3 of the newest tech companies that have the potential to change the world

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In the ever changing world of technology new companies are coming and going all the time. What 
is that makes some succeed and go onto greatness while others fall by the wayside without making 
any kind of impression during their brief existence? That is a topic for another time but suffice to say 
that some of the latest tech companies to arrive on the scene are certainly packing a punch. Mike 
Scotney from Applause IT takes a look at a few who he believes really have the potential to change 
the world. 

Crate I.O

Big data is still very hot but it is the setting up of the back end servers to allow them to work with 
those massive amounts of data which causes the most problems. Having to set up so many different 
services and not knowing whether you will then be able to scale it all down has proved the undoing 
of many. Crate have cut straight to the chase and simplified this process to such an extent they have 
just picked up the top prize at the inaugural TechCrunch Disrupt London event. By working with 
Crate, who describe themselves as an 'elastic data store' developers are able to quickly up distributed 
database clusters. They can do this on either a public cloud or using their own hardware, and they 
know from the outset they will be able to scale it quickly and easily. A breakthrough such as this, 
and in this sector, is huge, and Crate are certainly a name to watch. 

Disease Diagnostic Group

The Disease Diagnostic Group, or DDG, is a medical device company which specialises in developing 
accurate, inexpensive and rapid tests to diagnose diseases. Their main focus is in the malaria 
diagnostic market with their flagship product being the Rapid Assessment of Malaria; RAM. 
They have recently presented RAM at Disrupt Europe 2014 and were on the short list for the 
aforementioned award which went to Crate. Among all those various tests currently on the market 
RAM is unique in the fact that it is purely mechanical and uses a proprietary magneto-optical method 
of detection. The device focuses on the detection of Hemazoin, the by product which Malaria 
parasites leave behind as they consume human red blood cells. As Hemazoin is a pigment containing 
iron, and thus having magnetic properties, it is an effective bio marker for the presence of the 
disease. With early detection of the disease vital for effective treatment, RAM has the potential to 
save thousands of lives, and that deserves recognition. 

Oscadi

Taking on the problem of healthcare in developing countries and offering a viable solution is not for 
the faint hearted, yet through their Oscult device Oscadi are managing to do just that. The Oscult is a 
piece of software that allows a user to perform an ultrasound scan by plugging it into an iPad. Oscadi 
claim that as many as 60% of countries across the globe have no access to ultrasound due to the 
diagnostic technology being complicated to use and extremely expensive. Oscult eliminates both of 
this problems as you don't need to be a radiologist or doctor to be able to use it effectively. Any EMT 
or clinician can use it which is designed to pair up with iPad software to provide a deep and accurate 
functionality. The diagnostic reports can then be sent by Airdrop or email and through the iPad video 
conferences can be held with doctors and experts to determine the best action to take for the patient. 
Simple, effective and potentially lifesaving, it doesn't get much better than that.
by Ashwin Singh

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