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Abbott Receives FDA 510(K) Clearance for the First Rapid Handheld Blood Test for Concussions

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  • The test to help evaluate mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), commonly known as concussion, produces a result within 15 minutes after a plasma sample is inserted and will run on Abbott's i-STAT™ Alinity™ handheld device
  • Having a blood test available could help eliminate wait time in the emergency room and could reduce the number of unnecessary CT scans by up to 40%
  • The test simultaneously measures biomarkers UCH-L1 and GFAP, proteins found in the blood after a concussion or head trauma
  • Building on this initial clearance, Abbott is also working on a test that would use whole blood on i-STAT at the point of care, and developing a test for its Alinity™ i and ARCHITECT® core laboratory instruments under FDA breakthrough designation
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  • The test to help evaluate mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), commonly known as concussion, produces a result within 15 minutes after a plasma sample is inserted and will run on Abbott's i-STAT™ Alinity™ handheld device
  • Having a blood test available could help eliminate wait time in the emergency room and could reduce the number of unnecessary CT scans by up to 40%
  • The test simultaneously measures biomarkers UCH-L1 and GFAP, proteins found in the blood after a concussion or head trauma
  • Building on this initial clearance, Abbott is also working on a test that would use whole blood on i-STAT at the point of care, and developing a test for its Alinity™ i and ARCHITECT® core laboratory instruments under FDA breakthrough designation

Becoming a Carbon-Neutral Company

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What do we mean by a carbon-neutral company? How can this status be achieved and why is it so vital to the future of our planet? The answers to these questions and more, including how the team at CNH Industrial sought inspiration from Charles Darwin in their quest for an energy efficient future can be found in our the latest Top Story

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What do we mean by a carbon-neutral company? How can this status be achieved and why is it so vital to the future of our planet? The answers to these questions and more, including how the team at CNH Industrial sought inspiration from Charles Darwin in their quest for an energy efficient future can be found in our the latest Top Story

Splendid Isolation

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Extreme situations call for extreme solutions – particularly when the world is in the grip of a devastating pandemic and lives depends upon fast, decisive action.

So, when the Hong Kong government created a quarantine centre to stop the spread of the disease, CLP Power rose to the challenge and provided the technical expertise to make it possible in record time.

The ABC of Smart Living When You’re WFH

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Millions of us are working from home (WFH) because of the pandemic. But as we switch from offices to living rooms and home offices, there are ways to make the experience better and to save energy while you’re at it. Here are some seven great ways to make your WFH experience smarter and greener.

1. Make it cosy, not costly

Meet LaJoy

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Families everywhere are depending on an internet connection to learn and work from home. Since 2011, Internet Essentials has connected millions of families from low-income homes to low-cost, high-speed internet. Hear from customers about how the program has made an impact on their lives at a time when it matters most.

Comcast and Internet Essentials Partner to Help the Tejano Center Bridge the Digital Divide

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Recently, Comcast and Internet Essentials announced a partnership with the Tejano Center for Community Concerns to bring a WiFi-Connected “Lift Zone” to the campus to provide a safe space for families to participate in educational opportunities and the digital economy.

2020 Proved to Be the Year of Digital Interference. Here's What Booz Allen Predicts for Cyber in 2021

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As the world adjusts to the new realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, cyber threats continue to grow in both impact and frequency. The increased adoption of digital technologies has expanded attack surfaces; simultaneously ransomware operators are refining their business models to generate maximum returns.

Logitech Teams Up with Girls Who Code, Supporting its Mission to Close the Gender Gap in Tech

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Creators and coders are the builders of our future and Girls Who Code works tirelessly to close the gender gap in technology and change the face of programmers. To help support this mission, Logitech has teamed up with Girls Who Code to provide girls with the necessary tools from Logitech’s Master Series as well as educational opportunities to pursue 21st century opportunities in STEM.

What Does It Take to Build the World's Largest Energy Storage System?

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What does it take to build the world’s largest energy storage system? The Vistra Zero Moss Landing project is comprised of nearly 100,000 individual battery modules – and so much more. This remarkable technology is all housed in a fully refurbished, 70-year-old former power plant turbine building.

Unlocking the Power of Data for Sustainability Systems

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“You can’t manage what you can’t measure,” runs the old business adage. Conversely, good metrics and data can help you make better management decisions, develop effective strategies and monitor progress.

Measuring sustainability, though, isn’t easy. While it may be simple enough to quantify the financial performance of a producer, a supply chain business, an economic sector or a local area, getting reliable data on the various aspects of their environmental impact or social contribution is far more complex.

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