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3D printing the first biomimetic tongue surface
Scientists have created synthetic soft surfaces with tongue-like textures for the first time using 3D printing, opening new possibilities for testing oral processing properties of food, nutritional technologies, pharmaceutics and dry mouth therapies.
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Destroying cancer cells with non-surgical ultrasound treatment
Demonstrated the mechanism behind the secondary generation of cavitation clouds that mechanically fractionates surrounding tissue in focused ultrasound treatment. Laid the groundwork for precise removal of the target tissue.
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Mapping tool identifies early signs of dementia
The findings by imaging specialists at NYU Grossman School of Medicine center on small bright spots on scans called white matter hyperintensities. Increased numbers and size of the intense-white spots seen on the mostly gray images of the brain have long been linked to memory loss and emotional problems, especially as people age.
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ALS early diagnosis thanks to an experimental test
A test to diagnose two very serious diseases such as ALS and FTD when the pathologies have not yet appeared, thereby providing doctors and patients with essential information tools to tackle them early and develop new treatments. A team of researchers at SISSA in association with different clinical and Italian research institutes have made a first promising step in this direction.
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Preventing the spread of multi-resistant bacteria
A research team from the University of Jaén has patented a novel disinfectant formula that not only eliminates pathogenic bacteria, but also stops their ability to evolve genetically developing resistance against antimicrobial agents. The composition uses sustainable agents that degrade easily in the environment without harming it.
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A membrane-attached protein protects bacteria from stress
Stress is present everywhere, even bacteria and plant cells have to cope with it. They express various specific stress proteins, but how exactly this line of defense works is often not clear. A group of scientists headed by Professor Dirk Schneider of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has now discovered a protective mechanism in cyanobacteria as well as in chloroplasts of plant cells.
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Design and test potential COVID-19 treatments from your phone
You are invited to join the search for COVID-19 treatments--no lab coat or Ph.D. necessary: Anyone with a smartphone can download the app ViDok, which lets users pick from a library of molecules that might bind to key proteins on the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, and then can tweak the molecules to try to find a better fit.
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Tissue grafts of both bone and cartilage could regenerate a crucial jaw joint
Scientists have engineered tissue grafts that, in pigs, regenerated both bone and cartilage in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), a part of the jaw that can cause debilitating pain and disability when damaged.
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An alternative to animal experiments
Researchers of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have cultured so-called intestinal organoids from human intestinal tissue, which is a common byproduct when performing bowel surgery. These small “miniature intestines” can be used for molecular biological examinations and allow for a direct application of research results to humans, thereby making animal experiments redundant.
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Blood test could identify COVID-19 patients at risk of hyperinflammation
A new study jointly led by Professor Tom Wilkinson and Dr Tristan Clark of the University of Southampton, has shown a blood test for five cytokines could help predict those at risk of life-threating overstimulation of immune defenses by COVID-19, and potentially tailor their treatment to tackle this.
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Fighting corona with machine learning
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is starting five new research projects that focus on the coronavirus and the search for new active ingredients. For example, the use of algorithms could ensure a more precise classification of the illness in the future.
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Funding to advance device for detecting COVID-19, cancer, contaminants
In Judith Su's Little Sensor Lab, researchers are working to sense tiny amounts - down to a single molecule - of everything from doping agents to biomarkers for cancer, Alzheimer's disease, Lyme disease and, yes, even COVID-19.
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Bioceramic implant induces cranial regrowth
A bioceramic implant has proved to stimulate regeneration of natural skull bone, so that even large cranial defects can be repaired in a way that has not been possible before. The research, led from the University of Gothenburg, is presented in the scientific journal PNAS.
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Army researchers collaborate on universal antibody test for COVID-19
Researchers with the U.S. Army Futures Command are part of a team that tested alternative ways to measure COVID-19 antibody levels, resulting in a process that is faster, easier and less expensive to use on a large scale. Their method holds promise for accurately identifying potential donors who have the best chance of helping infected patients through convalescent plasma therapy.
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3D metal printer expands possibilities for innovation
When the Zucker Institute for Applied Neurosciences (ZIAN) at the Medical University of South Carolina needed to bring to life a neurosurgeon's idea for better instrumentation for sacroiliac surgery, there was one obvious partner to turn to: the MUSC College of Dental Medicine.
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COVID-19 rapid test has successful lab results
Rapid detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, in about 30 seconds following the test, has had successful preliminary results in Mano Misra's lab at the University of Nevada, Reno. The test uses a nanotube-based electrochemical biosensor, a similar technology that Misra has used in the past for detecting tuberculosis and colorectal cancer as well as detection of biomarkers for food safety.
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Links between inflammation and Parkinson's disease
Around 15 percent of Parkinson's disease cases are related to a known genetic background, out of which mutations in the Parkin and PINK1 genes are among the most frequent ones. Thus, revealing cellular mechanisms which are altered by these mutations is crucial for the development of new therapeutic approaches.
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Reviving cells after a heart attack
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) - nanometer sized messengers that travel between cells to deliver cues and cargo - are promising tools for the next generation of therapies for everything from autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases to cancer and tissue injury.
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Blood test developed for brain tumors
Genetic mutations that promote the growth of the most common type of adult brain tumors can be accurately detected and monitored in blood samples using an enhanced form of liquid biopsy developed by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).
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Mini-organs grow faster with a squeeze
The closer people are physically to one another, the higher the chance for exchange, of things like ideas, information, and even infection. Now researchers at MIT and Boston Children's Hospital have found that, even in the microscopic environment within a single cell, physical crowding increases the chance for interactions, in a way that can significantly alter a cell's health and development.
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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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Industry News

Navigating Covid-19: Intelligent Disinfection Solutions
Since the outbreak of Covid-19 in early 2020, the pandemic has spread quickly around the world to 188 countries and regions. Against this background, personal protective equipment (PPE),...
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A True Portable ECG Perfect for Telemedicine Kit
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping distance has brought changes on people’s lives and also the medical service. Telemedicine service that seamlessly connects patients and doctors draws...
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Sandvik Materials Technology Expands to Tucson, Arizona
Second U.S. Location to Manufacture Fine Medical Wire and Components. Sandvik Materials Technology, a world-leading developer and manufacturer of advanced stainless steels and special alloys,...
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Delta ModTech moves into new corporate headquarters
Minneapolis, MN – “We’ve Moved!” US Converting machine manufacturer Delta ModTech moved into their new corporate headquarters in Ramsey Minnesota mid-August 2020. “We’re excited to announce...
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Fortunately, the device gave an alarm
It was only thanks to the Rossmax blood pressure monitor PARR X5 that 55-year-old Robert Schär noticed at the right moment that he had atrial fibrillation in order to avert worse. “I have been treated...
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Elevated red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is associated with the risk of Covid-19 mortality
During this Coronavirus crisis, all the attention of clinicians around the world lays on the direct diagnosis of the COVID-19 disease, whether by PCR, Rapid Tests or classical serology. However, cell...
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NLR parameter in Icon-5 and Icon-5 OP hematology analyzers to battle COVID-19
The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the whole world and Norma is dedicated to contribute and help to this still growing and sadly, worsening virus outbreak that is threatening many of our lives...
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ALVALUX RECEIVES ISO13485 CERTIFICATION
Alvalux Medical, a Belgian medtech company, announced today that it has achieved ISO 13485:2016 / EN ISO 13485:2016 Certification, the internationally recognized quality standard designed to ensure...
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Genrui released affordable, high-quality Covid-19 antigen rapid test kits
Genrui Biotech Inc. released SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Test Kit (Colloidal Gold)-affordable, high-quality Covid-19 antigen rapid tests. The antigen test kits are highly portable, reliable, easy to...
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Oxygen equipment pioneer AirSep, a division of CAIRE Inc., at the forefront in the global fight against COVID-19
Since the outbreak of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, AirSep Corporation, a division of CAIRE Inc., has seen a higher demand in oxygen generators globally particularly in Russia and the Ukraine.
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ENDOLASERLIFT: lifting becomes outpatient with Lumix Q Platform!
With Lumix Q Platform, Nd:YAG Q-Switched laser Platform, the 320um optical fiber is inserted into the subcutaneous tissue of the area to be treated, avoiding any kind of tissue trauma. All the laser...
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Interview with Richard Wiens, Director, Strategic Supply, Nordion on Cobalt Supply
Nordion is one of the pioneers in using Cobalt-60 for gamma sterilization. The company has been building irradiators and shipping Cobalt sources around the world for more than 50 years and continues...
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Sotera Health’s Sterigenics Announces Acquisition of Iotron Industries
Additional Electron Beam capacity enhances Sterigenics’ global leadership in sterilization solutions CLEVELAND, Ohio – August 3, 2020 – Sotera Health, the world’s leading,...
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USAID FUNDS A NW50 UNIT IN TUNISIE
Newster proud to announce Dasri Sterile located in El Krib Tunisie has been awarded funds from USAID for a NW50 unit to increase it's treatment capacity to meet the large increase in COVID-19...
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THE SRI TRANG GROUPS PROUDLY RECEIVES FSC™ CERTIFICATION AS THE PIONEER FULLY INTEGRATED RUBBER COMPANY STEPPING INTO THE "ESSENCE OF A SUSTAINABLE GREEN RUBBER ORGANIZATION"
Sri Trang Group proudly received multiple FSC™ (Forest Stewardship Council ™) certifications for international standards including: FSC-FM (Forest Management Certification), FSC-COC (Chain-of-Custody...
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Sri Trang gloves moves forward to deliver ˹ Touch Of Life™˼ on a global scale with Halal certified gloves.
Today Sri Trang gloves is proud to announce that we are Halal certified from the Central Islamic Council of Thailand, taking a huge step forward and building confident hand protection for Muslim...
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STGT receives "Best of the Best" prize at the FDA Quality Awards 2020, reaffirming commitment to quality, standards and good corporate governance
On August 17, 2020, Mr. Veerasith Sinchareonkul, Executive Director of Sri Trang Gloves (Thailand) Public Company Limited (STGT), proudly accepted the FDA Quality Award 2020 in the category of &#...
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PSA Oxygen: A Reliable, Safer Alternative for Hospitals and Medical Facilities
AirSep Corporation, a CAIRE Inc. company, develops innovative, economical, non-cryogenic oxygen supply solutions as a safer alternative to cylinder or liquid supplies- providing a reliable source of...
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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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MyotonPRO makes it possible to test muscle adaptation in space
“MyotonPRO” digital palpation device orbits the Earth on the International Space Station ISS as we speak. For more: NASA - Expedition 63 in progress   ESA and NASA launched the device for...
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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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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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