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Scientists identify characteristics to better define long COVID
Using machine learning, researchers find patterns in electronic health record data to better identify those likely to have the condition.
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Clinical support software improves efficiency and quality of care in the OR
Preventing medication administration errors and improving efficiency during surgery enhances patient care.
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Smart pacifier to monitor infant health in the hospital
A wireless, bioelectronic pacifier could eliminate the need for invasive, twice-daily blood draws to monitor babies’ electrolytes in Newborn Intensive Care Units or NICUs.
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Multi-tasking wearable continuously monitors glucose, alcohol, and lactate
Imagine being able to measure your blood sugar levels, know if you’ve had too much to drink, and track your muscle fatigue during a workout, all in one small device worn on your skin. Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a prototype of such a wearable that can continuously monitor several health stats—glucose, alcohol, and lactate levels—simultaneously in real-time.
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Virtual reality to give UTSA students unique look at proteins
Francis Yoshimoto, assistant professor in the UTSA College of Sciences’ Department of Chemistry, is introducing his Biochemistry II laboratory students to a new way of learning—using virtual reality headsets to observe and analyze protein structures.
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Model finds COVID-19 deaths among elderly may be due to genetic limit on cell division
Your immune system’s ability to combat COVID-19, like any infection, largely depends on its ability to replicate the immune cells effective at destroying the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the disease. These cloned immune cells cannot be infinitely created, and a key hypothesis of a new study is that the body’s ability to create these cloned cells falls off significantly in old age.
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Ensemble model to anticipate short-term COVID-19 hospital demand
For the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has exerted pressure on the hospital system, with consequences for patients' care pathways. To support hospital planning strategies, it is important to anticipate COVID-19 health care demand and to continue to improve predictive models.
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New computational tool to interpret clinical significance of cancer mutations
The software, called CancerVar, standardizes procedures to help researchers assess the clinical impacts of over 13 million somatic cancer mutations.
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"Digital twins" aid to give individual patients the right treatment
An international team of researchers have developed advanced computer models, or "digital twins", of diseases, with the goal of improving diagnosis and treatment.
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Optimizing digital contact tracing for infectious diseases
A new research project at Leuphana University Lüneburg is dealing with digital contact tracing for the containment of infectious diseases. The experience with COVID-19 has shown that contact tracing can make an effective contribution to pandemic control. Now the aim is to evaluate existing systems and develop proposals for their further development.
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Regardless of distance: humans run at the most energy-efficient speed
By combining data from runners monitored in a lab along with 37,000 runs recorded on wearable fitness trackers, scientists have found that humans’ natural tendency is to run at a speed that conserves caloric loss—something that racers seeking to shave time off their miles will have to overcome.
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When speaking is difficult
Within the »HiSSS« project, Fraunhofer IDMT is making an important contribution to logopaedic therapy after a stroke.
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Study: telehealth comparable to in-person care
A study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that, on average, patients participating in an initial telehealth consult for a new health condition did not require more unplanned hospitalizations or follow-up emergency department visits within 14 days of their initial consult compared with patients making an initial in-person visit.
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Diagnostics: Digitisation of the sense of smell
The University of Jena is involved in EU-funded research project to detect pathologically altered body odours.
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Weather data predict risk of hospital congestion
A team of researchers supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation has developed a mathematical model that anticipates flu peaks in hospitals based on weather data
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AI reduces miss rate of precancerous polyps in colorectal cancer screening
Artificial intelligence reduced by twofold the rate at which precancerous polyps were missed in colorectal cancer screening, reported a team of international researchers led by Mayo Clinic.
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Telestroke program prevents unnecessary hospital transfers
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration (VHA) National Telestroke Program has made expert stroke care quickly available to patients, even at rural facilities with limited staffing.
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AI predicts if - and when - someone will have cardiac arrest
A new artificial intelligence-based approach can predict, significantly more accurately than a doctor, if and when a patient could die of cardiac arrest.
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Dengue detection smartphone tech shows new hope for low-cost diagnostics
Accurate home testing could be used for a wider range of illnesses, as new research shows the capability of smartphone-powered tests for Dengue Fever.
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AI model may predict elevated pancreatic cancer risk using EHR
An artificial intelligence (AI) model trained using sequential health information derived from electronic health records identified a subset of individuals with a 25-fold risk of developing pancreatic cancer within three to 36 months
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Doctors diagnosing fetal heart disease benefit from explanatory AI
Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP) and colleagues have tested AI-enhanced diagnosis of fetal congenital heart disease in a clinical setting.
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Pandemic drives use of telehealth for mental health care
OHSU researchers expect mental health counseling online will endure beyond the pandemic, call for caution to improve disparities in telehealth access.
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Mobile app reduces post-traumatic stress
Support offered by a phone app can relieve post-traumatic stress and depression. A new study from Uppsala University’s National Centre for Disaster Psychiatry involving 179 patients shows that a dedicated PTSD app, PTSD Coach, helps adults suffering from mental health issues after traumatic events.
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Understanding the brain with AI: Dominik Bach new Hertz Professor at University of Bonn
The University of Bonn has once again received excellent reinforcement: Dominik Bach now fills a so-called Hertz Chair, which is designed to combine disciplines in a unique way.
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Finger-nail sized sensor monitors respiratory function
Over the next three years, researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) hope to design a wearable device for monitoring the breathing of patients with chronic diseases such as asthma or bronchitis.
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News from the exhibitors of MEDICA and COMPAMED

Somnics Debuts Omni9 Home Sleep Testing Device at MEDICA 2021
At MEDICA 2021 held at Messe Düsseldorf from November 15 to 18, Somnics Inc., a medical devices maker specializing in sleep breathing disorders, presents to international medical professionals its “...
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Somnics Inc.’s iNAP Wins Another Taiwan Excellence Award for New Oral Interface Accessory
The 30th Taiwan Excellence Award recently announced the winners from a long list of candidates. Somnics, Inc. won its third Taiwan Excellence Award for the new generation iNAP Oral Interface I08, an...
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Fraunhofer ENAS successfully manufactures ultra-thin and highly flexible Parylene-based Printed Circuit Boards with several metallization layers
Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS in Chemnitz successfully developed and manufactured flexible printed circuit boards with an overall thickness of less than 20...
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biolitec® at Medica 2021 and online at biolitec-fair.com – Major success for biolitec® in patent litigation before the German Federal Supreme Court on ELVeS® Radial®
Jena, November 12th, 2021 - Finally the time has come, Medica is taking place on site again! And of course, the laser pioneer biolitec® cannot miss it. In order to provide customers and interested...
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UK MedTech firm, Occuity, to showcase first device at MEDICA 2021 after successfully raising over £2m
UK MedTech firm, Occuity, successfully raises over £2m to deliver ophthalmic and optical diabetes devices. Occuity have also announced they will be exhibiting on the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2021,...
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Brand New: RRC3570 - A Powerful 24V POWERPAQ
Manufacturers from various markets have begun transitioning to 24V systems for new developments. The reason for this is simple: The 24V system leads to lower current requirements with the same power...
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BUNDLED NETWORK EXPERTISE IS A WINNING ARGUMENT.
The relaunch of MEDICA/COMPAMED 2021 sees a sizeable WILD Group presence and a whole host of innovations.  How can you combine different ideas to create an innovative product? Moreover, what...
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AVS Römer product innovations at the Compamed 2021 in Düsseldorf
AVS Römer smartflow external gear pump with innovative rinsing concept and AVS Römer hyperfit push-in connector with new sealing concept. We present our new products. Visit us at Compamed in...
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Blister machine KBS-C medplus receives German Innovations Award 2021
Last year, special machine manufacturer KOCH Pac-Systeme in Germany, expanded its machine portfolio in the medical technology industry, with the blister machine KBS-C medplus. The machine has now been...
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Medten USA Inc. Opens Irvine, CA warehouse
For Immediate Release 10/27/2021 Medten USA Inc. 949-932-0386 sales@medten.com Medten USA Inc. opens Irvine, CA warehouse New company opens warehouse with biomedical repair parts ready to ship.
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Sophisticated pump technology enables dramatic reduction in the size of medical nitric oxide devices
Nitric oxide administration systems have become indispensable in intensive care medicine. Treatment with inhaled nitric oxide helps newborns, for example, with respiratory weakness (hypoxic...
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Bulbitech closes € 2 million grant with Norwegian Research Council
Bulbitech announces it has been granted 20.2 MNOK from the Norwegian Research Council for the further validation, commercialization and development of its technology. Funds will be used in a project...
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EVOTEC ENCLOSURE RANGE: NEW SIZE 125
The EVOTEC range of table-top enclosures, already consisting of 5 standard enclosures, has been supplemented by a further version. The new "EVOTEC 125" version optimally rounds off the product...
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ASEPTOR Basic flow UV-C germicidal and virucidal lamps are designed for flow sterilization of the air.
Company News The COVID-19 pandemic has generated an increased interest in methods and the means of combating viruses and bacteria in the human environment, especially in hospitals, health care...
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Siemens Healthineers Honors Zollner with the Supplier Award
The renowned provider of medical technology awards Zollner Elektronik AG for its competitiveness and excellent collaboration. Dr. Stefan Vogeler, Head of Procurement at Siemens Healthineers Medical...
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Shell-Case and corpuls celebrate more than a decade of partnership
November 12, 2021, Düsseldorf, Germany Shell-Case Ltd, the leading global designer and manufacturer of unique, tailor-made professional carrying solutions for medical devices, is excited to continue...
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Bittium Expands OmegaSnap™ Product Family with New ECG Electrodes
New generation of electrodes brings extended level of comfort for long-term ECG measurements Oulu, Finland, September 30, 2021 – Bittium, a leading specialist for secure communications,...
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PURE DIVERSITY.
For WILD, working under ultra-clean conditions is a wide-ranging activity. Because, as current examples prove, the technology partner has mastered the art of adapting precisely to the task at hand...
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Launched wireless thermometer for real-time transmission of COVID-19 vaccine refrigerator temperature
Launched wireless thermometer for real-time transmission of COVID-19 vaccine refrigerator temperature CHOISTECHNOLOGY plans to provide discounts to consigned medical institutions for vaccination by...
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MeKo is now called MeKo Manufacturing
Expert for laser material processing celebrates the 30th company anniversary  Dr. Clemens Meyer-Kobbe founded his laser-cutting company in 1991. This year, MeKo has its 30th company anniversary.
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OUTSOURCING IS MOVING INTO THE FOREGROUND AS A STRATEGY.
More flexibility, an improved ability to focus on their own core business and the integration of complementary competencies are the decisive arguments why customers outsource their production...
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90 years of STÜKEN - 90 years of technology leadership and innovation
Deep drawing specialist STÜKEN celebrates 90th anniversary In 1931 Hubert Stüken founded the family business. Today, the world market leader employs 1250 people at five locations in Europe, Asia and...
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Velentium Ranks No. 1424 on the Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 333% Percent
Inc. Magazine Reveals Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000 HOUSTON, August 18, 2021 – Inc. magazine today revealed that Velentium – a professional engineering...
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Dan Purvis & Tim Carroll Are Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Gulf Coast Area Winners
HOUSTON, August 6, 2021 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Velentium Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dan Purvis, and President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Tim Carroll, were...
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