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An Update on Medical Device Markets in Eastern Europe

By Thomas Klein -
In 2013, the medical device market in Eastern Europe accounted for about $5.40 billion, according to a report recently published by the consultancy Frost & Sullivan. EMDT gives an update on the most important Eastern European markets.

Pressure-Monitoring Stockings for Diabetics

By Michael Lang -
Fraunhofer researchers have developed a special kind of stockings with integrated sensors supporting diabetes patients in order to avoid open wounds.
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Medical Imaging with a Flick of Your Hand

By Bernard Banga -
A French start-up is developing a hands-free device that enables surgeons to search for medical images during operations via simple hand movements.
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Medical Imaging with a Flick of Your Hand

By Bernard Banga -
A French start-up is developing a hands-free device that enables surgeons to search for medical images during operations via simple hand movements.
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Medtech Start-Ups: Cost-effective Handheld Device Identifies Infectious Diseases

By Thomas Klein -
A British start-up has developed a point of care device that uses specially developed biochips and supporting software to diagnose a range of diseases.

How Additive Manufacturing Will Change Medtech Supply Chains

By Thomas Klein -
Making small batch manufacturing more feasible, Additive Manufacturing could have a huge impact on the supply chains of the medical device industry.
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Medtec Start-Ups: Smart Clothing to Monitor and Prevent Epileptic Seizures

By Bernard Banga -
A French start-up has developed a new smart healthcare device for mobile diagnosis of epileptic seizures.
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Novel Surgical Closing Device Prevents Complications after Laparoscopic Surgery

By Adele Graham-King -
Galway based medtech start-up company Neosurgical has become the first company to exit the Bank of Ireland Seed Fund following the receipt of a 2014 R&D 100 Award for their innovative surgical closing device neoClose.
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How U.S. UDI Requirements Could Affect You

By Maria Donawa -
Medical device manufacturers that serve the U.S. market need to be up to speed on unique identification system (UDI) requirements as well as other regulations that have been modified as a result of the rule.

Robotic System and Smart RFID Bags for Blood Transfusion

By Thomas Petit-Bourg -
A French company has developed an automatic traceability process for plasma bags, which has just been adopted by the LFB Group and blood transfusion centres in France.