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Foto: Wolfram Diener (Messe Düsseldorf) and Malu Sevieri (EMME, representative of Messe Düsseldorf in Brazil) sign the organizer contract

Foto: Wolfram Diener (Messe Düsseldorf) and Malu Sevieri (EMME, representative of Messe Düsseldorf in Brazil) sign the organizer contract

A new addition to MEDICAlliance: In Brazil, a strong platform is being created “by professionals for professionals” with MEDICAL FAIR BRASIL

Messe Düsseldorf Group and manufacturers association ABIMO agree on cooperation

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Shedding light on PUVA light therapy for skin diseases
Together with their Munich-based colleagues, a team of physical chemists from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) has clarified which chemical reactions take place during PUVA therapy. The therapy involves light-induced damage to the DNA of diseased cells. The team working under Prof. Peter Gilch has now published its findings in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
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New biomarker may uncover uncontrolled asthma
Cytokines are a type of proteins that are important to the signaling between cells in the body’s immune system, for example in the case of an infection or injury. A new study which is being published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology is now indicating that the cytokine interleukin(IL)-26 could be used as a biological marker (biomarker) for uncontrolled asthma.
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Biomarker: health indication in old age
Researchers on ageing from the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing and the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) collaborate to link basic insights from model organisms to the causes of ageing in humans. They can determine the disease vulnerability of older people using a defined set of substances in the blood.
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Wearables: sensors detect what's in your sweat
New easy-to-make sensors can provide real-time measurements of sweat rate and electrolytes and metabolites in perspiration. Needle pricks not your thing? A team of scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, is developing wearable skin sensors that can detect what's in your sweat.
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Precision medicine: graphene nanoflakes as a new tool
Chemists funded by the SNSF have created a new compound for flexible drug delivery that specifically targets prostate cancer cells. Incorporating four different molecules, the compound prevents tumour cells from multiplying, can be detected by medical imaging and has staying power in the bloodstream.
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Wearables: wireless sensors that stick to the skin to track our health
Skin-hugging sensors track health indicators and use a novel type of RFID to beam signals to receivers clipped to clothing. We tend to take our skin's protective function for granted, ignoring its other roles in signaling subtleties like a fluttering heart or a flush of embarrassment.
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Imaging: 3D images of objects smaller than a cell
Researchers have developed a new self-calibrating endoscope that produces 3D images of objects smaller than a single cell. Without a lens or any optical, electrical or mechanical components, the tip of the endoscope measures just 200 microns across, about the width of a few human hairs twisted together.
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Sensory cells: new insight on retinal diseases
Finnish researchers have found cellular components in the epithelial tissue of the eye, which have previously been thought to only be present in electrically active tissues, such as those in nerves and the heart. A study at Tampere University found that these components, voltage-gated sodium (Nav) channels, are involved in the renewal of sensory cells in the adjacent neural tissue, the retina.
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Exoskeleton: walk and run more easily
Between walking at a leisurely pace and running for your life, human gaits can cover a wide range of speeds. Typically, we choose the gait that allows us to consume the least amount of energy at a given speed. For example, at low speeds, the metabolic rate of walking is lower than that of running in a slow jog; at high speeds, the metabolic rate of running is lower than that of speed walking.
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AI: mapping the brain landscape for Alzheimer's disease
A team of researchers lead by Brittany Dugger of UC Davis Health has been awarded a $3.8 million grant from the National Institute for Aging (NIA) to help define the neuropathology of Alzheimer's disease in Hispanic cohorts.
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Industry News

Certifikation as Medizinproduct IIb
Certification as Medical Device IIb for SICOLAB med With the oil-free SICOLAB med compressor, we offer our customers a first-class, tailor-made product solution for the compressed air supply of...
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Cybernet Releases 10 New Medical Monitors
Irvine, CA 7/15/2019  – Cybernet Manufacturing is excited to announce the release of 10 new medical grade monitors that will improve patient safety and streamline workflows. The...
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High mix – low volume
In the pharmaceutical industry, we notice a growing need for high mix–low volume production (HMLV). HMVL means that medication and medical devices are presented to the patient more and more...
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Lossless Video over IP solution in the OR of the Future
At Erasmus University Hospital Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Advantech has implemented a video-over-IP streaming solution, realized by co-working together with INTER Forward Solutions, a system...
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Raumedic improves the sliding properties of thermoplastic products
Helmbrechts – With a new biocompatible additive, Raumedic is working to further enhance the sliding properties of medical plastic components. The mechanical and chemical characteristics of the base...
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greenTEG receives the Seal of Excellence from the EU Horizon 2020 program
We are thrilled to announce that greenTEG has been awarded the Horizon 2020 Seal of Excellence, issued by the Executive Commission for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, a body of the European...
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Viant Appoints Longtime Medical Device Leader to Chief Executive Officer
Alton Shader to Spearhead Global Services Provider’s Continued Expansion FOXBOROUGH, Mass., July 12, 2019 – Viant, a leading global services provider to the medical device industry, announced...
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Raumedic joins Medical Valley EMN e.V.
Helmbrechts/Erlangen  – The medical technology company Raumedic has become a member of the northern Bavarian medical cluster Medical Valley EMN e.V. More than 200 key players in the Nuremberg...
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NEW ACTIVE EFFECT KNEE-HIGHS - unisex
A new line of unique knee-highs in microfibre, cotton or wool for him and for her. Elegant, with soft band and comfortable toe that do not constrict. Manufactured with high quality yarns to ensure a...
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Validated ID, awarded Top 10 Patient Engagement Solution Provider in Europe
Validated ID’s efforts to improve the doctor-patient relationship through the electronic signature service VIDsigner have been recognized with the award Top 10 Patient Engagement...
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