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  • Four Ways To Get More Out Of Your Patent Landscape Studies

    Simon Sinek, in his TED Talk ‘How Great Leaders Inspire Action’, makes a prudent point. Interestingly, this very point makes a significant impact on R&D and IP professionals.

  • Commercialization of Nano-additives — Labs to Market

    Through the application of nanotechnology, existing products such as fuel, cement, or food can be manipulated on an atomic, molecular, or supramolecular scale by means of nano-additives/nano-fillers so as to enhance their physical or chemical properties. 

  • The Cisco-BlackBerry Deal – 9 Months On, Who Gained More?

    On June 23, the cross-licensing deal between Cisco and BlackBerry was announced. The agreement was a no-brainer when one considered the current market position of BlackBerry, and how the Canadian technology giant wanted to make full use of its assets. However, the deal did raise a few eyebrows when one considered that it was only Cisco who would pay a licensing fee to BlackBerry, and not the other way around. With the deal now a quarter shy of being a year old, let’s understand who stood to gain more from the deal – Cisco or BlackBerry?

  • 3D Printing of Human Organs — Future Perspective & IP Scenario

    Thousands of patients are waiting for a lifesaving transplant today. Some of these are critical cases, and mortality in those patients is high due to a dearth of suitable donors.

    3D-Printed organs may emerge as a life-saver for such patients.

  • Dental Implant: Inter-Disciplinary Research to Improve Patient Experience

    Dental implants are inert materials embedded in the bone of the jaw or skull (i.e., maxilla and/or mandible) to manage tooth loss, and aid replacement of lost oral and facial structures caused by trauma, periodontal diseases, injury, or other reasons.

  • Smart Clothing – Apparels That Can Sense, React & Adapt to Stimuli

    The increasing trend of patent filing in smart clothing over the last five years is indicative of the extensive research undertaken in the design and fabrication of smart apparel.

  • Plastics Reshaping Wearable Medical Devices

    Metals and ceramics are prevalent in the medical industry. However, the unique properties of polymeric materials and their blends exhibit potential as better replacements for conventional materials.

  • Gene Therapy – Promising Method to Cure Diseases

    Gene therapy is ‘the use of genes as medicines’, which involves the transfer of a therapeutic gene into specific cells of an individual to repair an unhealthy gene.

  • Oral Insulin

    Diabetes is a type of metabolic disorder caused by an insulin imbalance in the body either due to insufficient production of insulin by the pancreas or due to body cells not responding to the insulin that is produced.

  • Lithium Polymer Batteries

    Lithium polymer batteries, or LiPo batteries, are secondary cells that find application in mobile electronics, laptops and radio-controlled equipment. W

  • Parked Cars - A Hidden Potential Resource

    The automobile industry landscape is witnessing a major shift as innovative models, such as electric and autonomous cars, get ready to enter the market. The increase in production will lead to billions of car going on the road by 2040. According to research, private cars are parked 95% of the time and hence under-utilized. Industry players are currently looking for opportunities to use parked cars in a sustainable and effective manner while positively impacting the environment and the society.

  • Silicon-based LHCs: Driving Carbon-free Hydrogen Economy

    In our previous article, we shared an overview of liquid hydrogen carriers (LHCs) and their role in the rapid adoption of hydrogen as a fuel. Liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOHCs) are currently the popular choice for storing and transporting H2. However, these carriers eventually degrade over time in the form of carbon emissions. Recently, silicon-based carriers, which are free of carbon, have been introduced as a solution to the problem. In this segment, HySiLabs has developed HydroSil, a promising silicon-based LHC. This article highlights the implications of HydroSil on current and future hydrogen economy, as expressed by Vincent Lôme, Ph.D., CSO and co-founder of HySiLabs.

  • Is 'Emergency Innovation' Helping Emerging Nations in Their Fight Against the Virus?

    Coronavirus is extremely contagious and has spread to over 150 countries across the world within a span of two months. Countries are adopting various macro-strategies to deal with the pandemic. Data shows that emerging countries have managed to deal with the epidemic more effectively than developed nations. While developed countries are using hi-tech technologies, emerging nations are taking recourse to ‘emergency innovations’.

  • Zero Trust: A Solution to Enterprise Cybersecurity Concerns?

    Technological advancements have ensured constant connectivity for enterprises and facilitated remote access. However, this has also increased threats of data breaches, hacks and malware attacks. Various cybersecurity solutions have been developed to beat hackers who are increasingly using advanced tools. One of these solutions is the Zero Trust model, equipped with features to create more layers of safety.

  • Crude Oil Solidification – Unexplored Opportunities

    Crude oil prices have plunged to a 22-year low. Oil importers are trying to leverage this situation by buying more oil and storing in the available facilities. However, due to high demand, these facilities have reached their limit and become expensive. The stockpile continues to build owing to the crash in demand caused by the worldwide lockdown. A few technologies have been ideally developed for easy transport of bitumen through solidification. These emerging technologies must be explored and commercialized to find a solution to the oil storage issue.

  • Contactless Delivery – Saving Lives Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

    As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, measures are being taken across the world to practice social distancing and limit human contact. In such a scenario, emerging technologies such as drones, robots, and autonomous vehicles have come to the rescue and are being deployed to perform various functions. Their usage has helped hospital staff, security personnel, and retailers. Will these technologies continue to be deployed even when the crisis is overcome, or are they only being used as a temporary arrangement?

  • How businesses can profit from reverse innovation

    Reverse innovation has gained popularity over the past few years. Due to its growing relevance, conglomerates are looking to enter emerging markets. They believe leveraging the disruptive approach will not only facilitate entry but also help them increase profits. In developing countries, it is not easy to identify the needs and then plug the gap correctly; however, certain well-known companies have managed to accomplish this using reverse innovation.

  • Business Continuity After COVID-19 - Can Consultants Design the Blueprint?

    The COVID-19 outbreak has thrown political, economic and social orders in disarray across countries. Businesses and industries are struggling with taking the steps that will help them navigate through the expected economic recession, likely to be similar in scale to the Great Depression after the Second World War. It is a challenging time for businesses as they try to stay relevant and survive the crisis. Can consultants help business leaders take correct decisions? This article elaborates on why it would be a strategically judicious move to have consultants on board in these troubled times.

  • Aftermath of COVID-19: Revisiting R&D Strategies to Stay Relevant

    The outbreak of COVID-19 has triggered a global economic meltdown. Amidst this economic adversity, should companies stick to their defined R&D strategies or consider re-visiting these, especially in R&D? In the current scenario, redefining R&D strategies is crucial for companies intending to stay ahead of the competition. For corporations re-strategizing their R&D plans, or considering a change in these plans, or even waiting for stronger signals, this article provides an answer to the questions about how to approach this change.

  • Adoption of Online Education Tools: A Short-term Measure or Long-term Trend?

    The ongoing lockdowns worldwide as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have affected the schedules of schools and colleges. The virus attacked when most schools were already closing for a summer break. Post the break, academic institutions started using online video conference and education apps to continue tutoring, thereby ensuring that the academic year is not negatively impacted. Could this short-term measure become a long-term trend?

  • Workplace 2.0: Balancing Business Continuity and Employee Safety

    The COVID-19 pandemic is showing no signs of letting up. With the global economy sliding into recession, businesses must restart operations to survive. While this step is imperative to save the economy, it also means compromising on employees’ health and safety. Can workplaces maintain the delicate balance between business continuity and employee safety?

  • Use Cases: Digital Twin in Livestock Farming

    The agriculture industry is confronted with a new set of problems such as shortage of labor, pressure to feed an increasing population, and environmental degradation that are affecting the health of plants and animals and, consequently, agricultural produce. Agtech, entailing application of technology to agricultural operations and processes, is fast emerging as a solution to address these issues. Investment in digitalization in agriculture is lucrative in terms of increasing productivity, process efficiency and animal welfare. One such approach is the digital twin technology, yet to be explored in livestock farming. The use cases mentioned here indicate the technology’s application in livestock farming.

  • Waste to Value

    Today, the environment is facing the threat of ecological imbalance, and one of the reasons for this is the massive amount of waste being generated. Efficient waste management is an urgent requirement, and every company needs to be responsible and ensure that waste is disposed through environment-friendly methods. Technological innovations have led to the emergence of various techniques of creating value from waste products. Waste management is now not just about recycling but reusing and ensuring optimum utilisation of all resources.

  • Transformational Technologies During and After COVID-19 Lockdown

    COVID-19 is changing the world around us. While technological transformation was already underway in most industries, the pandemic has quickened its pace, making its adoption necessary. Due to social distancing and restricted movement, various sectors across the globe are facing disruption. However, technological advancements in transportation and logistics, factories, and healthcare can help automate the most essential tasks. What are the emerging technologies that can help us navigate through these difficult times?

  • Deodorants and Antiperspirants Market is on the Rise

    A deodorant is a personal hygiene product applied to the body to prevent body odour.

  • Digitalization: Gaining Momentum Across Sectors

    ‘Going digital’ is the only way for companies to grow today and gain a competitive edge. Digitalization is taking place across sectors and geographies. However, adopting a new technology is not simple and requires in-depth analysis of various parameters. An expert and knowledgeable research partner can ensure that the company gets accurate data, along with insightful evaluation, to take an informed decision.

  • Zero Trust Security: An Ideal Cybersecurity Solution in the "Work from Home" Culture?

    The outbreak of COVID-19 and the consequent need for social distancing have made “work from home” (WFH) a norm across the globe. Although currently being viewed as a short-term measure, this concept may soon become a culture. The future may see employees not being constrained within a brick and mortar structure. Access to information on cloud from anywhere ensures business continuity, and WFH or “Work from Anywhere” will soon be the new mantra. However, in such a scenario, robust and reliable cybersecurity solutions would be required to combat the increasing exposure to cyberattacks.

  • 5G: Did COVID–19 Mar the Grand Rollout?

    The rollout of 5G, expected globally in 2020, took a beating as COVID–19 struck with all its might, taking one country after another. To deal with the highly contagious virus, lockdowns were imposed across the globe that completely derailed the rollout of 5G. While spectrum auctions and implementation have resumed, the tempo has slowed significantly compared to the speed with which 5G was being rolled out; however, there is hope that the delay will not have a long-term impact.

  • India’s Ban on Chinese Apps – An Opportunity for Indian Tech Start-ups

    The political strain between India and China in the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and the more recent Galwan Valley skirmish has prompted the Indian government to ban certain vulnerable apps that have a Chinese hand. Indian citizens are also favoring home-grown products in their attempt to boycott Chinese products and to support the government’s edict. With the pervasive presence of Chinese apps in almost all segments – from financial services to entertainment and gaming – the current ban opens up vast opportunities for Indian players. Can Indian start-ups rise to this challenge to meet technological demands and emerge as winners?

  • Can AI be Weaponized for Cyberattacks?

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) has proved to be a two-edged sword for cybersecurity. AI-enabled tools are being implemented by companies for building a strong security framework, but these are also being used by hackers to design advanced and precise cyberattacks. Could AI become a major threat to enterprises in future?

  • Is Bioplastic a Sustainable Solution?

    Growing awareness of climate change and a need to promote sustainability have prompted the emergence of various initiatives to curb the use of plastic – branded the main culprit degrading the environment. Bioplastics is one such safety measure. It is an alternative to traditional plastic and is made of plant or other natural fiber. It could be the solution to eliminate plastic litter. However, bioplastic has its own set of problems. Unless steps are implemented to handle the challenges in its effective utilization, bioplastic could end up as just another ‘greenwashing’ product – something that only projects an image of sustainability and ecological responsibility.

  • Augmented Reality: Interweaving Worlds

    Augmented reality (AR) is a disruptive technology that intertwines the physical and virtual worlds. AR is being effectively applied in various areas, from healthcare to advertising. The use of AR-based aids has made distance learning more interesting and effective during the lockdown. In the commercial space, AR has benefitted both consumers and businesses. Moreover, AR systems are being used in defense to plan strategic operations. Overall, the adoption of AR has been reported to save operational cost and time, besides enhancing efficiency. Researchers in the field are devoting considerable efforts to further explore the potential of this technology which is expected to revolutionize the world and transform the way humans think and live.

  • Chemicals 4.0 – An Overview of Potential Digitization Drivers

    Parallel to the industrial revolution, the chemical industry has surged in terms of both production volumes and innovations. The sector’s adaptability to modernization, especially adopting digitization, is a testament to its resilience, irrespective of economic conditions, especially the crisis currently underway globally. Considering the innovations, investor interest, and positive industry estimates, digitization in this sector is expected to increase. Due to the constant need for chemicals across allied and non-allied sectors, the outlook for the chemical industry would continue to be positive. Hence, along with the trending ‘Industry 4.0,’ ‘Chemicals 4.0’ must concord, paving the way for the potential adoption of several digitization drivers.

  • Are Solid-State Batteries the Future of Electric Vehicles?

    Liquid lithium-ion batteries have some inherent shortcomings which limit the potential of electric vehicles. Solid-state batteries, an emerging technology, could deliver improved performance at a comparatively low cost. The technology is still under development and automobile companies are vying to be the first to introduce this technology in the market. Will solid-state batteries completely replace liquid lithium-ion batteries and be the future of electric vehicles?

  • New WhatsApp Policy – A Threat to the Privacy of End Users?

    The new WhatsApp policy released in the first week of 2021 created a furor, especially among Indian users. The announcement that their data would be shared with the parent company of WhatsApp has encouraged many users to move out of the chatting app. The company specified that it is an added service for its business users, and the overall privacy of users would remain protected. Nevertheless, this policy has brought the spotlight on the lack of regulations in India and the need for stringent rules.

  • Medical Device Firms – Exploring New Opportunities Through Data Analysis

    Technology continues to open new possibilities for the medical device industry. Companies mainly engaged in developing devices for use in surgery or treatment of end-stage patients, can now offer a host of services to help patients manage their health conditions better. Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and predictive analytics is helping these companies to come up with new revenue streams.

  • Opportunities for Hospitals to Create New Revenue Streams

    Traditionally, hospitals have always relied on patient care and surgery expense for their revenue. However, using various technological innovations, they can now explore other potential avenues for generating revenue. With the increasing popularity of advancements such as health monitoring devices and telemedicine, an array of opportunities has emerged for medical facilities. Hospitals have the capability to offer complete digital care packages to customers on a monthly subscription, thus introducing a new revenue stream.

  • 3D Printing Revolutionizing the Food Industry

    Food technology, a growing sector, is changing the way food is produced, stored, packaged, and delivered. The food industry has grown amid the global pandemic, benefiting from the increasing demand for healthy and nutritious food options that are also sustainable. Among the emerging technologies, 3D printing could help in increasing productivity, alongside maintaining quality.

  • Growing Need for Digitalization in Life Sciences Industry

    Life science enterprises are slowly but surely moving toward digitalization of their processes. Technologies such as AI, IoT, and cloud computing are changing the dynamics of this industry, helping the enterprises achieve efficiency. The main benefit of digitalization is organizations are now shifting to a patient-centric approach for development of cures, which would result in better healthcare services.

  • Impact of NB-IoT and LTE-M in Manufacturers and Logistics sectors

    IoT is increasingly being incorporated by businesses, indicating its growing significance. The connectivity facilitated by this system plays a key role in boosting efficiency. Currently, the most popular connectivity technologies are LTE-M and NB-IOT, characterized by low power consumption and wide area of coverage. Here, we mainly discuss their impact on logistics and manufacturing industries, including the role they would play in further growth in the two domains, and the outlook for these technologies.

  • Wearable ACs – The New Future

    The digital age has increased awareness about global warming. With the help of technological advancements, efforts are on to come up with innovations that would tackle the increasing fluctuations in temperatures. One such attempt is the development of a personal wearable AC, which is highly power-efficient and provides relief from too much heat or cold. Sony recently launched a wearable AC, although it is not the first to venture into this domain. The volume of research underway in this space currently indicates new possibilities in innovative wearables.

  • Hydrogen Economy - Are Liquid Hydrogen Carriers the answer?

    Hydrogen, despite being the smallest and the lightest of all elements, is difficult to transport. Amid its rising popularity as an alternative fuel, the logistics of delivery and storage pose a concern. Various methods are used for delivery, of which some are costly or complex. Liquid hydrogen carriers (LHCs) could be the solution to the logistics problem.

  • Innovative Plastics & Polymer Additives for Smart Packaging

    The smart packaging market is gaining traction, especially among sectors such as food and pharma, and is likely to boom in the coming years. 

  • Hair Care Preparations

    Hair care encompasses the overall maintenance of the health and hygiene of hair.

  • Vitamins as Animal Feed Additive – Booster for Health and Nourishment

    nimal feed additives are pharmaceutical or nutritional supplements that are not natural feedstuff.

  • Biofuel from Algae – Energy Security for the Future

    Biofuel is any fuel that can be obtained from organic matter through the process of biological carbon fixation.

  • Seismic Exploration - Shift in Research towards Improved Data Quality and Reliability

    Seismic exploration is the process of estimating the properties of earth’s subsurface using reflected seismic waves released through sources such as air guns, vibrators, and dynamites.

  • Edible Vaccines – A Research Area Waiting to Explode

    Ease of administration and patient compliant due to oral delivery

  • Biofuels – Hot Attraction among Alternative Energy Patent Seekers

    The biofuel sector has attracted a considerable amount of research, with more than 2,500 patents filed every year since the past five years.

  • Researchers Focus on Manufacturing Wind Turbine Blades

    About 1,500 patent publications have been filed each year for the past 5 years. China, US and Europe are preferred geographies for patent protection

  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Sequestration – Attracting Considerable Research!

    CO2 sequestration research area has attracted considerable research, with more than 1,000 patents filed every year (except 2013) over the past five years.

  • Medical Ventilators – Witnessing Increased Patent Filing Trend In Recent Years

    Medical ventilator domain has witnessed increasing patent filing trend over the last five years

  • Nanocapsules

    Nanocapsules are submicroscopic colloidal drug carrier systems made up of an oily or an aqueous core in-turn surrounded by a thin polymer membrane.

  • Engine Cooling System

    Cooling systems deployed around the periphery of the IC engines of vehicles play a vital role in safeguarding the engines from overheating.

  • Edible Packaging

    An edible film or coating is a thin continuous layer of generally recognised as safe (GRAS)-certified edible material placed on food or between food components that can be eaten as a part of the whole food product.

  • 3D Printing

    3D printing is a process of creating solid objects, where consecutive layers of materials are set in three dimensions until the desired object is formed according to data fed in the modelling software or from the scan of an existing object.

  • Why Tech Watch Should Be a Part of Your Competitive Intelligence (CI) Strategy

    “Opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.”

    ― Andy Rooney

  • Reverse Innovation in Healthcare Sector

    Reverse innovation (RI) refers to pioneering techniques and ideas that are developed specifically to meet the needs of emerging countries and are later adopted by the Western countries, due to their impressive performance. This concept is gaining traction in healthcare as RI has multiple benefits for different stakeholders. Realizing the potential of innovations for emerging markets, companies are now actively working toward meeting the needs in these economies, which would not only do a larger good but also generate probably more revenues for the innovator. Prompted by this change in perspective, thinkers and innovators have devised healthcare solutions that have lowered the cost of medical solutions and addressed the constraints faced by poor countries.

  • Why Technology Surveillance Tools Are Not Enough for Tech Watch

    When technology evolves at a breakneck pace, it is necessary for dynamic organizations to track the innovations and technological developments affecting their area of business, and be aware of the opportunities — and threats — coming their way.

  • Technologies Inspired by Nature

    With over 3.8 billion years of rigorous R&D, Nature is, by far, the most sophisticated and powerful innovator there is.

  • Personalization of Treatment: Moving from Volume to Value

    The new healthcare ecosystem is increasingly becoming “patient-centric”. With the “one-drug-for-all” approach rapidly being replaced by personalized treatment, pharmaceutical companies are scouting for technology enablers to realize this goal.

  • Potential Business Models with emergence of Autonomous Vehicles

    Players across industries and at all levels of the value chain are constantly monitoring R&D around vehicle autonomy in their bid to understand its contribution in the ecosystem. We believe the emergence of autonomous vehicles will boost the shared economy and attract new stakeholders and beneficiaries to the ecosystem. The question then arises: how would they make money from the products and services, and which factors would determine the overall mobility cost for end users.  The article details end users’ expectations from autonomous vehicles and attempts to answer the two questions.

  • Can Catalysts Drive Chemical Industry Away From Fossil Feedstocks?

    Increasing the contribution of renewable energy sources is one of the key themes in meeting the climate change goals set under Paris Agreement. Despite the push for renewable energy coming from regulators, the corporate sector and academia, the percentage of total global primary energy demand met by wind and solar energy is still under 2% (as per the 2016 IEA Report). In order to reduce the overall carbon footprint, it is important to not only address energy sources but also explore and use no/low carbon feedstock sources and technologies.

  • 3D Printing in Plastics

    3D printing, one of the seven disruptive technologies of this century, is also among the top 10 technologies that are expected to transform the coming decades. The technology finds application in several industries, such as industrial aerospace & defence, consumer products, automotive parts, industrial machinery, and healthcare, to manufacture products using polymers, ceramics and metals. However, more than 70% of the market is currently dominated by 3D printing of polymer-based materials due to the ease of process, availability of material and low cost.

  • Optimizer Stevia: Promising candidate in changing sweetener landscape

    Led by the rising consumer demand for alternative sugar owing to increase in metabolic diseases, the global alternative sweetener market is expected to reach $19.65 Bn by 2026. Stevia is an interesting alternative to sugar in the current market, in line with the demand for healthier options. The substitute is very popular among consumers as it has zero calories and  is 200 times sweeter than sugar. Therefore, players in the industry are aggressively investing in R&D to develop a better competitive solution based on stevia.

  • Will Clean Meat Make the Cut in Asia?

    There are clear signs that clean meat is set to debut in Asia. San Francisco-based company JUST announced plans to introduce its cultured chicken nuggets in Asia sometime this year. A pertinent question at this point is: is the chain of events actually substantiated or is it what the industry and media would like us to believe?

  • Quantum Computing: A Roadmap to the Future

    With classical computing having reached its limit and advanced computing requirements on the rise owing to the advent of big data and artificial intelligence, quantum computing has turned the need of the hour. However, dealing with the complexities of quantum mechanics is a challenge that many companies are trying to overcome. Although the technology is still at a nascent stage, it is imperative for all industries to begin exploring the potential of quantum computing and develop a road map for customized use cases.

  • Heat-Resistant Paints Market on Exciting Growth Path

    Heat-resistant paints or coatings are specially manufactured to withstand extremely high temperatures for longer durations.

  • Probiotherapy: The Next Generation Skincare Trend

    The use of skin microbiome emerged as the biggest trend in the cosmetic industry in 2018. The human microbiome project, completed in 2016, paved the way for   understanding the diverse microorganisms present on the surface of the skin. Similar to gut, researchers now are constantly focusing on application of probiotics to improve the skin microbiota. The domain has been gaining traction particularly due to increased demand from customers for cosmetics that are natural. While the prospects for microbiome in the skincare market are high, growth may be slow until the regulatory framework associated with the launch of live bacterial products are better defined.

  • Every surface as an interface

    The constantly evolving technological landscape has paved the way for making surfaces digital and sensor-enabled. Amid IoT and focus on global internet connectivity, this seems rather feasible. Devices going online will only reduce the clutter and create space. This technological domain has already piqued the interest of startups that are working on its various aspects. A world where the population of digital natives is growing gradually, surface serving as interface seems to be the future.

  • Licking Their Way to a Healthy Gut: Probiotics and Pet Health

    Probiotics or ‘gut friendly’ ingredients are used widely in pet grooming products. These products are designed keeping pet behavior in mind to bestow dual benefits: skin- and gut-related. Factoring in pet behavior in developing products is a new trend that is picking up gradually but has invited a fair share of criticism. Research in this domain is on and by 2020, most pet care products would display these functional claims. The article takes a look at the current players in this niche area.

  • Why AR and VR Have Been Unable to Gain Popularity in the Retail Industry?

    New age technologies such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have gained prominence in the gaming industry. However, their full potential remains unexplored in other industries. One such industry is retail that has scratched the surface of this technology and is reaping its benefits. Will AR and VR be able to overcome the challenges related to their implementation and become the future of retail?


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  • Cardiac Nuclear Imaging and Radiotracers

    Recent novel radiopharmaceuticals agents developed to target specific subcellular process are capable of significantly improving diagnostic accuracy and prognostic evaluation.

    The global nuclear medicine diagnostic (PET and SPECT) market is slated to cross $ 16 billion by 2019, primarily driven by more accurate diagnostic utilities in identifying the functional and perfusion status of targeted tissues.

  • How to Get the Most Out of IP Financing

    While the use of intellectual property as collateral to obtain finance is an increasingly common phenomenon, intangible assets — primarily patents — were used as security in just about 4% of all business loan transactions (secured by collateral) in 2015.

    In this article, we analyze what has kept IP-based financing from taking off, and more importantly, what can be done to overcome it.

  • Therapeutic Vaccines for Alzheimer’s — Are We Close Enough?

    Alzheimer's Disease (AD), one of the most common causes of dementia, accounts for nearly 70% of documented cases of Dementia across the world.

    The pharmaceutical industry is exploring all available options to develop a successful therapy, and the global market for Alzheimer’s treatment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.5%, from $4.9 billion in 2013 to $13.3 billion by 2023.

    This report covers current research into therapeutic vaccines for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), with topics that include market drivers, challenges associated with developing safe next-gen therapeutics, vaccines and therapies currently under development, as well as the technology and commercial ecosystem for AD therapy.

  • Gene Therapy - Advanced Treatments for a New Era

    Gene therapy involves inserting/deleting/correcting genetic material into human cells to fight or prevent diseases. It is a promising tool not only for cancer but for several other diseases, such as Parkinson's, HIV, severe combined immuno-deficiencies and hemophilia, to name a few.

  • Intellectual Property Global Masters 2009

    Innovation and intellectual property (IP) have emerged as the key for the development of competitive advantage.

  • Surge In Non-pharmacological Interventions For Treatment Of High-burden Diseases

    Nonpharmacological treatment is gaining research interest and investment. It is noninvasive or minimally invasive, has few side-effects and is recognized by medical insurance companies. A few well-known therapies have been discussed in this article.

  • Biofuels at Inflection Point: Opportunities for Technology Developers

    This report deals with the current status of biofuel production, developments in this space, and prospects. The present focus of research and development (R&D) is on the production of biofuels, such as bioethanol, biodiesel, and biogas, from waste matter. The successful application of newly developed technologies combined with economic feasibility can significantly increase the production of biofuels and help reduce the menace of green house gas emissions (GHG).

  • Charging the world through lithium battery recycling

    Lithium ion batteries provide added advantages over conventional batteries making them more appropriate in a world of portable electronic devices and electric vehicles. Their ability to sustain temperature variations, compact structure, rapid charging facility, and use of lightweight material like graphite and lithium make them a popular choice. Lithium ion batteries have about 70% market share traditional batteries are fast losing their space. This market is estimated to grow up to $26.45 million by the year 2025.

  • Quantum Computing and Communications: Is your industry ready? Are you ready?

    Data rates are rising in tandem with the increase in IoT, big data and device connectivity penetration. High speed computation, low latency demand and physical space constraints due to high real estate cost would make it difficult to meet future computation requirements.

  • Why Large Organisations Depend on External Innovation for Growth

    Today, organizations across the world are tracking technological transformations and pursuing innovations. As new technologies usher in changes in every aspect of life, it is imperative for companies to embrace them.

  • CO2 As A Future Refrigerant

    After refrigeration technology became wide-spread, CFC’s saw extensive use owing to its ease of use and efficiency.

    During the 1970’s however, the world got a chilling shock. We discovered that this refrigerant's presence in our atmosphere would damage the planet's ozone layer for years to come. When that came to light, the world united in its hunt for a better alternative.

  • IoT - How Technology is Helping Overcome Legal and Ethical Challenges

    Internet of Things (IoT), at the center of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is a fast-growing domain. It is now a part of our daily lives and activities: in transit, at home, or office. However, with its rise, privacy issues and threat of data loss have also reared their head. Cybersecurity has, therefore, become a primary concern for all companies implementing IoT or building IoT devices. Apart from the security aspect, there are other challenges such as absence of proper laws and inadequate governance.

  • The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)

    A healthcare application of IoT technologies, the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) represents a new era of personalized healthcare and better living standards the world over.

    IoMT will enable machine to machine interaction, data-driven treatment, devices tailored to individual requirements, as well as intervention solutions that could enable real-time response from remote locations, allowing healthcare providers to save lives now more than ever before.

  • Nanoparticle Drug Delivery Systems For Cancer Treatment

    Nanotechnology is a rapidly evolving domain solving various issues associated with conventional drug therapeutics, including poor water solubility

  • Weight Reduction Technologies in the Automotive Industry

    Increasing pollution from the transportation sector has led to strict regulations on major automobile manufacturers to curb the harmful emissions.

  • Pharma Patent Monetization: New Approaches, New Synergies

    Patents are the undisputable kingmakers in the life sciences industry.

  • Can Smart Factories Ensure Continuity of Business Even Amid Crisis?

    COVID-19 has adversely impacted economies across the globe. One of the worst-hit sectors is manufacturing, crippled by poor availability of manpower and implications of social distancing. While several auto manufacturers, smartphone makers, consumer electronic firms, and appliance majors have shut down production completely, others, such as producers of essentials (food, daily consumables, medical supplies) are struggling to maintain production. Managing production amid such a crisis, while ensuring safety of employees, is quite challenging for all manufacturers.

  • Connected Cars - A Rising Trend In The Global Automobile Sector

    Cars with access to the Internet, also known as connected cars, are gaining popularity in the automobile industry.