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Final Press Report 2017

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Video: Medical Guardians and life savers – Intensive-care medicine and monitoring at MEDICA 2017

Video-Interview: High-quality implants and orthopaedic instruments - Interview with GPC Medical Ltd.

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"Medical technology saves lives" in Hall 9

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Video: Hospital care: understanding IT as a tool

Video: Digital medicine – eHealth and mHealth at MEDICA 2017

Video interview: CO2 treatment: a traditional therapeutic approach

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Award ceremony at the MEDICA App COMPETITION (Hall 15, booth C24)

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Halls 3a and 18 dedicated to Laboratory Technology and Diagnostics

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Novel technique explains herbicide's link to Parkinson's disease
Northwestern Medicine scientists have used an innovative gene editing technique to identify the genes that may lead to Parkinson's disease after exposure to paraquat, a commonly-used herbicide.
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New software enables early diagnosis of arteriosclerosis
Little exercise, fatty food and too many cigarettes – factors like these aid the onset of arterial calcification, also known as arteriosclerosis. Doctors are typically only able to diagnose the disease once it reaches an advanced stage. Computer scientists at the University of Kaiserslautern are developing a software program that will allow doctors to detect calcification earlier.
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Artificial intelligence to evaluate brain maturity of preterm infants
University of Helsinki researchers have developed artificial intelligence software, which can evaluate the maturity of a preterm infant’s brain directly from an EEG.
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UMD neuroscientists identify source of early brain activity
Brain cells that support early structural development also transmit sensory information; discovery could enable early diagnosis of autism and other cognitive deficits
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How SORLA protects against Alzheimer's disease
Researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have identified a new protective function for a brain protein genetically linked to Alzheimer's.
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National study aims to prove value of mobile stroke units
Roughly every 40 seconds, someone in the United States will have a stroke. Almost every four minutes, one of those people will die as a result. Against that backdrop, UCLA Health has officially launched the first mobile stroke unit on the West Coast, enabling rapid delivery of brain-saving medications to stroke patients who might otherwise face debilitating delays in treatment.
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"Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future" - World Diabetes Day 2017
The theme of World Diabetes Day 2017 is "Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future". One in ten women has diabetes worldwide. However, many of them do not have access to treatment, care or education concerning their disease. Furthermore, one in seven pregnancies are affected by gestational diabetes.
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Specific exercise dosage for people with spinal cord injury
For decades, the main message to keep the general population healthy was for everyone to get active. In fact, the World Health Organization laid out specific guidelines (150 minutes of cardiovascular exercise each week) on how much physical activity was required for people to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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Fast Personalized Therapeutic Choices Thanks to the Light-Based Sorting of Biomolecules and Cells
The "AnaLighter" analyzes and sorts clinically relevant biomolecules and cells in a blood test with light. As a result, physicians can make early diagnoses, for example, of tumor and cardiovascular diseases and initiate patient-specific therapies with great efficacy. Experts from Fraunhofer ILT will be presenting this technology at COMPAMED 2017 in Düsseldorf this week.
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New treatment direction sought in Parkinson's by blocking the blocker of a natural protection
Oxidative stress plays a big role in the brain cell loss that occurs in Parkinson's disease. Now scientists have their sights on a protein that inhibits one of the body's natural protections against it.
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Industry News

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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Ergotron Launches New Medical Cart to Support Evolving Healthcare Needs
13th November 2017, Amersfoort, Netherlands—Ergotron, Inc., a global leader of ergonomic healthcare mounting and mobility solutions, today announced the launch of its newest medical cart, the...
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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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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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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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Acute kidney injury: Early detection thanks to biomarker

Major surgeries in the abdominal region often result in kidney injury in patients. Meanwhile, the clinical manifestations don't present until one or two days after the procedure. This causes physicians to lose valuable time to treat patients. The University Hospital Regensburg has researched a new concept for the treatment of kidney injuries for several years.
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Interface between Physics and Medicine: new interdisciplinary center

Physics has always supported medical science, especially when it comes to practical implementation. Now physicists and health professionals join in collaborative research at an interdisciplinary Center in Erlangen and incorporate fundamental principles of theoretical physics in their studies of diseases.
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