Big Data Optimises Personalised Cancer Therapy in Italy

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

When choosing optimal treatments for cancer patients, doctors must consider a number of factors: age, general health, weight, the medical history of family members, the current state of the disease and much more. Big data, in the form of a collaboration between IBM and the National Cancer Institute of Milan, ...

“Information Seekers” Represent Emerging Health Device Market that is “Up for Grabs,” IBM Report Finds

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

A large group of relatively healthy people looking to control their health is an underserved market for health devices, a recent IBM report found. The IBM Institute for Business Value's report titled "The future of connected health devices" was based on interviews with medical device makers and consumer electronics companies ...

Artemis Software Can Detect Signs of Infections in Babies

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

The approach that enabled IBM's supercomputer Watson to defeat Jeopardy stars has been used to create Artemis, a software to monitor babies in the intensive care unit. Researchers at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology developed the software, which is currently being tested at the Hospital for Sick Children ...

New Types of Polymers Detect and Destroy Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Researchers have discovered a new drug-delivery mechanism that could treat infectious diseases like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) without destroying healthy cells or causing the bacteria to develop drug resistance. The discovery was made by researchers from IBM and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology.

Watson Goes to Medical School

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Trouncing two human opponents on the televised US quiz show Jeopardy was, well, elementary for Watson, the IBM supercomputer endowed with Deep Question Answering (QA) software. The impressive and slightly troubling machine is moving on to more consequential challenges. IBM and Nuance Communications Inc. have announced a research agreement to ...

Medtech, Now in 3-D

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

3-D technology isn't just great for visiting Pandora—it can also provide physicians with tremendous insights into their patients. According to a press release issued today by IBM, scientists predict that 3-D technology will be a useful tool for a wide range of applications including advanced imaging and diagnostics and medical ...

Webinar Discusses How to Achieve Compliance with IEC 62304 for Medical Device Software Development

Monday, October 25th, 2010

During the webinar "How to Achieve Compliance with IEC 62304 for Medical Device Software Development" that took place last Wednesday, industry experts discussed how to get through approvals faster, lower costs and deliver safe devices. André Kindsvater, P.Eng., Donawa Lifescience Consulting and Martin Bakal, Market Manager, IBM helped participants to ...

Free Webinar: Your Medical Device Software May Be at Risk

Friday, October 8th, 2010

European Medical Device Technology will host a free webinar on medical device software regulation, titled "How to Achieve Compliance with IEC 62304 for Medical Device Software Development" on Wednesday, 20 October 2010 at 2 pm London/ 3 pm Paris. Complying with the IEC 62304 standard for medical device software requires an ...

Qmed Offers Free White Papers (and a Chance to Win an iPod)

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Canon Communications has joined forces with IBM to provide complimentary white papers in topics such as change management, quality management, engineering and product development. To access one of the white papers, click on a link listed below, register some basic information and you’ll get access to the suite of articles ...

IBM Sets Its Sights on Microfluidics

Monday, November 30th, 2009

[caption id="attachment_10579" align="alignleft" width="220" caption="The sample collector section of a new microfluidic lab on a chip consists of a network of microscopic channels. Capillary action causes serum from a drop of blood to be drawn into the diagnostic device. Image courtesy of IBM Zürich Research Laboratory"][/caption] From the Wire: Researchers at ...