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            Design and test potential COVID-19 treatments from your phone
            You are invited to join the search for COVID-19 treatments--no lab coat or Ph.D. necessary: Anyone with a smartphone can download the app ViDok, which lets users pick from a library of molecules that might bind to key proteins on the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, and then can tweak the molecules to try to find a better fit.
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            Fighting corona with machine learning
            The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is starting five new research projects that focus on the coronavirus and the search for new active ingredients. For example, the use of algorithms could ensure a more precise classification of the illness in the future.
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            Smart textiles: Dyeing process gives electronic properties
            Whether in fitness, medicine or in the entertainment industry, IT devices worn on the body, such as smart watches, are becoming increasingly popular. Such wearables benefit from the input device fitting as naturally as possible to the body – for example as electro-sensitive fabrics, so-called e-textiles.
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            Virtual reality software allows scientists to 'walk' inside cells
            Virtual reality software which allows researchers to 'walk' inside and analyse individual cells could be used to understand fundamental problems in biology and develop new treatments for disease.
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            Strengthening innovative power of German medical technology industry
            The medical technology industry is facing major challenges due to digitalization, new manufacturing technologies and changes in the regulatory framework. In order to strengthen the innovative power of the SME-driven German medical technology industry, the BMBF joint project "EUREKA-AMeLie aims to create new opportunities for a structure for networked product development.
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            Wearable sensors printed directly on skin without heat
            Wearable sensors are evolving from watches and electrodes to bendable devices that provide far more precise biometric measurements and comfort for users. Now, an international team of researchers has taken the evolution one step further by printing sensors directly on human skin without the use of heat.
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            Digital dashboard improves cancer case review efficiency
            Multidisciplinary tumor boards are vital to cancer treatment plans, bringing together clinicians from different specialties to guide patient treatment and improve outcomes. However, compiling the relevant data for each case is time-consuming and requires contributions from multiple team members.
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            New algorithm sharpens focus of microscopes
            Real-life scientists have recently developed a true "enhance" tool: one that improves the resolution and accuracy of powerful microscopes that are used to reveal insights into biology and medicine.
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            Wearable: sensor for people with inflammatory bowel disease
            University of Texas at Dallas researchers have designed a wearable device that monitors sweat for biomarkers that could signal flare-ups of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). A sensor in the device detects and quantifies the presence of two key biomarkers associated with inflammatory bowel disease: interleukin-1β and C-reactive protein (CRP).
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            Virtual rehab for stroke patients
            Researchers at the University of East Anglia have been putting virtual reality rehabilitation for stroke survivors to the test. They have created a new gaming platform which uses low cost videogame technology to improve the lives of stroke patients suffering from complex neurological syndromes caused by their stroke.
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            AI could expand healing with bioscaffolds
            A dose of artificial intelligence can speed the development of 3D-printed bioscaffolds that help injuries heal, according to researchers at Rice University. A team led by computer scientist Lydia Kavraki of Rice's Brown School of Engineering used a machine learning approach to predict the quality of scaffold materials, given the printing parameters.
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            AI detects osteoarthritis years before it develops
            Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering have created a machine-learning algorithm that can detect subtle signs of osteoarthritis - too abstract to register in the eye of a trained radiologist - on an MRI scan taken years before symptoms even begin.
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            Monitoring sleep positions for a healthy rest
            MIT researchers have developed a wireless, private way to monitor a person's sleep postures - whether snoozing on their back, stomach, or sides - using reflected radio signals from a small device mounted on a bedroom wall.
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            World Patient Safety Day 2020: Safe care in the corona crisis
            Employee safety is patient safety – this becomes clearer than ever during the Corona pandemic. It is not only about preventing infection, but also about protection from physical and mental stress. This will be highlighted on 17 September 2020 on the occasion of World Patient Safety Day.
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            Artificial intelligence helps cut down on MRI no-shows
            According to ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), artificial intelligence (AI) predictive analytics performed moderately well in solving complex multifactorial operational problems - outpatient MRI appointment no-shows, especially - using a modest amount of data and basic feature engineering.
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            Using machine learning to combat the Coronavirus
            Research project developed by TU Berlin and the University of Luxembourg receives funding of 125,000 US dollars from Google.org.
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            Robotic muscles could turn back body clock by 2050
            Loss of strength and muscle wastage is currently an unavoidable part of getting older and has a significant impact on health and quality of life.
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            Wearables: treating antibiotic-resistant infections
            The rapid increase of life-threatening antibiotic-resistant infections has resulted in challenging wound complications with limited choices of effective treatments. About 6 million people in the United States are affected by chronic wounds.
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            Electronic skin can react to pain like human skin
            Researchers have developed electronic artificial skin that reacts to pain just like real skin, opening the way to better prosthetics, smarter robotics and non-invasive alternatives to skin grafts. The prototype device developed by a team at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, can electronically replicate the way human skin senses pain.
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            Researchers develop smart gaming glove with medical uses
            Simply flex your index finger to fire your weapon and rotate your wrist clockwise to move forward. Immersive controls have always been a pipedream in the world of gaming but is steadily becoming reality.
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            Exoskeleton research marches forward with study on fit
            A shoddily tailored suit or a shrunken T-shirt may not be the most stylish, but wearing them is unlikely to hurt more than your reputation. An ill-fitting robotic exoskeleton on the battlefield or factory floor, however, could be a much bigger problem than a fashion faux pas.
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            Wearable sensors analyze substances present in sweat
            A wearable sensor printed on microbial nanocellulose, a natural polymer, has been created in Brazil by researchers at the University of S?o Paulo (USP) in S?o Carlos in collaboration with colleagues at S?o Paulo State University (UNESP) in Araraquara, the University of Araraquara (UNIARA), the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), and the Brazilian National Nanotechnology Laboratory (LNNano).
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            Mental healthcare: diagnosis via brain scan and computer algorithm
            Yet, there is currently no blood or genetic test, or impartial procedure that can definitively diagnose a mental illness, and certainly none to distinguish between different psychiatric disorders with similar symptoms. Experts are combining machine learning with brain imaging tools to redefine the standard for diagnosing mental illnesses.
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            Detecting the location of coughing sounds with deep learning
            The Center for Noise and Vibration Control at KAIST announced that their coughing detection camera recognizes where coughing happens, visualizing the locations. The resulting cough recognition camera can track and record information about the person who coughed, their location, and the number of coughs on a real-time basis.
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            Machine learning tool predicts intestinal disease in premature infants
            Researchers from Columbia Engineering and the University of Pittsburgh have developed a sensitive and specific early warning system for predicting NEC in premature infants before the disease occurs. The prototype predicts NEC accurately and early, using stool microbiome features combined with clinical and demographic information.
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            RadianQbio introduces "HR-501", AED (Automated External Defibrillator) for the global market
            SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2016 WHO report on 'Cause of death in the world' revealed that heart related deaths accounted for 31% of the total deaths, costing 1.7...
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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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            Fortunately, the device gave an alarm
            It was only thanks to the Rossmax blood pressure monitor PARR X5 that 55-year-old Robert Sch?r noticed at the right moment that he had atrial fibrillation in order to avert worse. “I have been treated...
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            Webinar about product performance, manufacturability and cost considerations with coating selections
            Selecting optimal coating(s) for wire-based components incorporated into medical devices can be a challenging task for even the most experienced design team due to the numerous and everchanging...
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            Navigating Covid-19: Intelligent Disinfection Solutions
            Since the outbreak of Covid-19 in early 2020, the pandemic has spread quickly around the world to 188 countries and regions. Against this background, personal protective equipment (PPE),...
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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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            Delta ModTech moves into new corporate headquarters
            Minneapolis, MN – “We’ve Moved!” US Converting machine manufacturer Delta ModTech moved into their new corporate headquarters in Ramsey Minnesota mid-August 2020. “We’re excited to announce...
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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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            ENDOLASERLIFT: lifting becomes outpatient with Lumix Q Platform!
            With Lumix Q Platform, Nd:YAG Q-Switched laser Platform, the 320um optical fiber is inserted into the subcutaneous tissue of the area to be treated, avoiding any kind of tissue trauma. All the laser...
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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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            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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            PSA Oxygen: A Reliable, Safer Alternative for Hospitals and Medical Facilities
            AirSep Corporation, a CAIRE Inc. company, develops innovative, economical, non-cryogenic oxygen supply solutions as a safer alternative to cylinder or liquid supplies- providing a reliable source of...
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            SMART-PANEL - Elegant wall-mounted enclosure for modern control consoles
            OKW Geh?usesysteme presents the new SMART-PANEL range of wall-mounted enclosures. The elegant square or rectangular design fits seamlessly into modern residential/commercial and industrial...
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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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            MyotonPRO makes it possible to test muscle adaptation in space
            “MyotonPRO” digital palpation device orbits the Earth on the International Space Station ISS as we speak. For more: NASA - Expedition 63 in progress   ESA and NASA launched the device for...
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            ASKION Online - A new Website for a strong Team
            ASKION - Mid-sized technology company from Gera that went around the world   Since 15 years ASKION is a reliable provider of customer specific devices and assemblies. Our know how and experience...
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            PROTEC - square control centre
            OKW’s new PROTEC enclosures have a modern and highly attractive square design with soft contours. As a result, these wall-mount and table-top housings are ideal for modern electronics...
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            Innovative Braiding Technology Unveiled by Teleflex Medical OEM
            Teleflex Medical OEM, a global leader in custom-engineered sutures announces an advanced braiding technology that can divide a suture into multiple end branches or integrate several “loops” within...
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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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            STYLE-CASE enclosure for mobile electronics applications
            The STYLE-CASE range of hand-held enclosures by OKW Geh?usesysteme has been extended by a new variant. Up to now, all enclosures were only available with a battery compartment fitted. In addition to...
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            New Hydrophilic Coating Technology from Teleflex Medical OEM
            Teleflex Medical OEM announces a proprietary, hydrophilic surface coating for polymer-based devices that are navigated through the vascular system. The coating performs favorably in terms of...
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            New Suture Technology, From Teleflex Medical OEM, May Reduce Tissue Strangulation
            Teleflex Medical OEM, a global leader in specialized sutures and performance fibers, announces an innovative suture technology: Force Fiber Fusion? Suture. This “two-in-one” construct transitions...
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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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            Novaerus Defend 1050 Proven to Reduce SARS-CoV-2 by 99.99%
            “To successfully control the spread of pathogens and viruses, we need to close the infection control loop; hands, surfaces and air.” Dr Kevin Devlin, CEO at WellAir, the parent company of Novaerus.
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