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Calculating Future Diabetes Risks Online

By Ute Eppinger -
A new online tool might help practitioners to identify patients in emergency admission who are at risk for developing diabetes 2 over the next 3 years.
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Start-Up Presents Self-Management Tool at MEDTEC Ireland

By Thomas Klein -
The start-up Minimate Limited developed a system for self management of medically relevant information using a simple notebook.
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New Robot-Assisted Platform for Spine Surgery

By Bernard Banga -
A new robot designed for minimally invasive spine surgery, completes the platform for head and spinal-cord neurosurgery of the French company Medtech.
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Sickle Cell Anaemia Test Could Provide Globally Available Rapid Blood Analysis

By Adele Graham-King -
Harvard based research scientists have developed the first rapid sickle cell anaemia test based on simple scientific principles to create a cheap point-of-care device.
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Surgical Robots from Outer Space

By Ute Eppinger -
The company that created the robots helping to construct the International Space Station is now targeting the pediatric surgical market.
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Vygon Group Acquires Feeding Pump Manufacturer Medwin

By Thomas Klein -
The French manufacturer of single-use medical devices Vygon announced this week that it bought Medwin, a producer of enteral nutrition equipment, such as feeding pumps.
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Novel Device Cools Brain of Stroke Patients

By Thomas Klein -
The Irish company Oriel Medical Devices Ltd. develops a device that cools down the brain of stroke patients to improve their prognosis.
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BSI Ramps Up Unannounced Audits

By Thomas Klein -
After a trial period in March 2014 and a round of internal trainings from May to June, Notified Body BSI started now its full global roll out of Unannounced Audits and will conduct up to 300 company visits in the remainder of 2014.
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BSI Ramps Up Unannounced Audits

By Thomas Klein -
After a trial period in March 2014 and a round of internal trainings from May to June, Notified Body BSI started now its full global roll out of Unannounced Audits and will conduct up to 300 company visits in the remainder of 2014.
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Novel Sensor Technology Detects Airborne Biomarkers

By Bruce Gain -
University of Michigan researchers have developed a commercially viable wearable sensor that they say can detect diabetes, high blood pressure, anemia, and lung disease.
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