Switcher Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When was Switcher founded?
Switcher was founded in 1981.
Who are Switcher's competitors?
Competitors of Switcher include InPhenix, VidiStar, Epocal, Vivacta, Bg Medicine and 12 more.
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Lifelinelab s.r.l. started its activities in April 2003, thanks to the commitment of three managers coming from the ex Diagnostic Division Manufacturing Plant of Alfa Wassermann S.P.A. First step has been to secure raw materials, and equipment for R&D and Manufacturing of products and services in the field of Human in Vitro Diagnostics. nnnnnFirst diagnostic reagents were manufactured, in this site, over 40 years ago, through the bravery and the enterprising spirit of Prof. Balducci ex Managing Director of Virology Laboratory of "Istituto Superiore di Sanitu00e0". First products were based on tissue colture technology included a line of complement fixation antigens. Since then, the company developed methods and products, covering almost all the fields of Human in Vitro Diagnostics, from Clinical Chemistry to Immunochemistry. The mostly developed sector has been that of Infectious Diseases with particular regard to Viral pathologies. Most products have been developed using biological raw materials derived from in house, in vivo or in vitro, productions. Nowadays the company aims to face and develop markets with consolidate and emerging technologies such as Microarrays using a chemistry patented and designed to covalently bind either Protein or Nucleic acids which aims to allow the development of extremely sophisticated analysis in the emerging applications of proteomics and genomics.
Minomic International specializes in the development and commercialization of diagnostic products.
Beacon Develops immunodiagnostic kits for environmental & food/feed testing markets
Micronics, Inc. is a developer of near patient in vitro diagnostic products for disease diagnosis, prognosis and treatment monitoring. The Company employs a core patent estate in microfluidics -- the ability to miniaturize complex tests onto credit card size disposable devices. Per the company, tests that today take hours to days in a central laboratory environment are processed on a Micronics disposable device in seconds to minutes.
PointCare Technologies is a medical device company building diagnostic devices
Kjaya is a company that received a SBIR Phase I grant for a project entitled: Semi-Autonomous Adaptive Neural and Genetic Segmentation of Medical Images. Their Phase I project will implement a physician-assisted, real-time adaptive system for the segmentation of anatomical structures in 3D medical image data. Medical image segmentation seeks to change the representation of an anatomical structure, making it more easily analyzed. Because of the extreme variability of these structures in biological systems, current idiosyncratic manual methods currently in use are tedious, time consuming, and error prone. Image segmentation cannot in general be programmatically solved. The proposed system is a Neural Network (NN) based adaptation of the individual data using parallel Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) and coupled with a Genetic Algorithm (GA) based adaptation across GPU cores. The system will build a diagnostically useful segmentation of the anatomical feature within seconds from an area of interest outlined by a physician using a Computed Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan. Fast growth in medical imaging overwhelms available diagnosticians. An intuitive and inexpensive system to quickly and accurately deliver diagnostic relevant segmentation of medical images offers tremendous commercial value. Currently, each scan requires approximately 50 minutes of manual preparation. The diagnosis and treatment of an estimated 20 percent of diseases benefit from medical imaging. Newer scanning technologies have increased in resolution, but such techniques have not made segmenting easier or faster. The proposed method will enable more diagnostics to be done with the quality controlled directly by physicians.