Top Polymyalgia Rheumatica Disease (PMR) Players Defining the Diagnostic and Treatment Vertical

Published Date : Dec 2023
Author : Pratibha Bhattacharjee
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Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is an inflammatory disorder that typically affects our muscles, causing severe pain and stiffness. It is very common in older adults and predominantly impacts their shoulders and hips.

The prominent players operating in this vertical are-

Quest Diagnostics

Paul A. Brown established the company in 1967. Its headquarters are located in Secaucus, New Jersey, United States. It is known for developing a wide range of diagnostic equipment. Apart from it also offers diagnostic services across various healthcare centers. It is known for efficiently aiding the detection of inflammatory, cardiovascular, oncological, neurological, and infectious disorders.

PMR is generally diagnosed through a series of blood tests including erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP). Quest is known for offering reliable blood testing services while also developing advanced instruments to support the same.

GE Healthcare

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, United States, the company was founded in 1994. It is a prominent manufacturer of diagnostic imaging agents and radiopharmaceuticals for imaging modalities employed in medical imaging procedures.

Coming to PMR diagnosis, GE produces advanced medical imaging equipment such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scanners. It also develops ultrasound machines that can be used to examine joints and soft tissues.

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.

Founded by Alice N. Schwartz, Alice Schwartz, and David Schwartz, the company was established in 1952. Its headquarters are located in Hercules, California, United States.  It has emerged as a prominent manufacturer of clinical diagnostic and specialized healthcare technology products.

Bio-Rad is known for manufacturing diagnostic assays or test kits designed for detecting specific biomarkers associated with inflammatory conditions, including PMR. It also produces laboratory instruments that are utilized in clinical laboratories for the analysis of blood samples and other diagnostic tests.

Eon Labs, Inc.

Established 1992, it is a subsidiary of Sandoz International GmbH. Its headquarters are located in New York, United States. It is known for developing and manufacturing a wide range for pharmaceutical products to treatment various ailments.

Eon Labs develops drugs that can treat PMR. It is known for introducing the generic equivalent to brand name drugs, making them quite affordable and easy to access.

Sanofi S.A.

Jean-Rene Sautier and Jean-Francois Dehecq founded the company in 1973. It is headquartered in Paris, France. It is a major player in the pharmaceutical industry, with a focus on research, development, manufacturing, and marketing of pharmaceutical products.

In context to PMR treatment, Sanofi creates medications that are used in the management and treatment of PMR. Medications for PMR may include corticosteroids, which are commonly prescribed to reduce inflammation and alleviate symptoms.

Summing Up

The landscape of Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) diagnostics and treatment is shaped by key players who contribute significantly to advancing our understanding and management of this inflammatory condition. Companies such as General Electric (GE) Healthcare and Bio-Rad Laboratories play crucial roles in the diagnostic process, offering innovative imaging technologies, diagnostic assays, and laboratory instruments. On the treatment front, pharmaceutical giants like Sanofi SA drive research and development efforts, striving to provide effective medications to alleviate symptoms and improve the quality of life for individuals with PMR. As these leading players continue to invest in research, development, and technological innovation, they contribute to the ongoing progress in the diagnosis and treatment of PMR, ultimately enhancing patient care and outcomes.



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