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Interviews Concerning Innovations

Interviews concerning innovations

Inventions, technologies, devices - something new always happens in the field of medical technology. Experts, researchers and inventors talk about prospects of new treatments and sometimes also their dangers - on


Novel prosthetic heart valve

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Photo: Researchers from Singapore with a heart model [06/10/2015] A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a novel prosthetic heart valve, known as VeloX, which can be implanted through a small incision for the treatment of a serious heart valve disorder called mitral regurgitation.Novel prosthetic heart valve - Read more

Cancer patient receives 3-D printed ribs

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Photo: A ribcage implant printed from titanium [16/09/2015] After being diagnosed with a chest wall sarcoma, a 54-year-old Spanish man's surgical team made the decision to remove his sternum and a portion of his rib cage and replace it with an implant.Cancer patient receives 3-D printed ribs - Read more

"Pill on a string" could help spot early signs of cancer

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Photo: Cytosponge 'pill on a string' [21/07/2015] A "pill on a string" developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge could help doctors detect oesophageal cancer - cancer of the gullet - at an early stage, helping them overcome the problem of wide variation between biopsies, suggests research published in the journal Nature Genetics."Pill on a string" could help spot early signs of cancer - Read more

Personalized care for aortic aneurysms

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Graphic: Blood vessels in the human chest [20/07/2015] Researchers at the Aortic Institute at Yale have tested the genomes of more than 100 patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms, a potentially lethal condition, and provided genetically personalized care. Their work will also lead to the development of a "dictionary" of genes specific to the disease, according to researchers. Personalized care for aortic aneurysms - Read more

Networking in OR: Secure and dynamic with OR.NET

Photo: Preview picture of video [15/07/2015] A lot of electronic devices have to work together flawlessly in the OR to ensure a procedure’s success. This does not always work, because different manufacturers use different communication systems. The partners working together in the OR.Net project want to change this by creating one standard for the networking of devices.Networking in OR: Secure and dynamic with OR.NET - Read more


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