress?
Chen Jiayi explained to the author: “The complexity of medical device development, especially for smart medical devices including software and electronic products, requires software solutions to establish design control to coordinate the design process of interdisciplinary engineering teams.
In response to this, Siemens’ solution is intelligent design control, which can help medical device companies achieve data-driven and intelligent based on models and documents. Intelligent design control can improve the engineering efficiency and speed of the entire life cycle of the equipment, while avoiding costly errors, such as quality problems and recalls.
While ensuring quality and regulatory compliance, we also provide first-class innovative medical equipment, which has never been more important. On the one hand, our excellent operational solutions can execute manufacturing operations in compliance with regulations, and on the other hand, it can enhance the ability to define, plan, execute and ensure optimized quality and efficiency in the manufacturing process.
In addition, our product analysis solutions can provide forward-looking quality insights and decision support based on manufacturing and high-quality big data. “
Opportunities and challenges of China’s medical electronics industry
With the support of the Made in China policy in 2025 and Healthy China in 2030, China’s medical electronics market has entered a golden age, which is a huge growth opportunity. Investors all over the world have set their sights on China’s healthcare industry, and as more and more non-medical industry companies enter this market, competition will become more intense.
As competition intensifies, innovation has become a challenge facing the industry. How to speed up the innovation process, improve quality and ensure regulatory compliance, while coping with the increasing complexity of the regulatory framework and the pressure to grow business on a global scale, are all industry vendors. Difficulties that need to be faced.
Siemens digital solutions can help the industry achieve all breakthroughs through intelligent design control, intelligent manufacturing and intelligent supervision solutions, while supporting digital health trends such as 5G, genomics, robotics, and additive manufacturing through IoT.
Combined with the current development of China’s medical electronics, what are the things worth learning compared with foreign markets? Chen Jiayi pointed out that in the United States, 20% of GDP is used for healthcare costs, which is unsustainable. China can do better. At present, China’s share in this aspect is 5%. With the continuous implementation of smart technology, 5G, and artificial intelligence applications, the Chinese market can achieve leapfrog development and provide barrier-free, affordable, and patient-oriented services through digitalization. Center for medical services.
“China’s medical device industry is still in the early stages of digitalization. Combining digital twins with Simcenter simulation technology, NX adaptive design, and Teamcente for product lifecycle management can shorten the innovation cycle by 50%; As proven by customers, Opcenter Smart Manufacturing can increase its productivity by 83%. Design excellence is also important. Supporting the innovation of smart, interconnected devices and the combination of treatment and diagnosis are expected to achieve more effective disease treatment.
The key to the success of Siemens’ excellent design solutions lies in the multidisciplinary development of a system that integrates hardware, electronics, software and formulation components. Through the use of digital simulation to predict performance and optimize equipment, link risks and needs, and find problems early. Flexible, efficient, fast and accurate management of the complexity of changes in each stage. At the same time, while ensuring quality and regulatory compliance, we also provide first-class innovative medical equipment, which has never been more important. On the one hand, our excellent operational solutions can execute manufacturing operations in compliance with regulations, and on the other hand, it can enhance the ability to define, plan, execute and ensure optimized quality and efficiency in the manufacturing process.
In addition, our product analysis solutions can provide forward-looking quality insights and decision support based on manufacturing and high-quality big data. “Chen Jiayi added.
Today, the Asia-Pacific region has surpassed the European Union to become the second fastest-growing market in the medical device industry, with a market size of more than US$158 billion.
Emerging markets will be a huge opportunity for China’s medical technology industry. Since more than half of the world’s population lives in the Asia-Pacific region, coupled with the government’s vigorous efforts to promote the rapid establishment of medical infrastructure in the region, this is likely to lead to a rapid increase in the demand for high-quality medical care in the region, and the population in the Asia-Pacific region is more scattered In terms of providing them with affordable medical care, each region faces different challenges. Compared with the United States and the European Union, the region’s medical needs are different, there is a shortage of health care professionals, and government reimbursement and regulatory policies are also different. For Chinese medical technology manufacturers, this means the need for R&D and manufacturing centers in the Asia-Pacific region to serve the market, and the need to transform to a patient-centric business model. Digitalization provides huge opportunities for Chinese companies to cross the field of medical services and provide people with affordable medical care products and services.
Therefore, Siemens’ digital connection will greatly affect the development of medical technology in this market, because access to medical care is still one of the key issues to be solved, especially in rural areas. Telemedicine has become a key focus of China, Thailand and Singapore. With the help of Siemens’ digital industrial software Xcelerator, and other industry knowledge and software supporting China’s healthcare 4.0, it provides preventive, predictive, personalized and more accurate medical care. Services, accelerate the use of IoMT medical Internet of Things in China, thereby promoting China’s digital medical process.