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Mobile safety laboratories for corona testing

Dear Sir or Madam,

There are various measures to enable comprehensive testing. If capacities are limited, innovative methods are required. In Saarland, the mobile epiLab supports the search for hidden infections in care facilities. Read more in our current Interview.

Stay healthy!

Melanie Prüser
Editorial team

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Topic of the Month: Green Hospital
Interview: epiLab: Coronavirus testing in the mobile safety laboratory
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Hospitals go green – helping patients and Mother Nature

Topic of the Month

Image: Shaking hands of two people, one of them wearing a doctor's coat, in front of wind turbines and solar panels in the sun; Copyright: PantherMedia/Wavebreakmedia (YAYMicro)
Each day, a hospital consumes as much energy as a small city. Medical facilities work around the clock to provide excellent patient care. Environmental protection tends to play a secondary role in this setting as high safety and hygiene standards seem to be incompatible with optimized resource utilization – but is that really the case? Green Hospitals prove that environmental sustainability is possible.
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Hospitals go green – helping patients and Mother Nature
Green Hospital: on the way to more sustainability
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Start-ups launch at MEDICA - the creative founder scene is more in demand than ever right now

Image: Dr. Subhasis Banerji, founder of Synphne, receives the winner's trophy of the start-up COMPETITION at MEDICA 2019.
The MEDICA, the world’s leading medical trade fair held in Düsseldorf, was one of the very first events across all industries to offer young companies in their founding phase special programme formats to present their concepts many years ago. It has subsequently become the international number one for health start-ups too. The creative and predominantly digitally driven start-up scene will be the centre of attention once again at MEDICA 2020 (run time: 16 to 19 November). This is because, following the Corona pandemic, mobile and easily applicable solutions for linking the actors in the healthcare system have become even more important.
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Active photonic wireless system to power medical implants

Research & Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

Over the past few decades, medical technology seen various advances in terms of the scope and efficiency of implant devices. Developments in medical research have led to the emergence of electronic implants, such as pacemakers to regulate the heart rate and cerebral spinal shunts to control the flow of spinal fluid. Most of these medical devices require a constant source of energy to operate.
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Machine learning helps grow artificial organs

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

Researchers have developed a neural network capable of recognizing retinal tissues during the process of their differentiation in a dish. Unlike humans, the algorithm achieves this without the need to modify cells, making the method suitable for growing retinal tissue for developing cell replacement therapies to treat blindness and conducting research into new drugs.
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epiLab: Coronavirus testing in the mobile safety laboratory


Image: Two people wearing protective suits stand next to a workbench in a laboratory; Copyright: Fraunhofer IBMT/Foto Bernd Müller
A key to preventing SARS-CoV-2 spread is frequent, comprehensive testing. This allows the early detection of infections and helps break the chain of infection. It always comes down to Coronavirus testing capacity. In Germany's southwest state of Saarland, the mobile epiLab (epidemiological laboratory) supports the search for infections lurking in nursing homes and long-term care facilities.
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epiLab: Coronavirus testing in the mobile safety laboratory
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