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Medtech firms get personal with digital twins

1 month, 15 days ago
HEIDELBERG, Germany: Armed with a mouse and computer screen instead of a scalpel and operating theater, cardiologist Benjamin Meder carefully places the electrodes of a pacemaker in a beating, digital heart. Using this “digital twin”…

Online betting firms gamble on soccer-mad Nigeria

3 months, 20 days ago
LAGOS: Online sports betting is booming in soccer-mad Nigeria largely thanks to payment systems developed by homegrown technology firms that are starting to make online businesses more viable. For years, mobile payments failed to take…

Biotech firms race to recruit good bugs in war on cancer

11 months, 1 day ago
Biotech companies are competing to develop medicines using “bugs as drugs” to fight cancer, building on the latest scientific findings that patients with high levels of good gut bacteria are more likely to respond to modern immunotherapy.…

North Korean firms in China ordered to close by January

1 year, 17 days ago
BEIJING: China said on Thursday North Korean firms operating in the country will have to shut down by January as Beijing applies UN sanctions imposed following Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test. The commerce ministry said the companies,…

US cable firms embrace former foe Netflix as TV viewing shifts

1 year, 2 months ago
A growing number of US cable operators are forming alliances with Netflix Inc NFLX.O, a shift that is helping the streaming pioneer add customers as its largest single market matures. No. 3 distributor Charter Communications Inc CHTR.O…

UK govt “names and shames” firms for underpaying staff

1 year, 7 months ago
LONDON: The government of the United Kingdom has “named and shamed” more than 350 companies after being fined for not paying their employees either the national minimum wage or the living wage. A total of 360 employers, including large…