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Evaluating Cystic Fibrosis Treatments - Live

By Ute Eppinger -
A new imaging method allows to see the effectiveness of cystic fibrosis treatment under an x-ray screen.

How to Develop a Successful Prototype

By Thomas Klein -
Engineering prototypes are important to mitigate the risks of the development process of a medical device. Here is an overview of the different prototypes and their function in the development pathway.
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New Point-of-Care Anaemia Test Produces Results in 60 Seconds

By Adele Graham-King -
Scientists from Atlanta developed an unpowered two-step point of care test for anaemia which produces results in under a minute.

Four Highlights of MEDTEC Italy

By Thomas Klein -
For the third time, Modena will be the centre of the Italian medtech sector when industry professionals will return to the North Italian town for MEDTEC Italy.

Engineering New Bone Structure

By Ute Eppinger -
MIT scientists developed an implantable scaffold that helps to grow bones in order to repair injuries, fractures or congenital defects.
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Ultrasound Robot for Non-Invasive Treatment of Tumours

By Bernard Banga -
A French company has developed a device for non-invasive treatment of tumours combining focused high-intensity ultrasound therapy with ultrasound monitoring.
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What is the Real Impact of Apple’s Smart Watch on Medtech?

By Bruce Gain -
The medical technology features that Apple’s smart watch offers are limited for the time being - but the best is yet to come, both from Apple and other smart watch makers.
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New Study on Implants Calls for Stricter Regulations

By Thomas Klein -
A new study published in BMJ finds that novel implants often don’t represent an improvement compared to older models. The authors call for a “major overhaul” in device regulation.
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Irish Start-Up Develops Device for Continuous Breathing Rate Monitoring

By Thomas Klein -
The start-up PMD has devised a novel device to monitor the breathing frequency of patients which it will demonstrate at MEDTEC Ireland.
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Medtech Start-Ups: CRP-Adsorber Improves Prognosis after Heart Attacks

By Thomas Klein -
A spin-off company from the Berlin-based Charité University hospital developed a technology to reduce C-reactive protein (CRP) in patients after a heart attack.