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New hybrid circuit for future electronics

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Photo: Hybrid CNT/IGZO circuits [24/06/2014] A new flexible and energy-efficient hybrid circuit using carbon nanotubes has big implications for the future of electronics.New hybrid circuit for future electronics - Read more

Automating laboratory-on-a-chip to cut health-care costs

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Graphic: Digital Microfluidic BioChip [23/06/2014] Computer programming language automates "laboratory-on-a-chip" technologies and has potential to improve and reduce cost of healthcare.Automating laboratory-on-a-chip to cut health-care costs - Read more

A paralyzed person to kick off the World Cup

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Photo: Gordon Cheng with CellulARSkin [12/06/2014] According to researchers in the Walk Again Project, all systems are go for a bold demonstration of neuroscience and cognitive technology in action: On June 12, during the opening of the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil, a paralyzed person wearing a brain-controlled robotic exoskeleton is expected to make the first kick of the football championship.A paralyzed person to kick off the World Cup - Read more

Making artificial vision look more natural

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Photo: Eye overlaid with transparent images [10/06/2014] In laboratory tests, researchers have used electrical stimulation of retinal cells to produce the same patterns of activity that occur when the retina sees a moving object. Although more work remains, this is a step toward restoring natural, high-fidelity vision to blind people, the researchers say.Making artificial vision look more natural - Read more

Relief to glaucoma patients

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Photo: Eye [05/06/2014] Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) have jointly developed a new nanomedicine that will allow glaucoma patients to do away with daily eye drops.Relief to glaucoma patients - Read more

Prototype electrolyte sensor to provide immediate read-outs

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Photo: Ronen Polsky holds a prototype of a microneedle fluidic chip device [04/06/2014] Patients trying to navigate today's complex medical system with its costly laboratory analyses might prefer a pain-free home diagnostic device, worn on the wrist, that can analyze, continuously record and immediately remedy low electrolyte levels. Prototype electrolyte sensor to provide immediate read-outs - Read more

Microchip-like technology allows single-cell analysis

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Photo: Microchip [19/05/2014] A U.S. and Korean research team has developed a chip-like device that could be scaled up to sort and store hundreds of thousands of individual living cells in a matter of minutes. The system is similar to a random access memory chip, but it moves cells rather than electrons. Microchip-like technology allows single-cell analysis - Read more

Hypertension: Implantable Cuff with Electrodes

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Photo: Implantable cuff, cent coin [12/05/2014] Freiburg researchers develop new method for lowering high blood pressure without side effects.Hypertension: Implantable Cuff with Electrodes - Read more

Diagnoses: Software to Design a Lab in Your Pocket

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Photo: Blood glucose testing [12/05/2014] To make diagnosis, physicians may take a sample of blood, send it to the lab and wait for results. In the near future, however, doctors may be able to run those tests almost instantly on a piece of plastic about the size of credit card.Diagnoses: Software to Design a Lab in Your Pocket - Read more

Neural Probes: Slimmed Down for a Better Fit

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Photo: Neural Probe Array [03/04/2014] A thinner probe array that uses a silicon-based microstructure could underpin safer neural implants.Neural Probes: Slimmed Down for a Better Fit - Read more

Biofilms: Chips that Listen to Bacteria

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Photo: Biofilm [18/02/2014] A new study has demonstrated that integrated circuit technology, the basis of modern computers and communications devices, can be used for a most unusual application - the study of signaling in bacterial colonies.Biofilms: Chips that Listen to Bacteria - Read more

Prostheses: Feeling through Implanted Electrodes

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Photo: Feeling prosthesis [10/02/2014] Freiburg researchers have developed electrodes that help amputees to grasp at objects.Prostheses: Feeling through Implanted Electrodes - Read more

Technical Devices: The Cyborgs Era Has Started

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Photo: Human hand touches robot hand [15/01/2014] Medical implants, complex interfaces between brain and machine or remotely controlled insects: Recent developments combining machines and organisms have great potentials, but also give rise to major ethical concerns.Technical Devices: The Cyborgs Era Has Started - Read more

Rapid Diagnostics: New Opportunity for European Companies

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Photo: LabOnFoil [06/01/2014] Led by the Basque R&D Alliance IK4, 13 organizations in 8 different countries have been conducting research for three years under the European LabOnFoil project to develop new rapid diagnostic devices. Rapid Diagnostics: New Opportunity for European Companies - Read more

Microarray: New Technique Increased Growth of Microbes

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Photo: Microbes [25/06/2013] A new palm-sized microarray that holds 1,200 individual cultures of fungi or bacteria could enable faster, more efficient drug discovery, according to a study.Microarray: New Technique Increased Growth of Microbes - Read more

Rough Surfaces: Clinging to Crevices, E. coli Thrive

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Photo: E. coli [11/04/2013] New research from Harvard University helps to explain how waterborne bacteria can colonize rough surfaces — even those that have been designed to resist water.Rough Surfaces: Clinging to Crevices, E. coli Thrive - Read more

New Device: Capture of Circulating Tumor Cells

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Photo: Device [04/04/2013] A new system for isolating rare circulating tumor cells (CTCs) – living solid tumor cells found at low levels in the bloodstream – shows significant improvement over previously developed devices and does not require prior identification of tumor-specific target molecules.New Device: Capture of Circulating Tumor Cells - Read more

Nano Medicine: Controlled and Targeted Release of Drugs

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Photo: Nanocontainer [25/01/2013] Researchers have discovered a method that allows for the controlled release of an active agent on the basis of a magnetic nanovehicle. The research, conducted as part of the National Research Programme "Smart Materials", opens up new possibilities for the development of targeted treatments, which are more efficient and trigger fewer side effects.Nano Medicine: Controlled and Targeted Release of Drugs - Read more

CSA Group: ”We do everything to make our customer’s entry into a new market as easy as possible“

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[01/10/2012] A lot needs to be considered when medical device manufacturers want to successfully launch new products in global markets. Hans-Werner Zeller from CSA Group, which among other things is specialized in certification procedures, explains the special challenges to MEDICA.de that companies are faced with at this juncture. CSA Group: ”We do everything to make our customer’s entry into a new market as easy as possible“ - Read more

Eyes: Microneedles to Target Therapeutics

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Photo: A prototype microneedle [24/07/2012] Thanks to tiny microneedles, eye doctors may soon have a better way to treat diseases such as macular degeneration that affect tissues in the back of the eye. That could be important as the population ages and develops more eye-related illnesses.Eyes: Microneedles to Target Therapeutics - Read more

Medical Diagnostics: Identifying Viruses on The Spot

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Photo: Viral extraction chip [20/07/2012] Dengue fever is a disease passed to humans by mosquitoes. Millions of people every year are infected worldwide, and around 4,000–5,000 of these cases will suffer severe complications or death. Dengue fever most commonly affects young people.Medical Diagnostics: Identifying Viruses on The Spot - Read more

Microscope: Rainbow of Light to Image Blood Cells

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Photo: A single line within a blood vessel [22/05/2012] Blood tests convey vital medical information, but the sight of a needle often causes anxiety and results take time. A new device developed by a team of researchers in Israel, however, can reveal much the same information as a traditional blood test in real-time, simply by shining a light through the skin.Microscope: Rainbow of Light to Image Blood Cells - Read more

Medical devices: From concept to successful applications

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[01/03/2012] Manufacturers of medical technology devices don’t just develop entirely new equipment, but they also have to make sure that products are constantly being optimized. It’s not just enough that a device has to meet the technical requirements, but it is also essential that users of these devices are able to handle them safely and easily. Medical devices: From concept to successful applications - Read more

Product development: “If you fail early, you will reach your goal faster“

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[01/03/2012] Medical devices are becoming increasingly complex and develop faster and faster technically. Modern medicine would be unthinkable without the use of new and more delicate equipment. But there can also be risks to patients, since a comprehensible handling cannot be guaranteed in all cases – it can’t even be excluded in experienced medical specialists. Product development: “If you fail early, you will reach your goal faster“ - Read more

Diagnosis Sepsis: “The risk of patients dying from sepsis increases the longer the diagnosis takes”

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[01/02/2012] On the website of the German Sepsis Society (Deutsche Sepsis-Gesellschaft) you can find the following definition for the disease called sepsis: A modern definition of sepsis was published in 1989 by Bone. He wrote: Sepsis is defined as an invasion of microorganisms and / or their toxins into the blood stream along with the reaction of the organism to the invasion.Diagnosis Sepsis: “The risk of patients dying from sepsis increases the longer the diagnosis takes” - Read more

X-Ray Vision: New Microscope Reveals Nanoscale Details

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Photo: Swirls of fingerprint ridges [12/08/2011] Scientists at UC San Diego have developed a new kind of X-ray microscope that can penetrate deep within materials like Superman’s fabled X-ray vision and see minute details at the scale of a single nanometer, or one billionth of a meter.X-Ray Vision: New Microscope Reveals Nanoscale Details - Read more

Microscopy: A "Fat Forward" Research Tool

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[12/05/2010] Researchers in tissue engineering have developed a "fat finder", a microscope-based cell scanner, that can help scientists accelerate their research into new fat-melting drugs.Microscopy: A "Fat Forward" Research Tool - Read more

Diagnosis: Imaging Method Uses 'Nanocages'

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Imaging Method Uses 'Nanocages' [14/04/2010] New research suggests that an experimental medical imaging technique that uses a pulsed laser and tiny metallic "nanocages" might enable both the early detection and treatment of disease.Diagnosis: Imaging Method Uses 'Nanocages' - Read more

Pain Relief: Miniature Ultrasound Device Tested

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[18/02/2010] It looks more like an iPod than a medical tool. But the latest miniature ultrasound device might one day introduce a new level of home therapy for arthritis, injury and other painful ailments.Pain Relief: Miniature Ultrasound Device Tested - Read more

Screening: Microchip Helps Identify Neurotoxins

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Microchip Helps Identify Neurotoxins [03/02/2010] Scientists have invented a new analytical method for the rapid neurotoxicity screening. They grow neurons on a microchip and check for substances that inhibit the formation of a network between the cells.Screening: Microchip Helps Identify Neurotoxins - Read more

Medical Technology: "Innovations must also make economic sense."

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[22/01/2010] Due to an ever growing demand, the market for medical technology is an attractive one. At the same time, such innovations become increasingly complex, and their marketing is tied to the consent of medical insurance companies to cover the costs. A recent study describes the behaviour of medical technology companies in regards to innovations.Medical Technology: "Innovations must also make economic sense." - Read more

Prostheses: „Further Optimising the Natural Motion Sequence“

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[08/01/2010] Today serious sport and disability do not exclude themselves anymore. Athletes with prostheses can achieve quite similar results in competitions as their colleagues without artificial bodily parts – thanks to modern technology. However, in future prostheses could do even more. Prostheses: „Further Optimising the Natural Motion Sequence“ - Read more

Blood Diagnosis: Chip-based and Mobile

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Chip-based and Mobile [13/10/2009] The blood analysis takes just a few minutes: An improved marker-free technique might provide the basis for faster analysis, whether in a hospital or for mobile blood donations.Blood Diagnosis: Chip-based and Mobile - Read more

Microfluidics: Painting Clearer Pictures of Biological Processes

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[06/08/2009] The masterpieces that spring from the talents of Rubens and others often begin with the creation of a gradient of colors on a palette. In a similar manner, researchers have created an innovative device. Microfluidics: Painting Clearer Pictures of Biological Processes - Read more

Bacteria: Lab-on-a-Chip Measures Mechanics of Biofilms

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[27/07/2009] Researchers at the University of Michigan have devised a microscale tool to help them understand the mechanical behavior of biofilms, slimy colonies of bacteria involved in most human infectious diseases. Bacteria: Lab-on-a-Chip Measures Mechanics of Biofilms - Read more

Lab-on-a-Chip: Integrated Optical Trap Holds Particles

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Integrated Optical Trap Holds Particles [09/07/2009] A new type of optical particle trap can be used to manipulate bacteria, viruses and other particles on a chip as part of an integrated optofluidic platform. Lab-on-a-Chip: Integrated Optical Trap Holds Particles - Read more

Neurology: Reading the Brain without Poking it

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Reading the Brain without Poking it [08/07/2009] A University of Utah study shows that brain signals controlling arm movements can be detected accurately using new microelectrodes. These sit on the brain but do not penetrate it. Neurology: Reading the Brain without Poking it - Read more

Biochips: Proteins in Gel

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Proteins in Gel [30/06/2009] Biochips are already in widespread use for DNA testing. Researchers have recently developed a gel which also allows fixing proteins on their surface. Biochips: Proteins in Gel - Read more

Microsystems: Virus Filters for Medical Diagnosis

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Virus Filters for Medical Diagnosis [29/06/2009] In biomedicine and biotechnology the smallest, complex, compound sample quantities must be reliably processed. Microsystems should manage this task in the future. Microsystems: Virus Filters for Medical Diagnosis - Read more

Metastasis: Separating Cancer Cells from Normal Cells

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Separating Cancer Cells from Normal Cells [18/06/2009] Northwestern University researchers have demonstrated a novel and simple method that can direct and separate cancer cells from normal cells. Metastasis: Separating Cancer Cells from Normal Cells - Read more

Micro-Bonding: "It Is just not Possible to Use Screws on the Micro-Level"

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[22/04/2009] Everything is getting ever smaller. But how can experts still join those tiniest parts together? A special field offers a solution - micro-bonding.Micro-Bonding: "It Is just not Possible to Use Screws on the Micro-Level" - Read more

Microsystems Technology: Jack of Medical Trades (Part 1)

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[15/03/2009] by Wiebke Heiss / MEDICA.de Actually, it is a made-up-word: microsystems technology. In fact, the term describes many things as long as they are optical, mechanical or electrical and as long as the systems are tiny. Moreover they hover around everywhere: In CD players, airbags or printers - and with great potential in medical applications.Microsystems Technology: Jack of Medical Trades (Part 1) - Read more

Blood Monitoring: The Independent Patient

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[01/03/2009] Some people have to observe their blood circulation exactly in order to avoid heart attacks or thromboses. This can be stressful sometimes. But measuring devices can spare them the trouble more and more. Blood Monitoring: The Independent Patient - Read more

Blood Monitoring: The Independent Patient

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The Independent Patient [01/03/2009] Some people have to observe their blood circulation exactly in order to avoid heart attacks or thromboses. This can be stressful sometimes. But measuring devices can spare them the trouble more and more. Blood Monitoring: The Independent Patient - Read more

COMPAMED Highlights

[21/11/2008] COMPAMED 2008 and its 519 exhibitors from 30 countries taking place in halls 8a and 8b offer a broad spectrum Nationen about components and technologies for medical devices. Special trend: miniaturisation.COMPAMED Highlights - Read more

 
 

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