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One-Dollar Microscope to Fight Malaria

By Thomas Klein -
A new microscope made out of paper could bring help to millions of Malaria patients around the world. Material costs of the device are below one US Dollar.

High-Speed Inspection System Processes Work Pieces at 10 Meters per Second

By Thomas Klein -
Researchers from Fraunhofer IPM in Freiburg have developed an in-line inspection system for work pieces, such as pipes, rails, wires, or boards.

Vacuum-Cleaning the Heart

By Ute Eppinger -
A new minimal invasive bypass system for the drainage of blood has won FDA clearance.

New Imagining Technology Might Lead to Molecularly Targeted Cancer Therapies

By Ute Eppinger -
Swiss researchers Bernd Bodenmiller, Detlef Günther, and colleagues developed a novel way to create images of the complex biochemical processes between cells in and around a tumor.
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New Imagining Technology Might Lead to Molecularly Targeted Cancer Therapies

By Ute Eppinger -
Swiss researchers Bernd Bodenmiller, Detlef Günther, and colleagues developed a novel way to create images of the complex biochemical processes between cells in and around a tumor.
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An Update on the Regulatory Process in China

By Julian Busch -
Manufacturers who want to export medical products to China must seek the approval of the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA). Here is an overview of the process and recent changes in China’s regulatory landscape.
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Reflective Colour Display Could Enhance Usability in Medical Devices

By Adele Graham-King -
Folium Optics, a spin-out company from Hewlett Packard, based in Bristol, have designed and developed the first flexible, coloured, plastic display technology for use in medical devices.

British Scientists Regenerate Aged Organ for the First Time

By Thomas Klein -
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh were the first to reverse the age related degeneration of a living organ. They artificially rejuvenated the thymus of old rats.

Developing Biodegradable Polymers for the Next-Generation Vascular Stent

By Xi Peng, Lucideon -
Researchers are developing new biodegradable materials for a new generation of stents.

Managing Cluster Headaches with a Remote Control

By Ute Eppinger -
Cluster headaches are among the worst kinds of headaches. Californian start-up Autonomic Technologies, Inc has developed a device that eases the pain through sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation.