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Injection may change heart muscle healing after a heart attack
Researchers at CÚRAM, the SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices based at National University of Ireland Galway, and BIOFORGE Lab, at the University of Valladolid in Spain, have developed an injectable hydrogel that could help repair and prevent further damage to the heart muscle after a heart attack.
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Soft tactile sensor with skin-comparable characteristics for robots
A joint research team co-led by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has developed a new soft tactile sensor with skin-comparable characteristics. A robotic gripper with the sensor mounted at the fingertip could accomplish challenging tasks such as stably grasping fragile objects and threading a needle.
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Tissue, scaffold technologies provide new options for breast cancer
New technology from Purdue University innovators may help improve tissue restoration outcomes for people with breast cancer and other diseases or traumatic injuries.
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Digital alarm system for paediatric intensive care medicine
Working in intensive care units poses special challenges for healthcare workers. They have to safely and reliably detect whether the condition of their seriously ill patients is deteriorating in a life-threatening way, and they have to do so under great time pressure because every minute counts. The stress level increases even more when the patients are children and adolescents.
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Sensing robot healthcare helpers being developed at SFU
The current pandemic highlights how remote healthcare robots currently being developed at SFU could be beneficial in the future.
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New type of ventilator for virus-free air
With the advent of winter, life has moved back indoors – and, with it, the danger of catching the coronavirus in schools, offices and shopping malls. A ventilator that reduces the danger of infection could play a significant role in combating the coronavirus.
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Radiological images confirm 'COVID-19 can cause the body to attack itself'
Muscle soreness and achy joints are common symptoms among COVID-19 patients. But for some people, symptoms are more severe, long lasting and even bizarre, including rheumatoid arthritis flares, autoimmune myositis or "COVID toes." A new Northwestern Medicine study has, for the first time, confirmed and illustrated the causes of these symptoms through radiological imaging.
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Ozone effective against coronavirus
Studies have shown that SARS-CoV-2 remains active on aerosols and surfaces for between several hours and several days, depending on the nature of the surface and environmental conditions.
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COVID-19 associated with leukoencephalopathy on brain MRI
According to an open-access article in ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), COVID-19-related disseminated leukoencephalopathy (CRDL) represents an important - albeit uncommon - differential consideration in patients with neurologic manifestations of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
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Measuring the human being in micrometer steps
Researchers from Hanover Medical School (MHH), Mainz University Hospital and HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal at Witten/Herdecke University are leading an international, multidisciplinary consortium that makes high-resolution, three-dimensional X-ray images of the human body possible.
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MRI: new antenna is an all-round talent
Anyone needing a tomography gets the clearest possible images of an organ or other body structure slice by slice. But the further inside the potential problem lies, the more difficult it is to obtain high-resolution images in magnetic resonance imaging. An international team of scientists has developed a high-frequency coil that allows for much better range inside the body, among other advantages.
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AI tool for better preparation for surgery
A new tool using an artificial intelligence platform may help doctors better prepare patients for surgery.
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New surgery may enable better control of prosthetic limbs
MIT researchers have invented a new type of amputation surgery that can help amputees to better control their residual muscles and sense where their "phantom limb" is in space. This restored sense of proprioception should translate to better control of prosthetic limbs, as well as a reduction of limb pain, the researchers say.
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AI can predict death risk from ultrasound images
Researchers at Geisinger have found that a computer algorithm developed using echocardiogram videos of the heart can predict mortality within a year.
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Decreasing accidental cerebrospinal fluid leaks during epidural anaesthesia
Epidural anaesthesia is a technique that requires great accuracy to avoid accidentally puncturing the dura matter, one of the three meninx that protect the central nervous system. The cerebrospinal fluid, which feeds the nervous system, is located under the dura mater.
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Laser light detects tumors
Cancer - this diagnosis is hitting more and more people in our aging society. But the earlier the disease is detected, the greater the likelihood that it can be treated effectively. Modern light-based technologies can help to decisively improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, because they can produce diagnostically relevant information quickly, reliably and gently.
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Easy screening of sleep apnea in patients with cerebrovascular disease
A new neural network developed by researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital enables an easy and accurate assessment of sleep apnea severity in patients with cerebrovascular disease. The assessment is automated and based on a simple nocturnal pulse oximetry, making it possible to easily screen for sleep apnea in stroke units.
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Scientists jump-start two people's brains after coma
In 2016, a team led by UCLA's Martin Monti reported that a 25-year-old man recovering from a coma had made remarkable progress following a treatment to jump-start his brain using ultrasound.
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World Cancer Day 2021
Everyone knows it, everyone has heard of it: cancer. It is still one of the most common causes of death. Every year on 4 February, the World Cancer Organisation draws attention to this issue with World Cancer Day. By providing information, it gives hope to sufferers and non-affected people on how to take preventive action against the disease.
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Engineers share model for ventilating two patients with one ventilator
As Covid-19 continues to put pressure on healthcare providers around the world, engineers at the University of Bath have published a mathematical model that could help clinicians to safely allow two people to share a single ventilator.
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"String of lights" indicates excitation propagation
A type of novel molecular voltage sensor makes it possible to watch nerve cells at work. Researchers at the University of Bonn and the University of California in Los Angeles have now succeeded in significantly improving it. It allows the propagation of electrical signals in living nerve cells to be observed with high temporal and spatial resolution.
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Portable device that creates 3D images of skin in 10 minutes
A team from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has developed a portable device that produces high-resolution 3D images of human skin within 10 minutes. The team said the portable skin mapping (imaging) device could be used to assess the severity of skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis.
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New device enables guided biopsies in real time
A team from the Gamma and Neutron Spectroscopy Group of the Corpuscular Physics Institute (IFIC) has patented a new device for real-time guided biopsies, with direct application in any type of cancer that requires a biopsy and whose process must be carried out using ultrasound.
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Wirelessly rechargeable soft brain implant controls brain cells
A group of KAIST researchers and collaborators have engineered a tiny brain implant that can be wirelessly recharged from outside the body to control brain circuits for long periods of time without battery replacement. The device is constructed of ultra-soft and bio-compliant polymers to help provide long-term compatibility with tissue.
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Automated imaging reveals TAU protein originates in the brain in Alzheimer's disease
Researchers have developed an automated method that can track the development of harmful clumps of TAU protein related to Alzheimer's disease in the brain. The method revealed that TAU primarily emerged in an area of the brain called the rhinal cortex before spreading elsewhere, suggesting that targeting TAU here could potentially slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
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News from the exhibitors of MEDICA and COMPAMED

Water is the key DiaSys new water purification systems
DiaSys is proud to present its new water purification systems: O classic, O mini and O maxi. The accuracy and reliability of test results depend to a large extent on the quality of the process water.
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Brandon Medical launches interactive virtual tour and live demonstration platforms
Brandon Medical launches interactive virtual tour and live demonstration platforms of equipment package for operating rooms and critical care areas in order to support hospitals to return to elective...
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Rotation Mattress with Pump Turning Mattress
rotation turning anti decubitus air mattress turning mattress turning medical mattress bedridden medical air mattress Here introduce our new design turning / alternating pressure system : HF808...
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Former USAF Surgeon General, Innovators Focus on Life-Saving Air Transport of COVID Patients
San Antonio-based Knight Aerospace just launched manufacture of state-of-the-art “flying emergency rooms” that safely transport and treat critically ill and highly contagious patients while in flight.
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OmniVision Launches World’s First Complete Medical Imaging Subsystems for Single-Use Endoscopes and Catheters with Addition of OVMed® Cables
Combined with Portfolio of Medical CameraCubeChip™ Modules and OVMed ISP Boards, New Line of Cables Enables OmniVision to Uniquely Provide Optimally Tuned End-to-End Imaging Subsystems OmniVision...
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OmniVision and Almalence Add SuperResolution to World’s Smallest Camera Module for Endoscopic Medical Imaging
Joint Solution Combines OmniVision’s Wafer-Level CameraCubeChip™ Technology With Almalence’s Unique SuperResolution Algorithm to Provide Highest Quality Images of Smallest Parts of Anatomy...
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Aspen Laser Systems Named to the Inc. 5000 List of The Fastest-Growing Private Companies
Inc. Magazine revealed this week that Aspen Laser Systems has been selected for its Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.
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World premiere: MAVIG presents the new Medium-Load Monitor Suspension System GD50 for the first time
With the increasing number of clinical applications and evolving spaces, MAVIG has expanded its previous generation of medium-load monitor mount systems into a versatile product that meets the...
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JM PGM Wire
By developing industry leading sustainable technologies, Johnson Matthey provides platinum group metals (PGM) in various forms such as wire, tube or sheet as well as high-quality precision machined...
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Edmund Optics Acquires Quality Thin Films, Inc.; Strengthens Position as Laser Optics Manufacturer
Edmund Optics®, the premier provider of optical and imaging components, announced today that it has acquired Quality Thin Films, Inc. (QTF). QTF, located outside of Tampa, Florida, offers a wide range...
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MAVIG YLED-1F – LED Lamp with Acrobat® Swing Systems
Optimal examination and operation conditions can only be achieved if a precise illumination of the wound area is guaranteed. The correct positioning of the lamp body is therefore essential. Whether in...
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WEDGES CLINICAL INVESTIGATION PLAN IN BELGIUM
WEDGES: A prospective, multi-center randomized trial for the evaluation of coronary lesion preparation: an assessment of a new scoring balloon by quantitative stent enhanced visualization...
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Westlake Global Compounds Announces Entity Name Changes - Resilia S.r.l. becomes Westlake Compounds Italy S.r.l.
As you may know, Westlake Chemical Corporation completed the acquisition of NAKAN (IVY GROUP HOLDING) in January 2019. As a result, all NAKAN entities became Westlake companies. Today, we are pleased...
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Announcing CE Mark—IRENE Hip Joint Products
IRENE is delighted to announce that all hip joint products have received CE certificate, which means that IRENE hip joint products comply with relevant standards and regulations of EU, and have been...
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Clinical Trial of Tri-Wedge PTA Scoring Balloon Dilatation Catheter
Tri-Wedge PTA Scoring Balloon Dilatation Catheter (hereinafter referred to as Tri-Wedge), manufactured by Brosmed Medical Co., Ltd., is an “over-the wire” catheter with a unique feature that...
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BLOG POST: Remote Monitoring Made Easy
Healthcare systems are under strain throughout Europe. We are seeing an explosion in costs, a shortage of skilled workers and physicians while, at the same time, facing an ageing population. However,...
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CAIRE Announces Expanded Patient Access to FreeStyle Comfort in European Union
Award-winning portable oxygen concentrator approved for reimbursement in France, Germany Ball Ground, GA (November 11, 2020) – CAIRE’s award-winning FreeStyle® Comfort® portable...
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Inogen Targets Non-Invasive Vents
**Not available yet for distribution outside the USA** GOLETA, Calif. – Inogen is set to enter the non-invasive ventilator market with its planned acquisition of New Aera for $70.4 million in cash.
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STERIFLASHTM equipment for 2019-nCoV coronavirus infected waste
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends steam-based treatment technologies to disinfect/sterilize highly infectious waste (*), like waste infected with 2019-nCoV coronavirus. The STERIFLASH™...
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EIZO Releases a New Large-Screen 4K UHD Monitor for Hybrid OR Applications
EIZO GmbH today announced the release of the new 57.5-inch 8-megapixel color monitor RadiForce LL580W for cost-effective Hybrid OR and interventional radiology usage. This 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixel)...
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Double Medical Won The Xiamen Top Ten New Economic Influential Enterprises
On September 8, 2020, under the guidance of the Organization Department of the Xiamen Municipal Party Committee, the Xiamen Torch High-tech Zone Management Committee, the Municipal High-level Talent...
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Power Package vor ventilators
In order to drive new product developments in the shortest possible time, RRC power solutions now offers an immediately available solution for the necessary portable power supply: the Power-Package...
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Decentralized monitoring of COVID-19 patients: M3Infekt project launched
Fraunhofer ENAS contributes its expertise on continuously tunable Fabry-Pérot filter for a monitoring system of COVID-19 patients within the Fraunhofer cluster project M3Infekt. The cluster project...
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Portable DR System in Emergency Response of COVID-19
SIUI's SR-1000 plays an irreplaceable role in the diagnosis and treatment of "COVID-19". It can be applied in epidemic prevention and control in the residential districts, villages, fever...
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NEW Healthcare plant in Mexico
Plastiflex opens a new Health Care Manufacturing room in Tijuana (Mexico)   Plastiflex group, one of the world biggest producers of plastic flexible tubes and hoses with headquarters in Belgium...
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