Photo galleries from MEDICA 2022 -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Bild: An Endoscope in an automated endoscope cleaner; Copyright: Aston University

Aston University

Fighting antimicrobial resistance with world-first automated endoscope cleaner

06/12/2022

Aston University and Partnership Medical (PML) have completed a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), resulting in the development of a revolutionary automated system for the high-level cleaning of endoscopes.
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Image: A white and turquoise test apparatus that can diagnose psoriasis; Copyright: Dermagnostix GmbH

Dermagnostix GmbH

European Innovation Council funds Dermagnostix with 2.5 million euros

05/12/2022

Dermagnostix GmbH, a joint spin-off of Hahn-Schickard, Helmholtz Munich and Technical University of Munich, was one of 30 companies to qualify for a direct grant from the European Innovation Council (EIC) and will receive 2.5 million euros to bring its product portfolio to market under the new European In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation.
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Epilepsy: Automatically detecting and documenting seizures with AI

28/11/2022

Up to now, the detection of epileptic seizures has been difficult and – especially in the case of minor seizures – inadequate. This is about to change with monikit. In the future, the sensor device and artificial intelligence will be used to collect comprehensive data and thus improve the care of those affected.
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Image: A white magnetic resonance imaging scanning device in the hospital; Copyright: Nikita_Karchevskyi

Nikita_Karchevskyi

Quantum technology for cancer imaging

21/11/2022

Tracing the metabolism of tumor cells using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has not been feasible in routine clinical settings hitherto. Now, an interdisciplinary research team including the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is working to advance the development of a quantum-based hyperpolarizer so that it can be deployed in clinical applications.
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Image: A square large gray box in the lab. Microfluidic readout unit for subsequent clinical multiplex analysis; Copyright: Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen

Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen

Multiplex analysis with para-magnetic microparticles

18/11/2022

A team from the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen has developed a new readout unit for para-magnetic particles in a microfluidic system.
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Robots – helping hand in the hospital

17/11/2022

Robots have already been part of our everyday live for some time now, whether in our private life or at many workplaces. But how can the automatic helpers be helpful as an assistant in everyday hospital life? We got to know some great ideas at MEDICA 2022.
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Image: A workflow diagram that shows how patient data is transmitted to the doctor via an app and a server, Copyright: Fraunhofer FOKUS

Fraunhofer FOKUS

MEDICA 2022: Everyday digital assistance

14/11/2022

Should I exercise? Is a bike ride overdoing it? These are some of the questions commonly asked by patients with heart problems, tumors or orthopedic problems. In the future, the “Quantified Health System” from the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS might be able to help individuals with questions like these.
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Image: A black apparatus, rapid on-site PCR test system with microfluidic analysis cartridge; Copyright: Fraunhofer IMM

Fraunhofer IMM

PCR platform for fighting pandemics – fast, open and digitalized

11/11/2022

Fraunhofer researchers are currently developing a scalable, open and digitalized PCR test system that will produce results in just 15 minutes. The compact demonstrator system will be on display from November 14 to 17 at the COMPAMED trade show in Dusseldorf.
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Image: Mobile laboratory unit with integrated lifting device for a standard truck chassis; Copyright: Fraunhofer IBMT/Markus Michel

Fraunhofer IBMT/Markus Michel

MEDICA 2022: Biological laboratory to go

10/11/2022

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT have developed the “BioSensoLab“, a mobile biological laboratory with which they can demonstrate new developments to customers and test them together – on site at their companies.
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Image: A square box with the sample tray extended, a mobile analyzer on a blue background; Copyright: Fraunhofer IPT

Fraunhofer IPT

Cost-effective alternative to a PCR test

09/11/2022

Speed or accuracy? As far as COVID-19 tests go, this was the choice you had to make. In the future, this dilemma could be a thing of the past. The Pathogen Analyzer combines the advantages of PCR testing and rapid antigen testing – it provides a reliable result after only 20 to 40 minutes.
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Image: Hand holding sushi in the background while a photo of it is displayed in the foreground on a cell phone with options for information; Copyright: envato/boomeart

envato/boomeart

Doinglab: Nutrition management with AI

02/11/2022

Watching your diet based on various health issues can sometimes be tiring. To make the process easier and help patients to monitor their intake, the start-up Doinglab developed an artificial intelligence technology that can recognize and understand food. FoodLens provides detailed information about the food with just a picture.
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Image: Four glasses of wine placed in a row on an oak barrel, Copyright: Malmö University

Malmö University

Wine testing and post-Covid smell training with VR game

26/10/2022

Can you fine tune your nose with virtual reality? That's what researchers behind a smell machine believe. The device can also enhance the experience of computer games and potentially help people regain a lost sense of smell.
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Image: Three men pose; From left to right: Dr. Sergey Korchak, Dr. Stefan Glöggler, and Dr. Henning Schroeder; Copyright: Anna Hübner / Max-Planck-Institut

Anna Hübner / Max-Planck-Institut

Funding for a new method in cancer diagnostics

13/10/2022

An efficient contrast agent method for MRI imaging developed by Max Planck researcher Stefan Gloeggler raises hopes of being able to distinguish tumors from healthy tissue on the basis of their metabolic activity.
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Image: An elderly person is fitted with a modern hearing aid; Copyright: halfpoint

halfpoint

Novel sensor system with AI-driven biomarkers for patients with heart failure

07/10/2022

UNISONO aims to develop a novel system combining an ear-worn sensor with speech recognition.
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s_kawee

Video games offer the potential of “experiential medicine”

06/10/2022

Diverse digital interventions remediate cognitive aging in healthy older adults
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Image: A diagram intended to show the process and validity of DryEyeRhythm; Copyright: Juntendo University

Juntendo University

DryEyeRhythm: A reliable, valid, and non-invasive app to assess dry eye disease

06/10/2022

The app – released in 2016 – can be used for the monitoring of dry eye disease and underscores the feasibility of human-centered medicine through apps.
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Image: Close up of a woman using a smart watch; Copyright: leungchopan

leungchopan

Wearable sensors styled into t-shirts and face masks

29/09/2022

Imperial researchers have embedded new low-cost sensors that monitor breathing, heart rate, and ammonia into t-shirts and face masks.
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Image: Close up of periosteum in a bone; Copyright: HUG

HUG

Bone fragility: European green light for marketing precision diagnostics

27/09/2022

A new device for diagnosing bone fragility invented by the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) and the University of Geneva (UNIGE) has been approved for marketing in the European Economic Area and Switzerland.
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Image: several people standing around a bed with a stand-up function on which one person sits; Copyright: Ralf Lienert/Allgäuer Zeitung

AAL Living Lab: research, education and raising awareness

02/12/2019

Smart home systems are a perfect example of how technology can make our daily lives easier. The fact that they can use a tablet to adjust lighting and blinds in every room benefits older adults in more ways than one. These types of technical systems are a part of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) and create a safe living environment for older persons.
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Image: MEDICA START-UP PARK; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf/ctillmann

MEDICA START-UP PARK: "For those, who want to experience the startup-spirit"

01/10/2019

When the halls of MEDICA are open to the world to showcase medical innovations, one joint exhibition booth is guaranteed to attract special attention - the MEDICA START-UP PARK. The startups that present their advances in this setting are interesting to visitors and investors, yet long-time exhibitors and big businesses can also benefit from building relationships with these young companies.
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MEDICA START-UP PARK 2019: Experience tomorrow's innovations today

01/10/2019

The medical market is booming - medical ideas and visions for the future are more in demand than ever. Especially at MEDICA START-UP PARK 2019 young founders want to present their product innovations. Develop business contacts, meet investors and experience an international environment in just one place. Discover in our Topic of the Month what makes MEDICA START-UP PARK unique.
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SilverSky LifeSciences GmbH

Striking new paths in medicine - Diagnostics Partnering Conference 2019

08/07/2019

On November 18th, 2019, parallel to the first day of MEDICA, the world forum for medicine, the Diagnostics Partnering Conference (DxPx Conference) will take place in Düsseldorf, bringing together stakeholders in the diagnostics and research tool industry. The DxPx Conference focuses on discovering technologies, finding financing and investment opportunities and forming collaborative partnerships.
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Image: Team Capsix with KUKA robot arm and body model; Copyright: Capsix Robotics, Lyon

Capsix Robotics, Lyon

Healthy Living thanks to robotics – KUKA Innovation Award 2019

24/06/2019

Improving technology transfer from research to industry and driving robotics development - that's the idea behind the KUKA Innovation Award. This year’s topic is "Healthy Living". Applicants from around the world were tasked with creating a robot application for healthcare settings. Now, the finalists, who will showcase their innovations at the MEDICA 2019 trade fair have been selected.
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Image: View of laptop screen with message that data was encrypted; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Andriy Popov

Security first – hospitals prime targets of cyberattacks

02/05/2019

Safety should be a top priority when it comes to safeguarding human lives. That's why hospitals must protect their computer networks and data against unauthorized access. However, thanks to the proliferation of connected devices in hospitals, they are at high risk of suffering devastating cyberattacks. There is also a lack of cybersecurity awareness.
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