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Dr. med. Theodora Papadopoulou
Defence Medical Rehabilitation Center Loughborough

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Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. André Gessner
University Regensburg, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene

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Prof. Dr. med. Wilhelm Bloch
German Sports University Cologne

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DFKI spin-off coneno supports Dutch and Belgian health organizations in monitoring COVID-19
COVID 19 has shown how important comprehensive basic information on infection pathways, disease progression and symptoms are for both the estimation of the pandemic course and for long-term research. The CASE platform of the DFKI spin-off coneno, founded in 2016, supports the monitoring of infectious diseases through direct participation of the population.
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Carbon nanotube-based sensor can detect SARS-CoV-2 proteins
Using specialized carbon nanotubes, MIT engineers have designed a novel sensor that can detect SARS-CoV-2 without any antibodies, giving a result within minutes. Their new sensor is based on technology that can quickly generate rapid and accurate diagnostics, not just for Covid-19 but for future pandemics, the researchers say.
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'Smart bandage' may help solve a major problem when treating chronic wounds
How can doctors make sure a dressed wound is healing without taking off the bandage? This is a conundrum, because removing a bandage can disrupt the healing process. Technology presented in a new study in open-access journal Frontiers in Physics could help.
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Worth a thousand words: Automated diagnosis of COVID-19 from Chest CTs
Chest CT scans have emerged as a quick and effective way to diagnose the disease, but they require radiologist expertise to interpret, and sometimes the scans look similar to other kinds of lung infections, like bacterial pneumonia.
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Artificial intelligence spots anomalies in medical images
Scientists from Skoltech, Philips Research, and Goethe University Frankfurt have trained a neural network to detect anomalies in medical images to assist physicians in sifting through countless scans in search of pathologies. Reported in ​​IEEE Access, the new method is adapted to the nature of medical imaging and is more successful in spotting abnormalities than general-purpose solutions.
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Columbia Psychiatry launches mobile depression app
Columbia Psychiatry faculty in partnership with avoMD a next-gen clinical decision support platform, have developed an interactive smartphone application that provides point-of-care treatment algorithms for major depression. The app—known as Columbia Psychiatry Pathways—supports and strengthens the ability of clinicians to provide critical mental health services in an outpatient setting.
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Researchers stimulate the vision of a blind person
A new brain implant based on intracortical microelectrodes can allow a blind person to see shapes and letters. New research by the Miguel Hernández Univresity shows that the implantation of this micro device in the human brain can be done safely, and that the direct stimulation of the cerebral cortex produces visual perceptions with a much higher resolution than had been achieved until now.
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A new app monitors cancer patients' quality of life
A team from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) has developed a new mobile application that facilitates the continuous monitoring of the quality of life of cancer patients. The app, called Lalaby, allows the patients' day-to-day life to be monitored from the information collected by sensors located in their mobile phone and other sources stored therein.
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Concordia researchers develop a new way to find cancer at the nanometre scale
Diagnosing and treating cancer can be a race against time. By the time the disease is diagnosed in a patient, all too often it is advanced and able to spread throughout the body, decreasing chances of survival. Early diagnosis is key to stopping it.
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Brain 'noise' may hold the keys to psychiatric treatment efficacy
It remains a central challenge in psychiatry to reliably judge whether a patient will respond to treatment. In a new study researchers show that moment-to-moment fluctuations in brain activity can reliably predict whether patients with social anxiety disorder will be receptive to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
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Scientists show how AI may spot unseen signs of heart failure
A special artificial intelligence (AI)-based computer algorithm created by Mount Sinai researchers was able to learn how to identify subtle changes in electrocardiograms (also known as ECGs or EKGs) to predict whether a patient was experiencing heart failure.
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New values for better diagnoses
Lymphocytes belong to the white blood cells. They consist of several subgroups with different tasks in immune defence. Which and how many lymphocytes are in the blood provides information about our current state of health as well as congenital or acquired immune deficiencies. This composition in the blood can be determined precisely with the help of the most modern flow cytometry.
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New brain mapping technique reveals neural code of images over time
Humans are stepping ever closer to understanding how the brain codes visual information, as researchers have now developed a method that maps time-varying brain responses to images to reveal how the brain processes visual information.
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New technique identifies pathogenic particles in the blood
Autoimmune diseases – that is diseases where our own immune system damages the body – are growing, but we know little about what triggers them. Researchers are now a step closer to finding an explanation. With the help of a new technique, researchers from Aarhus University have succeeded in identifying the particles in the blood that determine the development of autoimmune diseases.
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Cervical Myelopathy Screening Focusing on Finger Motion Using Noncontact Sensor
Cervical myelopathy (CM) results from compression of the spinal cord in the neck and causes difficulty moving the fingers and unsteady gait. As patients with early-stage CM have minimal subjective symptoms and are difficult for non-specialists to diagnose properly, the symptoms can be aggravated before patients are diagnosed with CM by a specialist.
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New technique shows early biochemical changes in tumors
Researchers at the University of Arkansas have demonstrated the first use of a noninvasive optical technique to determine complex biochemical changes in cancers treated with immunotherapy.
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Face shields deactivate SARS-CoV-2 and multi-resistant bacteria
The Biomaterials and Bioengineering Laboratory from the San Alberto Magno Translational Research Centre (CITSAM) of the Catholic University of Valencia (UCV), whose principal researcher is Ángel Serrano, has developed a face shield that deactivates SARS-CoV-2 and bacteria-resistant antibiotics in under a minute. The development has been published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.
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AI-based technology quickly identifies genetic causes of serious disease
An artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology rapidly diagnoses rare disorders in critically ill children with high accuracy, according to a report by scientists from University of Utah Health and Fabric Genomics, collaborators on a study led by Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.
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Wanted: Corrosion
Bone screws and plates that dissolve on their own after a broken bone has healed promise to be of great benefit. A research team has now used a 3D X-ray method to determine for the first time quantitatively how different of magnesium alloys dissolve over time under body-like conditions.
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Diabetes detection with whole-body magnetic resonance imaging
Type 2 diabetes can be diagnosed with a whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. This is shown by a current study. They used deep learning methods* and data from more than 2000 MRIs to identify patients with (pre-) diabetes. The results have now been published in the journal JCI Insight.
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OPTIMA aims to improve treatment for prostate, breast and lung cancer through AI
The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) – a joint undertaking of the European Union and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) – announced the launch of OPTIMA, a € 21.3 million public-private research programme that will seek to use artificial intelligence (AI) to improve care for patients with prostate, breast and lung cancer.
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New sensor for SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses based on GSI nanotechnology
Easy and fast detection of viruses are crucial in a pandemic. Based on single-nanopore membranes of GSI, an international interdisciplinary team of researchers developed a test method that detects SARS-CoV-2 in saliva, without sample pretreatment, with the same sensitivity as a qPCR test, and in only 2 hours. On top, the sensor can distinguish infectious from non-infectious corona viruses.
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On our way to the production of artificial heart tissue
At the newly opened Deutsches Museum Nuremberg, the University of Bayreuth offers insights into its expertise in the field of biofabrication involving unique materials, for example spider silk. The research combines natural growth processes and technical systems with the aim of specifically rebuilding damaged tissue in organs, skin, nerves, and tendons.
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Charting hidden territory of the human brain
Neuroscientists discovered a novel, non-invasive imaging-based method to investigate the visual sensory thalamus, an important structure of the human brain and point of origin of visual difficulties in diseases such as dyslexia and glaucoma. The new method could provide an in-depth understanding of visual sensory processing in both health and disease in the near future.
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Ear sensor permits safe telemedical care for COVID-19 risk patients
Using telemedicine, COVID-19 patients can be cared for safely at home – from initial home isolation to recovery or, in case problems arise, admission to hospital. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now successfully demonstrated this in a study involving 150 patients with risk factors for a severe progression of the disease.
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Industry News

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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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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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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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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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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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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TAITRA launcht Produktinnovationen im Vorfeld der MEDICA 2021
Taiwan Excellence Product Launch stellt taiwanesische Produktneuheiten der Medizin in den Fokus Taipeh/Düsseldorf, 20. Oktober 2021 – Das Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) zeichnet...
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STGT wins top Corporate Governance and ESG award at Thailand FDA Quality Awards 2021
Singapore, 25 October 2021 - Sri Trang Gloves (Thailand) Public Company Limited (“STGT” or the “Company”), a world-leading glove producer with a secondary listing on the SGX Mainboard, is pleased...
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STGT included in Thailand Sustainability Investment 2021 list
Sri Trang Gloves (Thailand) Public Company Limited (“STGT” or the “Company”), a world-leading glove producer with a secondary listing on the SGX Mainboard, is pleased to announce that testament to the...
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TAITRA launches product innovations ahead of MEDICA 2021
Taiwan Excellence Product Launch spotlights Taiwanese medical product innovations Taipeh/Düsseldorf, October 20, 2021 – Every year Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) honors...
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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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Rousselot® Biomedical launches Quali-Pure™
Rousselot®, Darling Ingredients’ health brand and the global leader of collagen-based solutions launches Quali-Pure™, a range of gelatins for biomedical applications with controlled endotoxin...
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SYnAbs Functional B-cell depleting monoclonal antibodies (mouse & rat)
To address all B cell depletion needs, SYnAbs has developed monoclonal antibody references, which exhibit the ability to deplete murine or rat B cells in vivo, providing a valuable research tool for...
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PolyNovo launches pioneering NovoSorb® BTM synthetic wound matrix technology at MEDICA 2021
PolyNovo UK Ltd – a UK medical devices company specialising in the development of surgical solutions using the patented polymer technology NovoSorb® – will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA...
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SYnAbs ink strategic agreement on epigenetics
SYnabs and Belgian Volition SRL are proud to announce the signature of a strategic collaborative agreement. As part of this ambitious 28-months project supported with funding from the Walloon Region,...
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SYnAbs Anti-CD25/IL2Ra therapeutic monoclonal antibody LO-TACT-1
After the first success in 1990, Baudreuil et al decided to launch a randomized long-term study to test the LO-TACT-1 rat-LOU monoclonal anti-interleukin 2 receptor (IL2Ra/CD25)...
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SYnAbs therapeutic anti-chemokine receptors monoclonal antibodies
Exclusive to vertebrates, chemokines (also called intercrines, or chemotactic cytokines) are a family of highly conserved secreted proteins of 8-15 kDa size, whose main role is to control immune cell...
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SYnabs therapeutic and R&D tools targeting human CD
CD (cluster of differentiation) molecules are membrane receptors important for immune cell function. They are found on the cell surface and can be entirely extracellular or transmembrane. While it may...
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Armstrong Medical launches state-of-the-art AquaVENT® VT heated ventilator circuits at MEDICA 2021
Armstrong Medical – a UK manufacturer of innovative respiratory products for use in Critical Care and Perioperative settings – will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2021 (15 – 18 November...
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RADI COVID-19 Detection Kit has been added to the WHO Emergency Use Listing
We, KH Medical Co.,Ltd.(hereafter, KH Medical) are pleased to announce that World Health Organization(WHO) has conferred the acceptance of the undermentioned product into the WHO Emergency Use Listing...
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Cooling vests alleviate perceptual heat strain perceived by COVID-19 nurses
Cooling vests during a COVID-19 shift ensure that nurses experience less heat during their work and can therefore perform their work more pleasantly and comfortably. During their shift they wear...
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Delta ModTech opens new office/showroom in Sweden
Delta ModTech Opens New Office in Gothenburg, Sweden Delta ModTech, a leading manufacturer of converting, packaging and coating equipment, is pleased to announce the opening of their new office and...
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FDA Grants EUA to Rapid COVID-19 Antibody Testing Product Distributed by Premier Biotech
MINNEAPOLIS, June 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Premier Biotech, Inc. ("Premier Biotech" or "the Company") announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has...
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FLEXcon Announces Global Launch of New PHARMcal® Portfolio for Pharmaceutical Labeling
High-Performance Materials Engineered to Support a Broad Range of End-Use Applications  Spencer, Mass. – August 19, 2021 - FLEXcon Company, Inc., an innovator in adhesive coating and...
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SCIENION and Pictor Limited collaborate on the commercialization of a high-throughput SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing system to support the ongoing fight against the pandemic
Under the partnership, SCIENION's CL2 sciREADER system will be integrated with the PictArray SARS-CoV-2 Serology Test, which will soon begin clinical testing for FDA EUA market clearance BERLIN,...
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