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Sustainable hospital – Cardiac catheter in the raw material cycle

03/01/2023

Particularly in hospitals, a lot of waste is generated due to the large number of disposable products. In the case of cardiac catheters, this is doubly annoying, as they contain precious metals such as platinum and copper. A pilot project has therefore been launched at the Heart and Diabetes Center NRW to return used catheters to the raw materials cycle.
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Photology75

Radon: Face masks reduce radiation exposure

21/12/2022

Researchers from the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung now have proven in a paper published in the “International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health” that face masks - both FFP2 and surgical masks - strongly reduce lung exposure and thus the dose.
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Empa

Watching viruses fail

20/12/2022

Using a new analytical method, Empa researchers have tracked viruses as they pass through face masks and compared their failure on the filter layers of different types of masks.
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Asociación RUVID

Biomaterial capable of regenerating bones and preventing infections

15/12/2022

Researchers from the Bioengineering and Biomaterials Laboratory of Universidad Católica de Valencia (UCV) have developed a new porous material capable of regenerating bones and preventing infections at the same time.
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Freudenberg Performance Materials

ProQuIV optimizes the production of nonwoven masks

12/12/2022

Producing infection control clothing requires a lot of energy and uses lots of material resources. Fraunhofer researchers have now developed a technology which helps to save materials and energy when producing nonwovens.
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ARTFULLY79

New material helps diabetic wounds heal quickly

01/12/2022

Scientists have discovered a new material that can be applied to diabetic wounds to heal them faster with just one application.
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byrdyak

WHO-recommended hand disinfectants inactivate monkeypox viruses

28/11/2022

A research team from the virology departments of Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, and the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany, has investigated whether the virus can be inactivated by two disinfectants recommended by the WHO.
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Pioneering pressure mattress solutions to be showcased at MEDICA 2022

09/11/2022

A UK company, who specialises in the development and manufacture of ‘zero pressure’ technology will be at MEDICA 2022 to showcase their full range of pioneering mattress solutions.  ...
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RossHelen

Inspired by nature: Silencing bacteria

07/11/2022

Cerium dioxide nanoparticles work in biological processes like natural enzymes and change signaling molecules, thereby preventing the formation of biofilms.
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BarcelonaTech (UPC)

Maria Pau Ginebra awarded Advanced Grant by ERC

01/11/2022

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded UPC researcher Maria Pau Ginebra an Advanced Grant to study the mechanisms of biomaterial and bacteria interaction and to develop surfaces that can fight infections and promote bone regeneration.
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PolyNovo Showcases Revolutionary NovoSorb® BTM Synthetic Wound Matrix Technology at MEDICA 2022

31/10/2022

PolyNovo UK Ltd – a UK medical devices company specialising in the development of surgical solutions using the patented polymer technology NovoSorb® – will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA...
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SIGMA will Showcase In-House Blown Medical Film Meeting MDR Compliance at Upcoming MEDICA 2022

31/10/2022

SIGMA will be taking part in MEDICA 2022 from Nov 14 to 17. along with other medical brands under BenQ Materials’ Corporation including Anscare, Cenefom and CUUMed — we’ll be showcasing...
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BenQ Materials Corp. to Showcase Diverse Medical Applications at MEDICA 2022 in Düsseldorf, Germany

20/10/2022

Four of BenQ Materials’ professional medical brands — Anscare, SIGMA, Cenefom and CUUMed — will be participating in MEDICA 2022 (booth: 6B42) on Nov 14-17. Our main theme is a continuation of...
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Hose, connector and bag in, finished set out: Automating the handling of flexible parts

29/09/2022

Knoll Feinmechanik masters the handling of flexible parts. Unwinding, cutting, gluing, assembling, testing - from the automation of a single step to an interlinked assembly system, every conceivable...
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Secure. Hygienic. Needle free. medK Needle free Extension Lines for Vascular Access

16/08/2022

medK has launched a needle free solution for vascular access. The needle free connection offers a secure and fast access to fluid lines eliminating the risk of needle sticks. The extension line can...
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MEDICA LABMED FORUM: full speed ahead for careers in laboratory medicine

04/11/2019

Laboratories are medicine’s secret weapon because they handle the lion’s share of diagnostics often without patients even realizing it. That’s why the continuing workforce shortage in both laboratory medicine and companies is especially troubling. The MEDICA LABMED FORUM 2019 plans to address and counteract this development.
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Combating antibiotic resistance: One step ahead through technology

01/08/2019

Antibiotic resistance is on the rise in all parts of the world, complicating medical treatment of serious bacterial infections in patients. The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 33,000 people die each year from antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Europe alone. Bacteria that are resistant to multiple or even all known antibiotics pose an ever-increasing threat.
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