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International Nurses Day

Dear Sir or Madam,

They were the silent heroes of this pandemic and still are: nurses. Last week, International Nurses Day was held under the theme, "A Voice to Lead – Invest in Nursing and respect rights to secure global health". For more on caregiving and this special day, read our feature on International Nurses Day 2022.

Stay healthy!

Anne Hofmann
Editorial team

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Topic of the Month: Production hygiene
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Production hygiene: the packaging process from warehouse to logistics

Topic of the Month

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The ongoing global pandemic makes hygiene an aspect that is more important than ever though it has always been vital in hospitals or laboratories. Apart from onsite measures to protect staff and patients from exposure to infection, this involves high standards of hygiene in medical device manufacturing.
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Production hygiene: the packaging process from warehouse to logistics
Hygiene and sterilization: Hightech for clean surfaces
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Nanosensor platform could advance detection of ovarian cancer

Research & Technology, Imaging and diagnostics / medical equipment and devices

Lehigh University researchers, part of multi-institution team, use the fluorescence of carbon nanotubes and machine learning to create a ‘spectral fingerprint’ of a hard-to-diagnose cancer.
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Hyperpolarized nuclear MR: more precise diagnoses and personalized therapies

Imaging and diagnostics / medical equipment and devices, Research & Technology

Hyperpolarized nuclear magnetic resonance enables major medical advances in molecular diagnostics, for example for cardiovascular diseases or cancer therapy. Within the framework of the EU collaborative project "MetaboliQs", seven partners developed a microscopy method which enables the analysis of metabolic processes at the single cell level by means of diamond-based hyperpolarization.
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Process chains for isolation and analysis: from single cells to organoids

Laboratory equipment and diagnostic tests, Research & Technology

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT are working on new tools for the preparation and analysis of single cells and cell assemblies. The team developed the "Liftoscope", a system for cell sorting for subsequent cultivation that can analyze and transfer biomaterials precisely and in a way that is gentle on cells.
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14th HEALTHCARE INNOVATION WORLD CUP – Pitch & award ceremony at MEDICA 2022

Submit your solution - participation is free of charge!


Movers and shakers in healthcare, we are calling YOU to take part in the 14th HEALTHCARE INNOVATION WORLD CUP, the world’s leading innovation competition in HealthTech.

Submit your technology-driven solutions, from smart health devices, medical wearables, smart patches to digital biomarkers. Stand proud among the Top Health Techpreneurs 2022 at MEDICA – the world’s largest medical trade-fair.

Submit your solution here!
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Smart pacifier to monitor infant health in the hospital

Research & Technology, IT systems and IT solutions

A wireless, bioelectronic pacifier could eliminate the need for invasive, twice-daily blood draws to monitor babies’ electrolytes in Newborn Intensive Care Units or NICUs.
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Virtual reality to give UTSA students unique look at proteins

IT systems and IT solutions, Research & Technology

Francis Yoshimoto, assistant professor in the UTSA College of Sciences’ Department of Chemistry, is introducing his Biochemistry II laboratory students to a new way of learning—using virtual reality headsets to observe and analyze protein structures.
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Multi-tasking wearable continuously monitors glucose, alcohol, and lactate

IT systems and IT solutions, Research & Technology

Imagine being able to measure your blood sugar levels, know if you’ve had too much to drink, and track your muscle fatigue during a workout, all in one small device worn on your skin. Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a prototype of such a wearable that can continuously monitor several health stats—glucose, alcohol, and lactate levels—simultaneously in real-time.
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Ensemble model to anticipate short-term COVID-19 hospital demand

IT systems and IT solutions, Public Health & Associations

For the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has exerted pressure on the hospital system, with consequences for patients' care pathways. To support hospital planning strategies, it is important to anticipate COVID-19 health care demand and to continue to improve predictive models.
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