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Robotic assistance to make colonoscopy kinder and easier
Scientists have made a breakthrough in their work to develop semi-autonomous colonoscopy, using a robot to guide a medical device into the body. The milestone brings closer the prospect of an intelligent robotic system being able to guide instruments to precise locations in the body to take biopsies or allow internal tissues to be examined.
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Smart textiles: Dyeing process gives electronic properties
Whether in fitness, medicine or in the entertainment industry, IT devices worn on the body, such as smart watches, are becoming increasingly popular. Such wearables benefit from the input device fitting as naturally as possible to the body – for example as electro-sensitive fabrics, so-called e-textiles.
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Virtual reality software allows scientists to 'walk' inside cells
Virtual reality software which allows researchers to 'walk' inside and analyse individual cells could be used to understand fundamental problems in biology and develop new treatments for disease.
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Fluoroscopic guidance during spine surgery
The authors, two surgeon-researchers from Murayama Medical Center in Tokyo, tested a device that, when attached to everyday eyeglasses, can display fluoroscopic images used for surgical guidance directly to the surgeon. Without such a device, the surgeon must receive this guidance by repeatedly looking across the operating room to a video monitor.
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Strengthening innovative power of German medical technology industry
The medical technology industry is facing major challenges due to digitalization, new manufacturing technologies and changes in the regulatory framework. In order to strengthen the innovative power of the SME-driven German medical technology industry, the BMBF joint project "EUREKA-AMeLie aims to create new opportunities for a structure for networked product development.
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Wearable sensors printed directly on skin without heat
Wearable sensors are evolving from watches and electrodes to bendable devices that provide far more precise biometric measurements and comfort for users. Now, an international team of researchers has taken the evolution one step further by printing sensors directly on human skin without the use of heat.
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Digital dashboard improves cancer case review efficiency
Multidisciplinary tumor boards are vital to cancer treatment plans, bringing together clinicians from different specialties to guide patient treatment and improve outcomes. However, compiling the relevant data for each case is time-consuming and requires contributions from multiple team members.
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Microneedles for therapeutic gene delivery
There is great potential in gene therapy for treating certain types of cancer and genetic defects, immunological diseases, wounds and infections. The therapies work by delivering genes into the patients' cells, which then produce therapeutic proteins to treat the affliction.
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New algorithm sharpens focus of microscopes
Real-life scientists have recently developed a true "enhance" tool: one that improves the resolution and accuracy of powerful microscopes that are used to reveal insights into biology and medicine.
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Handheld robotic exoskeleton to improve hand mobility problems
The Engineering Design and Technological Development Group (DIDET), from the University of AlicanteArtefactosLAB, has once again taken a step forward in terms of social innovation with the design of a new handheld robotic exoskeleton. Named [flick], this robotic exoskeleton improves the lives of people with limited or no ability to move due to neurological and/or physiological disorders.
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Imaging technique could replace tissue biopsies
Imaging techniques could replace the need for invasive tissue biopsies in helping rapidly determine whether cancer treatments are working effectively, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge.
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COVID-19: dried blood spot sampling
Using dried blood spot samples (DBS) is an accurate alternative to venous blood in detecting SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests, a new study by immunology experts at the University of Birmingham has found.
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Vigorous exercise, spongy heart
The hearts of professional athletes adapt to training in a number of ways, including by increasing the number of structures called trabeculae in the inside of the heart. While this process, called hypertrabeculation, is harmless in athletes, it is also a pathological feature of the hereditary disease noncompaction cardiomyopathy, which can cause sudden cardiac death.
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Imaging: dual-energy CT
Dual-energy CT adds value to routine interpretation of emergency department imaging studies by increasing radiologists’ diagnostic confidence, leading to a reduction in downstream imaging and associated costs.
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Sensor that rapidly detects COVID-19 infection
One feature of the COVID-19 virus that makes it so difficult to contain is that it can be easily spread to others by a person who has yet to show any signs of infection. The carrier of the virus might feel perfectly well and go about their daily business–taking the virus with them to work, to the home of a family member, or to public gatherings.
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Artificial lung to support pre-term babies in distress
An international team led by current and former McMaster University researchers has developed an artificial lung to support pre-term and other newborn babies in respiratory distress. The group has proven the concept using a live piglet, a major step along the route toward approval for use in humans, where the portable device could save many lives and prevent catastrophic damage.
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New technique for ultrafast tumour therapy
For the first time, researchers at the Centre for Proton Therapy at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in Switzerland have tested ultrafast, high-dose irradiation with protons. This new, experimental FLASH technique could revolutionise radiation therapy for cancer and save patients many weeks of treatment.
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Memory training for the immune system
The immune system will memorize the pathogen after an infection and can therefore react promptly after reinfection with the same pathogen. Now, scientists at the University of Würzburg have deciphered new details of this process.
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Smartphones to aid in treatment of dengue patients
Ordinary smartphone cameras are capable of accurately determining the hydration severity of dengue patients to determine care and management by analysing the colour of their urine samples, says a new study.
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Wound-healing waves
Many cells in our bodies are on the move and somehow seem to "know" where to go. But how do they learn the location of their destination? This question is key to understanding phenomena such as the renewal of cells in our body, the migration of cancer cells, and especially how wounds heal.
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MarrowQuant: a new digital-pathology tool
The bone marrow is the soft tissue inside our bones. Its main role is to produce stem cells that will go on to become various cells of the blood, including white blood cells that fight infections, red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout the body, and platelets that control bleeding.
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Spinal injuries: the recovery of motor skills thanks to nanomaterials
A new study conducted by SISSA and the University of Trieste shows the efficacy of carbon nanotube implants to restore motor functions and paves the way for a new therapeutic approach for spinal cord injuries
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World Heart Day 2020: "Use Heart
In times of Corona it is more important than ever to take care of your own heart – for yourself, your relatives and the society. Because a healthy heart lowers the risk for subsequent illnesses such as high blood pressure or overweight just like for a heavy course of COVID-19. The World Heart Day on 29 September would like to draw attention to the importance of heart health.
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Wearable: sensor for people with inflammatory bowel disease
University of Texas at Dallas researchers have designed a wearable device that monitors sweat for biomarkers that could signal flare-ups of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). A sensor in the device detects and quantifies the presence of two key biomarkers associated with inflammatory bowel disease: interleukin-1β and C-reactive protein (CRP).
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App analyzes coronavirus genome on a smartphone
A new mobile app has made it possible to analyse the genome of the SARS-CoV-2 virus on a smartphone in less than half an hour.
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Industry News

Super Brush Receives ISO 13485:2016 Certification
Springfield, MA – Super Brush LLC. A manufacturing leader in foam swabs and applicators announced today that the company has earned ISO 13485:2016 certification for its quality management system. ISO...
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SMART-PANEL - Elegant wall-mounted enclosure for modern control consoles
OKW Gehäusesysteme presents the new SMART-PANEL range of wall-mounted enclosures. The elegant square or rectangular design fits seamlessly into modern residential/commercial and industrial...
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Teleflex Medical OEM Announces Expansion of Georgia Facility To Meet Growing Demand For Its Products
Teleflex Medical OEM, a leading manufacturer of micro-diameter tubing, specialty wire, and devices used throughout the healthcare industry, is announcing an expansion to its Trenton, Georgia facility.
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SYnabs, Unisensor, Coris BioConcept and Bio-X Diagnostics, have together developed a COVID individual rapid test that is a world premiere
Unlike the products marketed to date, the test developed by SYnabs, Coris BioConcept, Unisensor, and Bio- X Diagnostics, is the only rapid solution (developed in different formats) that can detect an...
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ASKION Online - A new Website for a strong Team
ASKION - Mid-sized technology company from Gera that went around the world   Since 15 years ASKION is a reliable provider of customer specific devices and assemblies. Our know how and experience...
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"MyotonPRO" makes it possible to test muscle adaptation in space
As we speak the “MyotonPRO” digital palpation device orbites the Earth on the International Space Station ISS. The device was launched for objective monitoring of astronauts’ muscle health...
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Teleflex Medical OEM Opens Two EPIC Medtec® Centers to Accelerate Device Innovation
Teleflex Medical OEM, a leading provider of medical device development and manufacturing services, announces two state-of-the-art EPIC Medtec® Centers located in Mansfield, Massachusetts and Maple...
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PROTEC - square control centre
OKW’s new PROTEC enclosures have a modern and highly attractive square design with soft contours. As a result, these wall-mount and table-top housings are ideal for modern electronics...
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STYLE-CASE enclosure for mobile electronics applications
The STYLE-CASE range of hand-held enclosures by OKW Gehäusesysteme has been extended by a new variant. Up to now, all enclosures were only available with a battery compartment fitted. In addition to...
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New Hydrophilic Coating Technology from Teleflex Medical OEM
Teleflex Medical OEM announces a proprietary, hydrophilic surface coating for polymer-based devices that are navigated through the vascular system. The coating performs favorably in terms of...
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New Suture Technology, From Teleflex Medical OEM, May Reduce Tissue Strangulation
Teleflex Medical OEM, a global leader in specialized sutures and performance fibers, announces an innovative suture technology: Force Fiber Fusion® Suture. This “two-in-one” construct transitions...
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Teleflex Medical OEM Strengthens Its Catheter Capabilities by Acquiring HPC Medical Products
Teleflex Medical OEM, a global leader in custom extrusion and complex catheters, recently announced the acquisition of HPC Medical Products [HPC]), a leader in medical tubing and wire components .
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Innovative Braiding Technology Unveiled by Teleflex Medical OEM
Teleflex Medical OEM, a global leader in custom-engineered sutures announces an advanced braiding technology that can divide a suture into multiple end branches or integrate several “loops” within...
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MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2020 goes Digital with Online Convenience for Medical Sourcing Needs
MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2020 goes Digital with Online Convenience for Medical Sourcing Needs Ten-day digital experience for a vibrant marketspace to conduct business 24/7 Singapore, 22 September 2020 –...
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Novaerus Defend 1050 Proven to Reduce SARS-CoV-2 by 99.99%
“To successfully control the spread of pathogens and viruses, we need to close the infection control loop; hands, surfaces and air.” Dr Kevin Devlin, CEO at WellAir, the parent company of Novaerus.
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