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OCT studies without noise: new method for better detection of eye diseases
Worldwide, as many as 285 million people suffer from serious eye diseases or blindness. Unfortunately, most of them do not have access to modern methods of treatment, so help often comes too late.
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Non-invasive brain stimulation shows beneficial effects for motor deficits following stroke
Persistent paralysis and coordination problems are among the most common consequences of a stroke. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig (MPI CBS), the University Medical Center Halle, and the Charité-Universitätsmedizin in Berlin have discovered that brain stimulation helps.
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Researchers use ultrasound to predict ovarian cancer
The appearance of ovarian lesions on ultrasound is an effective predictor of cancer risk that can help women avoid unnecessary surgery, according to a new study published in the journal Radiology.
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No benefit from hemoadsorption in endocarditis surgery
In a controlled multicenter trial, a research team from Jena University Hospital investigated the benefit of hemoadsorption during cardiac surgery, aimed at reducing blood levels of inflammatory mediators, on clinical outcome. The study shows that hemoadsorption reduced plasma cytokines during surgery, but did not affect any of the clinically relevant outcomes.
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New agreement uses 3D technology to help treat rare genetic disorder
Researchers will use 3D facial analysis technology to help understand and eventually guide the treatment of a rare genetic disorder that affects one in 50,000 people as the result of a new agreement.
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Alzheimer's: Damage to inner ear system predicts fall risk
A Johns Hopkins Medicine study of about 50 people with Alzheimer’s disease has added to evidence that damage to the inner ear system that controls balance is a major factor in patients’ well-documented higher risk of falling
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Study looks at blood test as possible diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s
A recent study published out of the lab of Donna Wilcock, Ph.D., the Robert P. and Mildred A. Moores Endowed Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease, shows promising results for a blood test that could be used to identify Alzheimer’s changes in the brain before the onset of any symptoms, which could result in preventative treatments being used before any memory loss.
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UArizona engineer leads $1M project to fight vision loss
Biomedical engineering and optical sciences professor DK Kang is developing a way to diagnose and treat corneal ulcers that's eight times cheaper and 20 times faster than today's gold standard.
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Interdisciplinary cooperation for better medical imaging
The Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg and the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine will cooperate in the field of medical imaging in the future. A cooperation agreement was signed on Friday, 11 March 2022 at the Buch Research Campus in Berlin.
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Nanomedicine: Gentler tumor treatment
Radiation therapy is one of the cornerstones of cancer therapy. However, some types of tumor respond little or hardly at all to radiation. If it were possible to make tumor cells more sensitive, treatment would be more effective and gentler. Empa and ETH Zurich researchers have now succeeded in using metal oxide nanoparticles as "radiosensitizers" – and in producing them on an industrial scale.
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Advances in micro-computed tomography
Researchers in biomedical physics and biology have significantly improved micro-computed tomography, more specifically imaging with phase contrast and high brilliance x-ray radiation.
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New risk algorithm would improve screening for prostate cancer
Calculating a person’s risk of developing prostate cancer using results from two blood markers would improve the accuracy of screening for the disease, reports a new study led by a UCL (University College London) researcher.
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First-of-its-kind child ultrasonography dataset enables a wealth of research
Skoltech researchers and their colleagues from HSE University and York University have presented an extensive dataset of indices derived from ultrasonography scans of three major arteries that supply blood to the brain.
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Pulsed magnetic fields to fight neurodegenerative diseases
In motor neuron diseases of the nervous system, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commands can no longer be sent to the muscles.
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World Kidney Day 2022: Kidney health for all
World Kidney Day takes place every year on the second Thursday in March, which this year is March 10. The theme for 2022 has been set by the World Kidney Day Joint Steering Committee as "Kidney health for all". The committee is calling for a concerted effort to address the knowledge gaps around kidney care.
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An accurate and low-risk diagnostic test for coronary artery disease
Is cardiac computed tomography (CT) as reliable as catheterization in patients with suspected coronary artery disease? Under the leadership of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, researchers from 31 European clinical institutions worked together to address this question as part of the DISCHARGE trial.
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Grant to study ultra-fast, high-dose flash radiation therapy
Researchers to study best methods for administering emerging form of radiotherapy treatment with shorter duration and frequency
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Flexible OLED for homogeneous light in the operating room
Within the joint project LAOLA, which was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and has now been completed, large-area lighting applications with OLEDs on flexible substrates should be developed.
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Seeing 'green' can ease confusion, anger in navigating hospitals
Navigating large hospitals can feel like a mouse circling around in a maze. For patients and visitors, finding the way from Point A to Point B inside a visually-bland medical complex exacerbates an already stressed mental state.
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New radio-labeled molecule enables real-time imaging of innate immune activity
Study suggests molecule offers improved specificity to monitor inflammation across many potential clinical applications.
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For use in outer space: Biological bandages from a 3D printer
Scientists at the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH) have teamed up with a company called Cellbricks to develop a 3D printer that can produce a biological wound closure. This could be a good alternative to autologous skin grafting, and not just for burn victims on Earth: Astronauts could also be treated individually far away from any hospital.
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Studies compare best ways to treat wide-neck aneurysms
Microsurgery with clips is weighed against coils, stents deployed via catheters.
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Biophysical model to help diagnose and treat osteoarthritis
Scientists from Rochester Institute of Technology and Cornell University have teamed up to explore cartilage tissue’s unique properties with the hopes of improving osteoarthritis diagnosis and treatment. The team published a new paper in Science Advances outlining their findings.
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Modular plasma system ensures hygienic surfaces
A reduced risk of infection and, as a consequence, a decrease in new infections are goals that have become even more important during the Corona pandemic. One important factor thereby is the cleaning and disinfection of potentially contaminated surfaces.
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MRI-guided radiotherapy: fewer side effects from treatment for prostate cancer
An interim analysis of an ongoing Phase III study from UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center indicates that using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to guide precisely-focused high-dose radiation treatment for prostate cancer reduced side effects associated with the treatment.
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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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UK HealthTech Industry Looks Forward to Reuniting at MEDICA 2021
The UK health technology industry is looking forward to reuniting at the world’s leading international trade fair for the medical sector, MEDICA 2021 – the first live edition to take place since...
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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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World’s first handheld, non-contacting optical pachymeter showcased at MEDICA 2021
Occuity – a UK-based medical technology start-up producing handheld non-contacting optical instruments for use in healthcare, diagnostics, and monitoring – will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at...
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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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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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Ground-breaking medical saws enhancing patient safety showcased at MEDICA 2021
British manufacturer Medezine – who develop high quality medical equipment, primarily focused on medical saws, scissors and instruments – will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2021 (15 – 18...
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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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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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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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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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