Alzheimer’s Disease: Moving Toward The Era Of Diagnostic Certainty
With more than 13 million people in the US expected to have Alzheimer’s disease (AD) by 2050, an increasing number of companies are focused on developing reliable AD diagnostics designed to facilitate early detection and treatment. Although the field remains in its relative infancy, researchers are gaining greater diagnostic certainty through a combination of diagnostic approaches, and over the next decade, the AD diagnostics market is projected to reach a US market value of at least $1 billion to $3 billion per year.
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