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Consumer genetics pioneer dnaNUDGE – Finalist of World Technology Award for Health & Medicine – Becomes Member of WTN

London, UK, 24th January 2017 – dnaNUDGE, the developer of the world’s first DNA-based service to “nudge” consumers towards genetically optimal buying behaviour, today announces that it has become a member of the prestigious World Technology Network (WTN), acceding automatically as a finalist in the World Technology Award for Health and Medicine 2016.

For more information read the full news release here:
http://www.neondrum.com/release-display.php?id=1976

Surgical Robot Challenge 2016 Now Open For Entries From International Teams

London, United Kingdom, 18th December 2015 – The world’s pioneering researchers in robotic surgery are invited to showcase their innovative work by taking part in the Surgical Robot Challenge 2016. The Surgical Robot Challenge is open for entry from today, and the competition finals will be held from 20 – 27 June 2016 at the Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics in London, as part of the first ever UK Robotics Week. Full details of the competition and how to enter can be found at: http://roboticsweek.uk/surgicalrobotchallenge.htm.

This international competition annually showcases cutting-edge advances in surgical robot technologies. Teams from around the world will be bringing their surgical robots to London in June to demonstrate their latest innovations. Each team will be given 3 hours to set up and demonstrate their technologies to an independent judging panel of leading surgeons and pioneers in the field, competing for a prize fund of 10,000 GBP.

Major New Papers on Big Data for Health Published in IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics

London, UK, 24th July 2015 – A major collection of papers exploring the very latest research and key developments in Big Data for health informatics has been published by the IEEE’s Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (J-BHI). Authored by research teams from the world’s leading institutions, the papers of the Special Issue on “Big Data for Health” are available to download now via the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library at http://jbhi.embs.org/2015/07/08/special-issue-big-data-for-health/

PCG announces new representation agreement with Japanese medical publisher Meteo

Boston, US, 30th April 2015 – Sales, marketing and research consultancy Publishers Communication Group (PCG), a division of Publishing Technology plc, has signed a new sales representation deal with leading Japanese medical publisher, Meteo, to help expand the reach of its Medical Online-E information service into North and South America.

Hosting around 800 medical journals, over 1.3 million articles as well as references and abstracts, Medical Online-E is designed to deliver the very best Japanese medical content and expertise to English speaking audiences around the world. The site aggregates content in English from a diverse range of medical fields, including: general medicine, clinical surgery, dentistry, medical technology, nursing, nutrition, pharmaceutical sciences, public health, and many more.

Mobile fleet operator sets its sights on European expansion

Gloucester, UK, 3rd February 2015 – The operator of the world’s largest fleet of mobile operating theatres is targeting expansion in Europe in the wake of the ECB’s plan to inject €1.1 trillion into the Eurozone.

Vanguard Healthcare has appointed Mary Smallbone to the newly-created post of Managing Director Europe and is rolling out its UK-developed healthcare technology into mainland Europe.

Smallbone, a qualified theatre nurse, ran regional sales teams for Smith & Nephew before joining Vanguard in 2003 as Director of Sales and Marketing. She added Operations to her portfolio in 2007 and has already overseen contracts for the company in Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden.

Vanguard’s main business is providing mobile operating theatres and mobile wards, usually with experienced theatre staff, to NHS and private hospitals in the UK. More than 200,000 patients have been treated on its fleet of 37 mobiles which include three mobile endoscopy units.

DNA Electronics’ Chris Toumazou wins European Inventor Award for Research

London, UK, 18th June 2014 – The Chairman and CEO of DNA Electronics, a provider of point-of-care genomic diagnostics solutions for medical and healthcare applications, Chris Toumazou, has been awarded the European Inventor Award 2014 in the Research category, for his rapid USB-based DNA testing device.

Announced at the European Inventor Awards ceremony in Berlin on June 17th 2014, Toumazou’s win recognises his contribution to medical research with his ground-breaking invention. The device, which can show the results of a DNA test within minutes, uses silicon transistors to identify DNA and RNA, offering a simpler, cheaper and more discrete alternative to existing DNA analysis equipment.

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