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A Reverse Approach to Cancer Cell Identification

By Ute Eppinger -
Cancer cells are a tricky bunch to understand. Some just stay in the primary tumor forever, while others start roaming around and start to metastasize. A novel microfluidic device isolates most aggressive cancer cells.

A Smart Artificial Knee

By Bernard Banga -
A spin-off of a French aerospace company has designed an artificial knee with intuitive interaction for transfemoral amputees.

French Start-Up Brings Novel Retina Implants to Market

By Bernard Banga -
A French start-up is developing vision restoration systems that stimulate the retina to obtain bionic vision based on collaborative work by several leading-edge research teams in Europe and the United States.

New Nano-Chip Makes it Easy to ‘Spot the Difference’ In Diabetes

By Adele Graham-King -
Scientists based at Stanford University School of Medicine have designed and developed a new diagnostic nano-chip that is capable of quickly and effectively differentiating between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Danaher Group Buys Siemens Microbiology Unit

By Thomas Klein -
The M&A wave in medical technology continues. The diagnostics unit of Siemens Healthcare announced in a press release that it is selling its microbiology business to Beckman Coulter.
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Novel Patch Stops Scar Growth

By Ute Eppinger -
Scars are considered ugly, can lead to disfigurement and sometimes cause psychological or even social problems. A drug-eluting patch is able to stop scar growth and reduces scar tissue.
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Google Teams Up with Novartis to Bring Its Smart Lenses to Market

By Thomas Klein -
Google has found a partner from the medical space to develop its idea of ‘smart’ contact lenses to market maturity. The company announced that is has struck an agreement with Swiss Novartis.

Medtech Hotspot Tübingen: Where Tradition Meets High Tech

By Thomas Klein -
In the region surrounding the old university town of Tübingen, high-tech start-ups benefit from proximity to universities, clinics and established medtech companies.

New Software Enhances the Diagnosis of Cancer

By Thomas Klein -
Researchers have developed software that might facilitate the diagnosis of cancer. The program is able to identify cancer cells in tissue sections and demonstrate the presence of specific biomarkers on cells based on algorithms.

Is Siemens Selling Its Health IT Business?

By Thomas Klein -
According to a Bloomberg report, Siemens is contemplating to sell its Healthcare IT business. The article quotes anonymous “people familiar with the plans” that Siemens might sell the unit that could be worth more than one billion Euro.
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