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Platforms that serve the aging baby boomer generation

Platforms that serve the aging baby boomer generation
Vericred has announced that it has extended its health insurance data platform to the Medicare Advantage market. With this launch, Vericred is now delivering plan design and rate data, provider-network data and formulary data to technology companies seeking to bring transparency, decision support and plan selection efficiency to the senior market. More than 17.6 million Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan.
20th July 2017

AI app for blind people describes the world around

AI app for blind people describes the world around
Microsoft has released an iPhone app for blind people and those with significantly decreased vision. Seeing AI, as the app is called, does its magic when the user points the smartphone’s camera at something and it reads out what it’s seeing. For example, pointing it at a person, it tries to identify if it’s someone you know, otherwise specifying basic characteristics of the person, such as gender, and whether they’re smiling or sad.
18th July 2017

TUM leads major project in digital medicine

TUM leads major project in digital medicine
  The aim of the DIFUTURE (Data Integration for Future Medicine) project is to collate and analyse digital patient data with a view to improving our understanding of diseases and allowing doctors to reach the individual right decisions faster.
14th July 2017


Antibacterial iglidur tribo-tape designed for medical equipment

Antibacterial iglidur tribo-tape designed for medical equipment
  igus has extended its range of liners with an antibacterial and UV stable material with the white tribo-tape made of iglidur W160. Therefore surfaces where areas wear in hygiene-sensitive applications, such as in medical and laboratory equipment, can be lined quickly and easily.
13th July 2017

Investing more in emergency care improves outcomes

Investing more in emergency care improves outcomes
Hospitals that spend more on initial care following patient emergencies have better outcomes than hospitals that spend less at first and rely more on additional forms of long-term care, according to a new study co-authored by MIT economists. More specifically, hospitals that invest more in inpatient care yield better results, per dollar spent, than those that assign relatively more patients to skilled nursing facilities upon discharge.
10th July 2017

Renishaw contributes to Canadian medical design centre

Renishaw contributes to Canadian medical design centre
Renishaw has contributed to a new medical centre in London, Canada. The centre, Additive DEsign In Surgical Solutions (ADEISS) is the result of a partnership between Western University, the London Medical Network and Renishaw. The centre will focus on the research, development and commercialisation of additively manufactured medical devices and surgical instruments. It will also aid in the development of additively manufactured medical technology to resolve healthcare issues across the globe.
5th July 2017

Biomedical startup obtains CE mark for blood analysis platform

Biomedical startup obtains CE mark for blood analysis platform
Finnish biomedical startup Nightingale Health has announced CE marking for its blood biomarker analysis platform. The CE mark enables the clinical use of the analysis service and the analysed measures of creatinine and glucose in the EU region. Nightingale’s goal is to bring dozens of biomarkers included in the analysis platform gradually available for clinical use within the next year. The obtained CE mark is a step towards the company’s aim, enabling better prediction and targeted care for chronic diseases.
5th July 2017

Biological tool improves studying of the processes of life

Biological tool improves studying of the processes of life
Scientists have developed a new biological tool for examining molecules - the building blocks of life - which they say could provide new insights and other benefits such as reducing the numbers of animals used in experiments. The University of Leeds in collaboration with Avacta Life Sciences, a Leeds spin-out company has developed tools, called Affimer technology, which can replicate the work of animal-derived antibodies traditionally used to help study biological molecules and processes.
28th June 2017

Tieto delivers welfare tech to Nacka municipality

Tieto delivers welfare tech to Nacka municipality
Tieto has signed an agreement with Swedish municipality Nacka to deliver digital solutions and tools that will improve everyday life for individuals and relatives within municipal healthcare. The agreement is the first of its kind in Sweden, as Tieto together with partners will deliver the technology as a service to Nacka municipality. The contract is for two years with an option to extend.
27th June 2017

AI-based tech retrieves similar disease cases in CT inspections

AI-based tech retrieves similar disease cases in CT inspections
Fujitsu Laboratories has announced development of a technology to retrieve similar disease cases from a computed tomography (CT) database of previously taken images. The technology, jointly developed with Fujitsu R&D Center, works by retrieving similar cases of abnormal shadows expanding in a three-dimensional manner. Technologies already exist to retrieve similar cases based on CT images for such diseases as early-stage lung cancer, in which abnormal shadows are concentrated in one place.
27th June 2017


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