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Medical device recall rates linked to frequency of FDA inspector rotations

    Medical device recall rates linked to frequency of FDA inspector rotations

Medical device manufacturing plants in the United States can experience 100 fewer product recalls per year, or a decrease of 20 percent, if the FDA investigators who inspect these plants are placed on a rotating schedule, according to a new study in the INFORMS journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.

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Corporate Profile: Praxair – Making our planet more productive

    Corporate Profile: Praxair – Making our planet more productive

For more than 100 years, Praxair has taken something as fundamental as air and turned it into ways to make food taste better, processes operate cleaner and breathing easier – in short, to make all our lives better by fulfilling our mission of making our planet more productive. As a Fortune 300 company, we develop products and technology that impact more than 20 different industries. You see our work every day, often without realizing it. We provide oxygen for respiratory therapy, hydrogen to help purify crude oil into gasoline, carbon dioxide to add the fizz in our beverages and argon to enhance the robotic welding systems that build new automobiles.

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IoT unleashes endless business opportunities

    IoT unleashes endless business opportunities

Imagine a sensor inside an offshore drilling rig. The sensor checks for damage to a critical valve. To do so, the sensor regulates pressure in the oil well 7,000 feet below the ocean’s surface. This sensor generates data that might have gone unnoticed half a decade ago. Back then, the rig operator had no way to tap into this ground-level information.

That’s not the case anymore. With the right technology, organizations can now find everyday data instantly, no matter where it is created – right away, on the fly – exactly when this data is most useful.

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Text analytics goes mobile

Text analytics is being embraced across industries as diverse as law enforcement, manufacturing, health care and insurance. It is a critical to fighting crime, spotting and correcting defects, reducing fraud and improving health outcomes.

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Conference Preview: WSC 2011: Simulation for a Sustainable World

The Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) has been the premier international forum for disseminating recent advances in the field of system simulation for more than 40 years. The longest-running conference devoted to simulation as a discipline, this year’s WSC will be held Dec. 11-14 at the Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix, Ariz.

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Using machine learning and optimization to improve refugee integration

Andrew C. Trapp, a professor at the Foisie Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), received a $320,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop a computational tool to help humanitarian aid organizations significantly improve refugees’ chances of successfully resettling and integrating into a new country. Built upon ongoing work with an international team of computer scientists and economists, the tool integrates machine learning and optimization algorithms, along with complex computation of data, to match refugees to communities where they will find appropriate resources, including employment opportunities. Read more →

Gartner releases Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 rankings

Gartner, Inc. has released its 10th annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 ranking. The rankings recognize organizations across the healthcare value chain that demonstrate leadership in improving human life at sustainable costs. “Healthcare supply chains today face a multitude of challenges: increasing cost pressures and patient expectations, as well as the need to keep up with rapid technology advancement, to name just a few,” says Stephen Meyer, senior director at Gartner. Read more →

Meet CIMON, the first AI-powered astronaut assistant

CIMON, the world’s first artificial intelligence-enabled astronaut assistant, made its debut aboard the International Space Station. The ISS’s newest crew member, developed and built in Germany, was called into action on Nov. 15 with the command, “Wake up, CIMON!,” by German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, who has been living and working on the ISS since June 8. Read more →

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