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MEDICA 2017 - World Forum for Medicine

The world's leading trade fair for the medical industry invites you to Düsseldorf from 13 - 16 November 2017. Be part of the No. 1!

News from the editors of MEDICA-tradefair.com

Sitting not linked to incident diabetes
Sitting may not be as deadly as previously thought, with new research led by the University of Sydney ruling out sitting as a direct cause of diabetes.
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MS treatment that 'resets' immune system may halt disease progression for at least 5 years
In a new study, led by Imperial College London, the treatment prevented symptoms of severe disease from worsening for five years, in 46 per cent of patients. However, as the treatment involves aggressive chemotherapy, the researchers stress the procedure carries significant risk.
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Organ-on-a-chip mimics heart's biomechanical properties
The human heart beats more than 2.5 billion times in an average lifetime. Now scientists at Vanderbilt University have created a three-dimensional organ-on-a-chip that can mimic the heart's amazing biomechanical properties.
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Popular heartburn drugs linked to gradual yet 'silent' kidney damage
Taking popular heartburn drugs for prolonged periods has been linked to serious kidney problems, including kidney failure.
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Artificial synapse for neural networks
For all the improvements in computer technology over the years, we still struggle to recreate the low-energy, elegant processing of the human brain. Now, researchers at Stanford University and Sandia National Laboratories have made an advance that could help computers mimic one piece of the brain's efficient design - an artificial version of the space over which neurons communicate, a synapse.
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Switched-on DNA to spark nano-electronic applications
Much like flipping your light switch at home - only on a scale 1,000 times smaller than a human hair - an ASU-led team has now developed the first controllable DNA switch to regulate the flow of electricity within a single, atomic-sized molecule.
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An alternative to opioids? Compound from marine snail is potent pain reliever
A tiny snail may offer an alternative to opioids for pain relief. Scientists at the University of Utah have found a compound that blocks pain by targeting a pathway not associated with opioids.
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Listeria may be serious miscarriage threat early in pregnancy
Listeria, a common food-borne bacterium, may pose a greater risk of miscarriage in the early stages of pregnancy than appreciated, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine studying how pathogens affect fetal development and change the outcome of pregnancy.
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What the ability to 'get the gist' says about your brain
Research findings from the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas may enhance traumatic brain injury (TBI) diagnosis and treatment.
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The reasons for our left or right-handedness
A preference for the left or the right hand might be traced back to that asymmetry. "These results fundamentally change our understanding of the cause of hemispheric asymmetries," conclude the authors. The team report about their study in the journal eLife.
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Industry News

WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2017 in Munich
On February 7-8, 2017 the WT | Wearable Technologies Conference will be hosted in Munich for the 11th time. The market is progressing and purchasing, sourcing and wholesale are becoming more and more...
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Canada at MEDICA 2016 - Post Show Report
Canada at MEDICA, Düsseldorf (November 14 - 17, 2016) Toronto, December 19, 2016 Post Show Report of largest Canadian Participation Ever MEDICA, once again, concluded as one of the most successful...
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CoATherm AK-F200 introduced at Hochiminh University of Medical Center, Vietnam
CoATherm AK-F200 RF Tumor ablation system has been introcuded by Vascular Thoracic Dept. at Hochiminh University of Medical Center, Vietnam. Dr.Vy the head of Vascular Thoracic Dept orgainzed the...
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Sony to showcase its smart end-to-end medical workflow innovations at MEDICA 2016
New workflow solutions for the Integrated OR support more efficient diagnosis, surgery and post-operative care in today’s networked hospital environment Düsseldorf (Hall 10, Stand H57), 8 November...
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IMMS harnesses for point-of-care diagnostics
Test setup with live demonstration for personalized diagnostics of cancer in Hall 3/G60. Ilmenau, 15.11.2016. At the MEDICA 2016 IMMS is presenting its first approaches for the personalized...
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WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2017 in Munich
On February 7-8, 2017 the WT | Wearable Technologies Conference will be hosted in Munich for the 11th time. The market is progressing and purchasing, sourcing and wholesale are becoming more and more...
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MeriConnect makes surgical video and image handling simpler and more efficient
Video recordings in the operating room are becoming more common as non-invasive surgery and new medical technology are emerging. Additionally, hospitals need to pay more attention to the quality of...
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Fall asleep better with the Beurer "SleepLine" range
A restful night's sleep is just as important for your health as a balanced diet and sufficient exercise. But many people are not aware that they are suffering from sleep problems. For some people,...
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BM 77 Bluetooth®: Upper arm blood pressure monitor with XXL display
Upper arm blood pressure monitors provide reliability you would expect from the doctor’s. The BM 77 Bluetooth® also ensures maximum user comfort with its fully automated blood pressure and pulse...
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Beurer AS 95: Keeping up with day-to-day life
Whether normal walking or targeted running training: exercise keeps you healthy. With the AS 95 Pulse activity sensor, Beurer is presenting a product which combines counting steps and pulse...
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Project TeleView – Telemedicine for refugees

Refugees who come to Germany struggle with language and cultural barriers – also when it comes to medical issues. Patients are often not able to state their medical history or acute conditions, which requires extra time and means increased costs for medical offices and shelters. The telemedicine project TeleView seeks to offer a solution to this problem.
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RealSpine: realistic surgical simulation

Surgeons need a great sense of touch. They first have to acquire this skill in simulation training before they can perform surgery on actual patients. Having said that, simulators are not just meant to teach the right movements; ideally, they should also provide a true-to-life experience of the surgical field – as is the case in RealSpine surgical training.
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A new broom sweeps clean? The new EU Medical Device Regulation

The year 2016 brings about the new, eagerly anticipated Medical Device Regulation (MDR). The revision needs to now be implemented by all EU member states in the coming years after there have been ongoing deliberations and negotiations since October 2012.
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Final press release:

MEDICA and COMPAMED 2016 provide a powerful stimulus for the international medical technology industry

Once again, the world’s biggest medical trade fair MEDICA and the leading international supplier trade fair COMPAMED, which take place in Düsseldorf, have provided a powerful stimulus for the international medical technology industry. For each of the four days of the fair, from 14 to 17 November 2016, specialists from all sectors of the health industry ensured that the daily intake of visitors was consistently high (127,800 / equal to last year’s number) in the trade fair’s 19 halls.

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