Newsletter of MEDICA | View in browser | Deutsch | Print
Header of MEDICA Newsletter

Fighting tumors with microbubbles

Dear Sir or Madam,

If a patient has a liver tumor or metastases, the organ needs to be partially or wholly removed. Ultrasound now promises a gentler treatment: focused waves create microbubbles in the tissue that destroy tumor cells. This procedure gets currently tested at the University Hospital Magdeburg. Read more in our current interview.

Enjoy reading!

Timo Roth
Editorial team

Table of Contents

Topic of the Month: Wearables in sports medicine
Interview: Histotripsy
Healthcare Innovation World Cup
Newsletter Service
RSS Service
Newsletter Archive

Wearables: smart helpers in sports medicine

Topic of the Month

Image: woman wearing sports clothing stretches her leg, she wears a smart watch; Copyright: PantherMedia/Maridav (YAYMicro)
Heart rate monitoring, step-counting, sleep tracking: Wearable technologies keep evolving, offering more and more useful applications. Usually worn close to and/or on the surface of the skin, they are equipped with special sensors to detect and analyze information concerning physical signals or ambient data. This allows wearers to get immediate biofeedback.
Read more about our topic of the month
Wearables: smart helpers in sports medicine
Training optimization with the help of wearables
To top

Histotripsy: fighting tumors with microbubbles


Image: Two surgeons are standing at the control console of an OR device; Copyright: Christian Morawe/Universitätsmedizin Magdeburg
One lesson the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us is hospitals are short on staff and time is a most valuable and scarce resource in health care that should not be wasted. That is why it only makes sense to automate repetitive and recurring tasks that are big time wasters and keep hospital staff from doing more important work.
Click here for the interview
Histotripsy: fighting tumors with microbubbles
All interviews at
To top

Nanofiber face masks improve filtration efficiency, need replacing more often

Research & Technology, IT systems and IT solutions

Researchers from Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen show that nanofibers are superb at capturing droplets in aerosol and bonded together after the aerosol is captured. The bonding is tight and irreversible, even after the captured droplets evaporate.
read more
To top

Singapore scientists develop AI-powered system to diagnose glaucoma using eye images

Research & Technology, IT systems and IT solutions

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), in collaboration with clinicians at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) in Singapore have developed a novel method that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to screen for glaucoma, a group of eye diseases that can cause vision loss and blindness through damage to the optic nerve at the back of the eye.
read more
To top

Blood test obviates unnecessary surgery in colon cancer patients

Laboratory equipment and diagnostic tests, Research & Technology

A study by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country develops a simple, non-invasive tool designed to predict the existence of residual tumour cells.
read more
To top

Using video for the early detection of autism

IT systems and IT solutions, Research & Technology

The team at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm based on the automated analysis of videos, making it possible to study children’s non-verbal communication in an anonymous and standardised manner.
read more
To top

Amulet occluder shows promise against Watchman device in atrial fibrillation

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

The Amplatzer Amulet Left Atrial AppendageOccluder has shown superior left atrial appendage (LAA) closure and noninferior safety and effectiveness for stroke prevention in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) compared to the Watchman device.
read more
To top

Rehab device enables stroke patients with arm disabilities to do more physical training

Research & Technology, Physiotherapy / orthopaedic technology

The GribAble device, created by researchers at Imperial College London and clinicians at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, consists of a lightweight electronic handgrip that interacts wirelessly with a standard PC tablet to enable the user to play arm-training games.
read more
To top

SARS-CoV-2: portable sequencing platform for developing countries

Laboratory equipment and diagnostic tests, Economy & Markets

Philippine Genome Center Mindanao (PGC Mindanao) has partnered with Accessible Genomics, a group of volunteering scientists from all around the world to implement a low start-up cost genomic sequencing platform for laboratories in developing countries.
read more
To top

Last chance to apply for the 13th Healthcare Innovation World Cup

Present at MEDICA 2021!

Bild: Banner of the Healthcare Innovation World Cup

There are only a few days left for start-ups and scale-ups to submit their smart health devices, digital biomarkers, intelligent patches and implants, and IoMT solutions to the 13th Healthcare Innovation World Cup. The "TOP12 Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) Techpreneurs 2021 will present live at the 9th MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM on 15 November. Prizes worth over 500.000 USD including cash, free development kits, valuable connections with industry leaders, media coverage and many more.

Participation is free of charge.
Submission deadline is on 22 September 2021, 23:59 PST.

Submit your solution now for free!
To top

Newsletter Service

You like our newsletter? Then please recommend us: Forward this newsletter or the link to your friends and colleagues.

If you have difficulties with your order, please write an e-mail to

To top
Legal disclaimer

Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Messeplatz, Stockumer Kirchstr. 61
40474 Düsseldorf, Germany

Phone: +49 211 4560-01
Fax: +49 211 4560-668

County Court Düsseldorf HRB 63

Board of Managing Directors: Wolfram N. Diener (Chairman), Bernhard J. Stempfle, Erhard Wienkamp

Chairman of Supervisory Board: Mayor Dr. Stephan Keller

Messe Düsseldorf GmbH processes your personal data. The data protection regulations of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH hold information in closer detail to this subject and are available under You may at any time object to the processing of your personal data either on the aforementioned website, via e-mail to or via postal mail to Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, VG-R, PF 101006, 40001 Düsseldorf, Germany.

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn YouTube

Should you no longer wish to receive our newsletter, please click here.