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Medical Technology Exports: German Technology for International Markets

The German export business of medical technology is booming as wealth is growing and quality of life is rising in many countries around the world: the need for health care is also increasing there.Medical Technology Exports: German Technology for International Markets - Read more

Imaging: Tracking Molecules

Classic means of imaging like X-rays or ultrasound show the structure of organs and make tissue damages visible to physicians. Molecular imaging proceeds further: It also reveals the functions of organs.Imaging: Tracking Molecules - Read more

Copper: The New Building Block in Hospital Hygiene

Germs can be easily transmitted from person to person in hospitals. This is especially dangerous for patients when their immune system is weakened by an existing disease or not yet fully developed, as is the case with children.Copper: The New Building Block in Hospital Hygiene - Read more

Surgical Robots: Highly Precise and Gentle

Robots help in the operating room more and more. They make it possible for surgeons to perform highly precise and minimally invasive procedures. In radiology, the CyberKnife system is used to treat tumors. Surgical Robots: Highly Precise and Gentle - Read more

COMPAMED 2012: Inside the halls

From 14.-16. November 2012 the trade fair halls 8a and 8b were occupied by 500 COMPAMED-exhibitors and their products. "High tech solutions for medical technology" was the claim.COMPAMED 2012: Inside the halls - Read more

MEDICA 2012: Concluding Statement

Horst Giesen, Project Director of MEDICA and COMPAMED, resumes the two trade fairs, summarizes the highlights and gives a short outlook for 2013. MEDICA 2012: Concluding Statement - Read more

A visit at MEDICA 2012

A visit at MEDICA 2012 promises many new impressions about innovation - exciting, informative, interesting.A visit at MEDICA 2012 - Read more

From Payer to Player - Health Insurance in Germany

The statutory health insurance offers protection and a comprehensive medical care for about 70 million insured people in Germany. The object of the statutory health insurance is to assure against the financial risk of the costs coming along with an illness. MEDICA.de had a closer look at the role of the health insurances.From Payer to Player - Health Insurance in Germany - Read more

MEDICA 2012: The Congress

A multitude of seminars, presentations and practical courses make the MEDICA CONGRESS a unique event! Here you find some Impressions of it.MEDICA 2012: The Congress - Read more

Welcome to MEDICA 2012

MEDICA 2012 opened its doors today. For four days, the medical technology industry will meet here in the Exhibition halls in Düsseldorf. We asked the first visitors, what expectations they have.Welcome to MEDICA 2012 - Read more

Disaster Medicine – Rescue Operations under Extreme Conditions

In case of a disaster, rescue teams have to act in a speedy and safe fashion – there is no room for uncertainties in such emergencies! That is why medical rescue teams and paramedics have to regularly participate in further training to practice for the safety required in case of an emergency.Disaster Medicine – Rescue Operations under Extreme Conditions - Read more

Hospital Facility Management – Successful Hospital Leadership

Maintaining quality of care in exceptional situations, planning the efficient use of floor space, managing building and renovation projects and the oversight of external service contractors are all responsibilities of a hospital facility manager.Hospital Facility Management – Successful Hospital Leadership - Read more

Postgraduate Training: Wound Experts in Greater Demand than ever

The number of chronic wounds increases and by now it has become clear that only special expert knowledge can help to counteract against this development. Therefore, uniform guidelines concerning wound care shall guarantee the optimum treatment of the patients.Postgraduate Training: Wound Experts in Greater Demand than ever - Read more

Physiotherapist – More than just a job

Physiotherapists mobilize after a hip surgery and limber people up after a sporting accident. Young and old put themselves faithfully in the hands of these experts and depend on the great education of therapists and their practical experience. Physiotherapist – More than just a job - Read more

Nanotechnology - Tiny Worlds

Nanoparticles, nanotechnology, nanomedicine. Modern science can hardly avoid the minuscule particles. But where does the research in medical technology stand and which specific applications are there. MEDICA.de went looking for answers.Nanotechnology - Tiny Worlds - Read more

Auxiliary Means: Until the Prosthesis Fits

After accidents and amputations, prosthetics help in replacing missing body parts. However, for the devices to function optimally, they have to be fitted well to the wearer. A comprehensive process – from manufacturing to walking training. Auxiliary Means: Until the Prosthesis Fits - Read more

Prenatal Medicine - Safely Through Pregnancy

Providing the best conditions for the unborn life - that is the goal of prenatal medicine. However, a lot of questions have to be considered, because a diagnosis does not always offer an opportunity for therapy.Prenatal Medicine - Safely Through Pregnancy - Read more

Dementia - Understanding the Patient Brings Better Care

Patients suffering from dementia often cannot articulate themselves clearly. If they constantly shout out incomprehensible words or even react aggressively towards their surrounding, it can be a difficult situation for the people caring for them. Scientists are therefore researching support possibilities to unburden the interaction for both parties.Dementia - Understanding the Patient Brings Better Care - Read more

Product Development - The Long Road to the Medical Device

Often, years pass from the first idea to the finished medical product, as medical devices are only allowed to be released onto the market and can be implanted into humans after sufficient research and a sometimes tedious search for the right cooperation with different disciplines, as well strict control on the part of the legislator. Product Development - The Long Road to the Medical Device - Read more

DNA: Video Game Players Advancing Genetic Research

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[07/12/2011] Thousands of video game players have helped significantly advance our understanding of the genetic basis of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, diabetes and cancer over the past year. They are the users of a web-based video game developed by Doctor Jérôme Waldispuhl of the McGill School of Computer Science.DNA: Video Game Players Advancing Genetic Research - Read more

Imaging Methods: The View Inside

Imaging methods offer doctors the opportunity to find out what happens inside the patients body in shortest time. No matter if fractures, venereal activity or brain structures - the recording of the highly complex machines describe even tiny changes accurately. Combined with digital data processing diagnoses can be made more precise and faster than ever. Imaging Methods: The View Inside - Read more

MEDICA 2011: Concluding Statement by the MEDICA Project Director

Four exciting days come to an end. Four days the main subject an theme was medical technology. Horst Giesen, Project Director of MEDICA draws a balance.MEDICA 2011: Concluding Statement by the MEDICA Project Director - Read more

MEDICA 2011: The Congress

The MEDICA CONGRESS offers interesting lectures and medical education and training of a special class. In various courses, seminars and discussion forums current issues and developments in medical practices and clinics will be discussed by attendees and experts.MEDICA 2011: The Congress - Read more

Newlyborn: A safe start into this world

Wonders never cease - and that daily in maternity wards all over the world. But birth is still a risky matter. But the risks can be minimized greatly through modern medical technology, as they accompany mother and child from pregnancy to childbirth and the care afterwards.Newlyborn: A safe start into this world - Read more

EU Commissioner John Dalli visits the MEDICA 2011

From today on only cigarettes that extinguish by themselves as soon as the smoker stops smoking them are allowed to be sold. Physicians are already warning that this cigarette could possibly be even more unhealthy than the conventional tobacco products. On a tour of the trade fair MEDICA in Düsseldorf Dalli however, defended his new regulation.EU Commissioner John Dalli visits the MEDICA 2011 - Read more

COMPAMED 2011: Inside the halls

627 suppliers from 40 countries showcase their innovations in the exhibition halls 8a and 8b at the COMPAMED 2011. The products, ranging from small tubing to complete packaging systems, show the great diversity of the medical device industry. See for yourself!COMPAMED 2011: Inside the halls - Read more

MEDICA 2011 - A Special Experience

As every year, exhibitors and visitors will meet at the MEDICA for fascinating discussions, demonstrations and visits to the MEDICA FORUMS. We have let them draw a balance and asked what it is, that often makes them come back to the world's largest medical trade fair for many years in a row.MEDICA 2011 - A Special Experience - Read more

MEDICA 2011: Inside the halls

An overwhelming variety awaits visitors at MEDICA 2011. For you we have gone through the halls and looked closely at the most exciting novelties.MEDICA 2011: Inside the halls - Read more

MEDICA 2009: Balance Report

A lot was expected from this years MEDICA in Dusseldorf. The fair is celebrating its 40th anniversary, in German hospitals investment backlog was apparent. But then came the financial crisis. We found out if the organizers of the exhibition have succeeded to satisfy exhibitors and visitors of the fair in spite of difficult times. MEDICA 2009: Balance Report - Read more

MEDICA 2009: Concluding Statement

The Director of MEDICA, Horst Giesen, is very satisfied with MEDICA 2009. He gives a resumé about the medical technology trade fair and how the highlights have been perceived.MEDICA 2009: Concluding Statement - Read more

Generation 50plus: A Target Group with Special Needs

We are getting older and older, not at least thanks to life science progress. Products therefore have to be adapted to the specific needs of this target group. Find out in our report how manufactures and service providers adapt to the requirements of the Best Agers.Generation 50plus: A Target Group with Special Needs - Read more

Pushing Innovations - UK Trade & Investment

Dominic Jermey, Managing Director at UK Trade & Investment, talks about life science sector in the UK and the importance of supporting innovations in this industry field.Pushing Innovations - UK Trade & Investment - Read more

The Call for Innovative Technologies, World Health Organization

Björn Fahlgren from WHO explains the World Health Organization's role in the life science industry and why the WHO decided to participate at MEDICA 2009.The Call for Innovative Technologies, World Health Organization - Read more

Films for Medical Device Packaging - Sealed Air

Nicholas Berendt, European Marketing Manager at Sealed Air, explained how films for pharmaceuticals can be used to separate two individual ingredients for example in anti-cancer drug therapy.Films for Medical Device Packaging - Sealed Air - Read more

MEDICA 2009: Opening Day

On Wednesday, 18th november, 2009 MEDICA opens its gates in Düsseldorf for the 41st time. Have a look at the trade fair on the first day and listen to MEDICA visitor comments.MEDICA 2009: Opening Day - Read more

New vital signs simulator by Rigel Medical

John Backes, export sales manager at Rigel Medical, explained Rigel's new hand held, combination vital signs simulator, called UniSIM.New vital signs simulator by Rigel Medical - Read more

Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham (KBE) for UK Trade

MEDICA.de spoke to Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham (KBE), who is the former Minister for Health and a practising surgeon, about UK's medtech companies and their success in the international markets.Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham (KBE) for UK Trade - Read more

Stress - Everbody Has It, No One Wants It. How to Fight It?

Stress is a natural body reaction to pressure, tension or change. While a certain dose of stress can spice up your life, too much stress can be harmful and cause illness. However, during daily routine stress-reduction can be tricky. Experts at MEDICA provide helpful tips for relaxation in stressful times.Stress - Everbody Has It, No One Wants It. How to Fight It? - Read more

The Future of Integrated Health Care, Ergonomidesign

Take a look at the future of of integrated health care with the software “Helping Hands” developed by Ergonomidesign AB. Anna Romboli, Director of Communications, explained how our biometric data will be accessible everywhere and connected with constant access to contacts and further services.The Future of Integrated Health Care, Ergonomidesign - Read more

COMPAMED 2009: Impressions

With more than 500 exhibitors from 35 countries COMPAMED 2009 once again presents a wide range of new materials, components, intermediate products and services, including complete contract manufacturing for the medical technology industry.COMPAMED 2009: Impressions - Read more

MEDICA 2009: Tour

The World Forum for Medicine, the MEDICA in Dusseldorf, counts over 4300 Exhibitors from 60 nations, a record participation. Innovations from the medical sector and medical research are presented. The most important economic engine at the MEDICA are the innovations. MEDICA 2009: Tour - Read more

Optic nerve sonography enables monitoring of changes

Approximately 15% of all people suffer from some type of nerve damage at one point in their lives - the cause is very often unknown. Nerve tumors, nerve inflammation, nerve injury or nerve compression can be detected clearly and therefore be treated correctly. Optic nerve sonography enables monitoring of changes - Read more

MEDICA 2008: Concluding Statement

The Director of MEDICA, Horst Giesen, is very satisfied with MEDICA 2008. He gives a resumé about the medical technology trade fair and how the highlights have been perceived.MEDICA 2008: Concluding Statement - Read more

Chelsea Technologies Group Ltd., John Attridge

John Attridge, Life Sciences Director, Chelsea Technologies Group, talks about an on-site rapid diagnostics screening system, designed to detect and identify micro-organisms following a terrorist attack.Chelsea Technologies Group Ltd., John Attridge - Read more

Biosystems S.A., Lalbachan Budhai

Lalbachan Budhai from Biosystems, Barcelona (Spain) talks about the opportunities not only to exhibit the new in-vitro diagnostic products but also to meet the company's worldwide partners.Biosystems S.A., Lalbachan Budhai - Read more

Pulssar Technologies about high performance pumps

MEDICA.de speaks to Khaled Abousaleh from Pulssar Technologies about high performance OEM piston pumps.Pulssar Technologies about high performance pumps - Read more

Australian Government, Milena Bliss

Milena Bliss, Austrade Senior Industry Adviser, talks about the role of the Australian common stand at MEDICA 2008 and the expectation of the Australian exhibitors. The Australian medical device industry has a size of 1.6 billion dollars. Australian Government, Milena Bliss - Read more

Fenin and its trade fair attendance

MEDICA.de speaks to Mr. Cèsar Rubio, who is the International Affairs Advisor of FENIN - the spanish federation of healthcare technology companies about their trade fair attendance.Fenin and its trade fair attendance - Read more

A Matter near to the Heart - Cardiology at MEDICA

The heart is one of the centre pieces at MEDICA 2008. It is one of the most important human organs and many companies exhibit innovations related to the beating muscle. Telemedicine and surgery are just two keywords for this area.A Matter near to the Heart - Cardiology at MEDICA - Read more

MEDICA 2008: Tour

More than 4300 exhibitors from more than a hundred countries present their products, amongst others in the specially featured areas of telemedicine and medical IT. High on the agenda: data protection, an issue which is becoming ever more prominent. MEDICA 2008: Tour - Read more

MEDICA 2009: Press conference

MEDICA is celebrating a milestone anniversary this year. Together with the parallel running fair COMPAMED, the world's largest trade fair in the field of medical technology MEDICA attracts well over 100,000 visitors in the exhibition halls in Düsseldorf.MEDICA 2009: Press conference - Read more

The world's smallest heart-lung machine saves lives

Each year in Germany between 400 and 550 people fall victim to fires. In most cases the actual cause of death is not the blaze itself but smoke inhalation. Now a mobile heart-lung machine helps to save lives in situations like these. The world's smallest heart-lung machine saves lives - Read more

Medical Technology and the Financial Crisis

The financial crisis shocks the whole world. Will it have an effect on the medical technology industry, too? This question can be negated - the branch seems to be quite resistant to crises.Medical Technology and the Financial Crisis - Read more

UK Trade & Investment helps to identify potential partners

Harriet Fear, UK Trade Trade & Investment, helps British Companies to identify potential partners, agencies and distributers worldwide and encourages external investment to the UK.UK Trade & Investment helps to identify potential partners - Read more

MEDICA 2008: Highlights

In a medical emergency time is of the essence, whereas in a diagnostic situation it is all about obtaining even the slightest piece of information. Swift availability, enhanced imaging technology and versatile applicability – all of these are features on display at MEDICA.MEDICA 2008: Highlights - Read more

MEDICA 2008: Opening Day

On Wednesday, 19 November 2008, MEDICA has opened its doors: On the occasion of its 40th anniversary the world's largest trade fair attracts a new record number of exhibitors. More than two thirds of the 4,313 companies come from destinations outside of Germany.MEDICA 2008: Opening Day - Read more

MEDICA 2008: Preview

Every year both manufacturers and users of highly advanced medical technology gather in Düsseldorf at the MEDICA trade fair. In its build-up journalists came to Hamburg to take a closer look at key products, which will be the talk of the trade fair. MEDICA 2008: Preview - Read more

A picture is not enough - Balance Report MEDICA 2011

More is better - concerning health this is surely the case. And at the world's largest medical trade fair this sentence seems to also have validity, at least concerning imaging-based examination or imaging-assisted treatment. Combining several methods often makes disease more visible and, in consequence, treatable more precisely.A picture is not enough - Balance Report MEDICA 2011 - Read more

A strong connection: German-Arab Impressions on the MEDICA

The Arab world records for some time a great need for medical technology. Germany is now one of the major medical equipment suppliers and benefits from the positive experiences that Arab patients have made in the treatment in Germany. Arab countries also prevail a high esteem for German medical technology. A development that is felt at the MEDICA also.A strong connection: German-Arab Impressions on the MEDICA - Read more

 
 

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