Artificial Intelligence: 3 ways the pandemic accelerated its adoption

The need for organizations to quickly create new business models and marketing channels has accelerated AI adoption throughout the past couple of years. This is especially true in healthcare, where data analytics accelerated the development of COVID-19 vaccines. In consumer-packaged goods, Harvard Business Review reported that Frito-Lay created an e-commerce platform, Snacks.comin just 30 days. … Read more

Chemical in medical-device cleanser – used in the Lehigh Valley – poses cancer risk, EPA says

The US Environmental Protection Agency is warning residents who live near medical sterilizing plants in 13 states and Puerto Rico about potential health risks from emissions of ethylene oxide, a chemical widely used in their operations. Laredo, Texas; Ardmore, Oklahoma; and Lakewood, Colorado, are among the communities facing the highest risk from ethylene oxide emissions, … Read more

Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo: Video game earnings round-up

A gamer plays on Sony’s Playstation 5 console at his home in Seoul. Yelim Lee | AFP via Getty Images The giants of the video game world saw their sales slide in the second quarter, as initial tailwinds from the Covid pandemic faded. In the three months ended June, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo each posted … Read more

Features-as-a-Service: Paywalls are Not Just for Content

OEMs can generate predictable and recurring monthly revenues by offering Features-as-a-Service in any connected equipment or product. Manufacturers of connected equipment, devices, and products have an incredible opportunity to develop new recurring revenue models by offering features on a subscription basis, so-called Features-as-a-Service offerings. The capability can be used in consumer and industrial products allowing … Read more

Warfarin Reversal With Four-Factor Prothrombin Complex Concentrate for Left Ventricular Assist Device Conversion Surgery Monitored by TEG6s: A Case Report

Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) require careful therapeutic anticoagulation with warfarin to prevent pump thrombosis. However, the best method to reverse warfarin for elective LVAD conversion surgery with massive bleeding remains unclear. We report the case of a 39-year-old Japanese man who was administered a four-factor prothrombin complex concentrate (4F-PCC) as warfarin reversal when he … Read more