Fields of innovation
Future of healthcare solutions – accessible innovations
Bosch Healthcare Solutions in cooperation with Bosch Research aims to deliver better care with cutting-edge innovations
The products and services from Bosch Healthcare Solutions (BHCS) improve peoples’ health and quality of life. In doing so, we represent the leading Bosch principle “Invented for Life.” Our high level of technology competence makes us the partner of choice for innovative solutions in the healthcare and medical technology sectors.
Global challenge to provide care
The global megatrend affecting demographic patterns in developed countries leads to aging societies with increasing age-related diseases, causing severe problems to national healthcare systems. In fast growing emerging countries, the rise of prosperity leads to a rapid increase in the prevalence of chronic lifestyle diseases, such as cardiovascular and lung diseases. Future medicine will successfully cure or manage most life-threatening diseases. But, the combination of aging or growing societies with more expensive individual care will place enormous financial pressure on healthcare systems worldwide.
share of GDP spent on healthcare for EU Member states France, Germany and Sweden in 2015
Innovation in the technologies that provide healthcare can both realize the advantages of individualized patient care and turn a rising tide of healthcare expenses.
Better diagnoses for a better quality of life
Complex diseases like cancer pose greater threats to life the longer they remain undetected. In the future, it will be possible to diagnose such diseases earlier and more precisely. That enables doctors to fight the disease with measures individualized to the patient, improving its effectiveness.
Patients could gain greater access to treatment options than ever before. By automating care options and making them available to the patient where they are, individual care will be viable for many who otherwise could not access it.
The future of personalized treatment
Highly automated solutions for precise and sensitive in-vitro diagnostics as well as the production of advanced therapy medicinal products at the point of care (PoC) can address the needs for personalized healthcare. The newly funded “Robert Bosch Centrum für Tumorerkrankungen” (RBCT) and the related planned clinical study center at the Robert Bosch Hospital (RBK) will be dedicated to personalized healthcare in oncology.
projected increase in cancer deaths from 2008 to 2030 (Source: WHO)
New business unit Bosch Healthcare Solutions
The strong alliance of Bosch Research with the new business unit Bosch Healthcare Solutions (BHCS) and the Robert Bosch Hospital enables fast time to market for new healthcare solutions. The automated molecular diagnostics platform Vivalytic from BHCS is the ideal platform to address the future needs of precise and fast diagnostics at the PoC. With Vivalytic, patient samples can be analyzed directly and the result is available to the treating physician in the shortest possible time. The chances for Vivalytic's rapid market success are good, as the market for medical technology is under pressure from rising expenses and requires new technological solutions that generate lower costs and - particularly important - improve the treatment of patients or ideally even prevent illnesses in advance.
Together with the Bosch Healthcare Solutions business unit, Bosch Research is poised to bring new healthcare solutions quickly to the market. Bosch prepares for a future of more individualized healthcare solutions with research into advanced therapy and automated diagnostics.