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Safety and quality in medical technology

Dear Sir or Madam,

Have you ever wondered which norms a product has to comply with to be considered a medical device and who or what guarantees its quality and safety? These regulations are unknown to many patients and young entrepreneurs. In our current Topic of the Month December, we bring light into the darkness and explain which standards, guidelines and certificates exist in medical technology.

Have an informative week,

Julia Unverzagt
Editorial team MEDICA-tradefair.com
image: 12 - 15 November 2018, MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine in Düsseldorf

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Topic of the Month: Safe technology
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Safe technology – A lot of work behind a successful medical product

Topic of the Month

Image: A woman's hand puts a puzzle piece with the word regulations on it into a puzzle; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Randolf Berold
Medical products around the world have to comply with the strictest safety contraints before they can be sold. But symbols and stickers that show the certification and testing of a product are only small signs for all the work that is behind the successful market access. Large manufacturers are able to put whole departments to this work. But young companies, who just bring their first product to the market, face an enormous task here. For our Topic of the Month, we looked what is in store for them here and what they have to keep in mind.
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Safe technology – A lot of work behind a successful medical product

Research & Technology

Fighting myocardial infarction with nanoparticle tandems

How can damaged cardiac tissue following a heart attack best be treated with replacement muscle cells? A research team under the supervision of the University of Bonn is now presenting an innovative method on mice: Muscle replacement cells, which are to take over the function of the damaged tissue, are loaded with magnetic nanoparticles.
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Harmful effects of being overweight underestimated

Study measured effects of high and low BMI in 60,000 parents and children.
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Researchers find link between excessive screen time and suicide risk

New research presents compelling evidence that the more time teenagers spend on smartphones and other electronic screens, the more likely they are to feel depressed and think about, or attempt, suicide.
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An anti-aging protein could be targeted to rejuvenate immune cells

New study explains what happens when the immune system ages.
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Researchers ID bacteria tied to esophageal cancer

Researchers at NYU Langone Health's Perlmutter Cancer Center report that at least three kinds of bacteria in the mouths of Americans may heighten or lower their risk of developing esophageal cancer.
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