Market Intel: From AI-Based IVDs To Precision Drug Dosing: Medtech Conference 2017 Gives Insight Into Tomorrow's Technologies
The annual AdvaMed conference, rebranded "Medtech Conference" this year, drew more than 2,700 attendees seeking to explore cutting-edge technologies and networking opportunities, as well as to hear from FDA's top officials about new developments. This article takes a closer look at some of the most innovative solutions presented at the event, including machine learning-based diagnostics to combat antimicrobial resistance, a ureter-locating device, virtual reality technologies to enhance orthopedic surgery and precision drug dosing, among other things.
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