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Diagnostic tests: Identify cancer treatment in five days
UNIGE researchers have developed a cell co-culture platform that can reproduce a patient's tumour in 3D and test the best treatment combinations for its specific case in just five days.
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Microscope: Technology revolutionizes drug development
The search for new drugs to combat diseases more effectively could be revolutionised through a new £30 million electron microscopy project. Experts would be able to see, for the first time, how a particular drug works within a patient at a cellular level or the molecular processes set in motion by a genetic mutation.
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Microfluidic chip: New technology to capture tumor cells
Instead of searching for a needle in a haystack, what if you were able to sweep the entire haystack to one side, leaving only the needle behind? That's the strategy researchers in the University of Georgia College of Engineering followed in developing a new microfluidic device that separates elusive circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from a sample of whole blood.
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Analyser system: New approach catalogues vast cell number
Data-sampling method makes "sketches" of unwieldy biological datasets while still capturing the full diversity of cell types. MIT researchers are now bringing that concept to computational biology, with a novel method that extracts comprehensive samples of massive cell datasets that are easier to analyze for biological and medical studies.
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Diagnostics: Novel device for Parkinson’s disease
Presently there are no disease-modifying therapies for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease; however, one potential strategy for treatment is to prevent α-synuclein aggregation. As a first step, researchers at Osaka University have developed a device that can assess the degree of α-synuclein aggregation in the brain.
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Organ-on-a-chip: mini-centrifuge for simpler study of blood cells
A simple innovation the size of a grain of sand means we can now analyse cells and tiny particles as if they were inside the human body. The new micro-device for fluid analysis will enable more tailored experiments in drug development and disease research via new 'organ-on-chip' systems.
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Laboratory medicine: new method for liquid biopsies
Advancing technology is allowing scientists increasingly to search for tiny signs of cancer and other health issues in samples of patients' blood and urine. These "liquid biopsies" are less invasive than a traditional biopsy, and can provide information about what's happening throughout the body instead of just at a single site.
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Gut-on-a-chip: personalized treatment for Crohn's disease
To model human health and disease, organ-on-a-chip technology mimics the human body's organ structure, functionality and physiology in a controlled environment. These miniature systems, which serve as accurate models of various organs from the heart and lungs to the gut and the kidneys, can use a patient's own cells to test drugs and understand disease processes.
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Microfluidic chip to better detect Ebola virus
A faculty-researcher at Rochester Institute of technology has developed a prototype micro device with bio-sensors that can detect the deadly Ebola virus. With this type of device, those infected can be treated earlier, and the early detection process can potentially decrease the spread of infections.
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Analzing system: Breakthrough designation KidneyIntelX™
Renalytix AI plc (AIM: RENX), a developer of artificial intelligence-enabled clinical diagnostics for kidney disease, announces that it has been granted Breakthrough Device designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for its lead diagnostic, KidneyIntelX™. This is the first such designation for an AI-enabled diagnostic for kidney disease publicly announced by any company.
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News from the exhibitors of MEDICA and COMPAMED

new: MediSmart® SkinSPA bath tablets - for treatment of Diabetic feet/legs
Carbonic Acid Bath Tabs -> Natural carbonated Spa-treatment for home use SUSTAINABLY IMPROVES BLOOD CIRCULATION AND STIMULATES THE SKIN REGENERATION FRAGRANCE-FREE AND WITHOUT COLORANTS pH NEUTRAL...
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Moisture Solutions
Clinipak offer an extensive range of liners designed to absorb and spread condensate during autoclaving to encourage drier packs. As a result of our flexible production methods, bespoke sizes can be...
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Canada at MEDICA, Düsseldorf (November 12 - 15, 2018)
Largest Canadian Participation Ever MEDICA – the leading international medical tradeshow – has been attracting generations of Canadian visitors and exhibitors. This year, an unprecedented 64 Canadian...
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Flexible solutions for packing medical products
Wolfertschwenden, September 25 2018 - At Compamed 2018 MULTIVAC will be presenting an innovative packaging concept for medical and pharmaceutical products, which offers users a novel opening aid for...
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Primere + What pressure do your bandages have? (Looking for distributors)
After years manufacturing and selling bandages we decided to design a device able to measure the bandages pressure. This device has been developed for education and healthcare fields. It is highly...
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Teleflex Medical OEM Opens State-Of-The-Art Customer Solution Centre In Ireland
Teleflex Medical OEM, a recognized global leader in diagnostic and interventional catheters, announces the opening of its Customer Solution Centre (CSC), in Limerick, Ireland. Teleflex Medical OEM...
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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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Innovative Braiding Technology Unveiled By Teleflex Medical OEM
Teleflex Medical OEM, a global leader in custom-engineered sutures, today announced an advanced braiding technology that can divide a suture into multiple end branches or integrate several “loops”...
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New Suture Technology, From Teleflex Medical OEM, May Reduce Tissue Strangulation
Teleflex Medical OEM, a global leader in specialized sutures, braids, and fibers, announces an innovative suture technology: Force Fiber Fusion™ Suture. This “two-in-one” construct transitions from...
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FLATPAQ RRC2130 – The world’s first multi-cell standard batteries using prismatic Lithium-Ion cells
Today, a majority of the smart, multi-cell Lithium-Ion battery packs utilize 18650 cells. Battery packs using prismatic cells are very common in consumer products (smart phones, etc.), generally using...
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