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Probing deeper into tumor tissues
Researchers at the MDC, the BIH and Charité have developed methods for performing comprehensive analyses of fixed tumor tissue samples. These analyses make it possible to shed new light on the clinical course of various cancer types, as the team reports in Nature Communications.
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New material could remove respiratory droplets from air
Although plexiglass barriers are seemingly everywhere these days - between grocery store lanes, around restaurant tables and towering above office cubicles - they are an imperfect solution to blocking virus transmission.
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Patient room of the future comes to Braunschweig
Architecture can prevent infections in hospitals. The walk-in model of a new type of patient room shows how this can be done. It was developed by a team from the fields of architecture, medicine and molecular biology in the KARMIN research project.
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Imaging: gold standard for multiple sclerosis care
An international panel of experts led by Prof. Mike P. Wattjes from the Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the Hannover Medical School (MHH) has developed new guidelines for imaging multiple sclerosis in routine clinical practice.
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Web tool fights antibacterial resistance
Technology developed by a Texas A&M School of Public Health researcher takes a decades-old experiment to the next level.
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COVID-19: breaking down the diagnostic arsenal
For a new paper published in Clinical Microbiology Reviews, a team of researchers led by Concordia engineers sifted through hundreds of papers on COVID-19 detection tools and technologies. They wanted to categorize and understand what exists, what is lacking and what can be improved.
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X-ray scanner spots cancers and analyzes drugs in minutes
Engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a prototype X-ray scanning machine that reveals not just the shape of an object but its molecular composition. With unprecedented resolution and accuracy, the technology could revolutionize a wide range of fields such as cancer surgery, pathology, drug inspection and geology.
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COVID-19: better-fitting face masks greatly improve protection
Even the best face masks work only as well as their fit. And poorly fitting face masks greatly increase the risk of infection from airborne pathogens compared to custom-fitted masks, according to a new study by the University of Cincinnati.
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Stereotactic systems from the 3D printer
Stereotactic systems are special devices used in neurosurgical procedures. Until now, conventional production methods have meant that these devices are not only expensive to manufacture, but are also geometrically limited.
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Diabetes: new research a 'step change'
Millions of people with diabetes are at risk of developing foot ulcers, which often lead to amputations and other health complications. Now, Scientists from the Centre for Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Technologies (CRBT) have developed a new method to reliably detect this risk without the need for complex electronic in-shoe sensors.
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Wearable EEG gathers reliable sleep data from the ear
Preliminary results of a new study show that a wearable electroencephalogram device that gathers data from the ear measures sleep as reliably as traditional EEG electrodes attached to the scalp.
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AI predicts how patients with viral infections will fare
Gene expression patterns associated with pandemic viral infections provide a map to help define patients' immune responses, measure disease severity, predict outcomes and test therapies - for current and future pandemics.
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Neurology: chemical reactions as the key to understanding Alzheimer's
Research teams from TU Darmstadt, British and US universities are focusing on one possible main process that leads to the death of brain cells – chemical reactions between different proteins in the brain and essential metals such as copper and iron – in their investigation of the causes and mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease.
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Controlling insulin production with a smartwatch
Many modern fitness trackers and smartwatches feature integrated LEDs. The green light emitted, whether continuous or pulsed, penetrates the skin and can be used to measure the wearer's heart rate during physical activity or while at rest.
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Eye surgery: LZH works on improved lens refilling
In eye surgery for cataract, the lens refilling method could allow to maintain or restore the lens's accommodation of the lens, i.e. the ability to adjust its refractive power flexibly. So far, however, this method has not yet been clinically successful.
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Pathology: diagnoses with Deepflash
In medicine, it is still standard practice to evaluate microscopy images of tissue sections by hand. This is used, for example, to assess how many cancer cells are in a lymph node.
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Imaging: making AI applications safer
Landshut University of Applied Sciences starts research project with the Munich based AI company deepc to automate the safety standards for the application of artificial intelligence in medical imaging.
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Research from Braunschweig enables innovative pharmaceutical products
Braunschweig continues to expand its strengths in the manufacture of individualized pharmaceutical products. For this purpose, the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST and the Center of Pharmaceutical Engineering (PVZ) of the Technische Universität Braunschweig are cooperating for the first time.
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Better ways to culture living heart cells on the ISS
As part of preparing for an experiment aboard the International Space Station, researchers explored new ways to culture living heart cells for microgravity research.
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Focused ultrasound to advance brain, cancer research
Clinicians and researchers are looking to emerging noninvasive ways to interact with living brain tissue that can be precisely targeted to specific areas. Focused ultrasound, when guided by integrated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), is a promising new technology that is already used to treat patients with a variety of movement disorder conditions and solid tumors.
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Defective heart valve replaced with new TAVI system
Narrowing of the aortic valve, known as aortic valve stenosis, is the most common heart valve defect in old age. The valve leaflets of the aortic valve are thickened and have difficulty opening and closing.
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Neurology: face to face recognition
The human brain remembers faces better after a personal meeting than by looking at photos or videos, according to findings by neuroscientists at Friedrich Schiller University Jena.
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Kidney failure: grant aims to prolong life for dialysis patients
The five-year survival rate for people on dialysis is under 50 percent. University of California researchers are hoping to improve that prognosis.
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Monitoring: improved detection of atrial fibrillation
A clinical trial examining the efficacy of two devices to monitor and detect atrial fibrillation (AF), or an irregular heartbeat, in ischemic stroke patients - one an implantable device that monitors over 12 months, the other an external device that monitors over a 30-day period - found the implantable device is more than three times more effective in detecting AF.
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New method for ultra-high-throughput RNA sequencing in single cells
RNA sequencing is a powerful technology for studying cells and diseases. In particular, single-cell RNA sequencing helps uncover the heterogeneity and diversity of our body. This is the central technology of the "Human Cell Atlas" in its quest to map all human cells.
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Industry News

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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New for MEDICA 2020
Test for the detection of coronavirus SARS-CoV-1/2 (COVID-19)   A new severe respiratory syndrome caused by a coronavirus was first observed in Wuhan (China) in December 2019. The infection has...
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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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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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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 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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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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JM PGM Wire
By developing industry leading sustainable technologies, Johnson Matthey provides platinum group metals (PGM) in various forms such as wire, tube or sheet as well as high-quality precision machined...
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Edmund Optics Acquires Quality Thin Films, Inc.; Strengthens Position as Laser Optics Manufacturer
Edmund Optics®, the premier provider of optical and imaging components, announced today that it has acquired Quality Thin Films, Inc. (QTF). QTF, located outside of Tampa, Florida, offers a wide range...
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Plasma Viscosity in Covid-19
Covid-19, or SARS-COV-2, which emerged in late 2019, continues to spread around the world, infecting more than 4.5m people at time of writing, and leading to more than 300,000 deaths.   The...
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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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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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Clinical Trial of Tri-Wedge PTA Scoring Balloon Dilatation Catheter
Tri-Wedge PTA Scoring Balloon Dilatation Catheter (hereinafter referred to as Tri-Wedge), manufactured by Brosmed Medical Co., Ltd., is an “over-the wire” catheter with a unique feature that...
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BLOG POST: Remote Monitoring Made Easy
Healthcare systems are under strain throughout Europe. We are seeing an explosion in costs, a shortage of skilled workers and physicians while, at the same time, facing an ageing population. However,...
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