September 2022 Issue: The Medtech Big 100 is bigger than ever

Medtech sales reach a record high as R&D spend and employee counts climb

Supply Chain EVP Greg Smith sees fewer suppliers in Medtronic’s future

Autotransfusion device maker ships units to Ukraine

How IP protection is enabling robotic surgery innovation

Connected device design for the real world: Managing the development process

FDA details plans to expand remote safety assessments for device makers

Contract manufacturer Minnetronix Medical launches its first in-house product, MindsEye

The Medtech Big 100 is bigger than ever

The tide has turned.

The Medtech Big 100 — Medical Design & Outsourcing‘s annual revenue ranking of the world’s …

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7 case studies highlighting the potential of DeepMind’s AlphaFold 

[Image courtesy of DeepMind]

Alphabet subsidiary DeepMind has announced that its AI system AlphaFold has predicted the structure of more than 200 million proteins, representing almost every known cataloged protein. In addition, AlphaFold and its partner, the EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute, announced that the recent release expanded the database by more than 200 fold, from almost 1 million to more than 200 million structures.

“When we launched the database last July, it was sort of recognized as a pretty big leap forward for biology,” said Demis Hassabis, founder and CEO of DeepMind, in a press conference. The release last year included roughly 350,000 high-quality predictions, including all proteins in the human body.

The continued advances of AlphaFold make it possible to search for the 3-D structure of proteins “almost as easily as doing a keyword Google search,” …

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How the cloud tools behind Google Maps and Photos can advance medtech

Alissa Hsu Lynch is Google Cloud’s global lead for medtech strategy and solutions. [Photo courtesy of Google]

Alissa Hsu Lynch leads medtech strategy and solutions at Google Cloud, previously serving in executive roles at Johnson & Johnson and Bausch Health.

As part of Medical Design & Outsourcing‘s ongoing series of conversations about the cloud’s contributions to the medical device industry and its future, Lynch offered her perspective from the Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary’s cloud-computing business. The following exchange has been edited for clarity and length.

MDO: What are some surprising and inspirational examples of what cloud computing enables with regard to medical device/drug development, manufacturing and capabilities/performance?

LYNCH: First is using data and artificial intelligence (AI) to quickly respond to emerging crises. COVID-19 accelerated …

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