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Imaging: eye scan makes diseases visible at an early stage
According to the World Health Organization, in four out of five cases age-related vision disorders could be avoided if they were diagnosed at an early stage. A European team of scientists, including the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (Leibniz IPHT) in Jena, has researched a new method that will enable doctors to better detect such eye diseases in the future.
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Imaging: supporting cancer treatment monitoring
A grant from the National Institutes of Health will support a biomedical engineering professor's pursuit of technologies that can identify treatment-resistant tumors early in the treatment process.
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Stents: better protection against occluded blood vessels
Cardiovascular stents are special implants used to widen blood vessels that have become constricted as a result of calcium deposits. In some cases, the body's immune system can reject these implants in a process known as foreign-body reaction. In a joint project with partners, Fraunhofer researchers have now developed enhanced coatings that substantially improve the biocompatibility of stents.
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mHealth: measuring cranial deformation with a mobile phone
Photomedas. This is the name of a non-invasive system that will help measure the cranial deformation of infants – from newborns, to 12-month-old babies. It is comprised of a mobile phone application and a mesh cap, and has been developed by Valencia Polytechnic University (UPV) researchers together with La Fe hospital specialists.
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mHealth: self-monitoring solution for uncontrolled asthma
A study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet shows that a treatment adjustment algorithm based on lung function and symptoms in a mobile phone can be an efficient tool in managing uncontrolled asthma. For fuss-free measuring of lung function, the phone connects to a wireless spirometer and the app can register respiratory symptoms and provide visual feedback on treatment.
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Prosthetics: electronic glove offers 'humanlike' features
People with hand amputations experience difficult daily life challenges, often leading to lifelong use of a prosthetic hands and services. An electronic glove, or e-glove, developed by Purdue University researchers can be worn over a prosthetic hand to provide humanlike softness, warmth, appearance and sensory perception, such as the ability to sense pressure, temperature and hydration.
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Sensors: diagnosing middle-ear infection with ultrasound
A new type of ultrasound transducer from Fraunhofer should soon be delivering a fast and reliable diagnosis of infection of the middle ear. A U.S. company and the Fraunhofer IPMS are collaborating on the development and application of this technology. The transducer is integrated in an otoscope and helps physicians decide whether a course of antibiotics is really necessary.
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fMRI: map of broken brain networks shows why people lose speech
For the first time, Northwestern Medicine scientists have pinpointed the location of dysfunctional brain networks that lead to impaired sentence production and word finding in primary progressive aphasia (PPA), a form of dementia in which patients often lose their language rather than their memory or thought process.
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Sensors: electronic skin technology for AI development
DGIST announced on Wednesday, August 21 that Professor Jae Eun Jang's team in the Department of Information and Communication Engineering developed electronic skin technology that can detect "prick" and "hot" pain sensations like humans. This research result is expected to be applied on the development of humanoid robots and patients wearing prosthetic hands in the future.
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AI: radiomics model to predict thyroid nodules
Machine learning models can be trained to extract immunohistochemical (IHC) characteristics from the CT scans of patients with suspected thyroid nodules, and these IHC characteristics can then be utilized to significantly improve thyroid nodule diagnoses.
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New Hydrophilic Coating Technology from Teleflex Medical OEM
Teleflex Medical OEM, a recognized global leader in catheters, introducers, and delivery systems, announces a proprietary, hydrophilic surface coating for polymer-based devices that are navigated...
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Certifikation as Medizinproduct IIb
Certification as Medical Device IIb for SICOLAB med With the oil-free SICOLAB med compressor, we offer our customers a first-class, tailor-made product solution for the compressed air supply of...
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High mix – low volume
In the pharmaceutical industry, we notice a growing need for high mix–low volume production (HMLV). HMVL means that medication and medical devices are presented to the patient more and more...
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Raumedic improves the sliding properties of thermoplastic products
Helmbrechts – With a new biocompatible additive, Raumedic is working to further enhance the sliding properties of medical plastic components. The mechanical and chemical characteristics of the base...
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greenTEG receives the Seal of Excellence from the EU Horizon 2020 program
We are thrilled to announce that greenTEG has been awarded the Horizon 2020 Seal of Excellence, issued by the Executive Commission for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, a body of the European...
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Viant Appoints Longtime Medical Device Leader to Chief Executive Officer
Alton Shader to Spearhead Global Services Provider’s Continued Expansion FOXBOROUGH, Mass., July 12, 2019 – Viant, a leading global services provider to the medical device industry, announced...
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