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Physician for the pocket

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Pretty smart! Digital technologies simplify communication between doctor and patient, help to record the state of health and support the self-management of chronic diseases. Mobile health services are essential, especially during the corona pandemic, because patients only come to the practice when it is really necessary. Find out more about the "Physician for the pocket" in our Trend Topic.

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Interview: AI predicts postoperative complications
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virtual.MEDICA HEALTH IT FORUM

Defining the future of digital health

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The virtual.MEDICA HEALTH IT FORUM is your platform for innovations. Top speakers and protagonists of the scene will reflect for you in top-class expert panels, tech talks and deep dive sessions on the latest developments in the field of digital health solutions. Here, the pioneers of the industry discuss openly and across all disciplinary and sectoral boundaries.
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AI predicts a patient's risk of postoperative complications

Interview

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Whether it is a routine surgery or a personalized surgical intervention that perhaps has never been done before: There is always a residual risk involved. That’s why hospitals monitor and supervise patient care before, during, and after surgery to be ready for immediate intervention if needed.
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AI predicts a patient's risk of postoperative complications
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Design and test potential COVID-19 treatments from your phone

Public Health & Associations, Information and Communication Technology

You are invited to join the search for COVID-19 treatments--no lab coat or Ph.D. necessary: Anyone with a smartphone can download the app ViDok, which lets users pick from a library of molecules that might bind to key proteins on the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, and then can tweak the molecules to try to find a better fit.
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virtual.MEDICA 2020

Why you should definitely participate virtually: This is new for you in 2020!

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Experience a medical technology highlight in virtual form that can be accessed by anyone from anywhere - virtual.MEDICA from 16 - 19 November 2020. And where you can still discover innovations, maintain contacts and stay up to date through knowledge transfer.

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Destroying cancer cells with non-surgical ultrasound treatment

Research & Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

Demonstrated the mechanism behind the secondary generation of cavitation clouds that mechanically fractionates surrounding tissue in focused ultrasound treatment. Laid the groundwork for precise removal of the target tissue.
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3D printing the first biomimetic tongue surface

Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostica, Research & Technology

Scientists have created synthetic soft surfaces with tongue-like textures for the first time using 3D printing, opening new possibilities for testing oral processing properties of food, nutritional technologies, pharmaceutics and dry mouth therapies.
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Tissue grafts of both bone and cartilage could regenerate a crucial jaw joint

Research & Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

Scientists have engineered tissue grafts that, in pigs, regenerated both bone and cartilage in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), a part of the jaw that can cause debilitating pain and disability when damaged.
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An alternative to animal experiments

Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostica, Research & Technology

Researchers of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have cultured so-called intestinal organoids from human intestinal tissue, which is a common byproduct when performing bowel surgery. These small “miniature intestines” can be used for molecular biological examinations and allow for a direct application of research results to humans, thereby making animal experiments redundant.
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Blood test could identify COVID-19 patients at risk of hyperinflammation

Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostica, Research & Technology

A new study jointly led by Professor Tom Wilkinson and Dr Tristan Clark of the University of Southampton, has shown a blood test for five cytokines could help predict those at risk of life-threating overstimulation of immune defenses by COVID-19, and potentially tailor their treatment to tackle this.
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MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM

Hotspot for digital innovations

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The MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM is the innovation and networking forum for the healthcare industry and related disciplines, where international companies and start-ups present their latest insights, technologies and solutions for connected and mobile healthcare. More than 130 speakers will show which digital topics will be on the future health agenda. About 100 selected start-ups present their solutions in the MEDICA DISRUPT sessions and pitches. They will revolutionize healthcare with their breakthrough solutions.
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Preventing the spread of multi-resistant bacteria

Economy & Markets, Commodities and Consumer Goods

A research team from the University of Jaén has patented a novel disinfectant formula that not only eliminates pathogenic bacteria, but also stops their ability to evolve genetically developing resistance against antimicrobial agents. The composition uses sustainable agents that degrade easily in the environment without harming it.
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Commodities and Consumer Goods, Company News

Face Shield Machines to manufacture 1 1/2 million shields per month!

Riverside Medical Packaging Company Ltd.

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Riverside Medical Packaging Company Ltd were given the opportunity and challenge of producing over 6 million face shields between August and December 2020 to meet small and large customer orders. &#...
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Electromedicine, Medical Technology, Company News

Two Kimlas for Shawpak Send the Competitors Packing

Riverside Medical Packaging Company Ltd.

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Research and development has been at the forefront of Riverside Medical’s cutting-edge work since 1978. Initially specialising in bespoke medical packaging, the company has grown, and they now...
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Electromedicine, Medical Technology, Company News

Sandvik Materials Technology Expands to Tucson, Arizona

Sandvik Corporation Business Unit Medical Palm Coast

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Second U.S. Location to Manufacture Fine Medical Wire and Components. Sandvik Materials Technology, a world-leading developer and manufacturer of advanced stainless steels and special alloys,...
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Information and Communication Technology, Company News

ALVALUX RECEIVES ISO13485 CERTIFICATION

Alvalux Medical SA

Alvalux Medical, a Belgian medtech company, announced today that it has achieved ISO 13485:2016 / EN ISO 13485:2016 Certification, the internationally recognized quality standard designed to ensure...
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