Interest in and use of the technology has exploded in recent years, thanks to advances in cell biology, biochemical agents, and computer analysis. Research groups around the world are joining the effort to use magnetic, nuclear, and optical imaging techniques to study the molecular interactions that underlie biological processes.
This market briefing presents an overview of the market for molecular imaging agents and systems. The briefing provides an introduction to molecular imaging modalities and applications, and focuses on imaging agents that are in clinical trials, or that are recently introduced commercial products. Market analysis and forecasts are developed through 2009, profiles of the top competitors in the industry are included, and promising new applications and technologies are discussed.