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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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Wounds: New material can protect against resistant bacteria
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a new material that prevents infections in wounds - a specially designed hydrogel, that works against all types of bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant ones. The new material offers great hope for combating a growing global problem.
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AI doctors: Patients may not take advice
Researchers from Penn State and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) found that people may be less likely to take health advice from an AI doctor when the robot knows their name and medical history. On the other hand, patients want to be on a first-name basis with their human doctors.
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Biologically inspired artificial muscles made from motor proteins
Scientists develop a 3D printing-compatible strategy to actuate millimeter-scale robots using genetically modified biomolecular machinery.
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Personalized sweat sensor reliably monitors 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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App for better obstetric communication
Researchers at Jacobs University Bremen have now developed a German language app that aims to improve communication in obstetrics. It addresses expectant mothers, their relatives, and medical staff – especially midwives, whose work will be honored on May 5, 2021, with the International Day of the Midwife.
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Bai lab develops stable, efficient, anode-free sodium battery
The Washington University in St. Louis lab of Peng Bai, assistant professor in the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering in the McKelvey School of Engineering, has developed a stable sodium ion battery that is highly efficient, will be less expensive to make and is significantly smaller than a traditional lithium ion battery due to the elimination of a once-necessary feature.
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Fraunhofer IKTS expands development for transparent ceramics
Fraunhofer IKTS acquires the transparent ceramics division and the PERLUCOR brand from the ceramics company CeramTec-ETEC. An R&D center for transparent ceramics will be set up at the IKTS site in Hermsdorf.
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A modular building platform for the most ingenious of robots
A team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems has developed a system with which they can fabricate miniature robots building block by building block, which function exactly as required. As one would do with a Lego system, the scientists can randomly combine individual components.
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3D printing: Go-ahead for Swiss m4m Center
The Technology Transfer Center for 3D Printing in Medical Technology – Swiss m4m Center, in short – meets the requirements of ISO standard 13485:2016; it is thus allowed to produce implants and instruments for human patients. The starting signal for promising projects with Swiss SMEs: The partner network already comprises 45 companies and research institutions.
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Better hearing with optical cochlear implants
Understanding spoken words, developing normal speech - cochlear implants enable people with profound hearing impairment to gain a great deal in terms of quality of life. However, background noises are problematic, they significantly compromise the comprehension of speech of people with cochlear implants. The team led by Tobias Moser is therefore working to improve cochlear implants.
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'Ice cube tray' scaffold: returning sight to injured retinas
Researchers at UW-Madison have made new photoreceptors from human pluripotent stem cells. However, it remains challenging to precisely deliver those photoreceptors within the diseased or damaged eye so that they can form appropriate connections, says David Gamm, director of the McPherson Eye Research Institute.
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Medical needles for high-tech cancer diagnostics
Modern medicine needs better quality samples than traditional biopsy needles can provide, ultrasonically oscillating needles can improve treatment and reduce discomfort.
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Bioprinted mini pancreas will help in the fight against diabetes
EPFL spin-off Readily3D has developed a novel system that can print biological tissue in just 30 seconds. The firm’s technology is being used in a large-scale European project to develop a living model of the pancreas for testing new drugs.
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New tech builds ultralow-loss integrated photonic circuits
Encoding information into light, and transmitting it through optical fibers lies at the core of optical communications. With an incredibly low loss of 0.2 dB/km, optical fibers made from silica have laid the foundations of today's global telecommunication networks and our information society.
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Bioactive implant coatings resistant to most bacterial strains
Young scientists from NUST MISIS have presented multilayer antibacterial coatings with a prolonged effect and a universal spectrum of action.
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Exosome-coated stent heals vascular Injury and repairs tissue
A recent case study from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill demonstrates that, with training, neural control of a powered prosthetic ankle can restore a wide range of abilities, including standing on very challenging surfaces and squatting.
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Prosthetic ankles can restore a wide range of functions
A recent case study from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill demonstrates that, with training, neural control of a powered prosthetic ankle can restore a wide range of abilities, including standing on very challenging surfaces and squatting.
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Discovery could help lengthen lifespan of electronic devices
Ferroelectric materials are used in many devices, including memories, capacitors, actuators and sensors. These devices are commonly used in both consumer and industrial instruments, such as computers, medical ultrasound equipment and underwater sonars.
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Spin defects under control
Boron nitride is a technologically interesting material because it is very compatible with other two-dimensional crystalline structures. It therefore opens up pathways to artificial heterostructures or electronic devices built on them with fundamentally new properties.
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Medical diagnostics: Tattoo made of gold nanoparticles
Color changes of gold nanoparticles under the skin reveal concentration changes of substances in the body.
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Screening for skin disease on your laptop
The founding chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Houston is reporting a new deep neural network architecture that provides early diagnosis of systemic sclerosis (SSc), a rare autoimmune disease marked by hardened or fibrous skin and internal organs.
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Covid-19 mask study: layering and material choice matter
Wearing a face mask can protect yourself and others from Covid-19, but the type of material and how many fabric layers used can significantly affect exposure risk, finds a study from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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Viewing the virus close up
Advancing research into how viruses penetrate and act on human cells requires powerful cell imaging approaches. Soft X-ray microscopy is particularly suitable but has so far not been widely available. A pan-European research project called "Compact Cell-Imaging Device" with Heidelberg participation seeks to develop this technology for extensive application in medical research.
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Broadband mid-infrared source for remote sensing
A research team of the National Institutes of Natural Sciences, National Institute for Fusion Science and Akita Prefectural University have successfully demonstrated a broadband mid-infrared (MIR) source with a simple configuration.
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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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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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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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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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Hybrisan install new electrospinning production line
Hybrisan, the South Wales based advanced antimicrobial specialists, have installed a new Elmarco electrospinning production line to increase the production of PPE equipment, while also accelerating...
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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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The 26th edition of three-day Medical Fair India 2020, beginning 5th March concluded on 7th March,2020 at Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre in Mumbai.
26th edition of Medical Fair India inaugurated in Mumbai; COVID 19 discussed amongst other topics on Digital Innovations and New smart ways of delivering healthcare at the Mumbai Exhibition Centre...
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Shawpak rising to the challenge in the global fight against COVID-19
As a supplier of machines dedicated to medical packaging and as part of the Riverside Medical Packaging group shawpak have been uniquely positioned to adapt our technology to design and build PPE...
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SteriPack Group announces global rollout of sterile swabs to help combat Covid-19
SteriPack Group rapidly deploys equipment, expertise and facilities to meet critical need for sterile swabs, diagnostic products and personal protective equipment across their global manufacturing...
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Face Shield Machines to manufacture 1 1/2 million shields per month!
Riverside Medical Packaging Company Ltd were given the opportunity and challenge of producing over 6 million face shields between August and December 2020 to meet small and large customer orders. &#...
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Two Kimlas for Shawpak Send the Competitors Packing
Research and development has been at the forefront of Riverside Medical’s cutting-edge work since 1978. Initially specialising in bespoke medical packaging, the company has grown, and they now...
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Sandvik Materials Technology Expands to Tucson, Arizona
Second U.S. Location to Manufacture Fine Medical Wire and Components. Sandvik Materials Technology, a world-leading developer and manufacturer of advanced stainless steels and special alloys,...
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ALVALUX RECEIVES ISO13485 CERTIFICATION
Alvalux Medical, a Belgian medtech company, announced today that it has achieved ISO 13485:2016 / EN ISO 13485:2016 Certification, the internationally recognized quality standard designed to ensure...
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Oxygen equipment pioneer AirSep, a division of CAIRE Inc., at the forefront in the global fight against COVID-19
Since the outbreak of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, AirSep Corporation, a division of CAIRE Inc., has seen a higher demand in oxygen generators globally particularly in Russia and the Ukraine.
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Interview with Richard Wiens, Director, Strategic Supply, Nordion on Cobalt Supply
Nordion is one of the pioneers in using Cobalt-60 for gamma sterilization. The company has been building irradiators and shipping Cobalt sources around the world for more than 50 years and continues...
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Sotera Health’s Sterigenics Announces Acquisition of Iotron Industries
Additional Electron Beam capacity enhances Sterigenics’ global leadership in sterilization solutions CLEVELAND, Ohio – August 3, 2020 – Sotera Health, the world’s leading,...
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USAID FUNDS A NW50 UNIT IN TUNISIE
Newster proud to announce Dasri Sterile located in El Krib Tunisie has been awarded funds from USAID for a NW50 unit to increase it's treatment capacity to meet the large increase in COVID-19...
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Super Brush Receives ISO 13485:2016 Certification
Springfield, MA – Super Brush LLC. A manufacturing leader in foam swabs and applicators announced today that the company has earned ISO 13485:2016 certification for its quality management system. ISO...
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Iceni Diagnostics appoint BBI to produce their Covid-19/Influenza test
Original article published on 10/10/2020 Iceni Diagnostics has appointed BBI Solutions to generate clinical trial batches for their new, rapid SARS-COV-2/Influenza virus detection test. The test...
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Teleflex Medical OEM Announces Expansion of Georgia Facility To Meet Growing Demand For Its Products
Teleflex Medical OEM, a leading manufacturer of micro-diameter tubing, specialty wire, and devices used throughout the healthcare industry, is announcing an expansion to its Trenton, Georgia facility.
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Teleflex Medical OEM Opens Two EPIC Medtec® Centers to Accelerate Device Innovation
Teleflex Medical OEM, a leading provider of medical device development and manufacturing services, announces two state-of-the-art EPIC Medtec® Centers located in Mansfield, Massachusetts and Maple...
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Teleflex Medical OEM Strengthens Its Catheter Capabilities by Acquiring HPC Medical Products
Teleflex Medical OEM, a global leader in custom extrusion and complex catheters, recently announced the acquisition of HPC Medical Products [HPC]), a leader in medical tubing and wire components .
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MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2020 goes Digital with Online Convenience for Medical Sourcing Needs
MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2020 goes Digital with Online Convenience for Medical Sourcing Needs Ten-day digital experience for a vibrant marketspace to conduct business 24/7 Singapore, 22 September 2020 –...
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