Topics of the Month 2017 -- MEDICA Trade Fair

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Overview: Topics of the Month 2017

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December 2017: Safe technology


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.
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November 2017: MEDICA 2017


This year, the world's largest medical trade fair will be a great opportunity to discover many new things. In the START-UP PARK, young entrepreneurs can enter into discussions with investors, visitors or each other. Physicians who are interested in further training courses will find what they are looking for in the MEDICA ACADEMY.
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October 2017: mHealth


Life is becoming more and more digital, and the smartphone has become our daily companion. This trend is also reflected in the health care system. The term mHealth includes not only portable heart rate monitors, but also smartphone apps that are declared as medical devices. Chronically ill patients are a popular and constantly growing target group for the mobile health market.
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September 2017: Imaging, sonography, endoscopy


Different imaging methods have made the inside of our body accessible for research, diagnosis and treatment. Researchers and physicians especially took the heart and its functions into their sights, since heart diseases affect countless people nowadays.
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August 2017: Point-of-care solutions


Point-of-Care solutions are medical rapid tests, which can be carried out in an uncomplicated way in nearly any place and without requiring a lot of time. The samples do not have to be sent to a laboratory but can be analyzed in a hospital, at the doctor’s or at the pharmacist’s.
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July 2017: Surgical lasers


Lasers have been used in surgery for decades. They have been continuously refined for different treatments. And they have become smaller and smaller, while their area of use has become ever larger: most of today's lasers are not bulky and rigid anymore, but can be flexibly used. They have also found their places in many ORs and doctor's offices.
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June 2017: Physiotherapy


Exoskeletons for arms, hands and legs, videogames that motivate to move or a combination of both: More and more new technologies are being used in physiotherapy and rehabilitation, even in the home environment. They have in common that they support patients and therapists. Learn more about the use of sensor technology, robotics and more in our Topic of the Month June.
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May 2017: Medical Market India


India is becoming more and more interesting for many medical technology companies, because the country itself does not manage to meet the needs. This can also be seen in the well-attended MEDICAL FAIR INDIA 2017, which attracted many exhibitors and visitors from all over the world. We have researched for you on this exciting topic.
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March 2017: Big Data and medicine


The worldwide amount of digital data doubles every two years. In the medical sector, too, data is not only becoming bigger but is also becoming more. In addition to "classical" patient data like blood parameters or medication, patients' genomes are playing a more and more important role. But how can these data mountains be utilized, how is Big Data evolving to Smart Data?
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April 2017: Laboratory medicine: infectious diseases


Infectious diseases come unnoticed and can have severe consequences. Prevention through good hygiene is the best protection for people in hospitals. This is especially necessary for weakened patients whose immune systems are not able to fight back the infections by themselves. When they still fall ill, physicians need to be quick to diagnose and treat them.
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February 2017: The eye


Our sense of vision enables us like no other to independently and freely do what we want. It is very difficult for most people to lose it: They must completely adjust themselves to learn how to compensate the loss through hearing, touching and auxiliary means. But today, we are already able to treat many diseases that threaten our vision.
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January 2017: Children and cancer


Pediatric oncology has many successes in the treatment of children and adolescents with cancer. Much has improved thanks to research, more children reach the adult age today thanks to therapy . Nevertheless, the treatment of children is difficult because it is a very emotional issue - for the families, the affected persons and the treating physicians and carers.
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