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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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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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