MEDICA 2023 – Highlight tour with Director Christian Grosser
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Green Hospital – Saving resources through waste management

06/02/2024

A lot of energy, water and other resources are consumed in the daily operation of a hospital. At the same time, hospitals generate high CO2 emissions and a large amount of waste, which must be disposed of safely and hygienically. There is potential for hospitals to make savings here if they take a close look at their waste disposal and optimize it.
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Laboratory equipment – fit for the future with more sustainability

30/11/2023

We spoke to exhibitors at MEDICA 2023 who are driving sustainability in laboratory operations with their products. Watch the video to find out what levers are available here and which products can already be manufactured sustainably today.
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Breath the spirit of MEDICA 2023 – Highlight tour with Director Christian Grosser

13/11/2023

Topics like artificial Intelligence, automation and robotics, and sustainability are shaking the medical industry – and both MEDICA and COMPAMED reflect that. We are walking through the trade show halls of MEDICA with Christian Grosser, Director Health & Medical Technologies at Messe Düsseldorf, to talk about this: What are his impressions of this year’s MEDICA and COMPAMED?
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Suction cup as a direct route for medication into the bloodstream

02/11/2023

Many diseases require weekly or even daily injections of medication into the blood. To make this gentler for patients, researchers have developed a suction cup for the inside of the cheek. The suction cup allows drugs to be administered non-invasively directly into the blood. With the founding of the start-up Transire Bio, this is now to become marketable.
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Sustainability: What is the carbon footprint of a hospital bed?

22/09/2023

Researchers from the University of Waterloo completed the first-ever assessment of a Canadian hospital to reveal its total environmental footprint and specific carbon emission hotspots.
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steptics: efficient and affordable manufacturing of sustainable foot prostheses

19/09/2023

Manufacturing high-quality foot prostheses from carbon or fiberglass is a complex and cost-intensive process. The founders of the start-up steptics have developed a method that automates this process. In doing so, they also rely on modern AI solutions with sustainability in mind.
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Sustainable endoscopy: Würzburg University Hospital reduces CO2 footprint

22/08/2023

In a pilot project, the University Hospital of Würzburg has succeeded in significantly reducing the CO2 footprint in endoscopy. The focus was on consumables. Prof. Alexander Meining initiated the project together with his colleague Dr. Dorothea Henniger.
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Biomaterials: toolbox for the development of bioadhesives

28/07/2023

The team of Prof. Dr. Thomas Scheibel, Chair of Biomaterials at the University of Bayreuth, has compiled a current overview of the state of research on protein-based bioadhesives.
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Hospital construction: WHO recommends Politecnico di Milano design guidelines

20/06/2023

The World Health Organization presented the new design recommendations for new hospitals to be built in the European Region, the result of a research partnership with the Politecnico di Milano. The document was prepared by the Design & Health Lab in the Department of Architecture, Construction Engineering and the Built Environment at the Politecnico.
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Hospital construction: challenging projects for good healthcare

17/03/2023

Building a hospital is a large project that involves many experts and countless workers and contractors. They are all coordinated to reach a common goal: a building that serves the wellbeing of patients. MEDICA exhibitor Axis Medical has a lot of experience with this – read more in our interview!
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New ultrafast water disinfection method is more environmentally friendly

27/02/2023

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have found a way to use small shocks of electricity to disinfect water, reducing energy consumption, cost, and environmental impact.
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