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

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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How artificial intelligence can transform psychiatry
New technologies could help psychiatrists better diagnose and monitor patients, but distrust abounds.
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Synapses in 3D: new method to map brain structures
Our brain consists of countless nerve cells that transmit signals from one cell to the next. The connections between these cells, the synapses, provide a key to understanding how our memory works. An American research team has now succeeded in identifying these switching points in millimeter-sized tissue with a light microscope on the basis of their structure.
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New chip could extend battery life
A new power saving chip developed by engineers at the University of California San Diego could significantly reduce or eliminate the need to replace batteries in Internet of Things (IoT) devices and wearables.
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Bone: dissolving screws
Where bones fracture, surgeons often have to join the fragments with implants. Magnesium orthopaedic screws, which over time dissolve in the body, spare patients another operation after healing is completed and reduce the risk of infection. To develop optimized alloys and orthopaedic screws with functionalized surfaces, Empa researchers are now investigating magnesium corrosion.
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Wearable: transformative electronics systems
A KAIST team has designed a new strategy for electronics that will mechanically transform into a wearable electronic device. Imagine a handheld electronic gadget that can soften and deform when attached to our skin. This will be the future of electronics we all dreamed of.
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Electronic components: beta-gallium oxide for next-generation power electronics
The recently launched joint project "ForMikro-GoNext" of the Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung (IKZ), the Ferdinand Braun Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik (FBH), the University of Bremen and industrial partners ABB Power Grids Switzerland Ltd. and AIXTRON studies beta-gallium oxide (β-Ga2O3).
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Biomaterials: key to outstanding stability of spider silk
Spider silk consists of fiber-forming proteins, stored by the spider in a specialized gland. When the spider needs silk, for instance to build a web, it extrudes the silk proteins through a long duct in which they are exposed to specific mechanical and chemical influences and assembled to form silk. Spider silk proteins consist of 20 elementary building blocks known as amino acids.
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Smart watch: a stretchable stopwatch lights up human skin
Imagine a runner who doesn't need to carry a stopwatch or cell phone to check her time: She could just gaze at the glowing stopwatch display on the back of her hand. Such human-machine interfaces are no longer science fiction, but they still have a way to go before becoming mainstream.
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3D-printing: finds cancer cells
Finding a handful of cancer cells hiding among billions of blood cells in a patient sample can be like finding a needle in a haystack. In a new approach enabled by 3D-printed cell traps, researchers are removing the hay to expose the cancer cells.
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IVAM product market at the COMPAMED 2019
The COMPAMED, which takes place annually at the MEDICA trade fair, is the leading international marketplace for suppliers of medical manufacturing. Exhibitors from all over the world will come to Düsseldorf this fall to present their components and technologies to the trade visitors.
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Ultrashort flashes of light under optical control
Ultrashort laser pulses have enabled scientists and physicians to carry out high-precision material analyses and medical procedures. Physicists from the Universities of Bayreuth and Göttingen have now discovered a new method for adjusting the extremely short time intervals between laser flashes with exceptional speed and precision.
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Implant: 3D printing, bioinks create blood vessels
A biomimetic blood vessel was fabricated using a modified 3D cell printing technique and bioinks, which were formulated from smooth muscle cells from a human aorta and endothelial cells from an umbilical vein.
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Biological material boosts solar cell performance
Next-generation solar cells that mimic photosynthesis with biological material may give new meaning to the term "green technology."
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Wearable: Kirigami inspires new method for sensors
As wearable sensors become more prevalent, the need for a material resistant to damage from the stress and strains of the human body's natural movement becomes ever more crucial. To that end, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a method of adopting kirigami architectures to help materials become more strain tolerant and more adaptable to movement.
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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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10 years high-end radiation therapy at UKHD – prospectively, irradiation with helium ions will be established
Opened in 2009, the Heidelberg Ion Beam Therapy Center HIT at Heidelberg University Hospital is one of the most modern therapy centers for radiation therapy in the world. It enables the treatment of...
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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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Proliant Acquires Boval Biosolutions
Proliant Biologicals, LLC (Proliant), an LGI company (Lauridsen Group Inc.), today announced that it has acquired Boval BioSolutions from Lifecycle Biotechnologies of Fort Worth, TX. The acquisition...
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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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