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More sustainability for medical consumables

Dear Sir or Madam,

Daily work in medicine produces a lot of waste, since used medical consumables must be destroyed due to hygiene reasons. The current use of face masks by the public further exacerbates the waste problem since many masks are simply discarded into the environment. But isn’t there another way? The medical sector holds possibilities for the hygienic recycling of single-use products. Read more in our Topic of the Month.

Enjoy reading!

Timo Roth
Editorial team

Table of Contents

Topic of the Month: Sustainability
Video: Dermatologist consultation via app
Interview: Retina chip for AMD
Review MEDICA 2021: Stroke prevention
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Sustainability and medical consumables

Topic of the Month

Image: A blue surgical glove is hanging over the edge of a trash can; Copyright: PantherMedia/srikijt
Medicine produces a lot of waste through medical consumables like protective gear or laboratory equipment. All of this gets destroyed due to hygiene reasons after use, but it is nonetheless true: Our resources are not unlimited and medical waste is a burden for the environment, too.
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Sustainability and medical consumables – where to put the waste?
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Implant helps with AMD


Image: OR where a patient undergoes eye surgery; Copyright: Universitätsklinikum Bonn (UKB)/J.F. Saba
People who suffer from partial or total loss of vision caused by illness must use assistive technology to replace their sense of sight. In recent years, implants offered hope of restoring limited functional vision. Now an innovative microchip designed to help with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is currently undergoing international testing.
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Retina chip: Implant helps with age-related macular degeneration
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Dermatologist consultation via app


Image: Preview picture of video "Dermatologist consultation via app"
The start-up dermanostic, multiple-time exhibitor in the MEDICA START-UP PARK, unites telemedicine with dermatology: patients can upload images of skin diseases via app and receive specialist consultation. This not only helps to reduce direct contacts during the Corona pandemic, but also benefits areas without dermatologist offices.
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Dermatologist consultation via app – The successful start-up dermanostic
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Stroke prevention with the dpv-ritmo system

Review of MEDICA 2021

Image: two people looking at an ECG; Copyright: PantherMedia/
Atrial Fibrillation is the most common type of persistent heart arrhythmia, affecting around half a million Germans alone. People with atrial fibrillation have a greater risk for ischemic stroke, making early and effective treatment critical to prevent serious complications. Unfortunately, many patients don’t even know they have atrial Fibrillation.
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Diagnostics as a service: stroke prevention with the dpv-ritmo system
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