Financial boost for AI in medical image analysis
Thirona, Quirem and Radboudumc have successfully joined forces in the Radiology of the Future project. All three partners are situated in the East of the Netherlands and each has access to knowledge, skills and expertise in the area of smart and fast medical image analysis processing.
3D printed protection equipment to help with COVID-19
Stratasys has announced a global mobilisation of the company’s 3D printing resources and expertise to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, spanning its Stratasys, GrabCAD, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing and partner network with donated printing capacity across all regions. The initial focus is on providing thousands of disposable face shields for use by medical personnel.
Providing an early indicator of COVID-19
As of Tuesday 24th March, the number of global coronavirus cases rose to 398,834 with 6,650 confirmed cases in the UK alone. The COVID-19 strain of coronavirus has officially been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and there has been an urgent call for innovation that can help with the diagnosis or treatment of the virus. Kent-based medical device manufacturer, Bedfont Scientific believes its NObreath FeNO monitor cou...
Care assistant launched for COVID-19
Babylon’s new COVID-19 Care Assistant can be used 24/7 and combines continually-updated information, triage, live chat, symptom tracking, virtual consultation and referrals.
Production of Li-ion batteries ramped up for the medical market
BMZ Group is converting its production to accelerate its focus on Li-ion batteries for a wide variety of medical applications. Customers producing ventilators, in particular, have asked the company for its solidarity and support. In some cases, the volume of inquiries has risen by 50%.
Meeting the need for respiratory devices
The world is currently facing an exceptional situation and the need for ventilators is rising rapidly. The coronavirus is spreading and many of those infected are having difficulty breathing. For these patients, respiratory devices are an essential part of treatment and could ultimately save lives. Global demand for these devices has therefore risen sharply given the urgency of the situation. As a manufacturer of sensors for these devices, Sensir...
Tech is enhancing cardiovascular disease treatment
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide, with over 17 million per year according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). This represents approximately 31% of global deaths. Many forms of CVD are chronic in nature, meaning that they worsen over time. Thus, once the disease has been diagnosed it is important to initiate treatment as soon as possible in order to provide positive patient outcomes.
Wearable technology trends in the healthcare sector
Analog Devices’ Jan-Hein Broeders, Healthcare Business Development Manager for Europe, discusses healthcare sector trends and how recent developments in technology continue to further benefit our health and improve our lives.
Screening breakthrough to end unnecessary biopsies
Harnessing photonics, European scientists have created a new mammographic imaging system that determines benign or malignant breast lesions - spelling an end for unnecessary biopsies and anguish for millions of women.
R&D project targets mobile early-stage cardiovascular disease diagnosis
Imec, Medtronic and their project partners have announced the launch of the H2020 project InSiDe. The objective of InSiDe is to provide access for the medical community to a mobile diagnostic device based on silicon photonics to identify and characterise different stages of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The device offers fast, flexible and patient-friendly monitoring of CVD, keeping...