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The environmental toll of disposable masks
The Covid-19 pandemic is estimated to generate up to 7,200 tons of medical waste every day, much of which is disposable masks. And even as the pandemic slows down in some parts of the world, health care workers are expected to continue wearing masks most of the time.
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App to help caregivers manage medication for dementia patients
Most of the six million people in the U.S. who live with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias rely on informal caregivers, usually family or friends, to help manage their medications. Researchers from Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University and University of Wisconsin have received a grant to create an application to support those caregivers.
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Chronic wounds: new, inexpensive wound dressing
An MSU-led team is developing an inexpensive biopolymer dressing to heal injuries like diabetic foot ulcers that affect millions of patients all over the world.
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SARS-CoV-2: rapid method to quantify antibodies
Scientists have developed a rapid, highly accurate test to detect antibodies against the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 in human serum, opening a new avenue for understanding the full extent of the pandemic and evaluating the effectiveness of vaccines.
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Novel method for the rapid repair of peripheral nerve injuries
Bar-Ilan University researchers have developed nerve guidance conduits filled with smart gel that accelerate regeneration of torn nerve fibers.
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Hollow nano-objects made of DNA could trap viruses
To date, there are no effective antidotes against most virus infections. An interdisciplinary research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now developed a new approach: they engulf and neutralize viruses with nano-capsules tailored from genetic material using the DNA origami method.
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Toxicity testing on the placenta and embryo
Drugs must be safe not just for the patients; in the case of pregnant patients, drugs must also be safe for the unborn children still in the womb. Therefore, at an early stage in the development of new medicines, candidate substances are tested in the Petri dish on embryonic stem cells from mouse cell lines.
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Breakthrough in detection of SARS-CoV-2 variant in wastewater
SMART researchers have developed an innovative method to detect and quantify the more transmissible B.1.1.7 (Alpha) variant of concern via wastewater epidemiology.
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Wearable brain-machine interface turns intentions into actions
A new wearable brain-machine interface (BMI) system could improve the quality of life for people with motor dysfunction or paralysis, even those struggling with locked-in syndrome - when a person is fully conscious but unable to move or communicate.
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Test predicts COVID-19 severity, could help with hospital triage
During the height of the pandemic, some hospitals were overwhelmed with patients seeking treatment for COVID-19. This situation could happen again during future outbreaks, especially with SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern on the rise.
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Soft skin patch could provide early warning for strokes, heart attacks
Engineers at the University of California San Diego developed a soft and stretchy ultrasound patch that can be worn on the skin to monitor blood flow through major arteries and veins deep inside a person's body.
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Investigational magnetic device shrinks glioblastoma in first-in-world human test
Houston Methodist Neurological Institute researchers from the department of neurosurgery shrunk a deadly glioblastoma tumor by more than a third using a helmet generating a noninvasive oscillating magnetic field that the patient wore on his head while administering the therapy in his own home.
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Exoskeletons can strain the brain
Exoskeletons – wearable devices used by workers on assembly lines or in warehouses to alleviate stress on their lower backs – may compete with valuable resources in the brain while people work, canceling out the physical benefits of wearing them, a new study suggests.
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World Brain Day: Better care for MS patients
The human brain is perhaps the most complex organ nature has ever created: 100 billion nerve cells make it smarter than any supercomputer. But what happens when this complex construct no longer functions faultlessly?
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Dynamic heart model advances engineered heart tissue technology
Efforts to understand cardiac disease progression and develop therapeutic tissues that can repair the human heart are just a few areas of focus for the Feinberg research group. The group's latest dynamic model, mimics physiologic loads on engineering heart muscle tissues, yielding an unprecedented view of how genetics and mechanical forces contribute to heart muscle function.
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Digital health technologies hold key to new Parkinson's treatments
The use of digital health technologies across health care and drug development has accelerated. A new paper titled "Digital Progression Biomarkers as Novel Endpoints in Clinical Trials: A Multistakeholder Perspective" highlights how new remote monitoring technologies present a tremendous opportunity to advance digital medicine in health care even further, specifically in Parkinson's disease.
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Researchers develop novel method for glucagon delivery
For children with Type 1 diabetes, the risk of experiencing a severe hypoglycemic episode is especially common – and for parents, the threat of that happening in the middle of the night is especially frightening. Sudden and critical drops in blood sugar can go undetected overnight when the child is asleep, resulting in coma and death – an event known as "dead in bed syndrome."
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New high-tech portal launched to speed hearing loss innovations
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) launched a new online tool that could more quickly advance medical discoveries to reverse progressive hearing loss. The tool enables easy access to genetic and other molecular data from hundreds of technical research studies involving hearing function and the ear.
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Robotic neck brace can help analyze cancer treatment impacts
A new robotic neck brace from researchers at Columbia Engineering and their colleagues at Columbia's Department of Otolaryngology may help doctors analyze the impact of cancer treatments on the neck mobility of patients and guide their recovery.
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Personalized immunotherapy response in body-on-a-chip cancer models
Wake Forest researchers and clinicians are using patient-specific tumor 'organoid' models as a preclinical companion platform to better evaluate immunotherapy treatment for appendiceal cancer, one of the rarest cancers affecting only 1 in 100,000 people. Immunotherapies, also known as biologic therapies, activate the body's own immune system to control, and eliminate cancer.
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More progress with world-first glaucoma test
The latest investigation into a promising new genetic test for glaucoma – the leading cause of blindness worldwide – has found it has the ability to identify 15 times more people at high risk of glaucoma than an existing genetic test. The study builds on a long-running international collaboration to identify genetic risk factors for glaucoma.
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World's first digital model of a cancer cell
The computer model, developed under the lead management of researchers at TU Graz, simulates the cyclical changes in the membrane potential of a cancer cell using the example of human lung adenocarcinoma and opens up completely new avenues in cancer research.
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New AI tech for early detection of prostate cancer
Prostate cancer is the most diagnosed cancer and a leading cause of death by cancer in Australian men. Early detection is key to successful treatment, but men often dodge the doctor, avoiding diagnosis tests until it is too late.
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A contact lens for the ear
Excessive noise, hearing loss, vascular constriction, old age – hearing difficulties can be caused by many factors. To help improve the quality of life of people with hearing impairment, Mannheim start-up Vibrosonic have developed a new, innovative hearing aid with an integrated loudspeaker that sits directly on the eardrum.
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Miniature spectrometer for the smartphone
Recognizing fake drugs? Testing water samples ourselves? Checking the quality of air? In the future, it could be possible to do all this using a smartphone in a quick, cost-effective and straightforward way. The process is being made possible by a spectrometer from the Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS.
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Industry News

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Edmund Optics Acquires Quality Thin Films, Inc.; Strengthens Position as Laser Optics Manufacturer
Edmund Optics®, the premier provider of optical and imaging components, announced today that it has acquired Quality Thin Films, Inc. (QTF). QTF, located outside of Tampa, Florida, offers a wide range...
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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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New for MEDICA 2020
Test for the detection of coronavirus SARS-CoV-1/2 (COVID-19)   A new severe respiratory syndrome caused by a coronavirus was first observed in Wuhan (China) in December 2019. The infection has...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Arrio
Approved by Health Canada CE 2797 US FDA 510K Pending   Arrio Flexibility Reimagined.  Performance Redefined.   Diagnostic cardiology is not “one size fits all.” Hospitals,...
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Clinical Trial of Tri-Wedge PTA Scoring Balloon Dilatation Catheter
Tri-Wedge PTA Scoring Balloon Dilatation Catheter (hereinafter referred to as Tri-Wedge), manufactured by Brosmed Medical Co., Ltd., is an “over-the wire” catheter with a unique feature that...
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Announcing CE Mark—IRENE Hip Joint Products
IRENE is delighted to announce that all hip joint products have received CE certificate, which means that IRENE hip joint products comply with relevant standards and regulations of EU, and have been...
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