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Illuminated pajama for the mobile therapy of jaundice

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Many young families are confronted with the issue of jaundice in newborns. Until now, there have been special incubators for treating the disease, in which babies were irradiated with blue light. A illuminated pajama developed by Empa researchers is now to enable treatment at home. Thus parents could avoid a separation from their children in this critical phase. Read more in our current interview.

I wish you a snowy week,

Julia Unverzagt
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image: 12 - 15 November 2018, MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine in Düsseldorf

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Topic of the Month: Innovation Office of the BfArM
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Illuminated pajamas treat jaundice in mommy's arms


Image: Woman holding a doll in a glowing pyjamas; Copyright: Empa
Sixty percent of newborns are affected by jaundice during their first days of life. In most cases, the condition is harmless. The ailment is more pronounced in premature babies, whose treatment involves irradiation with blue light in a special incubator – naked and alone. The materials scientists at Empa now want to customize this method to the needs of babies and thus significantly improve the treatment.
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Innovation Office: accreditation and certification consulting services for startups

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The road to a marketable medical device is long and winding. Devices must meet specific regulatory requirements for medical applications. It is especially challenging for startup businesses to stay on top of these criteria. That's why the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices has started to offer the Innovation Office since the beginning of this year – an information hub for startup companies.
Read more in our Topic of the Month:
Innovation Office: accreditation and certification consulting services for startups
When is a medical device considered to be a medical device? – Certification, norms, and standards

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