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MRI's may be initial window into CTE diagnosis in living
While chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) cannot yet be diagnosed during life, a new study provides the best evidence to date that a commonly used brain imaging technique, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), may expedite the ability to diagnose CTE with confidence in the living.
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AI-powered computer model predicts disease progression during aging
Using artificial intelligence, a team of University at Buffalo researchers has developed a novel system that models the progression of chronic diseases as patients age.
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Saving patients an unnecessary procedure
A new study from The Neuro and eight collaborating international epilepsy centers has developed a simple web-based application clinicians can use to predict which patients will not benefit from an invasive diagnostic work-up, preventing unnecessary, invasive procedures, saving time for patients and the clinical team, and freeing up overburdened health resources.
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Eye imaging technology breaks through skin by crossing beams
Biomedical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a method for increasing the depth at which optical coherence tomography (OCT) can image structures beneath skin. Biomedical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a method for increasing the depth at which optical coherence tomography (OCT) can image structures beneath skin.
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AI: A new tool in the fight against rectal cancer
Building on its successes in applying artificial intelligence (AI) to medical imaging to enhance treatment of other diseases, a Case Western Reserve University-led team next will test its approach with rectal cancer patients. Specifically, the researchers hope to provide reliable guidance regarding whether patients need to have surgery as part of their treatment.
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AI could help doctors make the best use of ICU beds during the COVID-19 pandemic
The system, developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo and DarwinAI, an alumni-founded startup company, uses artificial intelligence (AI) to predict the necessity of ICU admission based on more than 200 clinical data points, including vital signs, blood test results and medical history.
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With smartphones against blindness
Damage to the retina due to diabetes is now considered the most common cause of blindness in adults. This makes early detection of so-called diabetic retinopathy all the more important. But for diabetics living in poorer areas of the cities in India, there is a lack of adequate ophthalmological care. Therefore, the University Hospital Bonn has launched a smartphone-based telemedicine DR screening.
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Deep learning makes it possible to detect COVID-19 lesions by analyzing CT chest scans
A new automated system that involves deep learning technology enables the detection of COVID-19 lesion via the analysis of a computed tomography (CT) scan. This system, described in a study published in the journal Computers in Biology and Medicine, has been carried out by researchers of the UB, the EURECAT Technology Centre of Catalonia, and the Computing Vision Center (CVC).
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Battling myocardial infarction with drug-coated balloon catheters
A drug-coated balloon catheter inserted in minimally invasive cardiac surgery is increasingly serving as a replacement for the risky stent treatment. In current practice, the balloons are often coated manually. A new device is intended to automate this time-consuming procedure. Along with partners, a team from the Fraunhofer IPK is developing a prototype of such a device.
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MRI and AI can detect early signs of tumor cell death after novel therapy
A team led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has demonstrated ​​that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to detect early signs of tumor cell death in response to a novel virus-based cancer therapy.
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New algorithm could save lives: Predicts COVID-related intensive care unit resource use
A new algorithm can predict how many patients will need intensive COVID-related healthcare. This is valuable knowledge when it comes to prioritising caregivers and ventilators in individual hospitals. The innovation could save lives, according to the UCPH.
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New PET imaging-based tool detects liver inflammation from fatty liver disease
A UC Davis Health team has developed a first-of-its-kind positron emission tomography (PET) scan imaging-based tool to detect liver inflammation in patients affected with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
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Compact CRISPR system enables portable COVID-19 testing
A new form of CRISPR technology that takes advantage of a compact RNA-editing protein could lead to improved diagnostic tests for COVID-19.The platform, developed by bioengineer Magdy Mahfouz and his KAUST colleagues, relies on a miniature form of the Cas13 protein that some microbes use to defend themselves from viruses.
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New NHS imaging resource assists AI in the COVID-19 fight
Published in the Open-Access, Open-Data journal GigaScience is the National COVID-19 Chest Imaging Database (NCCID), a centralised database containing chest X-rays, Computed Tomography (CT) and MRI scans from patients across the UK.
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X-ray image throws light on neurodegenerative disease
Researchers at the University of Göttingen and University Medical Center Göttingen have now found a new technique to measure and quantify neuronal tissue architecture in three dimensions and at high resolution, which enabled them to identify changes in neurons in Alzheimer's.
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Wearable device can detect and reverse opioid overdose
A research team at the University of Washington has developed a wearable device to detect and reverse an opioid overdose. The device, worn on the stomach like an insulin pump, senses when a person stops breathing and moving, and injects naloxone, a lifesaving antidote that can restore respiration.
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USZ deploys new UV-C disinfection robot
To further increase patient safety, an ultraviolet C disinfection robot has recently been deployed at the University Hospital Zurich (USZ). It is the first of its kind in a Swiss hospital and cleans patient rooms with UV-C rays that kill pathogens.
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AI helps to correct distortions in in vivo photoacoustic images of humans
Obtaining an accurate speed of sound (SoS) inside the body leads to improved resolution of ultrasound or photoacoustic (PA) images. However, it is difficult to accurately predict the SoS since it differs from person to person, depending on the random distribution of muscle, bone, and fat in each individual.
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Common wearable fitness tracker helps clinicians assess at-home recovery after kids' surgery
A recent study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago found that using a consumer-grade wearable device to track a child's heart rate and physical activity after surgery could help clinicians decide if at-home recovery is going as expected or if an emergency department (ED) visit is needed to address possible complications.
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Better images for science
In order to detect and research diseases, it is important to look inside the body. For this purpose, there are various imaging methods – from ultrasound examinations to X-rays and computer tomography. Molecular imaging provides a particularly precise insight, showing biological processes and organ functions "live".
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Fighting blood diseases with artificial intelligence
How can we better diagnose blood diseases? A research group aims to answer this question with artificial intelligence (AI). Their goal is to facilitate the time-consuming analysis of bone marrow cells under the microscope. The researchers developed the largest open-source database on microscopic images of bone marrow cells to date.
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New imaging technology may reduce need for skin biopsies
Instead of surgically removing a sample of skin, sending it to a lab and waiting several days for results, your dermatologist takes pictures of a suspicious-looking lesion and quickly produces a detailed, microscopic image of the skin.
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New method makes masked proteins in nerve cells visible
An international team of scientists developed a new method and visualized specific receptor proteins in nerve cells that are important for learning. The results were published in the renowned journal Nature Communications.
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Serious mental illness? There's an app for that
People with a serious mental illness often have dysfunctional beliefs that spiral them downward. They feel stigmatized. They may believe people are out to get them. They might think they will never get better. Wanting to address these dysfunctional beliefs, researchers created a smartphone app with daily game-like exercises to help people with a serious mental illness reassess their beliefs.
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AI and genomic surveillance combine to detect health care infectious disease outbreaks
By coupling machine learning with whole genome sequencing, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Carnegie Mellon University scientists greatly improved the quick detection of infectious disease outbreaks within a hospital setting over traditional methods for tracking outbreaks.
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Industry News

Fodeco Food Development Company hits the mark at MEDICA 2021
Today ends our first experience as exhibitors at Medica Trade Fair 2021 in Dusseldorf, Germany. As the only company in the food sector attending the 2021 trade fair, Fodeco has definitely hit the mark...
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Somnics Debuts Omni9 Home Sleep Testing Device at MEDICA 2021
At MEDICA 2021 held at Messe Düsseldorf from November 15 to 18, Somnics Inc., a medical devices maker specializing in sleep breathing disorders, presents to international medical professionals its “...
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Somnics Inc.’s iNAP Wins Another Taiwan Excellence Award for New Oral Interface Accessory
The 30th Taiwan Excellence Award recently announced the winners from a long list of candidates. Somnics, Inc. won its third Taiwan Excellence Award for the new generation iNAP Oral Interface I08, an...
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Somnics, Inc. Showcases iNAP Lab+ Remote OSA Therapy Services at MEDICA 2021
COVID-19 has changed many aspects of life and business and particularly the case in sleep medicine. With many sleep doctors providing virtual consultations to reduce risks, remote care for sleep...
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UK HealthTech Industry Looks Forward to Reuniting at MEDICA 2021
The UK health technology industry is looking forward to reuniting at the world’s leading international trade fair for the medical sector, MEDICA 2021 – the first live edition to take place since...
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UK MedTech firm, Occuity, to showcase first device at MEDICA 2021 after successfully raising over £2m
UK MedTech firm, Occuity, successfully raises over £2m to deliver ophthalmic and optical diabetes devices. Occuity have also announced they will be exhibiting on the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2021,...
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Prima 320 Advance anaesthetic machine now available with anaesthetic gas monitoring
The Penlon Prima 320 Advance anaesthetic machine is now available with Masimo® anaesthetic gas monitoring option. Penlon Limited announces the immediate launch of the updated Penlon Prima 320...
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Wincomm Announced Whiskey Lake Fanless Hot Swappable Batteries Medical Cart. Panel PC with 22 to 24 inch Touch Panel Series
Wincomm released new medical cart touch panel PC WMP-22J and WMP-24J series, upgraded from the award winner WMP-22G/24G series with hot swappable batteries up to three for medical cart PC in versatile...
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BODY CHARGER ACTIVE SERIES PRODUCTS RECEIVED FDA APPROVAL
A total of 27 fitness products received FDA approval in 2021, according to FDA official Establishment Registration & Device Listing Database. Body Charger, the professional rehabilitation and...
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Sandvik acquires Polyfil
Sandvik acquires Polyfil which is one of three smaller entities in Accuratech Group. The other two are Galvarex S.A and Polyflex s.r.l.  Polyfil and Galvarex are based in Switzerland...
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TriMedika showcases pioneering hospital non-contact thermometer at MEDICA 2021
TriMedika – an innovative medical technology manufacturer providing clinical devices for hospitals worldwide – is delighted to be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2021 (15 – 18 November 2021) to...
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World’s first handheld, non-contacting optical pachymeter showcased at MEDICA 2021
Occuity – a UK-based medical technology start-up producing handheld non-contacting optical instruments for use in healthcare, diagnostics, and monitoring – will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at...
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Warwick SASCo showcases pioneering resuable plastic polyware medical devices at MEDICA 2021
Warwick SASCo Ltd – an independent family-run business specialising in the supply of sterilizable polyware for hospitals – is delighted to be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2021 (15 – 18...
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Tianlong’s anti-epidemic star product——PANA9600S Automatic Nucleic Acid Workstation has contributed to global epidemic prevention and control
The need for quick and accurate detection is still high for the hospitals and detection centers worldwide with the COVID-19 epidemic still spreading and even intensifying in some countries. PANA9600S...
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Tianlong’s mobile laboratory has greatly enhanced the testing capability in Xiamen
Tianlong's mobile laboratory has greatly enhanced the testing capability in Xiamen, a coastal city in China, where the COVID-19 pandemic recently has a small-scale outbreak. Tianlong's mobile...
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All Norwegian health trusts are now using CheckWare within mental health and addiction
CheckWare's digital solution for specialist health services is now being used by all health trusts in Norway within mental health and addiction. For the vast majority of health trusts, it has taken...
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On Display at MEDICA 2021 for the First Time: Dotz Nano’s End-to-End Mega-Diagnostic Platform for En-Masse, Rapid and Precise Diagnosis of COVID-19
October 2021 - Dotz Nano Ltd. (ASX:DTZ), an advanced materials company specializing in diagnostics, tracing, and authentication solutions, is excited to showcase its Mega-Diagnostic Platform for the...
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Medten USA Inc. Opens Irvine, CA warehouse
For Immediate Release 10/27/2021 Medten USA Inc. 949-932-0386 sales@medten.com Medten USA Inc. opens Irvine, CA warehouse New company opens warehouse with biomedical repair parts ready to ship.
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Wincomm Powerful Medical AI Panel PC Extend to 24 Inch WMP-24K - Ready for Medical Edge AI Applications
Wincomm , a leading medical and industrial computer provider, launched 24 inch medical AI touch panel pc series, WMP-24K, capable to AI-powered imaging applications. Targeting on rising up artificial...
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Bulbitech closes € 2 million grant with Norwegian Research Council
Bulbitech announces it has been granted 20.2 MNOK from the Norwegian Research Council for the further validation, commercialization and development of its technology. Funds will be used in a project...
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DDC Dolphin showcases next-generation eco-friendly medical pulp macerator at MEDICA 2021
DDC Dolphin – a specialist sluice/dirty utility room equipment manufacturer and global supplier – will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2021 (15 – 18 November 2021) to showcase their...
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Ground-breaking medical saws enhancing patient safety showcased at MEDICA 2021
British manufacturer Medezine – who develop high quality medical equipment, primarily focused on medical saws, scissors and instruments – will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2021 (15 – 18...
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Revolutionary non-invasive technology supporting early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease showcased at MEDICA 2021
Manus Neurodynamica Limited (“Manus”), who develop and market products and technologies for neuromotor assessment, will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2021 (15 – 18 November 2021) to launch...
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Pioneering prostate biopsy device showcased at MEDICA 2021
UK manufacturer JEB Technologies Ltd, a specialist product development company for the medical device industry, will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2021 on the (15 – 18 November 2021) to &#...
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ASEPTOR Basic flow UV-C germicidal and virucidal lamps are designed for flow sterilization of the air.
Company News The COVID-19 pandemic has generated an increased interest in methods and the means of combating viruses and bacteria in the human environment, especially in hospitals, health care...
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