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The right partner for the lab

Dear Sir or Madam,

The laboratory industry is booming – more than 800 exhibitors from the areas of laboratory technology and diagnostic tests will fill two halls at MEDICA 2019, including the newly constructed hall 1. Do you sometimes lose track in this wealth of companies, products and interesting, innovative technologies, too? The DxPx Conference, taking place in Dusseldorf in parallel to MEDICA, helps. Learn in our interview at what it has to offer and how you can find the right partner here!

Have a nice week,

Timo Roth
Editorial team

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Topic of the Month: Sports medicine
Interview: DxPx Conference
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Sports medicine – keep moving to stay healthy

Topic of the Month

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Physical activity plays a big role in today's society. Whether you are an amateur or professional athlete – incorporating exercise into your life positively impacts your mental and physical health. Ideally, sport should be fun, pressure-free and not overburden you. But can you measure individual performance and align it with sports?
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Sports medicine – keep moving to stay healthy
Sports medicine - performance values in best health
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Diagnostics: new blood test for detecting Alzheimer's disease

Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostica, Research & Technology

Researchers from Lund University have used a method to develop a new blood marker capable of detecting whether or not a person has Alzheimer’s disease. If the method is approved for clinical use, the researchers hope eventually to see it used as a diagnostic tool in primary healthcare. This autumn, they will start a trial in primary healthcare to test the technique.
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mHealth: smartphones as ophthalmoscopes save sight

Research & Technology, Information and Communication Technology

About one in ten people in southern India is diabetic. Around one in three suffers from a so-called diabetic retinopathy (DR), a disease of the retina caused by diabetes. Untreated, DR is often the cause of visual impairment and blindness. However, many of those affected have symptoms only in the late stages of the disease.
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Computer model supports cancer therapy

Research & Technology, Information and Communication Technology

Researchers from the Life Sciences Research Unit (LSRU) of the University of Luxembourg have developed a computer model that simulates the metabolism of cancer cells. They used the programme to investigate how combinations of drugs could be used more effectively to stop tumour growth.
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Imaging: MRI scanner diagnoses knee injuries accurately

Research & Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

The team say the device – which uses so-called "magic angle" effect - could potentially help diagnose knee injuries more quickly, and more accurately. In a proof-of-concept study using animal knees, the results suggest the technology could be used to show all the structures of the knee.
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Diagnostics Partnering Conference 2019


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On November 18th, 2019, parallel to the first day of MEDICA, the world forum for medicine, the Diagnostics Partnering Conference (DxPx Conference) will take place in Düsseldorf, bringing together stakeholders in the diagnostics and research tool industry. The DxPx Conference focuses on discovering technologies, finding financing and investment opportunities and forming collaborative partnerships.
Read the interview here:
Striking new paths in medicine - Diagnostics Partnering Conference 2019
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