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Life Sciences, Biomedical and ICT Convergence

[International Committee of the Red Cross (CICR), Geneva, Switzerland - Alvin Wei-Cheng Wong]


Delivering ICT Infrastructure for Biomedical Research



- Biomedical Research


"Biotech is the New Digital" -- Prof. Nicholas Negroponte, Founder, MIT Media Lab..

"Discovering causes. Developing cures." -- The University of California, San Francisco


[California Biomedical Research Association]: Biomedical research is the broad area of science that involves the investigation of the biological process and the causes of disease through careful experimentation, observation, laboratory work, analysis, and testing. Scientists expand this knowledge base to discover ways to prevent ill-health, and to develop beneficial products, medications, and procedures to treat and cure diseases and conditions that cause illness and death in ourselves, our families and friends, our pets, farm animals, and wildlife. Biomedical research requires the input and participation of many individuals from both the life and physical sciences, with many different backgrounds and skills. Such a research team might include medical doctors, veterinarians, computer scientists, engineers, technicians, researchers, and a variety of scientists from the different fields of the life sciences.


- Biomedical and ICT Convergence


(Bald Eagle, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. - Jeff M. Wang)

The field of biomedicine is concerned with the application of various natural science disciplines for the development of knowledge, interventions, and/or technologies for use in healthcare. The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector focuses on telecommunications, computing, and the integration of both. The convergence of biomedical and ICT represents a high opportunity area for both healthcare and ICT industries. 

In addition to seeking cures to disease and ailment prevention, the convergence of biomedical and ICT technologies and solutions will lead to improved treatment efficacy as well as overall improvements in healthcare service delivery efficiency and effectiveness. 


- ICT for Life Sciences


As technology continues to advance at rapid pace, so too does its impact on the way we work. From cloud computing and robotics through to virtual reality and blockchain, the potential impact of tech on the rapidly-evolving life sciences space is enormous.


- Possible Research Topics



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