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Tokyo, Sept 17, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd. and Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) today announced that they have developed a technology to extract precisely designated information from electronic medical records with International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad ("IIIT-H"). To apply the technology makes it possible to analyze electronic medical records including various mixed-forms such as free-form texts written by doctors or laboratory data written in given formats. It is expected that more advanced medical services will be realized by that, such as prediction of the incidence rates of disease in the future. Hitachi India, Hitachi and IIIT-H won 1st prize with an extraction precision of 86.8% in CLEF[1] e-Health 2014 Task2[2], a technical competition on medical information extraction, which was held by a European research forum CLEF from... (more)

Mitsubishi Motors Donates Two i-MiEVs to Government of Laos

Tokyo, Sept 17, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that KLM Import-Export Sole Co., LTD. (KLM), its distributor in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Laos), has donated two units of the i-MiEV new generation electric vehicle (EV) to the Laos government. On September 16, a delivery ceremony was held in Vientiane, with government officials in attendance. Development of hydraulic power generation has been actively pursued in Laos where plenty of water resources are available from large rivers like the Mekong River. As EVs and natural energy go w... (more)

Dr. Helmut Clemens Receives the Honda Prize 2014 for Contributions in the Development of Intermetallic Titanium Aluminides for the Next Generation of Eco-friendly Propulsion Systems

Tokyo, Sept 17, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - The Honda Foundation, a public-interest incorporated foundation created by Honda Motor's founder Soichiro Honda and his younger brother Benjiro Honda, is pleased to announce that the Honda Prize 2014[1] will be awarded to Dr. Helmut Clemens for his outstanding contributions and eminent achievements in the development of light-weight structural intermetallic[2] titanium aluminides, so-called y-TiAl based alloys. The alloys and the processing technology developed by the research group of Dr. Clemens and his R&D partners, including MTU Aero ... (more)

Eisai to Present Latest Clinical Data on Halaven(R) (Eribulin) and Lenvatinib at 39th ESMO Congress

Tokyo, Sept 17, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that a series of abstracts highlighting the latest clinical data on Halaven(R) (generic name: eribulin mesylate; non-taxane microtubule dynamics inhibitor, "Halaven") and lenvatinib mesylate (generic name; selective inhibitor of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) with a novel binding mode, "lenvatinib") will be presented during the 39th European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress 2014, taking place in Madrid, Spain, from September 26 - 30. For eribulin, three abstract poster presentations including a qu... (more)

Panasonic Announces Seven Grand Prix Finalists for Kid Witness News Global Contest 2014

Osaka, Sept 17, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Panasonic Corporation today announced the seven finalist schools representing seven countries for the Panasonic Kid Witness News (KWN) 2014 Global Contest. The Grand Prix winner will be announced in October at a global awards ceremony to be held in the United States, where the program originated 25 years ago. KWN is a hands-on video education program Panasonic operates as part of its efforts to support education of future generations. The company provides video cameras and other equipment for video productions to elementary and middle schoo... (more)