Development is key to advancement of medical practice. Today more than ever, development is achieved by a collaboration between varieties of different organizations across several scientific fields. The medical advancements of tomorrow will come from robotics, material science and computer science as much as it will come from medical research itself.
The development that comes from these fields have already allowed safer, less time consuming surgical procedures that are done with the minimal possible intrusion into the patient’s body. These procedures, apart from being safer, make for a shorter recovery time for the patients. New materials are also being developed which will further improve the function of existing surgical tools and make way for development of new one.
The organizations that are determined to develop new medical methods, procedures and tools come from the fields of defense, military, computer science, technology and material science, as well as the quality assessment field. Their work is backed up by both the government and the private sector.
The follow is a collection of sites that discuss information technology and furthers research in a range of scientific disciplines by collaborating with industry leaders and distinguished researchers. The research activities cover technical disciplines and cross disciplines. Sources of government funding as well as small business programs are included.