Category: Technology Consultant

Harvard’s Wyss Institute licenses its eRapid technology to The iQ Group Global to accelerate the development of COVID-19 diagnostics | State

BOSTON, Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University announced that its eRapid technology has been licensed to The iQ Group Global for COVID-19 diagnostic applications. The Australian consortium will integrate the biomarker detection technology with its transistor technology to enable specific and sensitive SARS-CoV-2 testing in addressing the global diagnostic gap in the rampant coronavirus pandemic. The licensing agreement was coordinated by Harvard’s Office of Technology Development (OTD) in accordance with the University’s commitment to the COVID-19 Technology Access Framework.

Developed in a cross-disciplinary team effort led by the Wyss’

Read more

Better Buy: Align Technology vs. Intuitive Surgical

Surgeons have a reputation for using the hottest new tools and techniques. Dentists, not so much. But don’t let these stereotypes trick you into thinking that sophisticated surgical tools will make more money than a fresh and aesthetically appealing spin on dental braces.

Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) and Align Technology (NASDAQ:ALGN) are on the cutting edge of their respective fields. Intuitive’s robotic surgery suites are becoming more common — and more advanced — with each passing year. Align’s tooth-straightening devices are experiencing similarly enthusiastic adoption. Given the toll of the coronavirus pandemic, however, these two companies are facing significantly different growth

Read more

China might get ahead of even the US in Science and technology; what India must do?



The government must also provide direct R&D grants to companies—along the US, Israeli and Chinese models.


© Provided by The Financial Express
The government must also provide direct R&D grants to companies—along the US, Israeli and Chinese models.

By Smita Purushottam

China has grown immeasurably powerful over the last two decades, having placed science & technology (S&T) at the core of its developmental and military strategy. China invests 2.2% of its GDP on R&D ($496 billion), dwarfing India’s $50 billion (PPP figures, 2017). It is closing in on the American R&D spend of $549 billion, clocking over 17% in annual growth rates between 2000 and 2017, against the US average of 4.3%.

China’s S&T drive, growth,

Read more

‘Come Play’ Review: A ‘Black Mirror’-esque Story On Technology Presented As A Tense Creature Feature

Come Play, written and directed by Jacob Chase, tells the story of Oliver (Azhy Robertson) who is an autistic kid going through a tough time since his parents are splitting up and he isn’t making any friends at school. Out of the blue, he’s contacted through his mobile device by a creature called Larry that wants to be his friend. But it obviously has sinister plans in its mind. Chase tactfully blends a message about over-dependence on technology with the scares that are synonymous with creature features. And with some great performances, primarily from Robertson, neat editing, and impactful sound

Read more

Pandemic has forced TV and film producers to bring new technology to sets

LOS ANGELES — A week ago Monday, cast and crew of the Amazon series “Goliath” gathered to check in for a day of filming at Santa Clarita Studios.

Despite the pandemic, the fourth season of the show is back in action, thanks in part to technology that helps track COVID-19 testing for hundreds of cast and crew members, including stars such as Billy Bob Thornton.

As people arrived on set, a COVID safety officer scanned color-coded IDs with embedded chips that could be read by portals stationed around the set. The chips would collect and track data on the movements

Read more