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X-ray scanner spots cancers and analyzes drugs in minutes
Engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a prototype X-ray scanning machine that reveals not just the shape of an object but its molecular composition. With unprecedented resolution and accuracy, the technology could revolutionize a wide range of fields such as cancer surgery, pathology, drug inspection and geology.
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Stereotactic systems from the 3D printer
Stereotactic systems are special devices used in neurosurgical procedures. Until now, conventional production methods have meant that these devices are not only expensive to manufacture, but are also geometrically limited.
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Eye surgery: LZH works on improved lens refilling
In eye surgery for cataract, the lens refilling method could allow to maintain or restore the lens's accommodation of the lens, i.e. the ability to adjust its refractive power flexibly. So far, however, this method has not yet been clinically successful.
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Focused ultrasound to advance brain, cancer research
Clinicians and researchers are looking to emerging noninvasive ways to interact with living brain tissue that can be precisely targeted to specific areas. Focused ultrasound, when guided by integrated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), is a promising new technology that is already used to treat patients with a variety of movement disorder conditions and solid tumors.
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Neurology: face to face recognition
The human brain remembers faces better after a personal meeting than by looking at photos or videos, according to findings by neuroscientists at Friedrich Schiller University Jena.
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Defective heart valve replaced with new TAVI system
Narrowing of the aortic valve, known as aortic valve stenosis, is the most common heart valve defect in old age. The valve leaflets of the aortic valve are thickened and have difficulty opening and closing.
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Kidney failure: grant aims to prolong life for dialysis patients
The five-year survival rate for people on dialysis is under 50 percent. University of California researchers are hoping to improve that prognosis.
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Monitoring: improved detection of atrial fibrillation
A clinical trial examining the efficacy of two devices to monitor and detect atrial fibrillation (AF), or an irregular heartbeat, in ischemic stroke patients - one an implantable device that monitors over 12 months, the other an external device that monitors over a 30-day period - found the implantable device is more than three times more effective in detecting AF.
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LUCA device proves readiness for better thyroid cancer screening
Thyroid nodules are a common pathology having a prevalence of 19-76% when screened with ultrasound, with higher frequencies in women. Current medical methods used to assess the malignancy of a nodule consist in performing an ultrasound, followed by a Doppler ultrasound, and then a biopsy.
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Chip may better identify patients at risk of recurrent stroke
For patients who have experienced certain common types of stroke, a small chip inserted under the skin may help physicians predict their likelihood of experiencing a second stroke, and therefore their likelihood of benefiting from preventive therapy.
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New tool activates deep brain neurons by combining ultrasound, genetics
Neurological disorders have had some treatment success with deep brain stimulation, but those require surgical device implantation. A team at Washington University in St. Louis has developed a new brain stimulation technique using focused ultrasound that is able to turn specific types of neurons in the brain on and off and precisely control motor activity without surgical device implantation.
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AI is helping doctors manage COVID-19
Artificial intelligence (AI) technology developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo is capable of assessing the severity of COVID-19 cases with a promising degree of accuracy.
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A deep dive into the brain
The way the human brain works remains, to a great extent, a topic of controversy. One reason is our limited ability to study neuronal processes at the level of single cells and capillaries across the entire living brain without employing highly invasive surgical methods. This limitation is now on the brink of change.
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Breaking the mould for 3D printing medical implants
Researchers have flipped traditional 3D printing to create some of the most intricate biomedical structures yet, advancing the development of new technologies for regrowing bones and tissue.
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Enabling personalized medicine with wireless charging
Treatment of chronic autoimmune diseases is no longer limited to expensive drugs and undesirable side effects. Neuromodulation has been shown to be effective in treating diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic headaches, asthma or Parkinson's disease.
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Cardioids – Heartbeat, heartbreak and recovery in a dish
Self-organizing heart organoids developed at IMBA – Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences – are also effective injury- and in vitro congenital disease models. These “cardioids” may revolutionize research into cardiovascular disorders and malformations of the heart. The results are published in the journal Cell.
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Zapping nerves with ultrasound lowers drug-resistant blood pressure
Brief pulses of ultrasound delivered to nerves near the kidney produced a clinically meaningful drop in blood pressure in people whose hypertension did not respond to a triple cocktail of medications, reports a new study led by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and NewYork-Presbyterian.
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CT promising for sublobar resection in cell lung cancer
According to an open-access Editor's Choice article in ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), CT features may help identify which patients with stage IA non-small cell lung cancer are optimal candidates for sublobar resection, rather than more extensive surgery.
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Neural implant provides new neuroscience insights
The study by University of California was made possible by developing a neural implant that monitors the activity of different parts of the brain at the same time, from the surface to deep structures. Using this new technology, the researchers show that diverse patterns of two-way communication occur between two brain regions known to play a role in learning and memory formation.
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AI tool uses chest X-ray to differentiate worst cases of COVID-19
Trained to see patterns by analyzing thousands of chest X-rays, a computer program predicted with up to 80 percent accuracy which COVID-19 patients would develop life-threatening complications within four days, a new study finds.
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Heart attack: Using contrast MRI could increase survival
The research found that injection of the trace mineral manganese could enhanced MRI scans so that they provided more accurate details of heart function than traditional MRI methods.
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New implant tech could aid spinal cord or heart therapies
Rice University engineers who developed implants for electrical stimulation in patients with spinal cord injuries have advanced their technique to power and program multisite biostimulators from a single transmitter.
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Microneedle patch delivers antibiotics locally in the skin
MRSA skin infections are often treated with intravenous injection of antibiotics, which can cause significant side effects and promote the development of resistant bacterial strains. To solve these problems, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden are developing a microneedle patch that delivers antibiotics directly into the affected skin area.
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Cooperative Support for Diagnosis and Therapy in Ophthalmology
Today’s imaging technologies in ophthalmology are so advanced that retinal and vascular structures in the eye can be resolved with unprecedented precision in 2, 3 and even 4 dimensions. However, interpreting the image material for a therapy decision is a complex task that requires a lot of experience. Treatment errors may have severe consequences for patients.
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Personalized sweat sensor for monitoring blood glucose
Many people with diabetes endure multiple, painful finger pricks each day to measure their blood glucose. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Sensors have developed a device that can measure glucose in sweat with the touch of a fingertip, and then a personalized algorithm provides an accurate estimate of blood glucose levels.
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Rotation Mattress with Pump Turning Mattress
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Brandon Medical launches interactive virtual tour and live demonstration platforms
Brandon Medical launches interactive virtual tour and live demonstration platforms of equipment package for operating rooms and critical care areas in order to support hospitals to return to elective...
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Former USAF Surgeon General, Innovators Focus on Life-Saving Air Transport of COVID Patients
San Antonio-based Knight Aerospace just launched manufacture of state-of-the-art “flying emergency rooms” that safely transport and treat critically ill and highly contagious patients while in flight.
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OmniVision Launches World’s First Complete Medical Imaging Subsystems for Single-Use Endoscopes and Catheters with Addition of OVMed® Cables
Combined with Portfolio of Medical CameraCubeChip™ Modules and OVMed ISP Boards, New Line of Cables Enables OmniVision to Uniquely Provide Optimally Tuned End-to-End Imaging Subsystems OmniVision...
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OmniVision and Almalence Add SuperResolution to World’s Smallest Camera Module for Endoscopic Medical Imaging
Joint Solution Combines OmniVision’s Wafer-Level CameraCubeChip™ Technology With Almalence’s Unique SuperResolution Algorithm to Provide Highest Quality Images of Smallest Parts of Anatomy...
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Aspen Laser Systems Named to the Inc. 5000 List of The Fastest-Growing Private Companies
Inc. Magazine revealed this week that Aspen Laser Systems has been selected for its Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.
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MAVIG YLED-1F – LED Lamp with Acrobat® Swing Systems
Optimal examination and operation conditions can only be achieved if a precise illumination of the wound area is guaranteed. The correct positioning of the lamp body is therefore essential. Whether in...
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World premiere: MAVIG presents the new Medium-Load Monitor Suspension System GD50 for the first time
With the increasing number of clinical applications and evolving spaces, MAVIG has expanded its previous generation of medium-load monitor mount systems into a versatile product that meets the...
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JM PGM Wire
By developing industry leading sustainable technologies, Johnson Matthey provides platinum group metals (PGM) in various forms such as wire, tube or sheet as well as high-quality precision machined...
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Edmund Optics Acquires Quality Thin Films, Inc.; Strengthens Position as Laser Optics Manufacturer
Edmund Optics®, the premier provider of optical and imaging components, announced today that it has acquired Quality Thin Films, Inc. (QTF). QTF, located outside of Tampa, Florida, offers a wide range...
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Clinical Trial of Tri-Wedge PTA Scoring Balloon Dilatation Catheter
Tri-Wedge PTA Scoring Balloon Dilatation Catheter (hereinafter referred to as Tri-Wedge), manufactured by Brosmed Medical Co., Ltd., is an “over-the wire” catheter with a unique feature that...
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Westlake Global Compounds Announces Entity Name Changes - Resilia S.r.l. becomes Westlake Compounds Italy S.r.l.
As you may know, Westlake Chemical Corporation completed the acquisition of NAKAN (IVY GROUP HOLDING) in January 2019. As a result, all NAKAN entities became Westlake companies. Today, we are pleased...
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WEDGES CLINICAL INVESTIGATION PLAN IN BELGIUM
WEDGES: A prospective, multi-center randomized trial for the evaluation of coronary lesion preparation: an assessment of a new scoring balloon by quantitative stent enhanced visualization...
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Announcing CE Mark—IRENE Hip Joint Products
IRENE is delighted to announce that all hip joint products have received CE certificate, which means that IRENE hip joint products comply with relevant standards and regulations of EU, and have been...
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BLOG POST: Remote Monitoring Made Easy
Healthcare systems are under strain throughout Europe. We are seeing an explosion in costs, a shortage of skilled workers and physicians while, at the same time, facing an ageing population. However,...
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CAIRE Announces Expanded Patient Access to FreeStyle Comfort in European Union
Award-winning portable oxygen concentrator approved for reimbursement in France, Germany Ball Ground, GA (November 11, 2020) – CAIRE’s award-winning FreeStyle® Comfort® portable...
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EIZO Releases a New Large-Screen 4K UHD Monitor for Hybrid OR Applications
EIZO GmbH today announced the release of the new 57.5-inch 8-megapixel color monitor RadiForce LL580W for cost-effective Hybrid OR and interventional radiology usage. This 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixel)...
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STERIFLASHTM equipment for 2019-nCoV coronavirus infected waste
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends steam-based treatment technologies to disinfect/sterilize highly infectious waste (*), like waste infected with 2019-nCoV coronavirus. The STERIFLASH™...
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Inogen Targets Non-Invasive Vents
**Not available yet for distribution outside the USA** GOLETA, Calif. – Inogen is set to enter the non-invasive ventilator market with its planned acquisition of New Aera for $70.4 million in cash.
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Double Medical Won The Xiamen Top Ten New Economic Influential Enterprises
On September 8, 2020, under the guidance of the Organization Department of the Xiamen Municipal Party Committee, the Xiamen Torch High-tech Zone Management Committee, the Municipal High-level Talent...
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Power Package vor ventilators
In order to drive new product developments in the shortest possible time, RRC power solutions now offers an immediately available solution for the necessary portable power supply: the Power-Package...
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Decentralized monitoring of COVID-19 patients: M3Infekt project launched
Fraunhofer ENAS contributes its expertise on continuously tunable Fabry-Pérot filter for a monitoring system of COVID-19 patients within the Fraunhofer cluster project M3Infekt. The cluster project...
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Linear motors - the perfect motor solution for the diagnostics market
In the medical diagnostics market, electric motors are used in a variety of applications - from simple material handling to complex pick & place applications. The type of medium can vary, from...
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Asian Power Devices: Powering modern technology in an ever-shifting landscape
Technology has changed dramatically in recent years – and with these changes have come increased demand for the power that keeps our technology running reliably. Asian Power Devices (APD) has been the...
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Award-winning design meets highest functionality
University Hospital Emergency Room 7:35 p.m.: Traffic accident with an injured person. After the drive with the ambulance, it goes directly into the operating room. Blessing in disguise applies to the...
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