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Photo gallery: New contacts, impressions and ideas - Exhibitor voices 2018

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Trade fair snapshots

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Assembly Automation from GINOLIS is a standard platform that offers high-quality solutions for the manufacture and processing of medical and diagnostic products. The product is not only compact and small, but also features highly robust robot modules that ensure consistent production quality.

(Halle 18 / C09)

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Colony Counter Systems from AID is an automated colony counter that examines and analyzes a large number of plates containing bacterial colonies or other organisms on various types of agar plates. The product is particularly suitable for microbiological laboratories.

(Halle 18 / C02)

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Biopreserve from patholab is a system for packaging tissue samples in a container with formalin addition. The delivery of formalin and the sealing of the containers takes place automatically by a robot in the airtight ventilation compartment.

(Halle 18 / B09)

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Dr. Fantahun Biadglegne Degeneh is Chief Academic and Research Director at Bahir Dar University in Ethiopia and would like to compare the German healthcare system with that in Africa. He thinks: "MEDICA is a great opportunity to discover diagnostic materials that can be distributed all over the world. I really appreciate that."
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Last week Jamila Nabieva organized a workshop for the DAAD in Heidelberg with 25 health experts from 17 countries. Now they are at MEDICA, where they already visited the CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM, the HEALTH IT FORUM and the DiMiMED.
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Eseme Elias Tong is Healthcare Manager from Cameroon and says: "I am at MEDICA to see the technological progress. I'm interested in how both personal and professional skills can be combined with technology for better health management".
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Dr. Lena Figge from the University of Lübeck has a PhD in Molecular Imaging and is looking forward today in the MEDICA LABMED FORUM especially "to the exchange of young scientists with companies".
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Dr. Ronald Biemann works at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg at the Institute of Clinical Chemistry. At today's MEDICA LABMED FORUM he would like to get more in contact with industry representatives. "This is often neglected when working in the laboratory."
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Everything is in order here: No falling out, no falling down. But a large overview and many labelling options. You can take a closer look at H+H SYSTEM's medicine organisation racks and storage systems in Hall 13 / A31.
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News from the editors of MEDICA-tradefair.com

More effective hydrogel for healing wounds
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have created an easy-to-make, low-cost injectable hydrogel that could help wounds heal faster, especially for patients with compromised health issues.
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Machine learning: predict emergency admission
Machine learning - a field of artificial intelligence that uses statistical techniques to enable computer systems to "learn" from data - can be used to analyse electronic health records and predict the risk of emergency hospital admissions, a new study from The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford has found
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Computer classifies breast cancer tumors
Using technology similar to the type that powers facial and speech recognition on a smartphone, researchers at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have trained a computer to analyze breast cancer images and then classify the tumors with high accuracy.
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Microscopy captures molecule's "lock-and-load" on DNA
Pushing the limits of cryo-electron microscopy, University of California, Berkeley, scientists have captured freeze-frames of the changing shape of a huge molecule, one of the body's key molecular machines, as it locks onto DNA and loads the machinery for reading the genetic code.
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Scientists produce 3D chemical maps of single bacteria
Scientists at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) – a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory – have used ultrabright x-rays to image single bacteria with higher spatial resolution than ever before.
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Artificial intelligence predicts treatment effectiveness
How can a doctor predict the treatment outcome of an individual patient? Traditionally, the effectiveness of medical treatments is studied by randomised trials where patients are randomly divided into two groups: one of the groups is given treatment, and the other a placebo. Is this really the only reliable way to evaluate treatment effectiveness, or could something be done differently?
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Cancer identity technology makes it easier to find tumor's "address"
Purdue University researchers have developed a technology aimed at making it easier to deliver cancer treatment to the right "address" in the body while also easing the painful side effects of chemotherapy on patients. One of the big issues with chemotherapy is that most treatment approaches focus on the tumor itself without paying attention to the microenvironment surrounding the tumor.
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FluChip-8G tested for rapid characterization of influenza viruses
Duke and Duke Kunshan University collaborating with InDevR Inc. to test the new influenza subtyping assay for enhanced surveillance.
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Prosthetics: Cranking up the power
Amputees who use powered prosthetic ankles may be able to avoid the energetic costs typically associated with prosthetics by cranking up the power provided by their devices.
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Prostate cancer radiotherapy can be more precisely targeted
Current standard imaging techniques for initial staging of prostate cancer often underestimate the extent of disease beyond the prostate. A study featured in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine's November issue demonstrates that prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) can pinpoint prostate cancer locations with superior accuracy.
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Industry News

Interactive shutter eyeglasses to replace eyepatch therapy
The standard treatment for so-called lazy eye (amblyopia) in children is to cover the nonimpaired eye with a patch. This trains the impaired eye to work harder. Such therapy is successful only when...
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PulseFlow Announces strategic partnership with Kir-Fix
Last week COO Dan Blackman was in Helsinki where he shared the platform with Henri Isojärvi as PulseFlow announced their strategic partnership with Kir-Fix to supply the PulseFlow wearable...
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Exosystems Debuts Personalized Neuromuscular Rehab Solution at MEDICA
This month, South Korean healthcare robotics startup Exosystemsis unveiling its first product to the market at the 2018 MEDICA in Dusseldorf, Germany. The ICT rehabilitation...
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Treating the fear of spiders with augmented reality
Arachnophobia is the technical term for the fear of spiders. Approximately 3.5 to 6.1 percent of the population suffer from this phobia. Exposure therapy is the most common form of treatment.
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biolitec® at Medica 2018: 10 years ELVeS® Radial® laser therapy and excellent healing successes in proctology and urology with LEONARDO® lasers
Jena, November 09, 2018 ‒ The laser pioneer biolitec® set standards when it developed the ELVeS® Radial® method for the minimally invasive endovenous treatment of varicose veins and launched it on the...
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Owen Mumford and Atomo Diagnostics: Partners in point-of-care innovation
Early diagnosis enables people with HIV to start antiretroviral drug treatments as soon as possible in the course of their disease. This, in turn, increases their chance of living a long and healthy...
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No chance for bacteria on implants
Hip and dental implant operations are routine. But not entirely risk-free. They may result in infection that is difficult to control with oral or intravenous antibiotics. In such cases, the implant...
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Simplitude™ Pro HIV launch drives early diagnosis of HIV in European market
Owen Mumford, the UK company that has been at the forefront of medical device innovation for over 65 years, is launching the rapid diagnostic HIV test, Simplitude™ Pro HIV (1&2) to European...
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How to save a soldiers life - TCCC training at MEDICA
Enhance Tactical Combat Casualty Care training with medical simulation Wound management, fast evacuation, and infection control have always been a critical point in warfare. In 1919, Col. H.M. Gray...
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Individualized therapy for patients with osteoporosis
More than six million people in Germany suffer from osteoporosis. The disease is characterized by chronic bone resorption, leading to frequent fractures as a consequence of the bone loss. In many...
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