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Portable arm rehabilitation device for use from hospital to home
A new portable arm rehabilitation robot will help patients to carry out robot-aided therapy at home, allowing them to perform intensive exercises without visiting hospitals or clinics, which can possibly reduce the risk of exposure to infectious diseases such as COVID-19. The robot can also be used in hospitals and outpatient facilities such as nursing homes and clinics.
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Destroying cancer cells with non-surgical ultrasound treatment
Demonstrated the mechanism behind the secondary generation of cavitation clouds that mechanically fractionates surrounding tissue in focused ultrasound treatment. Laid the groundwork for precise removal of the target tissue.
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Mapping tool identifies early signs of dementia
The findings by imaging specialists at NYU Grossman School of Medicine center on small bright spots on scans called white matter hyperintensities. Increased numbers and size of the intense-white spots seen on the mostly gray images of the brain have long been linked to memory loss and emotional problems, especially as people age.
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Tissue grafts of both bone and cartilage could regenerate a crucial jaw joint
Scientists have engineered tissue grafts that, in pigs, regenerated both bone and cartilage in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), a part of the jaw that can cause debilitating pain and disability when damaged.
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Bioceramic implant induces cranial regrowth
A bioceramic implant has proved to stimulate regeneration of natural skull bone, so that even large cranial defects can be repaired in a way that has not been possible before. The research, led from the University of Gothenburg, is presented in the scientific journal PNAS.
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3D metal printer expands possibilities for innovation
When the Zucker Institute for Applied Neurosciences (ZIAN) at the Medical University of South Carolina needed to bring to life a neurosurgeon's idea for better instrumentation for sacroiliac surgery, there was one obvious partner to turn to: the MUSC College of Dental Medicine.
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Robotic assistance to make colonoscopy kinder and easier
Scientists have made a breakthrough in their work to develop semi-autonomous colonoscopy, using a robot to guide a medical device into the body. The milestone brings closer the prospect of an intelligent robotic system being able to guide instruments to precise locations in the body to take biopsies or allow internal tissues to be examined.
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Fluoroscopic guidance during spine surgery
The authors, two surgeon-researchers from Murayama Medical Center in Tokyo, tested a device that, when attached to everyday eyeglasses, can display fluoroscopic images used for surgical guidance directly to the surgeon. Without such a device, the surgeon must receive this guidance by repeatedly looking across the operating room to a video monitor.
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Strengthening innovative power of German medical technology industry
The medical technology industry is facing major challenges due to digitalization, new manufacturing technologies and changes in the regulatory framework. In order to strengthen the innovative power of the SME-driven German medical technology industry, the BMBF joint project "EUREKA-AMeLie aims to create new opportunities for a structure for networked product development.
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New algorithm sharpens focus of microscopes
Real-life scientists have recently developed a true "enhance" tool: one that improves the resolution and accuracy of powerful microscopes that are used to reveal insights into biology and medicine.
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Imaging technique could replace tissue biopsies
Imaging techniques could replace the need for invasive tissue biopsies in helping rapidly determine whether cancer treatments are working effectively, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge.
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Imaging: dual-energy CT
Dual-energy CT adds value to routine interpretation of emergency department imaging studies by increasing radiologists’ diagnostic confidence, leading to a reduction in downstream imaging and associated costs.
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Vigorous exercise, spongy heart
The hearts of professional athletes adapt to training in a number of ways, including by increasing the number of structures called trabeculae in the inside of the heart. While this process, called hypertrabeculation, is harmless in athletes, it is also a pathological feature of the hereditary disease noncompaction cardiomyopathy, which can cause sudden cardiac death.
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Artificial lung to support pre-term babies in distress
An international team led by current and former McMaster University researchers has developed an artificial lung to support pre-term and other newborn babies in respiratory distress. The group has proven the concept using a live piglet, a major step along the route toward approval for use in humans, where the portable device could save many lives and prevent catastrophic damage.
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Smartphones to aid in treatment of dengue patients
Ordinary smartphone cameras are capable of accurately determining the hydration severity of dengue patients to determine care and management by analysing the colour of their urine samples, says a new study.
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MarrowQuant: a new digital-pathology tool
The bone marrow is the soft tissue inside our bones. Its main role is to produce stem cells that will go on to become various cells of the blood, including white blood cells that fight infections, red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout the body, and platelets that control bleeding.
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Spinal injuries: the recovery of motor skills thanks to nanomaterials
A new study conducted by SISSA and the University of Trieste shows the efficacy of carbon nanotube implants to restore motor functions and paves the way for a new therapeutic approach for spinal cord injuries
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World Heart Day 2020: "Use Heart
In times of Corona it is more important than ever to take care of your own heart – for yourself, your relatives and the society. Because a healthy heart lowers the risk for subsequent illnesses such as high blood pressure or overweight just like for a heavy course of COVID-19. The World Heart Day on 29 September would like to draw attention to the importance of heart health.
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Lungs: a step toward helping patients breathe deeply
Damaged lungs can't open properly. Patients with asthma, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and systemic sclerosis suffer from fibrosis and tissue remodeling, where a build-up of tissue and immune cells, and proteins that form a glue-like substance, keep the airways from expanding. As fibrosis gets worse, taking a breath feels like blowing up a balloon filled with concrete.
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Lowering infection risk in women with obesity after C-section
Indiana University School of Medicine researchers are learning more about ways to prevent infections in women with obesity who have cesarean delivery. The multi-site study revealed using prophylactic negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) does not appear to lower the risk of infection for this high-risk group.
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TBI patients benefit from light therapy
This study is one of the first, if not the first, prospective, randomized, interventional clinical trials of near-infrared, low-level light therapy (LLLT) in patients who recently suffered a moderate brain injury. If further trials support these findings, light therapy could become the first widely-accepted treatment for this type of injury.
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AI detects osteoarthritis years before it develops
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering have created a machine-learning algorithm that can detect subtle signs of osteoarthritis - too abstract to register in the eye of a trained radiologist - on an MRI scan taken years before symptoms even begin.
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World Patient Safety Day 2020: Safe care in the corona crisis
Employee safety is patient safety – this becomes clearer than ever during the Corona pandemic. It is not only about preventing infection, but also about protection from physical and mental stress. This will be highlighted on 17 September 2020 on the occasion of World Patient Safety Day.
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Portable MRI brings brain imaging to the patient bedside
A portable, low-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device can be safely used at bedside in complex clinical care settings to evaluate critically-ill patients for suspected stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), or other neurological problems, results of a proof-of-concept study show.
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OCT helps to see the eye like never before
Researchers are able to visualize the retina's function at the cellular level, which will help accelerate cures for blinding diseases.
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RadianQbio introduces "HR-501", AED (Automated External Defibrillator) for the global market
SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2016 WHO report on 'Cause of death in the world' revealed that heart related deaths accounted for 31% of the total deaths, costing 1.7...
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Two Kimlas for Shawpak Send the Competitors Packing
Research and development has been at the forefront of Riverside Medical’s cutting-edge work since 1978. Initially specialising in bespoke medical packaging, the company has grown, and they now...
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Fortunately, the device gave an alarm
It was only thanks to the Rossmax blood pressure monitor PARR X5 that 55-year-old Robert Schär noticed at the right moment that he had atrial fibrillation in order to avert worse. “I have been treated...
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Webinar about product performance, manufacturability and cost considerations with coating selections
Selecting optimal coating(s) for wire-based components incorporated into medical devices can be a challenging task for even the most experienced design team due to the numerous and everchanging...
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Navigating Covid-19: Intelligent Disinfection Solutions
Since the outbreak of Covid-19 in early 2020, the pandemic has spread quickly around the world to 188 countries and regions. Against this background, personal protective equipment (PPE),...
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Sandvik Materials Technology Expands to Tucson, Arizona
Second U.S. Location to Manufacture Fine Medical Wire and Components. Sandvik Materials Technology, a world-leading developer and manufacturer of advanced stainless steels and special alloys,...
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Delta ModTech moves into new corporate headquarters
Minneapolis, MN – “We’ve Moved!” US Converting machine manufacturer Delta ModTech moved into their new corporate headquarters in Ramsey Minnesota mid-August 2020. “We’re excited to announce...
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Oxygen equipment pioneer AirSep, a division of CAIRE Inc., at the forefront in the global fight against COVID-19
Since the outbreak of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, AirSep Corporation, a division of CAIRE Inc., has seen a higher demand in oxygen generators globally particularly in Russia and the Ukraine.
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ENDOLASERLIFT: lifting becomes outpatient with Lumix Q Platform!
With Lumix Q Platform, Nd:YAG Q-Switched laser Platform, the 320um optical fiber is inserted into the subcutaneous tissue of the area to be treated, avoiding any kind of tissue trauma. All the laser...
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Sotera Health’s Sterigenics Announces Acquisition of Iotron Industries
Additional Electron Beam capacity enhances Sterigenics’ global leadership in sterilization solutions CLEVELAND, Ohio – August 3, 2020 – Sotera Health, the world’s leading,...
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Interview with Richard Wiens, Director, Strategic Supply, Nordion on Cobalt Supply
Nordion is one of the pioneers in using Cobalt-60 for gamma sterilization. The company has been building irradiators and shipping Cobalt sources around the world for more than 50 years and continues...
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PSA Oxygen: A Reliable, Safer Alternative for Hospitals and Medical Facilities
AirSep Corporation, a CAIRE Inc. company, develops innovative, economical, non-cryogenic oxygen supply solutions as a safer alternative to cylinder or liquid supplies- providing a reliable source of...
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SMART-PANEL - Elegant wall-mounted enclosure for modern control consoles
OKW Gehäusesysteme presents the new SMART-PANEL range of wall-mounted enclosures. The elegant square or rectangular design fits seamlessly into modern residential/commercial and industrial...
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Teleflex Medical OEM Announces Expansion of Georgia Facility To Meet Growing Demand For Its Products
Teleflex Medical OEM, a leading manufacturer of micro-diameter tubing, specialty wire, and devices used throughout the healthcare industry, is announcing an expansion to its Trenton, Georgia facility.
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MyotonPRO makes it possible to test muscle adaptation in space
“MyotonPRO” digital palpation device orbits the Earth on the International Space Station ISS as we speak. For more: NASA - Expedition 63 in progress   ESA and NASA launched the device for...
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ASKION Online - A new Website for a strong Team
ASKION - Mid-sized technology company from Gera that went around the world   Since 15 years ASKION is a reliable provider of customer specific devices and assemblies. Our know how and experience...
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PROTEC - square control centre
OKW’s new PROTEC enclosures have a modern and highly attractive square design with soft contours. As a result, these wall-mount and table-top housings are ideal for modern electronics...
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Innovative Braiding Technology Unveiled by Teleflex Medical OEM
Teleflex Medical OEM, a global leader in custom-engineered sutures announces an advanced braiding technology that can divide a suture into multiple end branches or integrate several “loops” within...
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Teleflex Medical OEM Opens Two EPIC Medtec® Centers to Accelerate Device Innovation
Teleflex Medical OEM, a leading provider of medical device development and manufacturing services, announces two state-of-the-art EPIC Medtec® Centers located in Mansfield, Massachusetts and Maple...
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STYLE-CASE enclosure for mobile electronics applications
The STYLE-CASE range of hand-held enclosures by OKW Gehäusesysteme has been extended by a new variant. Up to now, all enclosures were only available with a battery compartment fitted. In addition to...
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New Hydrophilic Coating Technology from Teleflex Medical OEM
Teleflex Medical OEM announces a proprietary, hydrophilic surface coating for polymer-based devices that are navigated through the vascular system. The coating performs favorably in terms of...
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New Suture Technology, From Teleflex Medical OEM, May Reduce Tissue Strangulation
Teleflex Medical OEM, a global leader in specialized sutures and performance fibers, announces an innovative suture technology: Force Fiber Fusion® Suture. This “two-in-one” construct transitions...
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Teleflex Medical OEM Strengthens Its Catheter Capabilities by Acquiring HPC Medical Products
Teleflex Medical OEM, a global leader in custom extrusion and complex catheters, recently announced the acquisition of HPC Medical Products [HPC]), a leader in medical tubing and wire components .
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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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Novaerus Defend 1050 Proven to Reduce SARS-CoV-2 by 99.99%
“To successfully control the spread of pathogens and viruses, we need to close the infection control loop; hands, surfaces and air.” Dr Kevin Devlin, CEO at WellAir, the parent company of Novaerus.
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