World Forum for Medicine - International Trade Fair with conferences and forums for Medical Technology, Electromedicine, Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostics and Drugs. Düsseldorf. -- MEDICA Trade Fair -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

MEDICA, the leading international trade fair for the medical sector, invites you to Düsseldorf / Germany from 12 - 15 November 2018. Be part of the number 1!

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Proteins surf to mitochondria – Novel transport pathway discovered
Prof. Johannes Herrmann, a researcher at the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, and his team discovered a novel mechanism by which newly synthesized proteins reach their respective target compartment in the cell. Proteins destined to mitochondria, are not directly transported to mitochondria but are directed to the surface of the endoplasmic reticulum.
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New means to fight "un-killable" bacteria in healthcare settings
Scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) have identified new means of fighting drug-tolerant bacteria, a growing global threat as menacing as drug-resistant microbes. Little is known about the mechanisms leading to tolerance, a strategy that makes bacteria "indifferent" to antibiotics and almost "un-killable," which results in chronic infections.
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New nanoparticles wait to release drugs, target infection
Current WSU research shows stimuli-responsive nanoparticles can specifically target infections to simultaneously prevent the spread of bacteria and reduce the inflammation it causes. These microscopic particles are loaded with antibiotic and anti-inflammatory agents which are released when the particles encounter infection in the body.
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Nikon Imaging Center opens at UC San Diego
Center will provide the latest in microscopic tools and technologies, including "super-resolution"
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New metabolic technology to open scientific data for everyone
Patients want to see their medical information. Researchers want to share their data. Now, scientists at Scripps Research have released a new technology designed to make these measurements easier to perform and more accessible to practitioners, scientists and the general public.
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Wearable ultrasound patch monitors blood pressure
A new wearable ultrasound patch that non-invasively monitors blood pressure in arteries deep beneath the skin could help people detect cardiovascular problems earlier on and with greater precision. In tests, the patch performed as well as some clinical methods to measure blood pressure.
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New technology transforming vaccine development
Could we finally have a faster, more objective analytical tool to rapidly measure viral infectivity for vaccine development and production? Scientists and bioengineers at Thermo Fisher Scientific and LumaCyte believe we do. This peer reviewed work is published in the prestigious journal, Vaccine, by Elsevier.
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New sensors track dopamine in the brain for more than year
Dopamine, a signaling molecule used throughout the brain, plays a major role in regulating our mood, as well as controlling movement. Many disorders, including Parkinson's disease, depression, and schizophrenia, are linked to dopamine deficiencies.
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Artificial synaptic device simulating the function of human brain
A research team led by Director Myoung-Jae Lee from the Intelligent Devices and Systems Research Group at DGIST has succeeded in developing an artificial synaptic device that mimics the function of the nerve cells (neurons) and synapses that are response for memory in human brains.
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Pain response in babies' brains controlled in „similar way to adults“
Researchers from the Department of Paediatrics and Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging at the University of Oxford, UK, have identified the neural network that helps control babies' brain activity in response to pain in a similar way to adults.
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Industry News

FLATPAQ RRC2130 – The world’s first multi-cell standard batteries using prismatic Lithium-Ion cells
Today, a majority of the smart, multi-cell Lithium-Ion battery packs utilize 18650 cells. Battery packs using prismatic cells are very common in consumer products (smart phones, etc.), generally using...
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ALBIS PLASTIC introduces the ALCOM® MED product line portfolio and invests in the Hamburg site
Hamburg, 06/18/2018. ALBIS PLASTIC GmbH are expanding their product portfolio to include customized compounds for healthcare applications such as medical products, pharmaceutical packaging and...
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Turkish version of "Worthknowing Facts about Steam Sterilization"
Our well-known booklet "Worthknowing Facts about Steam Sterilization" is now available in Turkish language. As a standard reference guide in Germann CSSDs we hope to continue...
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Spacelabs Healthcare celebrates 60 years of innovation
SNOQUALMIE, Wash., August 27, 2018 (BUSINESS WIRE) — This month marks the 60th anniversary of a pioneering medical telemetry company that helped enable the first American spacewalk and the historic...
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ACE BG and Advantecnia already have the UL Certification
ACE Business Group has achieved the prestigious UL Certification for its solutions, Advantecnia. UL (Underwriters Laboratories), founded in 1894, has a great experience in regulatory compliance and...
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40 years of excellence in disinfection and hygiene
Start of the anniversary year – with 20 towels extra for ready-to-use disinfection wipes Dr. Schumacher GmbH starts in its anniversary year. The company was founded in 1978 by Dr. Henning Schumacher...
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Ginolis Pixie brings high speed optical quality inspection to Medtech industry
Ginolis, an innovative provider of assembly automation, liquid handling and quality inspection solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of Pixie, a standard system for automated optical quality...
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Caja de Seguro Social presented to various government agencies the SIGAC project (Integrated System Management Systems and Corporate Assets)
Caja de Seguro Social, presented to various government agencies the SIGAC project (Integrated System Management Systems and Corporate Assets) This project SIGAC , involves the implantation...
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MedNet and Utitec announce cooperation for precision deep drawn and stamped metal components
MedNet GmbH, a Germany-based supplier of medical device components for the European medtech industry, broadens its portfolio by partnering with Utitec, an industry leader in precision deep drawn,...
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BODY-CASE – New enclosure size and station to match
The wearable enclosure BODY-CASE range by OKW Gehäusesysteme has been extended by a smaller size. In addition, a cradle is also available now to let you put down the enclosure safely or, if...
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