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With AI against Corona

Dear Sir or Madam,

Worldwide, almost thirty million people have already become infected with the coronavirus – nearly one million of them have not survived the infection. According to scientists, the high infectivity is due to the intensive binding of its spike protein to the human host cells. A team from the TU Berlin and the University of Luxembourg is investigating why this is so. To what extent machine learning is supposed to help, you can find out in our News.

Stay healthy!

Elena Blume
Editorial team

PS: This year, MEDICA and COMPAMED will take place completely virtually. How exactly will this look like? Check out the press release for more information!

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Topic of the Month: The laboratory 4.0
Video: Smartlab
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MEDICA 2020 and COMPAMED 2020 to be launched as 'virtual.MEDICA' and 'virtual.COMPAMED

Image: Banner virtualMEDICA
MEDICA 2020 and COMPAMED 2020 will take place completely in virtual format from 16 - 19 November. Within the framework of 'virtual.MEDICA' and 'virtual.COMPAMED', decision-makers from the health care industry can then expect to find a comprehensive range of products and services at and, consisting of three areas: 'Conference Area' (conference and forum program), 'Exhibition Space' (exhibitors and product innovations) and 'Networking Plaza' (networking / matchmaking). 2021 continues in the hybrid concept, consisting of a combination of live platforms for trade visitors at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Center plus digital offerings.
Further information is available here!
Click here for virtual.MEDICA 2020!
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Portable MRI brings brain imaging to the patient bedside

Economy & Markets, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

A portable, low-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device can be safely used at bedside in complex clinical care settings to evaluate critically-ill patients for suspected stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), or other neurological problems, results of a proof-of-concept study show.
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SmartLab: all-in-one automation, digitalization, and miniaturization

Topic of the Month

Image: A miniaturized, round sensor under a fingertip; Copyright: TU Dresden
Laboratories have to analyze and interpret an ever-increasing number of samples for research and diagnostic services, generating lots of data in the process. At the same time, labs are required to produce quality results and operate with speed. Processes that could once be managed using laboratory notebooks and isolated systems must become smart in the future to improve lab efficiency.
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SmartLab: all-in-one automation, digitalization, and miniaturization
The laboratory 4.0: networked analyses
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New method to fight cancer with molecular fibers

Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostica, Research & Technology

According to the Federal Statistical Office of Germany, cancer is one of the most frequent causes of death, accounting for almost 25% of all death cases. Chemotherapy is often used as a treatment, but also brings side effects for healthy organs.
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Powerful push for AI for cancer immunotherapy

Research & Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

Case Western Reserve University works with NYU and pharmaceutical companies Bristol Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca to validate imaging-based solutions for predicting response to therapy for lung cancer patients.
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Low-cost chip for detecting COVID-19 antibodies

Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostica, Research & Technology

Robust and widespread antibody testing has emerged as a key strategy in the fight against SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. However current testing methods are too inaccurate or too expensive to be feasible on a global scale. But now, scientists at the OIST have developed a rapid, reliable and low-cost antibody test.
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Reducing mortality with an electronically controlled infusion set

Research & Technology, Commodities and Consumer Goods

Many diseases require IV infusion therapy. But uncontrolled infusion rates and incorrect dosing can lead to severe complications or even death. The ECGF-IS project aims to improve the safety of IV therapies in developing countries. Its goal is to develop a low-cost, electronically controlled gravity-feed infusion system to reduce the mortality associated with over-infusion and under-infusion.
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Robotic muscles could turn back body clock by 2050

Research & Technology, Information and Communication Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

Loss of strength and muscle wastage is currently an unavoidable part of getting older and has a significant impact on health and quality of life.
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Image: Banner of the 9th MEDICA Start-up Competition
Start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs submit your Internet-of Medical-Things (IoMT) solutions, including sensor-based devices and applications to the 12th Healthcare Innovation World Cup®. The top12 finalists will present at MEDICA / 7th MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM - the global leading ecosystem in health innovations!
Follow Medicsen, MJN Neuroserveis and heat_it to possess the next winner crown. Benefit from prizes worth over 500.000 USD.
Participation is free of charge.
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Smartlab – Robotics and automation in the laboratory


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Some tasks in the laboratory are repetitive, need to be done extremely precise and require a lot of time. Such tasks are very tedious for humans, but they are tailor-made for robots. Such is the case with the "AutoCRAT" project at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT in Aachen. Here, a robotic platform is developed to produce stem cells for the treatment of osteoarthritis.
Click here to go to the video!
Smartlab – Robotics and automation in the laboratory
Discover more video reports at our MediaCenter!
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Using machine learning to combat the Coronavirus

Public Health & Associations, Information and Communication Technology

Research project developed by TU Berlin and the University of Luxembourg receives funding of 125,000 US dollars from
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