Daily Buzz

Conversation starters for the medtech community

Heat-Seeking Missile Technology Designed to ‘Lock-On’ to Malaria Parasites

By Adele Graham-King -
Research scientists at Monash University and the University of Melbourne in Australia developed a new diagnostic technique to detect the presence of malaria parasites in blood using a device more commonly used in military missile technology.
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Medtech Start-Ups: Chitosan-Based Implants Facilitate Repair of Transected Nerves

By Thomas Klein -
The Germany-based start-up MEDOVENT has devised a proprietary technology to process chitin and chitosan as biomaterials for medical applications.
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Artificial Pancreas Offers a New Way to Treat Diabetes 1

By Ute Eppinger -
A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reports the successful test of a bionic pancreas controlling blood sugar levels in patients with type 1 diabetes.
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Artificial Pancreas Offers a New Way to Treat Diabetes 1

By Ute Eppinger -
A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reports the successful test of a bionic pancreas controlling blood sugar levels in patients with type 1 diabetes.
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The First Electronic Transdermal Patch

By Bernard Banga -
An Alsatian start-up has created a stand-alone medical device that will simplify the administration of complex treatments to patients.
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Parasitic Fly Provides the Inspiration for a New Generation of Hearing Devices

By Adele Graham-King -
A new developed micro device mimics the physical properties of a small parasitic fly's hearing capabilities in the hope that it will lead to a new generation of specifically sensitive assistive hearing devices.
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Medical Packaging Firm Nelipak Expands US-Business

By Thomas Klein -
Nelipak has bought the American Flexpak Corporation. The medical packaging firm said that it has acquired Flexpak to “take advantage of growth opportunities in the Southwest US and Northern Mexican regions.”
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Call for Start-Ups Innovations – Win a free exhibition stand at MEDTEC Europe 2015!

By Thomas Klein -
This year MEDTEC Ireland brings you a brand new Start-Ups Innovation Platform! We encourage start-up businesses to demonstrate their innovations related to the three core stages of a start-up life cycle.
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Medtech Start-Ups: Ultrasonic Moulding Technology Boosts Design Freedom in Medical Device Development

By Thomas Klein -
Barcelona-based start-up Ultrasion SL has developed a new micro moulding technology. Based on the use of ultrasonic vibration as the plastic melting agent the technique can produce intricate precise parts without heating elements, screw and barrel configuration.
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Medtech Start-Ups: Ultrasonic Moulding Technology Boosts Design Freedom in Medical Device Development

By Thomas Klein -
Barcelona-based start-up Ultrasion SL has developed a new micro moulding technology. Based on the use of ultrasonic vibration as the plastic melting agent the technique can produce intricate precise parts without heating elements, screw and barrel configuration.
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