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Review of virtual.MEDICA 2020





Final Press Report

virtual.MEDICA + virtual.COMPAMED win audiences over with their high degree of international resonance

They provided important stimuli for the healthcare economy and there is keen anticipation for the reunion in Düsseldorf in 2021




News from the editors of MEDICA-tradefair.com

Low-dose CT for lung cancer screening
For heavy (ex-)smokers, lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography (low-dose CT, LDCT) offers more benefit than harm: The procedure can save a number of people from dying of lung cancer; for some of them, it might also prolong overall survival. This is the conclusion drawn by IQWiG in its final report commissioned by the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA).
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Software that cuts time and cost from gene sequencing
A team of Johns Hopkins University researchers has developed a new software that could revolutionize how DNA is sequenced, making it far faster and less expensive to map anything from yeast genomes to cancer genes.
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Smart wound bandage may track healing
Researchers from Skoltech and the University of Texas at Austin have presented a proof-of-concept for a wearable sensor that can track healing in sores, ulcers, and other kinds of chronic skin wounds, even without the need to remove the bandages. The paper was published in the journal ACS Sensors.
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AI collaboration seeking to hasten COVID-19 insights
During the COVID-19 pandemic, health care professionals and researchers have been confined mostly to using local and national datasets to study the impact of comorbidities, pre-existing medication use, demographics and various interventions on disease course.
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Microfluidic system may unravel how novel pathogens attack
To develop effective therapeutics against pathogens, scientists need to first uncover how they attack host cells. An efficient way to conduct these investigations on an extensive scale is through high-speed screening tests called assays.
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Wearables: personalizing recovery from 'lost' limbs
Scratch your nose. Write a text message. Reach for a glass of water. Most people take these simple movements – brain-hand behaviors – for granted. But little is actually known about how the brain interacts with the body's upper limbs to create these behaviors, said Scott Frey, Miller Family Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Missouri.
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Detecting bacteria with fluorescent nanosensors
Researchers from Bochum, Göttingen, Duisburg and Cologne have developed a new method for detecting bacteria and infections. They use fluorescent nanosensors to track down pathogens faster and more easily than with established methods.
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New device offers faster way to detect antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Bacterial infections have become one of the biggest health problems worldwide, and a recent study shows that COVID-19 patients have a much greater chance of acquiring secondary bacterial infections, which significantly increases the mortality rate.
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Open-source optical toolbox: a microscope for everyone
Modern microscopes used for biological imaging are expensive, are located in specialized laboratories and require highly qualified staff. To research novel, creative approaches to address urgent scientific issues – for example in the fight against infectious diseases such as Covid-19 – is thus primarily reserved for scientists at well-equipped research institutions in rich countries.
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Wearables: electronic skin has a strong future stretching ahead
A material that mimics human skin in strength, stretchability and sensitivity could be used to collect biological data in real time. Electronic skin, or e-skin, may play an important role in next-generation prosthetics, personalized medicine, soft robotics and artificial intelligence.
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Cell therapies for cancer powered by big data
Finding medicines that can kill cancer cells while leaving normal tissue unscathed is a Holy Grail of oncology research. In two new papers, scientists at UC San Francisco and Princeton University present complementary strategies to crack this problem with "smart" cell therapies.
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T-ray technology reveals what’s getting under your skin
A new method for analysing the structure of skin using a type of radiation known as T-rays could help improve the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and skin cancer.
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With remains of crustaceans against bacteria and viruses
An exciting research project with current relevance and a wide range of possible applications is currently underway at Hof University of Applied Sciences: The Institute for Material Sciences (ifm) is doing research on antibacterial surface coatings. In the future, these paint compounds are going to be used in hospitals, doctors’ surgeries and will inhibit the spread of bacteria and viruses.
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Whole-body PET/CT: World’s first installation in Bern
The world’s fastest whole-body PET/CT scanner is being put into service today at Bern University Hospital’s Inselspital Department of Nuclear Medicine. This scanner of the latest generation opens up new dimensions in research, diagnostics and therapy planning.
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Miniscule robots of metal and plastic
Robots so tiny that they can manoeuvre through our blood vessels and deliver medications to certain points in the body - researchers have been pursuing this goal for years. Now, scientists at ETH Zurich have succeeded for the first time in building such "micromachines" out of metal and plastic, in which these two materials are interlocked as closely as links in a chain.
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Lung-on-chip: body's response to early tuberculosis infection
Findings reveal the early events that take place during tuberculosis infection, and provide a model for future research into respiratory and other infections. Scientists have developed a lung-on-chip model to study how the body responds to early tuberculosis (TB) infection, according to findings published today in eLife.
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Signals from a miniature MRI unit
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is indispensable in medical diagnostics. However, MRI units are large and expensive to acquire and operate. With smaller and cost-efficient systems, MRI would be more flexible and more people could benefit from the technique.
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Contact lenses for diagnostic and therapeutic use
Human bodily fluids and secretions contain molecules known as biomarkers that contain a wealth of information about the body's health and the presence of disease. Among secretions such as tears, sweat and saliva, tears are considered the best source of biomarkers, with concentrations similar to those found in blood.
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3D-printed nasal swab for COVID-19 testing
In response to the critical shortage of nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Radiology at University of South Florida (USF) Health in Tampa set out to design, validate and create NP swabs using a point-of-care 3D printer.
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Early Parkinson's disease diagnosis with eye exam
A simple eye exam combined with powerful artificial intelligence (AI) machine learning technology could provide early detection of Parkinson's disease, according to research being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
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For neural research, wireless chip shines light on the brain
Researchers have developed a chip that is powered wirelessly and can be surgically implanted to read neural signals and stimulate the brain with both light and electrical current. The technology has been demonstrated successfully in rats and is designed for use as a research tool.
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AI program can pick best candidates for skin cancer treatment
Experts trained a computer to tell which skin cancer patients may benefit from drugs that keep tumors from shutting down the immune system's attack on them, a new study finds.
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Computer vision predicts congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Researchers at the VISTA Center at the USC Viterbi Information Sciences Institute along with scholars at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and Children's Hospital Los Angeles have discovered strong correlations between facial morphology and congenital adrenal hyperplasia, a life-threatening genetic condition of the adrenal glands and a common form of adrenal insufficiency in children.
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3D bioprinted heart provides new tool for surgeons
Professor of Biomedical Engineering Adam Feinberg and his team have created the first full-size 3D bioprinted human heart model using their Freeform Reversible Embedding of Suspended Hydrogels (FRESH) technique.
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Smartphone use offers tool to treat MS
Monitoring how patients with multiple sclerosis or other degenerative diseases use their smartphones could provide valuable information to help get them better treatment. In an article published in Chaos, researchers used a mobile app to record the keystroke dynamics of a control group and those of subjects in various stages of multiple sclerosis treatment over the course of a year.
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Industry News

Water is the key DiaSys new water purification systems
DiaSys is proud to present its new water purification systems: O classic, O mini and O maxi. The accuracy and reliability of test results depend to a large extent on the quality of the process water.
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Brandon Medical launches interactive virtual tour and live demonstration platforms
Brandon Medical launches interactive virtual tour and live demonstration platforms of equipment package for operating rooms and critical care areas in order to support hospitals to return to elective...
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Rotation Mattress with Pump Turning Mattress
rotation turning anti decubitus air mattress turning mattress turning medical mattress bedridden medical air mattress Here introduce our new design turning / alternating pressure system : HF808...
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Show2Doc for chronically ill patients
The increasing prevalence of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, and obesity and rising adoption of digital health technology are some of the key factors promoting the growth...
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How to organize remote daily monitoring for COVID-19 patients at home with Show2Doc
Remote patient monitoring (RPM) technologies that track and transmit a patient’s vital signs can provide real-time insights for healthcare providers to determine next steps. Show2Doc is a...
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Stroke patients finger recovery training hand rehabilitation robot glove
FOFO MEDICAL Foshan Hongfeng co., ltd Single finger training is the characteristic function of #1002 finger rehabilitation training instrument. Studies have shown that single-finger training can...
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The ERGO CABINET. The perfect match between design and functionality
We have launch the ERGO CABINET, a First Aid Cabinet made of injected plastic, with wall hanging, in fine and gloss finish. Wall-hanged portable First Aid Kit. Due to Its practical design it can...
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AMD RT-qPCR Respiratory Panels
New for MEDICA 2020 AMD is excited to introducing our four new Respiratory Panels.  Viruses that affect the human respiratory system manifest themselves in a number of ways, with most people...
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Former USAF Surgeon General, Innovators Focus on Life-Saving Air Transport of COVID Patients
San Antonio-based Knight Aerospace just launched manufacture of state-of-the-art “flying emergency rooms” that safely transport and treat critically ill and highly contagious patients while in flight.
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OmniVision Launches World’s First Complete Medical Imaging Subsystems for Single-Use Endoscopes and Catheters with Addition of OVMed® Cables
Combined with Portfolio of Medical CameraCubeChip™ Modules and OVMed ISP Boards, New Line of Cables Enables OmniVision to Uniquely Provide Optimally Tuned End-to-End Imaging Subsystems OmniVision...
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Oztas is growing with Greencooler in Coolers and Coolermed in Medical
Oztas started its activities in 1980 and provides services in metal processing, achieved a rapid growth in the commercial cooler sector with its Greencooler brand in 2016. In 4 years, the company...
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New Reagent for Direct Determination of HDL-cholesterol
DiaSys is pleased to offer HDL-c direct FS, a new homogenous assay for direct determination of HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C). HDL-C monitoring is of great importance for cardiovascular risk assessment since...
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CAMPTON Diagnostics presents fully automated point-of-care platform for fast test results
CAMPTON Reader 100 enables the detection of biomarkers e.g. for infections, cancer, autoimmune or other diseases from a whole blood sample within a few minutes Serological and molecular biological...
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OmniVision and Almalence Add SuperResolution to World’s Smallest Camera Module for Endoscopic Medical Imaging
Joint Solution Combines OmniVision’s Wafer-Level CameraCubeChip™ Technology With Almalence’s Unique SuperResolution Algorithm to Provide Highest Quality Images of Smallest Parts of Anatomy...
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-86 Degree Ultra Low Temperature Freezers on the way!
Ersin Öztaş, the general manager of Öztaş Demir Çelik… When you listen to the story of the company, it becomes clear how fast the steps can be climbed with value added production.  The company,...
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What is enterosorption?
The term “enterosorption” was first defined as the net gain of substances into the alimentary canal and in the context of a method of sorption therapy using orally administered sorbent materials or “...
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Aspen Laser Systems Named to the Inc. 5000 List of The Fastest-Growing Private Companies
Inc. Magazine revealed this week that Aspen Laser Systems has been selected for its Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.
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TECNODRAPE - Surgical Incision Antimicrobical Drape
The surgical incision drape TECNODRAPE is made of IODOPOVIDONE and it has a grip tape made of slow-release iodine complex. TECNODRAPE is an effective and essential protection against the contamination...
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World premiere: MAVIG presents the new Medium-Load Monitor Suspension System GD50 for the first time
With the increasing number of clinical applications and evolving spaces, MAVIG has expanded its previous generation of medium-load monitor mount systems into a versatile product that meets the...
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Blood Viscosity: The Test that can Save The World?
2020 has been a strange year all round. An unknown virus, probably originating in a bat colony in central China, mutated to allow it to also infect humans. Within three months of the virus being...
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Why blood viscosity testing could be an important key for Covid-19 treatment
Blood thickness is emerging as an important indicator of dangerous complications in Covid-19 patients, causing demand for the blood viscometers manufactured by Benson Viscometers in West Wales to...
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MPG launches Virucidal treatment of nonwovens for the production of self-disinfecting face masks and PPE
T he MPG plasma  coating technology creates a super-low energy gas plasma flow. This allows the injection of antimicrobials, and to instantly graft these molecules onto the surface, activated by...
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MAVIG YLED-1F – LED Lamp with Acrobat® Swing Systems
Optimal examination and operation conditions can only be achieved if a precise illumination of the wound area is guaranteed. The correct positioning of the lamp body is therefore essential. Whether in...
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Plasma Viscosity - Accuracy, Precision and Suitability – who wants it?
Since 1947, when John Harkness published his seminal work on clinical plasma viscosity analysis in the British Medical Journal, the test has been generally misunderstood and certainly underutilised.
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Why a simple blood test could identify those most at risk of Covid-19 complications
One of the biggest challenges facing medical teams treating Covid-19 patients is identifying which ones are likely to suffer the most extreme responses to the virus. Knowing this would make it...
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