Market Updates

Synthetic MRI
February, 2019

Synthetic MR imaging is a unique imaging, which enables the reconstruction in various sequence measuring the absolute properties of the tissue.  It is a technique that generates contrast weighted images from single acquisition. The basic principle of synthetic MR imaging is obtained based on quantification of single multiple echo and multiple dynamic scan. This includes the magnetic property of each tissue (T1, T2, and proton) using water molecules in the brain. A 3D single acquisition is used to create a set of (T1, T2, PD, FLAIR, and STI [...]

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New drug study in UK and Canada offers hope for Asthma Patients
February, 2019

An advanced clinical trial of a new drug known as Fevipiprant to treat asthma led by scientists at the University of Leicester has shown promising results. The Leicester and Vancouver scientists team in Canada have shown that, the new drug Fevipiprant reduces the amount of smooth muscle in patient’s airway linings in phase II trials. Smooth muscle is a type of muscle found in internal organs that is not under voluntary control and an increase in airway smooth muscle has been strongly linked to reduced airflow to the lungs which is signifi [...]

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Smart Technologies in Healthcare
February, 2019

Smart Health Technology is equipped to automatically obtain, store and compute health information from technically advanced sensors and offer personalised advice or automated actions from the collected data. Smart Health Technology has the capability to interact and engage with data via Virtual or Augmented Reality to provide even more real time experience for both physicians and patients.There are numerous opportunities for healthcare stakeholders/manufacturers to innovate Smart Health Technology solutions, which are expect [...]

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Web-enabled Variable Message Signs for Real-Time Messaging
February, 2019

Web-enabled variable message signs can be used as roadside messaging devices for functions such as active urban traffic management, freeways, tunnels, toll facilities, emergency (hard shoulder) management, airport, rail and bus passenger's guidance and lane management among others. Portable as well as non-portable, web-enabled variable message signs such as the InstAlert 24 from All Traffic Solutions, Web Studio from Bartco UK, and many more similar VMS solutions, which are valuable for a variety of reasons, for instance, timely traffic notific [...]

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Blockchain - For Enhancing the Telecom Business Model
February, 2019

As mentioned in the previous article that blockchain technology has the potential to facilitate new business models in the telecom industry. Blockchain has several applications in telecom industry, the most predominant applications include:1. Smart ContractsTelecom companies can automate their SLA agreement into Smart Contracts by using blockchain solutions. This enables stake [...]

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Carolina Color buys Chroma
February, 2019

Carolina Color announced the acquisition of Chroma Corporation which is headquartered in McHenry, Illinois. The deal was backed up by Arsenal Capital Partners. The acquisition is expected to be fruitful to both the companies.As per George Abd, Chair of the Board of Carolina, the strong brand image of Chroma along with their strong color businesses Hudson, Breen, and Carolina Color, will boost the strategy execution of manufacturing the best colorants. Also, as per the president of Carolina Color, the inorganic growth strateg [...]

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Givaudan Opens Encapsulation Center
February, 2019

Givaudan opens first fragrance encapsulation center for the Asia Pacific market in Singapore.  Investment of CHF 15 million will support the centre. The facility opened will offer customers with a complete range of olfactive using the best quality encapsulates for their home and personal care brands.As per Maurizio Volpi, President of Givaudan’s Fragrance Division, the key source of achieving 2020 strategy will be the new facility of fragrance encapsulation coming up in Singapore for APAC region. The facility will [...]

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Upsurge of China in Global Medical Device Industry
February, 2019

The Medical Devices Industry has wide range of complex, unsophisticated goods from bandages, hospital supplies to high-tech capital equipment’s (diagnostic & imaging equipment). The advancement in technology has led to adoption of innovation in device development leading to rise in the market. China is set to climb the medical device global value chain by stepping into the medical device by investing huge on OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers).  In past few years, the country captures the largest share of FDI for medical [...]

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Arkema Strengthening Powder Coating via New Landmark in India
February, 2019

Arkema Inc., a leading supplier to coating industry, opens a new plant in Navi Mumbai, India. Arkema announced the $15 million investment plant in October 2016 with target completion in 2018. The plant will produce first class polyester resin got powder coating which will be sold under brand name of Reafree®. Arkema’s Reafree® resin is primarily utilized in the development of low-VOC powder coating for various industrial and architectural applications. The characteristics of Reafree< [...]

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Application of Variable Messaging Signs in Real-Time Traffic Management
February, 2019

Managing traffic in real-time is a high-priority in various developed and developing countries; continued increasing number of vehicles on the road and managing the seamless movement of traffic appears to be the biggest problem in cities across the world. However, with the advent of technology solutions and IoT devices, traffic management can be simplified. The inclusion of information technology in traffic management has given rise to the concept of Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS). Intelligent Traffic Management System is not soft [...]

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