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Medicine: taking new paths

Dear Sir or Madam,

Health policy is not only highly complex, but matters of this kind are often hotly debated in public. The current corona pandemic is also providing plenty of food for discussion. After all, laws, ordinances and regulations must ensure that health care is safe and patient well-being is guaranteed - a vital task. Every player in the healthcare system should therefore keep abreast of the health policy challenges. At virtual.MEDICA 2020, this is possible even in times of crisis. Learn more in our Trend Topic "Medicine: taking new paths"!

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Your virtual.MEDICA team

Image: 16 to 19 November 2020, virtual.MEDICA


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Know-how at the pulse of time

Image: Mood Image MEDICA TECH FORUM; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf
For the eleventh time the MEDICA TECH FORUM will take place this year. Numerous exhibitors and experts from the healthcare market will be presenting current, relevant topics from economy, technology, science and politics relating to medical technology. The leading industry associations SPECTARIS and ZVEI will explore with you the German and international market environment as well as the implementation of modern procedures and methods in clinical practice.
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Smart Hospital: Digitally Connected Healthcare

Topic of the Month

Image: Symbols from everyday hospital life as digital images coming from a stethoscope; Copyright: PantherMedia/everythingposs
Every year, new technologies hit the market. They expand, update, and connect hospitals and healthcare facilities. But advancing digitization not only accelerates the speed of improvements, it also uncovers problem areas that must still be fixed.
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Smart Hospital: Digitally Connected Healthcare
The digital hospital: integration and digitization
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Strengthening innovative power of German medical technology industry

Public Health & Associations, Information and Communication Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

The medical technology industry is facing major challenges due to digitalization, new manufacturing technologies and changes in the regulatory framework. In order to strengthen the innovative power of the SME-driven German medical technology industry, the BMBF joint project "EUREKA-AMeLie aims to create new opportunities for a structure for networked product development.
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virtual.MEDICA 2020

Why you should definitely participate virtually: This is new for you in 2020!

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Experience a medical technology highlight in virtual form that can be accessed by anyone from anywhere - virtual.MEDICA from 16 - 19 November 2020. And where you can still discover innovations, maintain contacts and stay up to date through knowledge transfer.
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Robotic assistance to make colonoscopy kinder and easier

Research & Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

Scientists have made a breakthrough in their work to develop semi-autonomous colonoscopy, using a robot to guide a medical device into the body. The milestone brings closer the prospect of an intelligent robotic system being able to guide instruments to precise locations in the body to take biopsies or allow internal tissues to be examined.
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Smart textiles: Dyeing process gives electronic properties

Research & Technology, Information and Communication Technology

Whether in fitness, medicine or in the entertainment industry, IT devices worn on the body, such as smart watches, are becoming increasingly popular. Such wearables benefit from the input device fitting as naturally as possible to the body – for example as electro-sensitive fabrics, so-called e-textiles.
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Virtual reality software allows scientists to 'walk' inside cells

Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostica, Research & Technology, Information and Communication Technology

Virtual reality software which allows researchers to 'walk' inside and analyse individual cells could be used to understand fundamental problems in biology and develop new treatments for disease.
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Wearable sensors printed directly on skin without heat

Research & Technology, Information and Communication Technology

Wearable sensors are evolving from watches and electrodes to bendable devices that provide far more precise biometric measurements and comfort for users. Now, an international team of researchers has taken the evolution one step further by printing sensors directly on human skin without the use of heat.
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Handheld robotic exoskeleton to improve hand mobility problems

Physiotherapy, Orthopedy Technology, Research & Technology

The Engineering Design and Technological Development Group (DIDET), from the University of AlicanteArtefactosLAB, has once again taken a step forward in terms of social innovation with the design of a new handheld robotic exoskeleton. Named [flick], this robotic exoskeleton improves the lives of people with limited or no ability to move due to neurological and/or physiological disorders.
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Hotspot for digital innovations

mage: The stage of the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM next to a smartphone with an opened app; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf
The MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM is the innovation and networking forum for the healthcare industry and related disciplines, where international companies and start-ups present their latest insights, technologies and solutions for connected and mobile healthcare. More than 130 speakers will show which digital topics will be on the future health agenda. About 100 selected start-ups present their solutions in the MEDICA DISRUPT sessions and pitches. They will revolutionize healthcare with their breakthrough solutions.
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Digital dashboard improves cancer case review efficiency

Economy & Markets, Information and Communication Technology

Multidisciplinary tumor boards are vital to cancer treatment plans, bringing together clinicians from different specialties to guide patient treatment and improve outcomes. However, compiling the relevant data for each case is time-consuming and requires contributions from multiple team members.
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3D-RoboticScope: surgery with a head movement


Image: Surgeon with glasses and 3D-RoboticScope in use; Copyright: bhs-technologies
Surgery can be very strenuous for a surgeon, as he often has to bend over the patient in a rigid position for hours. For the first time worldwide, a surgical microscope that can be controlled by head movements was used at the University Hospital Zurich. This makes surgery not only more comfortable, but also faster.
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3D-RoboticScope: surgery with a head movement
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Commodities and Consumer Goods, Company News

Super Brush Receives ISO 13485:2016 Certification

Super Brush LLC

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Springfield, MA – Super Brush LLC. A manufacturing leader in foam swabs and applicators announced today that the company has earned ISO 13485:2016 certification for its quality management system. ISO...
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Electromedicine, Medical Technology, Company News

Teleflex Medical OEM Announces Expansion of Georgia Facility To Meet Growing Demand For Its Products

Teleflex Medical OEM

Teleflex Medical OEM, a leading manufacturer of micro-diameter tubing, specialty wire, and devices used throughout the healthcare industry, is announcing an expansion to its Trenton, Georgia facility.
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