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Final Press Report 2020

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From the editors of MEDICA.de

News from the editors of MEDICA-tradefair.com

Lasers and molecular tethers create platforms for tissue engineering
Imagine going to a surgeon to have a diseased or injured organ switched out for a fully functional, laboratory-grown replacement. This remains science fiction and not reality because researchers today struggle to organize cells into the complex 3D arrangements that our bodies can master on their own.
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Organoid Models: Illuminating Path to Cervical Cancers
Organoids are increasingly being used in biomedical research. These are organ-like structures created in the laboratory that are only a few millimetres in size. Organoids can be used to study life processes and the effect of drugs. Because they closely resemble real organs, they offer several advantages over other cell cultures.
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Test identifies COVID-19 patients at high risk of severe disease
One of the most vexing aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic is doctors' inability to predict which newly hospitalized patients will go on to develop severe disease, including complications that require the insertion of a breathing tube, kidney dialysis or other intensive care.
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Breathing easier with a better tracheal stent
Pediatric laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS), a narrowing of the airway in children, is a complex medical condition. While it can be something a child is born with or caused by injury, the condition can result in a life-threatening emergency if untreated.
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Detecting COVID-19 antibodies in 10-12 seconds
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University report findings on an advanced nanomaterial-based biosensing platform that detects, within seconds, antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to testing, the platform will help to quantify patient immunological response to the new vaccines with precision.
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Imaging: scientists paint multicolor atlas of the brain
A novel technique developed by Columbia researchers known as NeuroPAL helps tease out the dynamics of neural networks in the nervous system of microscopic worms.
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Bionic touch does not remap the brain
A new study of people with amputations who used a bionic hand for over one year highlights future challenges for developing realistic prosthetic devices.
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Perceiving prosthesis as lighter thanks to neurofeedback
Leg amputees are often not satisfied with their prosthesis, even though the sophisticated prostheses are becoming available. One important reason for this is that they perceive the weight of the prosthesis as too high, despite the fact that prosthetic legs are usually less than half the weight of a natural limb.
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Reviewing the evidence for cloth mask use among health care workers
A rapid, evidence-based review summarizes the effectiveness of cloth masks in protecting health care clinicians from respiratory viral infections, such as COVID-19. Nine studies were included in the review, and all but one were conducted prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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4D-Simulator breakthrough in brain surgery
Aneurysm operations in the brain rank among the most delicate procedures in neurosurgery. The highest demands are placed on surgeons when choosing the type of intervention, planning the route and carrying out extremely delicate procedures on the blood vessel.
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Tiny wireless device sheds light on combating obesity
Texas A&M researchers have designed a device that stimulates the endings of the vagus nerve, which is responsible for the regulation of food intake.
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Nanodroplets and ultrasound 'drills' tackle tough blood clots
Engineering researchers have developed a new technique for eliminating particularly tough blood clots, using engineered nanodroplets and an ultrasound "drill" to break up the clots from the inside out. The technique has not yet gone through clinical testing. In vitro testing has shown promising results.
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App for clock drawing test will help to detect dementia in future
The clock drawing test has been used for several decades as a simple and effective means of diagnosing disruptions to spatial orientation and dementias. Scientists at the Pattern Recognition Lab at the Department of Computer Science at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) fed AI neural networks with data from 2500 tests to teach them how to assess these results independently.
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Stem cells against blindness: ERC Proof of Concept
Prof. Volker Busskamp from the University of Bonn has received a "Proof of Concept Grant" worth 150,000 euros from the European Research Council (ERC). He and his team are working at the Eye Clinic of the University Hospital Bonn on a technology to rapidly program human stem cells to photoreceptor for retinal research and treating blindness in the future.
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Deep learning helps predicting occult peritoneal metastasis in stomach cancer
Stomach cancer, or gastric cancer, is a common gastrointestinal malignancy. Peritoneal metastasis occurs in a majority of patients with advanced stomach cancer and is considered as an aggressive disease with poor outcomes.
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Diagnosing brain diseases via mass spectrometry imaging
Medical professionals all want to be able to quickly and correctly diagnose diseases. Their future ability to do so will depend on identifying what biochemicals are present in tissue sections, where the biomolecules are, and at what concentrations. For this purpose, mass spectrometry imaging – which can identify multiple biochemicals in a single experiment – will be useful.
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Automated, mobile X-ray device to improve health services
An accident, such as falling on a ski slope, usually requires an X-ray examination of the injured limb and a trip to the nearest hospital or emergency clinic. In the near future, imaging services can be brought closer to the patient. Researchers in Oulu are currently developing a compact X-ray imaging device that even the patient could use if necessary.
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'Virtual biopsies' could replace tissue biopsies
A new advanced computing technique using routine medical scans to enable doctors to take fewer, more accurate tumour biopsies, has been developed by cancer researchers at the University of Cambridge.
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AI algorithms detect diabetic eye disease inconsistently
Diabetes continues to be the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults in the United States. A new study looks at the effectiveness of seven artificial intelligence-based screening algorithms to diagnose diabetic retinopathy, the most common diabetic eye disease leading to vision loss.
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Quick look under the skin
Imaging techniques enable a detailed look inside an organism. But interpreting the data is time-consuming and requires a great deal of experience. Artificial neural networks open up new possibilities: They require just seconds to interpret whole-body scans of mice and to segment and depict the organs in colors, instead of in various shades of gray.
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Using artificial intelligence to find new uses for existing medications
Scientists have developed a machine-learning method that crunches massive amounts of data to help determine which existing medications could improve outcomes in diseases for which they are not prescribed.
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Alpha-ray missile therapy: tumor cells attacked from intracellular region
Researchers at Osaka University have developed a technique of attacking cancer cells with lethal alpha rays from within by using a nutrient transporter to deliver radionuclides into malignant tumors.
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Imaging of ballistic wounds and bullet composition for MRI safety
Since patients with ballistic embedded fragments are frequently denied MRI, due to indeterminate bullet composition sans shell casings, radiography and CT can be used to identify nonferromagnetic projectiles that are safe for MRI.
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Imaging the twilight zone
What happens in the brain when our conscious awareness fades during general anesthesia and normal sleep? Finnish scientists studied this question with novel experimental designs and functional brain imaging.
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Researchers illuminate neurotransmitter transport using X-ray crystallography
Scientists from the MIPT Research Center for Molecular Mechanisms of Aging and Age-Related Diseases have joined forces with their colleagues from Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, and uncovered how sodium ions drive glutamate transport in the central nervous system.
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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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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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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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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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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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