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MEDICA Live 2019

Fast test, faster diagnosis – Interview with EUROIMMUN Medizinische Labordiagnostika AG

In the evening at MEDICA

Technology to increase performance

Safe drug handling with Tevadaptor - Interview with Simplivia Healthcare Ltd.

50 years Zimmer MedizinSysteme AG

Video: Innovative, modern, sustainable – medical consumables of today

Halls 9 to 12

Food at MEDICA

Surgery Workflow Toolbox

AERO.RACE-Lab

Video: MEDICA App COMPETITION: clear the stage for mobile Health

Schiller Medizintechnik GmbH

Professional visitors at MEDICA 2019

Better perception for young and old – Interview with MediTECH Electronic

Rehabilition goes Virtual Reality

Portable rehabilitation arm robot

German Medical Award

CellAED – the mobile miniature AED – Interview with Rapid Response Revival

action medeor at MEDICA

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Rush of visitors at MEDICA 2019

Fast immobilisation of biomolecules – Interview with molecular plasma group

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The Fraunhofer Institute has always stood for innovation. Recently, there has also been a Research Institution for Additive Manufacturing Technologies (IAPT). You want to know what is possible with additive technologies? Take a look in Hall 10/G05.
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Das Familienunternehmen Erbe Medizintechnik vertreibt weltweit chirurgische Instrumente. Welches Gerät für den OP die Firma mit auf der MEDICA hat, erfahrt ihr in Halle 10/G21.
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A day at the MEDICA is quite exhausting. Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities for a snack on the exhibition grounds. Sometimes you just have to bring a little more time with you. Bon appétit.
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How good is your hearing? The latest generation of otoscopes is available at LAFTAN International in Hall 11/E12.
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It is part of the hospital's basic equipment - surgical gowns. Eders Medical can certainly tell you a lot about it. You will find the company in Hall 16/H42.
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You want to do a running or gait analysis? Then you need the GaitUp Physilog. If you pass hall 13/D46, have a look at it.
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We all want to be fit and healthy. You can see what the future looks like when it comes to fitness at VitaScale GmbH (hall 13/D46). The headset analyses the breathing air as well as your heart rate and uses this data to precisely optimize your training - for the best result.
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In emergency medicine, things are tight and yet every move has to be right. The airway aids from VBM Medizintechnik GmbH are designed to make work easier in these difficult situations. Learn more in Hall 10/C 59.
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Clean air is essential, especially in the medical sector. The EOLIS Air Manager from SAS NEOSANTE not only filters macro particles, but also unpleasant odors with its activated carbon filter and kills germs with a UV lamp. It also has a Deep Clean Function. See for yourself how it works in Hall 15/G10.
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Spes Medica offers a complete range of electrodes and accessories to be used during EEG, EP and ERG examinations. Maximum signal quality meets high wearing comfort for patients in Hall 9/B15.
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The future-generation diagnostics is presented by anvajo in hall 3/F52. The fluidly R-300 ist the smallest and most convenient liquid fluid analyzer on the market. It combines a full-fledged spectrometer with a high-resolution microscope to improve diagnostics thanks to even more accurate analysis.
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With the Venoscopio IV Plus it is possible to highlight peripheral veins using LEDs and thus enable even more precise blood collection. Test it yourself in Hall 3/B64 at MEDICA.
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Is winter casting you down? Pocket Sky (Hall 13/D46) can help. The glasses provide you with the right light and help you not only to get in a better mood, but also increase your performance.
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SmartPeakFlow warns you before an asthma attack occurs. Just put it on your smartphone, blow in the device and see the results directly on the screen. Want to know more? SmartPeakFlow can be found in Hall 16/K21-5 at MEDICA.
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When was the last time you used patient headphones at the hospital? There's a shiver running down your back, isn't it? No problem with the SaniBits - the antibacterial headphones. Hall 14/F37
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Efficient and focused on the UDI marking of medical devices: At MEDICA (Hall 15/L23), FOBA Laser Marking + Engraving will present its camera-based M-series workstations.
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A bath can be very relaxing. The Reval Group tubs combine style and functionality in a care environment. Find out more about the assistive bathing systems in Hall 14/D30.
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Free of PVC and BPA, the CleanMask™ Anaesthesia Masks from WilMarc (Hall 16/F17-3) are sustainable and odor-free and therefore also suitable for newborns, infants, toddlers and children.
Photo: Angio rehab arm ergometer model by Lode BV; Copyright: beta-web/Klein
The arm ergometers from Lode BV bring muscles in arms and shoulders at full speed. You can see how software can further increase performance in hall 9, stand A43.
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Sending extensive ECG data anywhere, anytime to transmit diagnoses directly over the phone? That works! With HeartView from Aerotel Medical Systems Ltd. Hall 9, C01.
Photo: ER monitor; Copyright: beta-web/Klein
Avalanche SI neuromonitors can identify and functionally test motor nerves during surgery - such as sensory nerves or cerebral structures. More about neuromonitors at Dr. Langer Medical in hall 9, booth C50.

News from the editors of MEDICA-tradefair.com

Smart technology: toilets as the next health data wellspring
Wearable, smart technologies are transforming the ability to monitor and improve health, but a decidedly low-tech commodity - the humble toilet - may have potential to outperform them all.
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Cells: blocking metastasis-promoting enzyme
In a breakthrough with important implications for the future of immunotherapy for breast cancer, UC San Francisco scientists have found that blocking the activity of a single enzyme can prevent a common type of breast cancer from spreading to distant organs.
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Protection through awareness and prevention - World Diabetes Day 2019
Do you know who celebrates his birthday on November 14th? It’s the Canadian surgeon Frederick Banting. Why is that important? Because he was the first to isolate the hormone insulin and thereby lay the foundation for the treatment of diabetes. That's why World Diabetes Day today reminds us of Banting, in 2019 for the 28th time already!
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Diabetes: women most affected by vascular complications
Women are most affected by the vascular complications of diabetes - a situation likely to escalate in the coming decades, reports a paper published on World Diabetes Day in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Cardiovascular disease occurs 15 years earlier in patients with diabetes and is their main cause of morbidity and mortality.
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Electrostimulation: approach to spinal injuries
Delivering a diversified electric message to the different fibres of the injured spinal cord through a new technology able to deliver it in a targeted and independent manner. What is the result? Greater efficiency in recovering the control of voluntary limb movements in the event of serious damage to the spinal cord. This is the focus of the research study just published in Brain Stimulation.
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Blood cells: AI-driven classification
Every day, millions of single blood cells are evaluated for disease diagnostics in medical laboratories and clinics. Most of this repetitive task is still done manually by trained cytologists who inspect cells in stained blood smears and classify. This process suffers from classification variability and requires the presence and expertise of a trained cytologist.
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Diagnostics: missed prosthetic joint infections
Standard diagnostic methods are not adequate to identify prosthetic joint infections (PJIs) in patients with rheumatic diseases, according to findings from a new study by researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. The study was presented at the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Professionals annual meeting in Atlanta on November 12.
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Biosensor: technology created for stem cells
A Rutgers-led team has created better biosensor technology that may help lead to safe stem cell therapies for treating Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and other neurological disorders.
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Genetic data: a method to standardize analysis
MIPT researchers have collaborated with Atlas Biomedical Holding and developed a new bioinformatics data analysis method. The developed program, EphaGen, can be used for quality control when diagnosing genetic diseases. The team published the article in Nucleic Acid Research.
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Synapses in 3D: new method to map brain structures
Our brain consists of countless nerve cells that transmit signals from one cell to the next. The connections between these cells, the synapses, provide a key to understanding how our memory works. An American research team has now succeeded in identifying these switching points in millimeter-sized tissue with a light microscope on the basis of their structure.
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Children with Down syndrome: increased risk for arthritis
A new study finds that children with Down syndrome are at an increased risk of an associated form of arthritis. Additionally, researchers recommend changing the name to Down syndrome-associated arthritis to more accurately reflect the inflammatory and erosive nature of the condition. Details of this study will be presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting.
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Cells: oxygen-starved tumor cells promoting cancer spread
Using cells from human breast cancers and mouse breast cancer models, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have significant new evidence that tumor cells exposed to low-oxygen conditions have an advantage when it comes to invading and surviving in the bloodstream.
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Immunology: why beta-blockers cause skin inflammation
Beta-blockers are often used to treat high blood pressure and other cardiovascular diseases. However, in some patients they can trigger or exacerbate psoriasis, an inflammatory skin disease. Scientists at the University of Bonn and Freie Universität Berlin have now found a possible cause for this. Their results have been published in the renowned journal "Autophagy".
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Bone: dissolving screws
Where bones fracture, surgeons often have to join the fragments with implants. Magnesium orthopaedic screws, which over time dissolve in the body, spare patients another operation after healing is completed and reduce the risk of infection. To develop optimized alloys and orthopaedic screws with functionalized surfaces, Empa researchers are now investigating magnesium corrosion.
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Pulverize kidney stones: like windshield-cracking raindrops
A plane has to be going pretty fast for a mere raindrop to crack its windshield, but it can happen. Now, new models of the physics behind the improbable feat may just help doctors crack kidney stones to pieces.
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Imaging: biopsies with MRI-compatible ultrasound system
Biopsies are standard procedures in interventional radiology, not least for patients with a suspected tumor. In this instance, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is increasingly the method of choice for guiding minimally invasive tissue sampling. Yet this involves having to undergo repeated MRI scans, which patients find uncomfortable.
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mHealth: preventive healthcare via app
Demand for apps for preventive health care is growing all the time. Particularly popular are diagnostic assistants that record physiological and fitness data. However, there are data protection concerns with these tools.
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Telemedicine: new technology for veterans with PTSD
New technology aims to improve the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder by allowing veterans to virtually take their doctor with them during prolonged exposure therapy. The system gives the doctor physical and psychological information about the veterans in real time.
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AI: revealing the nature of RNA-protein interactions
A new computational tool developed by KAUST scientists uses artificial intelligence (AI) to infer the RNA-binding properties of proteins. The software, called NucleicNet, outperforms other algorithmic models of its kind and provides additional biological insights that could aid in drug design and development.
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Wearable: transformative electronics systems
A KAIST team has designed a new strategy for electronics that will mechanically transform into a wearable electronic device. Imagine a handheld electronic gadget that can soften and deform when attached to our skin. This will be the future of electronics we all dreamed of.
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Regenerative medicine: material for cell immune response
Scientists of Tomsk Polytechnic University jointly with the University of Montana (USA) proposed a new promising material for regenerative medicine for recovery of damaged tissues and blood vessels.
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Vaccines: super-antibody strategy
New influenza vaccines are required every autumn, because the viruses constantly change the components to which our immune protection responds. Medical research is focusing on universal vaccines that target more stable parts of the viruses. This new generation of broadly neutralising antibodies is particularly important for controlling life-threatening viral infections.
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Virtual reality: bimodal "electronic skin"
Through the crafty use of magnetic fields, scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and the Johannes Kepler University in Linz have developed the first electronic sensor that can simultaneously process both touchless and tactile stimuli.
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Smart watch: a stretchable stopwatch lights up human skin
Imagine a runner who doesn't need to carry a stopwatch or cell phone to check her time: She could just gaze at the glowing stopwatch display on the back of her hand. Such human-machine interfaces are no longer science fiction, but they still have a way to go before becoming mainstream.
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Microscope: malaria pathogen under X-ray
Around 40 percent of humanity lives in regions affected by malaria, around 200 million people contract the disease every year, and an estimated 600,000 people die as a result. These pathogens are unicellular organisms that settle inside the red blood cells of their hosts and metabolize hemoglobin there to grow and multiply.
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Industry News

An innovative application to evaluate fall risk in older adults looks for distributors
Instituto de Biomecánica (IBV) presents at MEDICA trade fair (Hall 13 / booth A62) its latest services, products and future developments applied to healthcare sector. The internacional research...
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The World’s First Vascular Access Air Warming Device Achieves 87.5% Success!
The Airglove warming device works in just 3 minutes gently warming the patients arm to the selected temperature. With extended courses of treatment such as chemotherapy repeated cannulation is often...
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Industry Heavyweight Philippe Depois joins Baltimore Innovations in time for Medica 2019
On 18-21 November, Baltimore innovations will be exhibiting in Dusseldorf at Medica 2019: the world’s largest trade fair for the Medical Sector. This year Baltimore will be joined by new team...
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The first single use mouth prop in the world with an integral tether
Following an extensive research and development programme, Robinson Healthcare is delighted to announce the launch of Instrapac Manta® - the world’s first intraoral mouth prop with a moulded...
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Participation of the Government of St. Petersburg in the exhibition MEDICA 2019
This year St. Petersburg will once again become a participant of the international exhibition of the medical industry MEDICA 2019. The organizer of the city’s exposition at the MEDICA 2019...
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Mike Rimmer, Operations Director Brandon Medical Company Limited, has been selected in The Manufacturer Top 100 2019
Britain’s manufacturing heroes named in Liverpool Mike Rimmer, Operations Director Brandon Medical Company Limited, has been selected in The Manufacturer Top 100 2019 publication. “Brandon...
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biolitec® Medica 2019: New ELLA® laser therapy for endometriosis – Precise laser treatment of bladder tumors with trans-urethral laser ablation TULA® now available
Vienna, 13th November 2019 – biolitec®, the worldwide active developer and manufacturer of medical laser systems for minimally invasive treatment, is going to present new treatment methods for...
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Innovative drain disinfectant that kills and prevents biofilms launched at MEDICA 2019
Infection prevention specialist GAMA Healthcare is launching a ground-breaking drain disinfectant at MEDICA 2019 that kills, removes and prevents formation of biofilms, including the highly resistant...
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World’s first digital testing device for early bowel cancer screening showcased at MEDICA 2019
Oxford MEStar – an Oxford University bioengineering spinout company – will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2019 (18 – 21st November 2019) to showcase the world’s first digital Faecal...
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Vancive Medical Technologies and Finesse Medical Ltd. Rebranded as Avery Dennison Medical
DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY – 18 November 2019 – Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) announced that its medical businesses — Vancive Medical Technologies and Finesse Medical Ltd. — have been rebranded as...
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Avery Dennison Medical Introduces Eight Adhesive Materials, Wound Care Solutions at Medica 2019
DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY – 18 November 2019 – Avery Dennison Medical is launching eight new products at the 2019 Medica International Trade Fair, which begins today and runs through November 21 at the...
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CAIRE announces European launch of next generation FreeStyle Comfort portable oxygen concentrator
Award-winning device rolls out new clinical enhancements at annual MEDICA show Ball Ground, GA, November 17, 2019 – The next generation of the award-winning FreeStyle® Comfort® portable oxygen...
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Breakthrough AI technology to measure absolute blood pressure
With the start of Medica, the largest medical fair in Düsseldorf, Verhaert Masters in Innovation presents a new AI based technology measuring absolute blood pressure directly from finger, wrist or...
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SCHOTT Illuminates Single-Use Endoscopes with New and Easy-to-Handle Product Line
The SCHOTT® SingleEZ Guide plug-and-play illumination solution for single-use endoscopes is the first member of a new modular product family based on fiber optics. Fiber optic lighting specialist...
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EIZO Releases Extension for Its Video Over IP Solution that Transmits 4K Video Signals at 60 Hz for the OR
EIZO GmbH today announced an extension for its video over IP solution, CuratOR Alipe, which provides lossless transmission of image and video within and outside of the OR. With the new TIP0810-HDMI IP...
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FIND Collaborate with SpeeDx and QuantuMDx
The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) are supporting a collaboration with SpeeDx and QuantuMDx to assess the feasibility of developing low-cost point of care (POC) tests for...
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10 years high-end radiation therapy at UKHD – prospectively, irradiation with helium ions will be established
Opened in 2009, the Heidelberg Ion Beam Therapy Center HIT at Heidelberg University Hospital is one of the most modern therapy centers for radiation therapy in the world. It enables the treatment of...
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Macadamian Technologies Achieves Microsoft Gold Partner Status & Azure Cloud Platform Competency
GATINEAU, Quebec - Oct. 29, 2019 - PRLog -- Macadamian Technologies today announced it has achieved Gold partner status and Cloud Platform competency, demonstrating a "best-in-class" ability...
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Surgical Holdings launch Rigid Endoscope Repair Service at MEDICA 2019
An award-winning British manufacturer is delighted to be launching its ‘rigid endoscope repair service’ at MEDICA 2019. Surgical Holdings offers global hospitals a fast, reliable,...
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Brandon Medical Develops i2i: smart solutions for operating theatres
i2i stands for “isolated to integrated” and has been developed at Brandon Medical’s research and development department in Leeds, UK  The operating theatre environment has dramatically...
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Canada at MEDICA, Düsseldorf (November 18 - 21, 2019)
Biggest Canadian Participation Ever MEDICA – the leading international medical tradeshow – has been attracting generations of Canadian visitors and exhibitors. This year, 59 Canadian medical...
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4D DWF Innovative technology creates the Best Bed Climate for great sleep
Close to 30% of Americans rather shave their heads bold in exchange for a good night sleep Are you willing to eat PB&J sandwiches as lunch for a whole year in exchange for a good-night sleep?...
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SCHOTT’s Laser-Diffusing Technology Enables More Effective Light-Based Therapies
Improving patients’ health with precision glass-based diffusers Very high homogeneity and efficiency of light radiation Various diffuser geometries: cylindrical, front emitting, spherical and...
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Diaphragm liquid pump offers great advantages
In its FP 400 diaphragm liquid pump, KNF has managed to horizontally arrange five diaphragms on a single level for the first time. The new arrangement enables the FP 400 to achieve very low pulsing on...
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Now even smaller for hand-held medical devices
When coming into close contact with medical devices, patients primarily expect these devices to be quiet and produce minimal vibration. For the manufacturers, size, weight and reliability also count —...
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