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Emerging Technologies for Heart Diseases

Emerging Technologies for Heart Diseases Book
Author : Udi Nussinovitch
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-08-26
ISBN : 012813707X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The increasing pace of advances in cardiology throughout the last few decades has fundamentally altered the natural course of heart patients. In the last few years, available therapies have been revolutionized completely by new transcatheter therapeutic approaches, novel ventricular assist devices, and new drugs. Also, molecular biology and genetics have a rapidly growing impact on cardiovascular diseases, enabling the field of regenerative medicine to become increasingly closer to routine clinical implementation. Emerging Technologies for Heart Diseases was conceived to cover the recent extensive literature on current and novel therapeutic options for cardiac patients. The first volume is dedicated to heart failure and valvular disorders, and the second covers myocardial ischemia and arrhythmias. The clinical topic is addressed in several chapters divided according to the therapeutic approach (mechanical or electrical device-based, or cell and gene-based). Each of the 46 chapters focuses on clinically available solutions, new therapies currently under evaluation in clinical trials, promising preclinical technologies, and emerging concepts and innovations that have not yet been tested in a preclinical model. Also, the book discusses future challenges and opportunities for clinical implementation. Lessons learned from abandoned experimental practices are also covered, giving the readers the widest possible perspective of current therapeutic dilemmas. Overall, this textbook was designed for physicians who want to stay up-to-date with current therapies and those of the future, for biomedical companies, and for those who wish to broaden their knowledge of new cardiovascular therapeutic options. Provides a comprehensive review of the latest therapeutic developments for heart failure, valvular disorders, myocardial ischemia and arrhythmias, and their clinical implications Written by both specialists in the field and established researchers, it delivers a review of emerging medical technologies and presents insight into their therapeutic promise Chapters are arranged according to disease pathogeneses and relevance and include coverage of the mechanical, electrophysiological, and biological approaches for the management of patients with heart failure should be replaced with heart failure and valvular disorders

Emerging Technologies for Heart Diseases

Emerging Technologies for Heart Diseases Book
Author : Udi Nussinovitch
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-08-26
ISBN : 0128137053
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The increasing pace of advances in cardiology throughout the last few decades has fundamentally altered the natural course of heart patients. In the last few years, available therapies have been revolutionized completely by new transcatheter therapeutic approaches, novel ventricular assist devices, and new drugs. Also, molecular biology and genetics have a rapidly growing impact on cardiovascular diseases, enabling the field of regenerative medicine to become increasingly closer to routine clinical implementation. Emerging Technologies for Heart Diseases was conceived to cover the recent extensive literature on current and novel therapeutic options for cardiac patients. The first volume is dedicated to heart failure and valvular disorders, and the second covers myocardial ischemia and arrhythmias. The clinical topic is addressed in several chapters divided according to the therapeutic approach (mechanical or electrical device-based, or cell and gene-based). Each of the 46 chapters focuses on clinically available solutions, new therapies currently under evaluation in clinical trials, promising preclinical technologies, and emerging concepts and innovations that have not yet been tested in a preclinical model. Also, the book discusses future challenges and opportunities for clinical implementation. Lessons learned from abandoned experimental practices are also covered, giving the readers the widest possible perspective of current therapeutic dilemmas. Overall, this textbook was designed for physicians who want to stay up-to-date with current therapies and those of the future, for biomedical companies, and for those who wish to broaden their knowledge of new cardiovascular therapeutic options. Provides a comprehensive review of the latest therapeutic developments for heart failure, valvular disorders, myocardial ischemia and arrhythmias, and their clinical implications Written by both specialists in the field and established researchers, it delivers a review of emerging medical technologies and presents insight into their therapeutic promise Chapters are arranged according to disease pathogeneses and relevance and include coverage of the mechanical, electrophysiological, and biological approaches for the management of patients with myocardial ischemia and arrhythmias

Multimodality Imaging Innovations In Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Multimodality Imaging Innovations In Adult Congenital Heart Disease Book
Author : Pastora Gallego,Israel Valverde
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-06-16
ISBN : 3030619273
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book focuses on congenital heart disease (CHD) and emerging imaging technologies. It covers all clinically relevant aspects of the fascinating new cardiac imaging technologies, including a comprehensive explanation of their basic principles, practical aspects of novel clinical applications, and detailed descriptions of specific uses in the broad spectrum of clinically important adult CHD. Innovations and emerging technologies for diagnosis and therapeutics, evaluation and treatment are continually evolving, and due to these advances in non-invasive diagnosis, there has been a significant improvement in the survival rates for CHD patient. Novel approaches to trans-catheter interventions and advances in echocardiography, MRI and CT imaging are being developed and incorporated into routine clinical practice, while emerging three-dimensional printing technologies are fundamentally affecting patient care, research, trainee education, and interactions between multidisciplinary teams, patients, and caregivers. In addition, translational technologies on the horizon promise to take this nascent field even further. Exploring the applicability of these emerging technologies in improving our understanding of complex congenital cardiac defect anatomy and physiology will provide new treatment options for this unique population. Written by experts in the field who are also involved in patient care, this book discusses the practical application of innovations in advanced multimodality imaging in the daily clinical routine and offers tips and tricks for beginners.

3D Printing Applications in Cardiovascular Medicine

3D Printing Applications in Cardiovascular Medicine Book
Author : James K Min,Bobak Mosadegh,Simon Dunham,Subhi Jamal Al'Aref
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-07-04
ISBN : 0128039434
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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3D Printing Applications in Cardiovascular Medicine addresses the rapidly growing field of additive fabrication within the medical field, in particular, focusing on cardiovascular medicine. To date, 3D printing of hearts and vascular systems has been largely reserved to anatomic reconstruction with no additional functionalities. However, 3D printing allows for functional, physiologic and bio-engineering of products to enhance diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. This book contains the state-of-the-art technologies and studies that demonstrate the utility of 3D printing for these purposes. Addresses the novel technology and cardiac and vascular application of 3D printing Features case studies and tips for applying 3D technology into clinical practice Includes an accompanying website that provides 3D examples from cardiovascular clinicians, imagers, computer science and engineering experts

Pharmacological Stress Testing

Pharmacological Stress Testing Book
Author : Markus Schwaiger,Fujisawa Pharmaceuticals
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Applications of Intelligent Technologies in Healthcare

Applications of Intelligent Technologies in Healthcare Book
Author : Fazlullah Khan,Mian Ahmad Jan,Muhammad Alam
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-11-09
ISBN : 331996139X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book covers topics related to medical practices from communications technology point of view. The book provides detailed inside information about the use of health informatics and emerging technologies for the well-being of patients. Each chapter in this book focuses on a specific development in the use of informatics in healthcare. In general, each chapter uses various emerging technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Cloud computing, Wireless Body Area Networks (WBAN), for various health-related illness, such as tuberculosis, heart diseases, asthma and various epidemic outbreaks. The book is intended both for communications engineers with a healthcare focus and medical researchers.

Plurixcel Emerging Technologies of Regenerative Medicine

Plurixcel  Emerging Technologies of Regenerative Medicine Book
Author : Xuejun H. Parsons
Publisher : Independently Published
Release : 2017-07-24
ISBN : 9781521929131
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The limit capacity of heart muscle and brain cells for self-repair constitutes a significant challenge to traditional medicine for tissue and function restoration in seeking cures for a wide range of heart diseases and neurological disorders. Given their limited capacity for self-repair, cell-based therapy represents a promising therapeutic approach closest to provide a cure to restore normal tissue and function. However, the existing markets lack a scalable clinically-suitable human neuronal or heart cell source with adequate regenerative potential, which has been the major setback in developing safe and effective cell-based therapies. To date, the need to restore vital tissue and function for a wide range of neurological and heart diseases remains a daunting challenge to the conventional mode of drugs and treatments. The pluripotent human embryonic stem cells (hESC), the nature source of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC), have unlimited expansion and differentiation capabilities, offering a practically inexhaustible source of replacement cells for tissue and function restoration. Therefore, they have been regarded as an ideal source to provide an unlimited supply of clinically-relevant functional human cells to heal the damaged or lost tissues that have naturally limited capacity for self-repair, such as the human brain and heart. As neurological and heart diseases incur exorbitant costs on the healthcare system worldwide, there is a strong focus on translating hPSC research to provide newer, more efficient solutions for these unmet therapeutic needs. However, a persistent challenge for clinical translation is to enable a well-controlled and efficient induction of non-functional hPSC exclusively and uniformly to a specific clinically relevant functional lineage. PluriXcel is a pioneer in stem cell therapeutics and remarkable advancement in stem cell research related to the differentiation of non-functional hPSC into specific functional lineages by small molecule induction. The PluriXcel technology platforms offer currently the only available human cell products with the pharmacological capacity to regenerate neurons and contractile heart muscles that allow restitution of function in the clinic. PluriXcel technological breakthroughs allow the achievement of a highly efficient direct conversion of clinical-grade hPSC into a large supply of high-purity human neuronal cells or heart muscle cells with adequate capacity to regenerate neurons or contractile heart muscles for cell regeneration or replacement therapies, as well as for tissue or organ biofabrication. The PluriXcel platforms not only constitute clinically representative progresses in both human neuronal and cardiac therapeutic products for treating a wide range of incurable or hitherto untreatable neurological and heart diseases, but also offer manufacturing innovations for production scale-up and creation of replacement human tissue and organ products. Medical innovations of PluriXcel technology provide scalable platforms to ensure a high degree of efficacy and safety of hPSC-derived cellular products, thus robust clinical benefits leading to therapies, for treating major human diseases challenging traditional medicine. Manufacturing innovations of PluriXcel technology provide scale-up cGMP manufacturing capability for production of large quantities of high quality clinical-grade hPSC-based cell therapy products to support clinical trials and tissue or organ engineering/biofabrication, improving the availability, reproducibility, accessibility, and standardization of manufacturing materials, technologies, and processes to create human repairing or replacing cell, tissue, and organ products. Medical and manufacturing innovations of PluriXcel technology provide life scientists and clinicians with novel, efficient, and powerful resources and tools to address major health concerns, which will shape the future of medicine and bring new therapeutics into the market.

Pharmacological Stress Testing

Pharmacological Stress Testing Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Know Your Real Risk of Heart Attack

Know Your Real Risk of Heart Attack Book
Author : Warrick Bishop
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-04-30
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Don't leave it too long to read this book - or it might be too late!"- John T, Amazon Customer"You should read this book as a priority especially if you are approaching 40 years of age and have the genes."- Patrizia Hild, Amazon Customer"I would have loved to have read this book much earlier in life ..."- John Nemarich, Amazon Customer"An excellent book pitched at both the layperson and medical practitioner with clear explanations regarding the various factors that influence coronary artery disease "- Jonathan M Shulman, Amazon CustomerLearn The Risks And Prevent A Heart Attack Before It HappensWorld-leading cardiologist and 3-time International Bestselling author, Doctor Warrick Bishop is going to teach us about heart attack awareness and prevention in this bookDid you know that in just 1 year you can reduce your risk of a heart attack?A number of years ago, a patient Dr. Warrick treated, wasn't informed about heart attack prevention...He died from a heart attack, on the side of the road, and Dr. Warrick felt responsible for his death which ultimately leads to his work in heart attack prevention. Dr. Warrick was driving to work one day when he stopped at some commotion by the side of the road. A runner had collapsed on the road from a heart attack.Dr. Warrick tried to resuscitate the man but he died. After trying to resuscitate this man, Dr. Warrick realized, in shock and horror that this was a patient that he had spoken with a few years back. A couple of years before this incident, Dr. Warrick had reassured this man, after a series of tests, that he didn't have to worry about a heart attack. In hindsight, Dr. Warrick realized that he could have saved this mans life if he had to know more about heart attack prevention. This experience started him on a journey to inform and help the world prevent heart attacks...By using both advocacy and the latest in emerging technologies for earlier detection and assessment of those at risk for heart attack. If you or someone you know is near the age of 40, have a family history of heart attacks, or are worried about a heart attack then you should read this book...It just may save your life or the life of somebody you love. AuthorDoctor Warrick Bishop is a 3-Time #1 International Best Selling Author and Cardiologist with a special interest incardiovascular disease prevention incorporating imaging, lipids, and lifestyle. He is an author of "Have You Planned Your Heart Attack?" with over 20,000 copies in print; the book is a discussion for patients and doctors about how we can be most precise about cardiovascular risk and save lives! Graduating from the University of Tasmania, School of Medicine, in 1988. He worked in the Northern Territory and South Australia before completing his advanced training in cardiology in Hobart, Tasmania, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians and Member of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand in 1997.Working predominately in private practice. In 2009 Warrick undertook training in CT Cardiac Coronary Angiography, being the first cardiologist in Tasmania with this specialist recognition.

Practice of Clinical Echocardiography E Book

Practice of Clinical Echocardiography E Book Book
Author : Catherine M. Otto
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2016-11-09
ISBN : 0323482422
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The new edition of Practice of Clinical Echocardiography provides expert guidance on interpreting echocardiographic images and Doppler flow data. Designed for those already equipped with a mastery of basic principles, this definitive reference shows you how to apply these findings to your daily clinical decision making. Each chapter focuses on a specific disease process with technical details of qualitative and quantitative interpretation of echocardiographic images and Doppler flow data. Disease-oriented chapters emphasize the role of echocardiography in clinical decision making and prediction of clinical outcomes. New chapters cover emerging technologies, including transcatheter procedures for structural heart disease. Numerous images illustrate findings, while diagrams explain pathophysiology and flow charts guide clinical practice. Each chapter includes a summary box with a practical approach to echo data acquisition, measurement, and interpretation.

Stem Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering for Cardiovascular Repair

Stem Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering for Cardiovascular Repair Book
Author : Nabil Dib,Doris A. Taylor,Edward B. Diethrich
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2006-04-09
ISBN : 038730939X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In excess of 7 million people worldwide die of coronary heart disease each year. Only one-third of these heart attack victims recover completely. The remainder suffer the consequences of myocardial infarction and its ill fated remodeling process, resulting in chronic congestive heart failure. This malady alone is the leading cause of hospital admissions in the United States. New breakthroughs in stem cell therapy and tissue engineering have promised to reverse this dismal outcome by cardiovascular repair. World authorities, including scientists and regulatory authorities, have joined in a collaborative effort to present for the reader the first collective review of stem cell therapy for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. These contributions in basic science, pre-clinical and clinical experience guided by the regulatory pathways, assure a rapid course of translational research and clinical trials. The contents of this publication will become a prerequisite for those preparing to meet the challenges of this exciting and potentially rewarding field of stem cell research.

Findex

Findex Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Practice of Clinical Echocardiography

Practice of Clinical Echocardiography Book
Author : Catherine M. Otto
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2016-12-12
ISBN : 9780323401258
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The new edition of" Practice of Clinical Echocardiography" provides expert guidance on interpreting echocardiographic images and Doppler flow data. Designed for those already equipped with a mastery of basic principles, this definitive reference shows you how to apply these findings to your daily clinical decision making. Each chapter focuses on a specific disease process with technical details of qualitative and quantitative interpretation of echocardiographic images and Doppler flow data.

Point of Care Technologies Enabling Next Generation Healthcare Monitoring and Management

Point of Care Technologies Enabling Next Generation Healthcare Monitoring and Management Book
Author : Sandeep Kumar Vashist,John H.T. Luong
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-02-20
ISBN : 3030114163
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book describes the emerging point-of-care (POC) technologies that are paving the way to the next generation healthcare monitoring and management. It provides the readers with comprehensive, up-to-date information about the emerging technologies, such as smartphone-based mobile healthcare technologies, smart devices, commercial personalized POC technologies, paper-based immunoassays (IAs), lab-on-a-chip (LOC)-based IAs, and multiplex IAs. The book also provides guided insights into the POC diabetes management software and smart applications, and the statistical determination of various bioanalytical parameters. Additionally, the authors discuss the future trends in POC technologies and personalized and integrated healthcare solutions for chronic diseases, such as diabetes, stress, obesity, and cardiovascular disorders. Each POC technology is described comprehensively and analyzed critically with its characteristic features, bioanalytical principles, applications, advantages, limitations, and future trends. This book would be a very useful resource and teaching aid for professionals working in the field of POC technologies, in vitro diagnostics (IVD), mobile healthcare, Big Data, smart technology, software, smart applications, biomedical engineering, biosensors, personalized healthcare, and other disciplines.

The Future Of The Watch Industry How Emerging Technologies Will Revolutionize The Watch Industry The Benefits Of Leveraging Robots In The Watch Industry And How To Earn Money Online So That You Can Afford To Procure Your Own Watch Collection

The Future Of The Watch Industry  How Emerging Technologies Will Revolutionize The Watch Industry  The Benefits Of Leveraging Robots In The Watch Industry  And How To Earn Money Online So That You Can Afford To Procure Your Own Watch Collection Book
Author : Dr Harrison Sachs
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-10-05
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This essay sheds light on the future of the watch industry and explicates how emerging technologies will revolutionize the watch industry. Moreover, the benefits of leveraging robots in the watch industry are demystified in this essay. Furthermore, how to earn substantial money online so that you can afford to procure your own watch collection is expounded upon in this essay. The future of the watch industry will not only be characterized by dynamism as it continues to metaphorically evolve, but will also be eminently auspicious for watch industry competitors, supply chain members, and customers. Technological advancements are profoundly changing the watch industry and are rendering it all the more technology driven. The watch industry industry shows no signs of decelerating anytime in the imminent future. watch industry competitors are poised to have prosperous, lucrative, and auspicious futures as disposable incomes rise among customers and as the desire to own more watches builds traction worldwide among customers. Customers are making a more substantial investment into procuring watches. "The global watches market size is expected to reach $117,800,000,000 by 2025, expanding at a compound annual growth rate of 13.0% over the forecast period. Rising importance of smart watches as a key wearable device that provides exceptional functionality is expected to prompt the product's consumption among the buyers. Furthermore, the growing popularity of weight management among sports enthusiasts and gym professionals as a result of increasing concerns over heart diseases and obesity is expected to fuel the demand for smart watches for body activity monitoring. Features including GPS, distance tracker, health tracker, speakers, and Bluetooth connectivity are giving smart watches an upper hand in terms of preference among the customers" ("Watches Market Size," 2019). Customer demand for watches is growing worldwide partially due to more customers with rising disposable incomes becoming all the more eager to obtain smart watches. Smart watches have tremendous utility and are able to enrich customer lives. In the coming years, smart watch adoption rates will amplify as more customers procure smart watches. Smart watches have far more capabilities than traditional watches and are meritorious products that customers are willing to pay a premium price to procure. In the coming years, demand for smart watches will rise to an unprecedented height. In the digital era, more customers are embracing leveraging smart technologies. The smart watches market segment "is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 12.8% from 2019 to 2025. Presence of GPS, distance tracker, health tracker, and pairing of smartphones and smart watches via Bluetooth are expected to remain one of the key features that will attract the buyers in the near future. Furthermore, extensive adoption of electronics across the globe has driven the smart watch market segment. These products also gain popularity on account of their ability to stay connected with both iOS and Android operating systems" ("Watches Market Size"). Smart watches will become more enticing products overtime as they become more technologically advanced products. In the pending future, demand for fitness watches will amplify to an unprecedented height. More customers are becoming health conscious and are keen on buying products that can help them to augment their health. Fitness watches are able to profoundly benefit health conscious individuals. The fitness watches market segment "is the fastest growing segment with a compound annual of 13.7% from 2019 to 2025. The growth is attributed to rising popularity of these products among the fitness oriented people as they help in accessing the body activities including cycling, daily steps, swimming laps, heart rate, and sleeping pattern. These features are attracting customers who want to keep track of their daily activities" ("Watches Market Size").

Emerging Technologies for Information Systems Computing and Management

Emerging Technologies for Information Systems  Computing  and Management Book
Author : W. Eric Wong,Tinghuai Ma
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-06-06
ISBN : 1461470102
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book aims to examine innovation in the fields of information technology, software engineering, industrial engineering, management engineering. Topics covered in this publication include; Information System Security, Privacy, Quality Assurance, High-Performance Computing and Information System Management and Integration. The book presents papers from The Second International Conference for Emerging Technologies Information Systems, Computing, and Management (ICM2012) which was held on December 1 to 2, 2012 in Hangzhou, China.

The Grants Register 2009

The Grants Register 2009 Book
Author : Palgrave Macmillan Ltd
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Release : 2008-06-15
ISBN : 9781403992628
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The most comprehensive guide available on postgraduate grants and professional funding worldwide. Now in its 27th edition, this is the leading source for up to date information on the availability of, and eligibility for, postgraduate and professional awards. Each entry is annually verified by its awarding body.

Advanced Circuits for Emerging Technologies

Advanced Circuits for Emerging Technologies Book
Author : Krzysztof Iniewski
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-04-17
ISBN : 1118181476
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book will address the-state-of-the-art in integrated circuit design in the context of emerging systems. New exciting opportunities in body area networks, wireless communications, data networking, and optical imaging are discussed. Emerging materials that can take system performance beyond standard CMOS, like Silicon on Insulator (SOI), Silicon Germanium (SiGe), and Indium Phosphide (InP) are explored. Three-dimensional (3-D) CMOS integration and co-integration with sensor technology are described as well. The book is a must for anyone serious about circuit design for future technologies. The book is written by top notch international experts in industry and academia. The intended audience is practicing engineers with integrated circuit background. The book will be also used as a recommended reading and supplementary material in graduate course curriculum. Intended audience is professionals working in the integrated circuit design field. Their job titles might be : design engineer, product manager, marketing manager, design team leader, etc. The book will be also used by graduate students. Many of the chapter authors are University Professors.

Orphans and Incentives

Orphans and Incentives Book
Author : Institute of Medicine,Forum on Emerging Infections
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 1997-11-30
ISBN : 0309059410
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Infectious diseases remain a leading cause of prolonged illness, premature mortality, and soaring health costs. In the United States in 1995, infectious diseases were the third leading cause of death, right behind heart disease and cancer. Mortality is mounting over time, owing to HIV/AIDS, pneumonia, and septicemia, with drug resistance playing an ever-increasing role in each of these disease categories. This book, a report from a Forum on Emerging Infections workshop, focuses on product areas where returns from the market might be perceived as being too small or too complicated by other factors to compete in industrial portfolios with other demands for investment. Vaccines are quintessential examples of such products. The lessons learned fall into four areas, including what makes intersectoral collaboration a reality, the notion of a product life cycle, the implications of divergent sectoral mandates and concepts of risk, and the roles of advocacy and public education. The summary contains an examination of the Children's Vaccine Initiative and other models, an industry perspective on the emerging infections agenda, and legal and regulatory issues.