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Proteus Biomedical: Using Computers to Manage Chronic Diseases

Executive Summary

Modeled after advanced computers used in industrial applications, such as automotives, Proteus Biomedical hopes to bring what it calls pervasive computing to treat chronic conditions such as chronic heart failure and, later on, others. The company's approach combines device and drug therapy in an innovative kind of combination products; in the process, says Proteus, it will define not just a new category of medical products but also shape a new competitive landscape.

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