Saving lives through accurate diagnosis followed by swift treatment is the major outcome of new and pioneering medical inventions and technologies. And it is encouraging to see that the healthcare industry is heading towards this goal. With this in mind, we have listed three medical advances which have helped to change the medical scenario throughout the world.
KT Corporation, the largest leading telephone company on South Korea, showcased a telemedicine system at its launching ceremony of its global pilot project last week, that connects Central Clinical Hospital No.1 of Moscow, with regional hospitals in Tula and Yaroslavl, 200 km and 300 km away for the capital.
This keychain-sized portable allergen detector is called an Integrated Exogenous Antigen Testing System (IEAT). By placing a drop or a bit of food on a single use slide namely an ‘antigen extraction device’, it can detect the allergen and its quantity within 10 minutes by performing necessary chemical deconstruction.
India, Bengaluru based SigTuple, a startup focusing on Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare has raised $19 million in their series B funding. The investment was led by IDG Ventures, pi Ventures Partners along with Accel, Axilor Ventures, VH Capital, Endiya Partners and Flipkart’s executive chairman Binny Bansal. The startup has also bagged venture debt from Trifecta Capital in this round. In an earlier investment round, the company raised $6.5 million from various investors.
There will be a total of twenty-four education categories/topics, which includes five new topics namely consumerization of health, grand societal challenges, healthy aging and technology, population and public health management as well as supply chain management.
Since teledentistry is still a relatively new concept, the association has been modeled as an advocacy group that can guide practitioners, help to develop best practices and ensure that technology is readily available for those wanting to use it.
The smart stent looks similar to most commercial stents and uses medical-grade stainless steel. The researcher remarked that the devices as the first angioplasty smart stent, can be implanted in the patients without any modification in current medical procedures.
Ambient Clinical Analytics, the remote patient monitoring firm which became independent from Mayo Clinic in 2013, has elevated $1.5 million in a round led by Noaber Ventures. Noaber Ventures is the extended investment arm of Noaber Foundation and the company’s first European investor. The already existing investors such as Mayo Clinic, Bluestem Capital and Social Capital have also contributed to the round.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for a request made by DreaMed regarding their artificial intelligence-enabled diabetic software, which is exclusively meant for the providers, who are managing Type 1 diabetes patients.
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