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Anesthesia: rhythmical deep sleep
Researchers at the German Primate Center study influence of anesthetics on brain functions.
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Review of 3D visualization techniques of medical images
A research team provides a review of three-dimensional (3D) visualization techniques for medical images, intending to bridge the gap between medical experts and visualization researchers. With medical professionals as target readers, the review was published in Health Data Science, a Science Partner Journal.
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Speech analysis app predicts worsening heart failure before symptom onset
A voice analysis app used by heart failure patients at home recognises fluid in the lungs three weeks before an unplanned hospitalisation or escalation in outpatient drug treatment.
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3D-based position control in radiotherapy
A research team at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF has worked closely with Varian Medical Systems (Fraunhofer IOF’s industrial partner) to develop a novel system for tumor radiotherapy, which improves cancer patients’ chances of recovery. The scientists behind the project were awarded the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize for the overall system.
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Brain scanners: Hope for treating cognitive symptoms in Parkinson’s
Ultra-powerful 7T MRI scanners could be used to help identify those patients with Parkinson’s disease and similar conditions most likely to benefit from new treatments for previously-untreatable symptoms, say scientists.
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Nanosensor platform could advance detection of ovarian cancer
Lehigh University researchers, part of multi-institution team, use the fluorescence of carbon nanotubes and machine learning to create a ‘spectral fingerprint’ of a hard-to-diagnose cancer.
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Hyperpolarized nuclear MR: more precise diagnoses and personalized therapies
Hyperpolarized nuclear magnetic resonance enables major medical advances in molecular diagnostics, for example for cardiovascular diseases or cancer therapy. Within the framework of the EU collaborative project "MetaboliQs", seven partners developed a microscopy method which enables the analysis of metabolic processes at the single cell level by means of diamond-based hyperpolarization.
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International Nurses Day 2022
In the Corona pandemic, a fundamental resource in the health care system was hardly spared: nurses in hospitals and care facilities bore one of the greatest burdens of all during the pandemic. In addition, they were exposed to a high risk of infection. Without their efforts, many more people would have died. International Nurses Day highlights their role in the health care system.
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Operating rooms are the climate change contributor no one’s talking about
Two surgeons-in-training suggest some sustainable solutions for their energy-intensive discipline.
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Portable MRI system for early detection of sports injuries
Researchers at the University of Tsukuba develop a portable MRI system specifically for identifying wrist cartilage damage among athletes, providing a convenient means of early detection and treatment of injuries.
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High-frequency spinal cord stimulation shows improved longer lasting pain relief
Compared to older, low-frequency treatments, but study also finds some differences in perceived pain reduction between male and female patients
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Breast-cancer: Radiologists and AI systems show differences in screenings
Radiologists and artificial intelligence systems yield significant differences in breast-cancer screenings, a team of researchers has found. Its work, which appears in the journal Nature Scientific Reports, reveals the potential value of using both human and AI methods in making medical diagnoses.
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Lung cancer treatment: model to predict patients with poor outcomes
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers are working to improve the ability to identify patients who are at a higher risk of poor survival through radiomics, an area of science that uses imaging, such as CT scans and MRIs, to uncover tumoral patterns and characteristics that may not be easy to spot by the naked eye.
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Electronic noses to track down body odors
Human body odor is influenced by diet, inflammatory processes, and hormone balance, among other factors, and consequently changes in body odor can provide clues to disease - sometimes much earlier than through currently established diagnostic methods.
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Decoding the hearing: ERC grant for Tobias Moser
Tobias Moser, MD, Director of the Institute for Auditory Neuroscience at the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG) was awarded an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council (ERC). The ERC supports his research project "Solving the dynamic range problem of hearing: deciphering and harnessing cochlear mechanisms of sound intensity coding (DynaHear)" over five years with 2,5 million euros.
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MRI identifies markers of atypical brain development in preterm children
Premature babies who develop abnormalities like autism and cerebral palsy as teenagers have subtle differences in brain structure that can be detected on quantitative MRI (qMRI), according to a new study in the journal Radiology.
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Machine learning model can steer traumatic brain injury patients to life-saving care
A prognostic model developed by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine data scientists and UPMC neurotrauma surgeons is the first to use automated brain scans and machine learning to inform outcomes in patients with severe traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
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Radiation therapy: Weapon against tumours, boost for the immune system
Radiation therapy is a proven approach to destroying tumours. However, it is possible that it might be able to do even more in the future – namely stimulate the immune system at the same time and so fight cancer even more intensively.
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Nanoparticles show promise for locating, removing endometriosis lesions
Scientists have developed a new nanotechnology approach for locating and removing the painful and dangerous lesions associated with endometriosis, a common gynecological condition in women of childbearing age.
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Joystick-operated robot could help surgeons treat stroke remotely
The system could provide teleoperated endovascular treatment to patients during the critical time window after a stroke begins.
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Tumors partially destroyed with sound don't come back
Technique pioneered in rats at the University of Michigan could improve outcomes for cancer and neurological conditions.
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Two million euros for new directions in hearing research
Expert in hearing prosthetics receives renowned ERC funding award from the European Union.
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Breast tomosynthesis: Cancer detected more often than with standard mammography
By now, breast cancer is the most frequent tumor disease worldwide. This is why in Germany women aged 50 and over are offered systematic early detection examinations – so-called mammography screening. The Clinic for Radiology at the University of Münster conducts research in the field of innovative imaging technologies and their impact on the efficiency of detecting breast cancer.
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Enhancing deep sleep
Many people, especially the elderly, suffer from abnormal sleep. In particular, the deep sleep phases become shorter and shallower with age.
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Nerve stimulation with the help of implantable mini solar cells
An international research team has successfully developed and tested a concept in which nerves are stimulated with light pulses. The method provides considerable advantages for medicine and opens up a wide range of possible applications.
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News from the exhibitors of MEDICA and COMPAMED

Somnics Debuts Omni9 Home Sleep Testing Device at MEDICA 2021
At MEDICA 2021 held at Messe Düsseldorf from November 15 to 18, Somnics Inc., a medical devices maker specializing in sleep breathing disorders, presents to international medical professionals its “...
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Somnics Inc.’s iNAP Wins Another Taiwan Excellence Award for New Oral Interface Accessory
The 30th Taiwan Excellence Award recently announced the winners from a long list of candidates. Somnics, Inc. won its third Taiwan Excellence Award for the new generation iNAP Oral Interface I08, an...
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Fraunhofer ENAS successfully manufactures ultra-thin and highly flexible Parylene-based Printed Circuit Boards with several metallization layers
Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS in Chemnitz successfully developed and manufactured flexible printed circuit boards with an overall thickness of less than 20...
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biolitec® at Medica 2021 and online at biolitec-fair.com – Major success for biolitec® in patent litigation before the German Federal Supreme Court on ELVeS® Radial®
Jena, November 12th, 2021 - Finally the time has come, Medica is taking place on site again! And of course, the laser pioneer biolitec® cannot miss it. In order to provide customers and interested...
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UK MedTech firm, Occuity, to showcase first device at MEDICA 2021 after successfully raising over £2m
UK MedTech firm, Occuity, successfully raises over £2m to deliver ophthalmic and optical diabetes devices. Occuity have also announced they will be exhibiting on the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2021,...
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BUNDLED NETWORK EXPERTISE IS A WINNING ARGUMENT.
The relaunch of MEDICA/COMPAMED 2021 sees a sizeable WILD Group presence and a whole host of innovations.  How can you combine different ideas to create an innovative product? Moreover, what...
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Brand New: RRC3570 - A Powerful 24V POWERPAQ
Manufacturers from various markets have begun transitioning to 24V systems for new developments. The reason for this is simple: The 24V system leads to lower current requirements with the same power...
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AVS Römer product innovations at the Compamed 2021 in Düsseldorf
AVS Römer smartflow external gear pump with innovative rinsing concept and AVS Römer hyperfit push-in connector with new sealing concept. We present our new products. Visit us at Compamed in...
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Blister machine KBS-C medplus receives German Innovations Award 2021
Last year, special machine manufacturer KOCH Pac-Systeme in Germany, expanded its machine portfolio in the medical technology industry, with the blister machine KBS-C medplus. The machine has now been...
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Medten USA Inc. Opens Irvine, CA warehouse
For Immediate Release 10/27/2021 Medten USA Inc. 949-932-0386 sales@medten.com Medten USA Inc. opens Irvine, CA warehouse New company opens warehouse with biomedical repair parts ready to ship.
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Sophisticated pump technology enables dramatic reduction in the size of medical nitric oxide devices
Nitric oxide administration systems have become indispensable in intensive care medicine. Treatment with inhaled nitric oxide helps newborns, for example, with respiratory weakness (hypoxic...
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Bulbitech closes € 2 million grant with Norwegian Research Council
Bulbitech announces it has been granted 20.2 MNOK from the Norwegian Research Council for the further validation, commercialization and development of its technology. Funds will be used in a project...
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EVOTEC ENCLOSURE RANGE: NEW SIZE 125
The EVOTEC range of table-top enclosures, already consisting of 5 standard enclosures, has been supplemented by a further version. The new "EVOTEC 125" version optimally rounds off the product...
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ASEPTOR Basic flow UV-C germicidal and virucidal lamps are designed for flow sterilization of the air.
Company News The COVID-19 pandemic has generated an increased interest in methods and the means of combating viruses and bacteria in the human environment, especially in hospitals, health care...
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Siemens Healthineers Honors Zollner with the Supplier Award
The renowned provider of medical technology awards Zollner Elektronik AG for its competitiveness and excellent collaboration. Dr. Stefan Vogeler, Head of Procurement at Siemens Healthineers Medical...
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Shell-Case and corpuls celebrate more than a decade of partnership
November 12, 2021, Düsseldorf, Germany Shell-Case Ltd, the leading global designer and manufacturer of unique, tailor-made professional carrying solutions for medical devices, is excited to continue...
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Bittium Expands OmegaSnap™ Product Family with New ECG Electrodes
New generation of electrodes brings extended level of comfort for long-term ECG measurements Oulu, Finland, September 30, 2021 – Bittium, a leading specialist for secure communications,...
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Launched wireless thermometer for real-time transmission of COVID-19 vaccine refrigerator temperature
Launched wireless thermometer for real-time transmission of COVID-19 vaccine refrigerator temperature CHOISTECHNOLOGY plans to provide discounts to consigned medical institutions for vaccination by...
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PURE DIVERSITY.
For WILD, working under ultra-clean conditions is a wide-ranging activity. Because, as current examples prove, the technology partner has mastered the art of adapting precisely to the task at hand...
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MeKo is now called MeKo Manufacturing
Expert for laser material processing celebrates the 30th company anniversary  Dr. Clemens Meyer-Kobbe founded his laser-cutting company in 1991. This year, MeKo has its 30th company anniversary.
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OUTSOURCING IS MOVING INTO THE FOREGROUND AS A STRATEGY.
More flexibility, an improved ability to focus on their own core business and the integration of complementary competencies are the decisive arguments why customers outsource their production...
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90 years of STÜKEN - 90 years of technology leadership and innovation
Deep drawing specialist STÜKEN celebrates 90th anniversary In 1931 Hubert Stüken founded the family business. Today, the world market leader employs 1250 people at five locations in Europe, Asia and...
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Velentium Ranks No. 1424 on the Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 333% Percent
Inc. Magazine Reveals Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000 HOUSTON, August 18, 2021 – Inc. magazine today revealed that Velentium – a professional engineering...
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Dan Purvis & Tim Carroll Are Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Gulf Coast Area Winners
HOUSTON, August 6, 2021 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Velentium Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dan Purvis, and President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Tim Carroll, were...
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