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News from the editors of MEDICA-tradefair.com

Xenon gas treatment studied at Turku University Hospital progresses into drug development
Xenon gas was studied at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Turku University Hospital, Finland in 2009–2014 as a treatment for minimising the damage of cardiac arrest, and now it enters drug development in spring 2018. NeuroproteXeon is advancing the study of xenon in a pivotal phase III trial.
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New approach to predict respiratory allergy in early childhood
A new study in EBioMedicine by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the Medical University of Vienna, Austria suggests that immune response in early childhood to a handful of allergen molecules can predict the onset of allergic rhinitis and asthma in adolescence.
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Discovery of key molecules involved in severe malaria – A new target for malaria vaccine
Malaria is one of three major infectious diseases affecting approximately 300 million people every year, accounting for about 500,000 deaths, but effective vaccine development has not been successful.
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3-D mammography costs less than digital mammography
Although digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), or 3-D mammography, costs more than a digital mammography (DM) screening, it actually may help rein in cancer screening costs, according to preliminary findings (PD7-05) presented by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Need for research into prevention of inflammatory bowel disease
Countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America have seen a rise in incidence of inflammatory bowel disease as they have become increasingly industrialized and westernized, a new study has found.
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How the cat parasite exploits immune cells to reach the brain
Scientists have previously shown that a parasite from cats can infect people's brain and affect our behaviour. Now, researchers at Stockholm University have discovered how the parasite takes control of our cells.
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From grandmother to grandchild:
Professor Thomas Elbert’s research team confirms epigenetic effects of having experienced violence.
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Dibenzoazepine defender: Drug found to be effective against resistant Hepatitis C
Osaka University researchers identify class of chemicals that can combat resistant strains of the hepatitis C virus, as well as parasites that cause malaria and toxoplasmosis.
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Brain remaps itself in child with double hand transplant
CHOP/Penn medicine team is first to show massive cortical reorganization is reversible in a child.
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Fighting myocardial infarction with nanoparticle tandems
How can damaged cardiac tissue following a heart attack best be treated with replacement muscle cells? A research team under the supervision of the University of Bonn is now presenting an innovative method on mice: Muscle replacement cells, which are to take over the function of the damaged tissue, are loaded with magnetic nanoparticles.
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Industry News

MEDICA 2017 - a successful week for PROTEC
MEDICA has passed and once again the fair proved to us that it is one of the most important events for our company. We can look back on a very successful and interesting week. Many visitors came to...
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The Hazards of Surgical Smoke
Surgical smoke is a health hazard that can often be overlooked in surgical theatre. In Denmark, legislation has been in place since 2001 to ensure surgical smoke prompts removal at the point of...
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FocalSpec’s UULA answers the demand for automated quality control in fast-growing medical device markets
FocalSpec, the Finnish expert in high-precision quality control devices, will launch their first 3D imaging and metrology system UULA at MEDICA Trade Fair in Düsseldorf, Germany. UULA can be used both...
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Ginolis Announces Distribution Agreement with Darwin Microfluidics for Dispensing Pumps
Ginolis, a global supplier of production automation and dispensing solutions, today announced a distributor agreement with Darwin Microfluidics, an online supplier of microfluidic kits, products and...
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JAMM PRODUCTS LAUNCHES HANDS-FREE DOOR HANDLE TO HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF INFECTIONS, AND TO HELP THOSE WITH REDUCED HAND FUNCTION.
The Hands-Free Door Handle, patented and produced by Jamm Products Ltd, helps premises in healthcare, education, transport, hospitality, and the food and drink industry prevent harmful infections...
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The World's most effective doorstop Debuts at Medica
Jamm makes its debut at Medica (Stand 16G25-1), with its innovative and uniquely designed safety product, the Jamm Doorstop. Jamm Doorstops are designed and manufactured in the UK and they protect...
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GlucoMe Initiative Launched to Support World Diabetes Day Awareness at Medica 2017
GlucoMe , an Israeli company that has developed a comprehensive digital diabetes care platform , has launched an initiative to support World Diabetes Day Awareness at the annual Medica 2017...
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Batteryless RFID sensor chip sends measured data out of aqueous solutions
IMMS demonstrates prototype at MEDICA, Nov 13th – 16th, Hall 3/G60 13th November 2017. At the MEDCIA trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, IMMS presents via live-demo a passive RFID microelectronic chip...
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biolitec® Medica 2017: FiLaC® confirms success with long-term study - New therapy method for endometriosis - Mobile LEONARDO® Mini laser can also be used for varicose veins
Jena, November 13, 2017 - The success of FiLaC® therapy for the particularly painless and sphincter-friendly removal of anal fistulas from biolitec®, the technology leader in minimally invasive laser...
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EFORE to Showcase New 200 Watt Ultra Compact Power Solution at Medica/Compamed
EFORE Plc, an international company which designs and manufactures custom and standard AC/DC power supplies and power systems, is pleased to announce it will showcase several new Medical Grade Power...
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08/09/2017

Medical devices: the road to the finished product is not easy

These days, many groups make various demands of medical device developers: manufacturers, users, patients and government agencies. Given all of these interests and concerns, the developers face many challenges. In this interview, we put some of them under the microscope and examine how they can be sidestepped or entirely avoided.
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22/11/2017

Using ultrasound for verification: proof of legal age via handheld scanner

Human trafficking is a global crime that often preys on underage persons and forces them into prostitution and forced labor. In most cases, people are smuggled across borders with fake passports. Scientists at the Fraunhofer IBMT have now developed a non-invasive, handheld smartphone-compatible scanner that uses ultrasound to determine whether a person has reached full legal age.
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08/12/2017

Intensive care medicine: More safety thanks to aviation knowledge

What do intensive care medicine and aviation have in common? In both fields, mistakes can quickly put people's lives at risk. That's why high safety standards should be a matter of course for both. Having said that, medicine lags behind by comparison because staff members often lack the opportunities to train for emergency situations and the proper tools to prevent patients from being harmed.
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