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Have a look at the reports, interviews, videos and fotos of the four trade fair days

Wearable: gas sensor for health and environmental monitoring
A highly sensitive, wearable gas sensor for environmental and human health monitoring may soon become commercially available, according to researchers at Penn State and Northeastern University.
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Designing better nursing care with robots
Robots are becoming an increasingly important part of human care, according to researchers based in Japan. To help improve the safety and efficacy of robotic care, the scientists have developed a control method that could help robots better replicate human movement when lifting and moving a patient. They published their results in IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica.
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A tool to democratize nanopore research
A nanopore is a tiny hole in a thin membrane with a diameter of around a billionth of a meter, or about the width of a single DNA molecule. The potential applications of these nanopores are so diverse - from medicine to information technology (IT) - that they could have a major impact on our daily lives.
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Machine keeps human livers alive
Researchers from the University Hospital Zurich, ETH Zurich, Wyss Zurich and the University of Zurich have developed a machine that repairs injured human livers and keeps them alive outside the body for one week. This breakthrough may increase the number of available organs for transplantation saving many lives of patients with severe liver diseases or cancer.
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Machine learning shapes microwaves for a computer's eyes
Engineers from Duke University and the Institut de Physique de Nice in France have developed a new method to identify objects using microwaves that improves accuracy while reducing the associated computing time and power requirements.
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Ultrafast reaction of superfluid helium triggerd by extreme ultraviolet laser pulses
A team headed by Professor Frank Stienkemeier at Freiburg’s Institute of Physics and Dr. Marcel Mudrich, professor at the University of Aarhus in Denmark, has observed the ultrafast reaction of nanodroplets of helium after excitation with extreme ultraviolet radiation (XUV) using a free-electron laser in real time.
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New production method for carbon nanotubes
A new method of producing carbon nanotubes - tiny molecules with incredible physical properties used in touchscreen displays, 5G networks and flexible electronics - has been given the green light by researchers, meaning work in this crucial field can continue.
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Robotic trunk support assists those with spinal cord injury
Spinal cord injuries (SCI) can cause devastating damage, including loss of mobility and sensation. Every year, there are an estimated 17,000 new SCIs in the US alone, a rate higher than in most regions of the world. In addition, the rate of SCIs in people 65-years or older is expected to rise in the US, from 13.0 percent in 2010 to 16.1 percent by 2020.
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Research: Men are more likely than women to call their science "excellent"
Male scientists more likely than female colleagues to use language framing their research findings as "excellent", "novel" and "unique". These are the findings of an analysis led by an international team of researchers at the University of Mannheim, the Harvard Medical School, and Yale University, published Dec. 16 in BMJ.
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AI: identifies unknown features associated with cancer recurrence
Artificial intelligence (AI) technology developed by the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP) in Japan has successfully found features in pathology images from human cancer patients, without annotation, that could be understood by human doctors.
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Astrophysics and AI may offer key to early dementia diagnosis
Crucial early diagnosis of dementia in general practice could improve thanks to a computer model designed in a collaboration between Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) and astrophysicists at the University of Sussex.
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Wearable device for people with swallowing problems
A wearable monitoring device to make treatments easier and more affordable for the millions of people with swallowing disorders is about to be released into the market.
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Stretchy and squeezy soft sensors thanks to new bonding method
Imperial College London bioengineers have found a way to create stretchy and squeezy soft sensing devices by bonding rubber to electrical components.
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Optics: ultra-miniaturized scope less invasive
Johns Hopkins engineers have created a new lens-free ultra-miniaturized endoscope, the size of a few human hairs in width, that is less bulky and can produce higher quality images. Their findings were published today in Science Advances.
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Materials: a robot and software make it easier to create polymers
A Rutgers-led team of engineers has developed an automated way to produce polymers, making it much easier to create advanced materials aimed at improving human health.
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Reducing risk in AI and machine learning-based medical technology
Artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) are increasingly transforming the healthcare sector. From spotting malignant tumours to reading CT scans and mammograms, AI/ML-based technology is faster and more accurate than traditional devices - or even the best doctors. But along with the benefits come new risks and regulatory challenges.
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Diamonds in your devices
Using conductive nanodiamond as electrode material in a water-based cell significantly increases its energy storage capacity, scientists find.
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Instrument for deep and convoluted blood vessel networks
A team led by Professor Sylvain Martel at the Polytechnique Montréal Nanorobotics Laboratory has developed a novel approach to tackling one of the biggest challenges of endovascular surgery: how to reach the most difficult-to-access physiological locations.
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Treatment for brain tumors uses electrospun fiber
Researchers with the University of Cincinnati used coaxial electrospinning to create a treatment for glioblastoma multiforme.
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Making higher-energy light to fight cancer
Researchers use nontoxic silicon nanocrystals to convert low-energy photons into high-energy ones, bringing scientists closer to developing photodynamic treatments for cancer.
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Cutting nanoparticles down to size
A new technique in chemistry could pave the way for producing uniform nanoparticles for use in drug delivery systems.
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Photodiodes with increased absorption of light developed
The near-infrared light is a light source with the shortest wavelength, indicated outside of the red color in the light spectrum. The near-infrared light has been widely used in optical communications, medical lasers, LiDAR of self-driving vehicles, and security and surveillance instruments, ranging from private to defense industry.
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Electrochemical platform for cell-free synthetic biology
Scientists at the University of Toronto and Arizona State University have developed the first direct gene circuit to electrode interface by combining cell-free synthetic biology with state-of-the-art nanostructured electrodes.
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Studying the structure of self-organizing materials
This new method can take 3D micro and nano-printers to a new level: an international group of scientists with IKBFU professor Anatoliy Snigirev among them has published an article that proposes a new method for studying the structure of complexly organized materials of both artificial and natural origin.
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Light at the end of the nanotunnel
Using a new type of nanoreactor, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have succeeded in mapping catalytic reactions on individual metallic nanoparticles.
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Mike Rimmer, Operations Director Brandon Medical Company Limited, has been selected in The Manufacturer Top 100 2019
Britain’s manufacturing heroes named in Liverpool Mike Rimmer, Operations Director Brandon Medical Company Limited, has been selected in The Manufacturer Top 100 2019 publication. “Brandon...
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Vancive Medical Technologies and Finesse Medical Ltd. Rebranded as Avery Dennison Medical
DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY – 18 November 2019 – Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) announced that its medical businesses — Vancive Medical Technologies and Finesse Medical Ltd. — have been rebranded as...
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FIND Collaborate with SpeeDx and QuantuMDx
The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) are supporting a collaboration with SpeeDx and QuantuMDx to assess the feasibility of developing low-cost point of care (POC) tests for...
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Macadamian Technologies Achieves Microsoft Gold Partner Status & Azure Cloud Platform Competency
GATINEAU, Quebec - Oct. 29, 2019 - PRLog -- Macadamian Technologies today announced it has achieved Gold partner status and Cloud Platform competency, demonstrating a "best-in-class" ability...
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Canada at MEDICA, Düsseldorf (November 18 - 21, 2019)
Biggest Canadian Participation Ever MEDICA – the leading international medical tradeshow – has been attracting generations of Canadian visitors and exhibitors. This year, 59 Canadian medical...
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A gentler technique for artificial respiration
Fraunhofer tech at MEDICA 2019: Intensive care for premature infants In intensive care wards, artificial respiration is often used as a last resort to save a patient’s life. Unfortunately,...
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Gulf between U.S. and U.K. home oxygen fire safety highlighted at MEDICA 2019
BPR Medical - an international leader in the design and manufacture of medical gas therapy solutions - will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2019 (18 – 21st November 2019) at Hall 16 / K03-3...
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Neural networks enable autonomous navigation of catheters
MEDICA 2019: AI support for endovascular stroke therapy When a patient has a stroke, every minute counts. Here, prompt action can prevent serious brain damage. If a clot is blocking a large blood...
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Preventive health care via app
MEDICA 2019: Prevention through digital helpers from Fraunhofer and partners Demand for apps for preventive health care is growing all the time. Particularly popular are diagnostic assistants that...
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Improved biopsies with MRI-compatible ultrasound system
MEDICA 2019: Minimally invasive diagnostics with multimodal imaging Biopsies are standard procedures in interventional radiology, not least for patients with a suspected tumor. In this instance,...
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Combatting stress with a headband
New, objective measuring method for occupational health management Stress at the workplace can produce a wide range of symptoms and has previously only been describable in subjective terms. Headache...
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InnoHealth China promotes your ideas
eHealth and Bioeconomy    InnoHealth China is the current campaign led by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and constituent part of the initiative Research in Germany which is initiated and...
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SEERS Medical launch innovative CLINNOVA Couches at MEDICA 2019
SEERS Medical – the leading UK manufacturer of treatment, examination and rehabilitation furniture – will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2019 (18 – 21 November 2019) to launch their...
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Invest Northern Ireland Partner with ABHI at MEDICA 2019
Invest Northern Ireland is delighted to be hosting a Northern Ireland stand on the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2019; the largest healthcare exhibition in the world. Partnering with the UK’s...
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Macadamian Technologies Witnesses 300% Growth in Healthcare Revenues, Becoming an Established Software Development Partner of Choice in MedTech
Macadamian Technologies celebrates its 22nd anniversary with 300% revenue growth in Healthcare over the past two consecutive years. Macadamian designs and develops custom digital and connected...
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BioTeZ is starting to develop a new method for directly measuring the primary effect of drugs on their target molecule.
BioTeZ starts the project for the development of a companion diagnostic procedure. The aim is to determine the optimal drug dose for each patient to reduce side effects, to achieve the Therapeutic...
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Firefly Expands Support to iOS and Android Platforms
October 14th 2019 – Returning for their 7th year at MEDICA, Firefly is set to unveil its new line of HD wireless video otoscopes and wireless digital dermatoscopes to international markets at MEDICA.&#...
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Customers benefit from expansion of production site
Our production units consistently expand their manufacturing capacity and technical capability in order for our clients to benefit from optimized supply chain, advanced technologies and highly...
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Rising US healthcare expenditure means opportunity for global companies in the Dominican Republic, a leading medical device supplier.
Due to demographic shifts, including an aging population, US healthcare expenditure is expected to increase in the coming years, from $3.3 trillion in 2016 to $5.7 trillion in 2026, and demand for...
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UK DIGITAL HEALTHTECH COMPANIES TO SHOWCASE GROUND-BREAKING TECHNOLOGIES AT MEDICA 2019
The world’s first ‘smart’ peak flow meter that connects to a smartphone and a software platform that turns exercise into video games are two of the cutting-edge technologies that will...
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New and Improved CPD Course
Since 2015, we have trained well over 2,000 healthcare professionals on the Management of the Plus Sized (Bariatric) Patient. These healthcare professionals have joined us from a variety of NHS trusts...
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Benmor Medical Celebrates 23rd Birthday
2019 marks 23 years since Benmor Medical introduced specialist equipment which would help to improve the care of bariatric patients around the UK. Since 1996 Benmor Medical’s aim has been to meet...
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Macadamian Receives 2019 Eurostars Eureka Project Award for Innovation
Macadamian, together with Danish consortium partners Radiobotics and Bispebjerg Hospital, has been recognized by the Eurostars Network for driving innovation in the field of radiology. ...
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Bringing People Together During End of Life Care
The team here at Benmor have recently been touched by the remarkable fundraising efforts of a gentleman raising money to purchase an Aurum+ bed for Oakhaven Hospice in Lymington. The fundraising was...
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IVDR-Alliance offers One-Stop-Solution for IVDR-compliance
The IVD-Alliance is an intitiative to support companies in die IVD-business with knowledge and test equipment to reach the European IVDR-compliance until May 2020. The alliance is a cooperation...
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