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Trialing a new COVID-19 test at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary
A new, highly accurate COVID-19 test is being trialed at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary. Virus Hunter 6 (VH6) has been developed by Lancaster University in partnership with Brunel University London and the University of Surrey in collaboration with commercial partner Vidiia Ltd.
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3D microscopy clarifies understanding of body's immune response to obesity
Researchers who focus on fat know that some adipose tissue is more prone to inflammation-related comorbidities than others, but the reasons why are not well understood. Thanks to a new analytical technique, scientists are getting a clearer view of the microenvironments found within adipose tissue associated with obesity.
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Cancer cells become fluidized and squeeze through tissue
Working with colleagues from Germany and the US, researchers at Leipzig University have achieved a breakthrough in research into how cancer cells spread. In experiments, the team of biophysicists led by Professor Josef Alfons Käs, Steffen Grosser and Jürgen Lippoldt demonstrated for the first time how cells deform in order to move in dense tumor tissues and squeeze past neighboring cells.
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AI deciphers genetic instructions
With the help of artificial intelligence (AI) a German-American team of scientists deciphered some of the more elusive instructions encoded in DNA. Their neural network trained on high-resolution maps of protein-DNA interactions uncovers subtle DNA sequence patterns throughout the genome, thus providing a deeper understanding of how these sequences are organized to regulate genes.
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Mass spectrometry: novel gel electrophoresis technique for rapid biomarker diagnosis
Mass spectrometry (MS) is a powerful method for biomarker analysis because it enables highly sensitive and accurate measurement of target molecules in clinical samples. The application of MS to clinical diagnosis, such as neonatal metabolic screening, has been progressing with a focus on metabolite markers.
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Raman spectroscopy: European laboratories aim to create common standards
Is the tissue healthy or pathologically altered? Is the antibiotic effective against a certain bacterium or is the bacterium resistant to it? Raman spectroscopy can help to answer such questions quickly and precisely. However, one challenge for the use of the light-based analysis method in everyday clinical practice is that the results can be highly sensitive to the measurement conditions.
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Embryonic development in cell culture
To study early stages in embryonic development in the cell culture dish, scientists use so-called human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC). These are cells with have remarkable special properties that can be multiplied as they can indefinitely multiply and are capable of forming any functional cell type of the body.
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Start of first clinical trial on tissue engineered heart repair
For the first time, engineered heart muscle (EHM) from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) will be used to treat patients with heart failure. After regulatory approval, recruitment of the first patient for the first-in-class, first-in-patient BioVAT-HF early clinical trial has started in Göttingen, Germany.
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Bernese researchers create sophisticated lung-on-chip
A specialized laboratory of the ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, University of Bern, headed by Olivier Guenat has developed a new generation of in-vitro models called organs-on-chip for over 10 years, focusing on modeling the lung and its diseases.
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'Up-sizing' mini organs used in medical research
A team of engineers and scientists has developed a method of 'multiplying' organoids: miniature collections of cells that mimic the behavior of various organs and are promising tools for the study of human biology and disease.
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Take-at-home tests boost colorectal cancer screening for the underserved
Colorectal cancer screening rates jumped by more than 1,000 percent when researchers sent take-at-home tests to patients overdue for testing at a community health center that predominantly serves people of color.
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Platform identifies cancer mutations that may be responsive to drug therapies
A Cleveland Clinic-led team of researchers has developed a personalized genomic medicine platform that will help advance accelerate genomic medicine research and genome-informed drug discovery, according to new study results published in Genome Biology.
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New technology could upend DNA sequencing for certain mutations
Doctors are increasingly using genetic signatures to diagnose diseases and determine the best course of care, but using DNA sequencing and other techniques to detect genomic rearrangements remains costly or limited in capabilities.
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AI: individualized cancer therapy soon to be faster
The treatment of cancer with new, individualized cell therapies is usually very costly and lengthy. Before treatment can take place, patients often have to wait a long time for individualized therapeutics to be produced and they lose valuable time.
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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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Double antibody protects from SARS-CoV-2
The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB; Bellinzona, Switzerland), affiliated to the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) developed a second-generation 'double antibody' that protects from SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, and all its tested variants. It also prevents the virus from mutating to resist the therapy.
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Fighting respiratory virus outbreaks through sensor-based rapid detection
Viral respiratory diseases are easily transmissible and can spread rapidly across the globe, causing significant damage. The ongoing covid-19 pandemic is a testament to this. In the past too, other viruses have caused massive respiratory disease outbreaks: for example, a subtype of the influenza virus, the type A H1N1 virus, was responsible for the Spanish flu and the Swine flu outbreaks.
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Cancer diagnosis using a urine test with artificial intelligence
Successful precision cancer diagnosis through an AI analysis of multiple factors of prostate cancer. Potential application of the precise diagnoses of other cancers by utilizing a urine test.
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Signaling Strength between nerve cells depends on size of connections
The neocortex is the part of the brain that humans use to process sensory impressions, store memories, give instructions to the muscles, and plan for the future. These computational processes are possible because each nerve cell is a highly complex miniature computer that communicates with around 10,000 other neurons. This communication happens via special connections called synapses.
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Blood group co-determines composition of the intestinal microbiome
Chronic inflammatory bowel disease (CIBD) in particular is suspected to be closely linked to the composition and (im-)balance of the intestinal microbiome. However, the causal relationship between the microbiome and the development of disease and determining factors of the composition of the microbiome in the individual are still largely unexplained.
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New method heals skeletal injuries with synthetic bone
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden, in collaboration with colleagues in Dresden, Germany, have developed a way of combining a bone substitute and drugs to regenerate bone and heal severe fractures in the thigh or shin bone.
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Cartilage matrix for cartilage regeneration
Just a few millimetres thick, articular cartilage plays a crucial role in our musculoskeletal system, since it is responsible for smooth (in the truest sense of the word) movement. However, the downside of its particular structure is that even minor injuries do not regenerate. Timely treatment of cartilage damage is therefore essential.
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Lasers and molecular tethers create platforms for tissue engineering
Imagine going to a surgeon to have a diseased or injured organ switched out for a fully functional, laboratory-grown replacement. This remains science fiction and not reality because researchers today struggle to organize cells into the complex 3D arrangements that our bodies can master on their own.
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Organoid Models: Illuminating Path to Cervical Cancers
Organoids are increasingly being used in biomedical research. These are organ-like structures created in the laboratory that are only a few millimetres in size. Organoids can be used to study life processes and the effect of drugs. Because they closely resemble real organs, they offer several advantages over other cell cultures.
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Test identifies COVID-19 patients at high risk of severe disease
One of the most vexing aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic is doctors' inability to predict which newly hospitalized patients will go on to develop severe disease, including complications that require the insertion of a breathing tube, kidney dialysis or other intensive care.
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News from the exhibitors of MEDICA and COMPAMED

The ERGO CABINET. The perfect match between design and functionality
We have launch the ERGO CABINET, a First Aid Cabinet made of injected plastic, with wall hanging, in fine and gloss finish. Wall-hanged portable First Aid Kit. Due to Its practical design it can...
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What is enterosorption?
The term “enterosorption” was first defined as the net gain of substances into the alimentary canal and in the context of a method of sorption therapy using orally administered sorbent materials or “...
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TECNODRAPE - Surgical Incision Antimicrobical Drape
The surgical incision drape TECNODRAPE is made of IODOPOVIDONE and it has a grip tape made of slow-release iodine complex. TECNODRAPE is an effective and essential protection against the contamination...
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Hybrisan install new electrospinning production line
Hybrisan, the South Wales based advanced antimicrobial specialists, have installed a new Elmarco electrospinning production line to increase the production of PPE equipment, while also accelerating...
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SteriPack Group announces global rollout of sterile swabs to help combat Covid-19
SteriPack Group rapidly deploys equipment, expertise and facilities to meet critical need for sterile swabs, diagnostic products and personal protective equipment across their global manufacturing...
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Shawpak rising to the challenge in the global fight against COVID-19
As a supplier of machines dedicated to medical packaging and as part of the Riverside Medical Packaging group shawpak have been uniquely positioned to adapt our technology to design and build PPE...
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Face Shield Machines to manufacture 1 1/2 million shields per month!
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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HYGIENIC FLOOR CLEANING THROUGH DRY MOPPING
Keeping surfaces and floors clean is crucial for many companies and organisations. Even though the traditional and most common cleaning method remains wet mopping, both research and the...
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OPTIMAL HYGIENE LEVELS WITH DISPOSABLES
In the modern cleaning industry, disposable cleaning is indispensable. Several disposable cleaning wipes have been on the market for quite some time, but only recently at Flash we also introduced...
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THE RISK OF CROSS CONTAMINATION AND WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT
Cross contamination is the unintended transmission of bacteria, viruses or other microorganisms from one object to the other, with all its harmful effects. This has mostly been an important topic for...
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USAID FUNDS A NW50 UNIT IN TUNISIE
Newster proud to announce Dasri Sterile located in El Krib Tunisie has been awarded funds from USAID for a NW50 unit to increase it's treatment capacity to meet the large increase in COVID-19...
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Super Brush Receives ISO 13485:2016 Certification
Springfield, MA – Super Brush LLC. A manufacturing leader in foam swabs and applicators announced today that the company has earned ISO 13485:2016 certification for its quality management system. ISO...
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MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2020 goes Digital with Online Convenience for Medical Sourcing Needs
MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2020 goes Digital with Online Convenience for Medical Sourcing Needs Ten-day digital experience for a vibrant marketspace to conduct business 24/7 Singapore, 22 September 2020 –...
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