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Testing Your Hearing with Your Smartphone

By Ute Eppinger -
A new mobile health solution might pave the way for populate-based hearing screening in developing countries and rural areas.
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Cost Assessment Issues for Implementation of Medical Devices: A Case Example

By David Huckle -
As the success of new medical devices increasingly depends on the economic acceptance of payers, manufacturers need to familiarize themselves with methods to assess the economic value of their products.
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Sensor Technology Enables Continuous Monitoring of Glaucoma

By Ute Eppinger -
Engineers at the University of Washington have developed a sensor that could be placed in the eye to permanently monitor eye pressure.
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Novel Technology Provides a Detailed Look Under the Skin

By Ute Eppinger -
A photothermal tomography methods allow for a 3-D view of otherwise optically impenetrable surface tissues.
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Diagnosing Tuberculosis on the Fast Track

By Ute Eppinger -
A New test for Tuberculosis (TB) is cheaper, much faster, can be done in the doctor’s office and tests even showed it’s much more reliable than the usual smear test.
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Managing Uncertainty in the Russian Medtech Market

By Thomas Klein -
A government eager to improve the medical care of its ageing population could make Russia one of the world’s most promising medtech markets. But political uncertainty, bureaucracy, and corruption are potential deterrents.
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Managing Uncertainty in the Russian Medtech Market

By Thomas Klein -
A government eager to improve the medical care of its ageing population could make Russia one of the world’s most promising medtech markets. But political uncertainty, bureaucracy, and corruption are potential deterrents.
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How Nonlinear Modelling of Polylactide Copolymer Degradation Can Save Time and Money

By Mikko Huttunen, Kimmo Lähteenkorva, Esa Suokas, and Abhay Bulsari -
Creating nonlinear models of the degradation dynamics of polylactide/glycolide copolymers may reduce the need for expensive, tedious experimentation.
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Siemens sells Hospital IT Business for €963m

By Thomas Klein -
Siemens keeps selling off branches of its healthcare division. The company announced this week that it would dispose of the hospital IT business. The U.S. company Cerner will pay €963m for the division.
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The Best Way to Wire a Body

By Ute Eppinger -
Scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany have researched how 3d-nanoelectrodes must be engineered for best connection to nerve cells.
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