VR startup in US brings immersive drug design software to Japan

Nanome became the first VR software company to launch an immersive real-time collaboration platform for scientific discovery in 2015. The software environment accelerates scientific decision making by allowing users to visualize, modify, and simulate biological and chemical compounds, facilitating effective communication of data and integrating with existing computational chemistry workflows. Nanome continues to grow by a partnership with Fujitsu to bring his VR tool in Japan. Source: VR startup in US brings immersive drug design software…

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Belgian scaleup Oncomfort raises €10 million to further develop its “Digital Sedation” through virtual reality

With this new fund raising, Oncomfort will expand possibilities of “Digital Sedation” product. The company wants also to be more present on the US market. You can note that one of the investors is the swiss Debiopharm, a biopharmaceutical group of companies active in drug development. Oncomfort plans to use the €10 million of this Series A funding round to further develop its solution and accelerate its international expansion across the European and American markets. The investment…

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Lucine, soulager la douleur grâce à la thérapie numérique

Maryne Cotty Eslous, fondatrice de Lucine, revient sur les début de l’entreprise et nous explique le long cheminements des thérapies digitales dans le domaine de la santé. La thérapie digitale, aussi appelée DTx, est sur un secteur d’activité qui a 10 ans. On en est aujourd’hui à la troisième génération de compagnie DTx : La première génération était considérée comme des sociétés digitales en santé « inclassables ». L’une des pionnières, c’est Voluntis avec une solution française,…

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Icelandic VR Meditation Studio Receives $500K Funding

Both Flow and RetinaRisk will use a part of this founding to accelerate the international development of their products. Company Flow has also announced that its software will be adapted to individual uses and not only corporate. Iceland Venture Studio, a fund devoted to growing Icelandic tech startups, has announced that it has raised USD $2 million (in addition to its USD $1 million fund from 2019), and has made additional investments into its first…

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Leveraging Augmented Reality in Pharma Manufacturing with PTC

In this use case presented by PTC we can understand how a pharmaceutical company uses augmented reality (and remote expertise) to improve the SOP (Standard operating procedure) management. The technology helps front-line workers to be trained on SOP and reduce errors on the field. There is also a interesting part on the process to capture expert skills (and how to create training process). According to the customer, new workers are tasked with learning 250 SOPs…

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Schwan Cosmetics : assurer la maintenance des machines avec la réalité augmentée

Ce cas d’usage explique comme Schwan Cosmetics utilise la réalité augmentée pour assurer la maintenance de ses outils partout dans le monde. Les machines requises pour la fabrication sont développées et produites par Schwan Cosmetics, dans son siège principal de Heroldsberg, près de Nuremberg, et sont exploitées sur huit sites dans le monde entier. Comme les experts ultraspécialisés pour ces machines travaillent au siège, les maintenances de routine et éventuelles défaillances des machines de production…

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Augmedics Employees Lead $15 Million Series B Financing to Secure and Successfully Launch Company Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Augmedics has closed a new round to secure the commercialization of the xvision Spine System. Augmedics, a pioneer in augmented reality surgical image guidance, has raised $15 million in Series B financing, led by its U.S. staff. In a nearly unprecedented move, the company’s employees formed limited liability company AUG Management LLC to raise $4 million in an effort to secure and successfully launch the company as venture capital (VC) all…

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FundamentalVR Expands Surgical Training Platform Support to Oculus Quest

The new version of FundamentalVR tool allows to use stand alone  headsets from Oculus and HTC. It’s a major ecolution to decrease devices cost for users. British tech company FundamentalVR has been at the forefront of virtual reality (VR) training in the healthcare system, primarily focused on surgical education via its Fundamental Surgery platform. Today, the company has announced an expansion into standalone headset support for the likes of Oculus Quest and HTC Vive Focus…

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AMRC produces AR headsets to manufacture medical ventilators

In UK, the creation of the “Ventilator Challenge UK” has request a rapid switch for industrial people. The use of augmented reality to acquire new skills has been crucial. Rather than putting wearers of the headset in a fully computer-generated world, as virtual reality does, HoloLens allows users to place 3D digital models in the room alongside them; users can walk around the objects they create and interact with them using gestures, gaze and voice.…

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XRHealth lève 7 millions de dollars pour développer ses applications thérapeutiques immersives

Les applications de XRHealth couvrent de nombreux champs thérapeutiques et elles sont prescrites par des médecins qui peuvent également suivre les évolutions de leurs patients. La start-up américaine XRHealth a levé 7 millions de dollars pour développer ses applications thérapeutiques en réalité augmentée. Les séances sont prescrites par un professionnel de santé et intégralement remboursées par le système d’assurance. Une plate-forme permet de compiler les données médicales pour voir la progression des utilisateurs. Source: XRHealth…

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Evolving healthcare design with virtual reality technology

Building hospitals and, in particular, operating rooms is very complex. The cost could increase dramatically if a little mistake is done during the design process. In this article authors explain how 3D modeling (not only virtual reality) simplifies this collaborative task and helps people to imagine new solutions. It allows for immediate experiences and on-demand reconfigurations at significantly lower costs than building physical mock-ups does. This freedom in the virtual world offers several benefits in testing…

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Oxford VR Therapy Platform Lands £10 Million In Investment

Oxford VR, founded in 2017 offers services in VR therapy against fear of heights and social anxiety. The company, which span out of Oxford University’s Department of Psychiatry in 2017, raised the money in a Series A round of funding led by Optum Ventures. According to a press release, the new funds will “enable Oxford VR to accelerate US expansion of its evidence-based and scalable automated VR therapy solution and to continue to expand its treatment pipeline.”Oxford…

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Health Scholars, the Virtual Reality Healthcare Training Platform, Raises $17M in Series B funding

With this new round of fundraising , Health Scholars wants to improve quality and quantity of training modules. They also will be able to increase the number of hospital partnerships. Health Scholars, known for their VR simulations and cloud-based training platform utilized for management, delivery, and analysis of clinical training, is excited to announce the successful completion of a $17M round of fundraising with investments from Arboretum Ventures, Venture Investors, Capital Midwest Fund, OSF HealthCare, as…

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Medical training startup Touch Surgery secures $70m in debt funding just before acquisition by Medtronic

British startup Touch Surgery has borrowed $70 million to fund its training technology for doctors, according to the Telegraph.The newspaper reported that Touch Surgery arranged the loan in October last year, after having previously raised $19.5 million from the Silicon Valley venture capital fund 8VC. Source: Medical training startup Touch Surgery secures $70m in debt funding | MobiHealthNews US medical technology provider Medtronic has announced the acquisition of Digital Surgery, a UK-based company specialising in surgical…

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Marseille : quand la réalité virtuelle permet de faire découvrir les métiers de la santé

Une coopération inédite entre plusieurs acteurs de l’emploi qui ont décidé d’utiliser la réalité virtuelle pour faire découvrir de l’intérieur les multiples métiers de la santé. Pour y arriver, le Cité a innové en ce début d’année en misant notamment sur… le jeu et les nouvelles technologies ! Casques à réalité virtuelle, escape game et autre simulateur sont désormais utilisés pour présenter les métiers. “Le jeu et la mise en situation sont de formidables vecteurs, et…

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Augmented Reality Firm Lands First Deal in Medical Device Market

Slowly AR enters the medical devices market for training or maintenance purposes. Recently, the AR company NexTech AR Solutions signs a big contract with Sterilis Solutions to use AR technology with these products. AR will be used by Sterilis Solutions sales department to train dealers network. Photo from NexTech AR Solutions on https://www.nextechar.com/university/ “We are excited that Sterilis has adopted NexTech’s powerful and industry-leading augmented reality offering to drive both its product marketing and client…

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The Realities of VR and AR in the Pharmaceutical Industry

We can find now several examples of immersive technologies uses in pharmaceutical industry. From marketing to industrial maintenance, formation, vulgarisation, sales, etc. In this paper, you will find some of theses cases and a short analyse about the actual challenges before a even more deep adoption. According to Dr. Suneil Malhotra, director, head of scientific communications and medical education, oncology, at Bayer Pharmaceuticals, before AR and VR, exhibit booths were restricted by regulatory standards and…

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Côte d’Azur: Des notices de médicaments (à ne pas lire) car réalisées en réalité augmentée

Le laboratoire Horus Pharma utilise de la réalité augmentée pour ajouter des informations pertinentes sur ses packaging et informer le mieux possible des utilisateurs. Les équipes de l’entreprise ont utilisé l’application Snappress pour cette réalisation La notice des médicaments ? Compliquée à déchiffrer avec ses caractères en pattes de mouche. Surtout énervante à ranger à cause de son pliage en éventail. Pour faciliter cette plongée dans le monde des modes d’emploi et des contre-indications des produits médicaux,…

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Augmented reality : A new frontier in hospital design

For hospitals, like for many other building, augmented reality is a great help to easy the conception step with true users. Architects use it to show how the building will be and to collect users’ opinion. In this article authors gives many illustration of AR and VR uses in this view. Even the most experienced clinical planners, people who have dedicated 30+ years to the design of healthcare facilities, cannot provide all the answers. Only…

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Thermo Fisher Opens VR Training Center In Greenville

Thermo Fisher Scientific (an American biotechnology product development company) use now virtual reality to train new employees in the Greenville’s factory. As the factory looks for more than 100 new people, the VR will be used to shorten training time by up to 50%! For the moment, only a room is operational for 20 persons but other are planed. The company has installed a training center equipped with virtual reality capabilities to help advance the onboarding and training…

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ESOP : notre solution de digitalisation des procédures opérateurs en réalité augmentée

Altran a présenté ce cas d’usage, réalisé en partenariat avec Sanofi, dans le cadre de l’opération ” l’Usine Extraordinaire” l’année dernière au Grand Palais à Paris. Il s’agit de donner des outils facilitateurs à des opérateurs en charge, en particulier, du contrôle qualité en laboratoire. L’utilisation de réalité augmentée projetée permet de ne pas modifier fondamentalement le mode opératoire et de ne pas contraindre l’utilisateur à utiliser de nouveaux outils. Grâce à notre use case…

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Schizophrénie : “être prisonnier d’une autre réalité”

Dans cette campagne de sensibilisation la fondation Pierre Deniker à pris le parti d’utiliser la réalité virtuelle comme illustration de la schizophrénie. Le résultat est particulièrement parlant et fait immédiatement rentrer dans la vision du malade. L’objectif de cette campagne est la déstigmatisation de la schizophrénie”, nous explique la responsable de communication du projet. “Il s’agit d’une maladie assez répandue, puisqu’elle concerne 1% de la population – c’est plus que la maladie de Parkinson ou…

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Elisabeth Ducottet (Thuasne): «La réalité augmentée promet d’être une révolution dans le monde de la santé»

Thuasne utilise la réalité augmentée pour faciliter le développement de ses orthèses et aider le patient à mieux choisir son matériel. Ce n’est qu’un début, l’entreprise va élargir l’usage de cette technologie et utiliser plus simplement les données des ses utilisateurs pour faire évoluer ses gammes de produits. Ces données nous permettent de modéliser le corps humain, de voir ses réactions dans le mouvement. C’est un progrès fantastique, notamment pour les articulations complexes que sont…

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Pharma wades into the world of virtual reality marketing

Why to use VR and 360° videos in Pharma industries, especially for communication ? Because like in any other domains, it’s immersive and engaging ! In the realm of marketing, the draw of VR stems from its immersive quality. VR headsets provide 360-degree sights and surround sound, while more advanced versions incorporate touch and smells. The technology allows users to take a ride through the body’s blood stream, see a drug’s mechanism of action (MOA)…

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Expect augmented reality to come up big for pharma marketers

Today augmented reality could be use for many thing in healthcare : to educate professionals, to share with customers or to help them to visualize new concepts. As Arno Sosna (Veeva Systems) say in this article, it’s only the beginning ! “We see augmented reality as another content format,” Sosna said. “There’s an opportunity to go one step beyond current interactivity in some cases. One area where AR helps is creating empathy. When dealing with conditions around the eyes,…

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Augmented reality startup Apprentice bags $2.5M to build on uptick in biopharma interest

Apprentice uses for the moment 4 types of glasses : Microsoft HoloLens, Epson Moverio BT 200, Vuzix M100 and Vuzix M300. The software suite allows to record video, to see documents and to make a video call. It is very close to other solutions existing in industry. Apprentice has raised money to build out its biopharma-focused augmented reality business. The startup provides smart glasses applications that enable hands-free data capture, remote problem solving and other tasks at…

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