Traditionally, the term life sciences has referred to several branches of science, such as biology, medicine, anthropology, or ecology, that describe living organisms and their organization... Read more
In many developing countries, microscopes aren't available in remote areas, because of the cost. But they are essential for the rapid diagnosis of infectious diseases. An enterprising bioengineer has devised a "Foldoscope" that can be produced for less that $1, and can even be discarded after each use.
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New! White Paper stresses importance of mHealth Technology Standards
Market-driven technology standards will make it more affordable for manufacturers to enter the market, spur competition and innovation, and help drive long-term cost reductions across the board for mHealth's stakeholders. Now the IEEE Standards Association and ICF International present a white paper on the importance of technology standards in mobile health (mHealth). Click here to read the paper!
And keep watching the Life Sciences Portal for future articles that provide perspectives on bioengineering technology standards from the IEEE Standards Association.
Life sciences is a wide and dynamic field that is being energized by other disciplines. The boom that has been already observed in the bio-medical domain is extending to other areas of life sciences, accompanied by many career opportunities and more exciting challenges for educational institutions.
IEEE Life Sciences commissioned McKinley Advisors to conduct a field measurement study on the size of the overall life sciences industry. This is the first in a four-part series to present findings from this study.