InterLab AFRICA 2020

The main international exhibition for laboratories: equipment, products, technology and services of the Maghreb region, InterLab is in its 4th edition at the Palais des Expositions, SAFEX, Algiers, Algeria from 5 to 7 December 2020. The latter has become a must in the world of medical and laboratory industry exhibitions, bringing together more than 6,000 Read more about InterLab AFRICA 2020[…]

Novel design and strategic use of materials for wearable biosensors

In recent years, the use of wearable sensing devices has become a part of people’s everyday lives. Devices such as smart watches, for example, can be used to monitor physical fitness functions such as heart rate, sleep and exercise. But advances in technology have opened many more possibilities for monitoring patient health. Sensors can now Read more about Novel design and strategic use of materials for wearable biosensors[…]

Inkjet printing thin, light and flexible solar cells to power novell electronic devices

Solar cells can now be made so thin, light and flexible that they can rest on a soap bubble. The new cells, which efficiently capture energy from light, could offer an alternative way to power novel electronic devices, such as medical skin patches, where conventional energy sources are unsuitable. “The tremendous developments in electronic skin Read more about Inkjet printing thin, light and flexible solar cells to power novell electronic devices[…]

MAGHREB HEALTH 2020

Maghreb Health is the leading and largest international trade fair for medical products, equipment, technologies and services in the MAGHREB region. This unavoidable event, which alone brought together more than 6,000 professionals and decision-makers from the public and private sectors throughout the Maghreb region and the Middle East and Africa countries. For its 4th edition Read more about MAGHREB HEALTH 2020[…]

Titanium-copper alloys could be a new 3D printing option for aerospace and medical devices

Successful trials of titanium-copper alloys for 3D printing could kickstart a new range of high-performance alloys for medical device, defence and aerospace applications. Current titanium alloys used in additive manufacturing often cool and bond together in column-shaped crystals during the 3D printing process, making them prone to cracking or distortion. And unlike aluminium or other Read more about Titanium-copper alloys could be a new 3D printing option for aerospace and medical devices[…]

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Star Trek-like biosensor devices tailored to flag the smallest agents, viruses, or proteins

BROOKLYN, New York – University Professor of Applied Physics Stephen Arnold and his team at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering have made a discovery that could lead to Star Trek-like biosensor devices capable of flagging the barest presence in blood of a specific virus or antibody, or protein marker for a specific cancer; or Read more about Star Trek-like biosensor devices tailored to flag the smallest agents, viruses, or proteins[…]

A 3D printed stethoscope is the first open-source medical device that has been clinically validated and is widely available

A team of researchers have developed an open-source, clinically validated template for a 3D printed stethoscope for use in areas of the world with limited access to medical supplies – places where a stethoscope could mean the difference between life and death. “As far as we know this is the first open-source medical device that Read more about A 3D printed stethoscope is the first open-source medical device that has been clinically validated and is widely available[…]

Open Innovation Test Beds for Safety Testing of Medical Technologies for Health

Specific Challenge: The medical technology industry is an important economic and social player in Europe. The challenge is to provide companies and users in this sector access to affordable and advanced testing facilities and services to facilitate the development of new and safe medical technologies. The two new EU regulations governing medical technologies (medical devices and Read more about Open Innovation Test Beds for Safety Testing of Medical Technologies for Health[…]

New Low-Cost Method to Produce Light-based Lab-on-a-Chip Devices for Fast Medical Tests

A new fabrication process could make it easier and less expensive to incorporate optical sensing onto lab-on-a-chip devices. These devices integrate laboratory functions onto a plastic or glass “chip” typically no more than a few square centimeters in size, allowing automated testing in the doctor’s office or various types of chemical or biological analysis with Read more about New Low-Cost Method to Produce Light-based Lab-on-a-Chip Devices for Fast Medical Tests[…]

New Biomedical 3-D Textile Engineering Technology

Secant Medical has developed a new 3-D textile engineering technology by integrating traditional textile engineering with advanced biomaterials. While 3-D printing or additive manufacturing has gained considerable attention as a novel method to create 3-D biomedical forms, 3-D printing does not always offer the dimensional stability, material selection and engineering properties desired. The 3-D textile Read more about New Biomedical 3-D Textile Engineering Technology[…]

Key recommendations on protecting smart hospitals

ENISA presents a study that sets the scene on information security for the adoption of IoT in Hospitals. The study which engaged information security officers from more than ten hospitals across the EU, depicts the smart hospital ICT ecosystem; and through a risk based approach focuses on relevant threats and vulnerabilities, analyses attack scenarios, and Read more about Key recommendations on protecting smart hospitals[…]