Daily Buzz

Conversation starters for the medtech community

Big Data in Healthcare – Hype or Revolution?

By Thomas Klein -
The buzzword Big Data might be overhyped, the potential for the industry is real. “Real life” data help to reduce adverse events, to identify research opportunities, improve business intelligence and prove value to payers and providers.

New Level in Stereotactic Radio Surgery

By Ute Eppinger -
A new stereotactic radiosurgery system provides the same or a higher level of accuracy in targeting cancer tumors - with greater comfort and in the whole body.
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‘Melting’ Implantables Could Lead to a New Generation of Devices

By Adele Graham-King -
Recent developments from researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated the potential for dissolving medical devices manufactured from the naturally occurring element silicon in an ultra-thin form.
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‘Melting’ Implantables Could Lead to a New Generation of Devices

By Adele Graham-King -
Recent developments from researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated the potential for dissolving medical devices manufactured from the naturally occurring element silicon in an ultra-thin form.
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Nanoparticles: A New Solution for the Local Treatment of Cancers

By Bernard Banga and Nathalie Gnory -
A French company has developed a nanotechnology platform that maximises the action of radiotherapy inside cancer cells.
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‘Lung Flute’ Device Breaks Up Mucus in the Lungs with Sound Waves

By Ute Eppinger -
A new respiratory device seems to improve symptoms in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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‘Lung Flute’ Device Breaks Up Mucus in the Lungs with Sound Waves

By Ute Eppinger -
A new respiratory device seems to improve symptoms in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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The Inversion Wave Continues: Steris Acquires UK-based Synergy Health

By Thomas Klein -
British sterilization provider for medical equipment Synergy has accepted a $1.9b takeover offer from the American Steris group.
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Silicone Rubber ‘Lab-on-a-Chip’ Facilitates Lung Cancer Diagnosis

By Adele Graham-King -
scientists at the University of Kansas have recently used this incredibly versatile material to develop a new ‘lab-on-a-chip’ capable of detecting lung cancer using tiny new biomarkers named ‘exosomes’.
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How European Medtech Companies Might Benefit from TTIP

By Thomas Klein -
The proposed free trade agreement between EU and USA, ‘Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership’ (TTIP) stirs up a lot of controversy on both sides of the Atlantic. If it will ever see the light of day medtech companies are likely to be among the beneficiaries.
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