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Unchained Labs acquires Trinean

The Belgian developer of the DropSense system Trinean is being acquired by American lab devices developer Unchained Labs.

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World’s First Thin-Silicon Implantable Chip for High-Precision Haptic Prosthetics

Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technology, announced today its success in fabricating a prototype implantable chip that aims to give patients m…

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Novosanis supplies urine collection device to MDxHealth

Novosanis today announced that it signed an agreement with MDxHealth to supply UrNCollect™, a customized version of the Company’s patented urine collection device called Colli-Pee™. The medical de…

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A smart medical device: the new nurse

Medical devices are getting much smarter. A hospital bed is not simply a place for patients to rest; it is a personalized hospital that can assist the nurse by performing numerous observations. Fo…

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GSK sets foot in bioelectronics

GSK and Verily, a company from the internet giant Alphabet, will invest 640 million in bioelectronics. With tiny implants, the size of a grain of rice, organs can be triggered, which could help to…

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FDA support for FLUIDDA’s FRI-technology in lung fibrosis

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a letter of support for FLUIDDA’s Functional Respiratory Imaging (FRI) technology. The FDA encourages the use of FRI in clinical trials with patients…

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Connected Medicine: Amplified by Simulation

As chronic diseases are on the rise and healthcare costs reach unsustainable summits, it is essential to detect pathologies early. The Internet of Things (IoT) will address these issues through pa…

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ThromboGenics accesses the Galapagos treasury

Together with its generally favorable results for 2015, ThromboGenics announced a collaboration with another well-known Belgian biotech company: Galapagos. ThromboGenics has signed an exclusive in…

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Glasses to monitor your health

Your glasses, contact lenses and a tiny implant will soon be your family doctor, reducing the work load for the medical specialist. According to Chris Van Hoof, a patch that will be able to predic…

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New biodegradable gauze for better wound healing

Researchers from the universities of Hasselt, Liege, Aachen and Maastricht developed new 'plastics' that are biodegradable by the body and which could replace the traditional gauze bandage for wou…

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MedTech Flanders will double production and export of Flemish medical high tech products in the next 5 years

This new initiatve brings together organizations and companies developing medical software and imaging technology, implants and other medical technological innovations. The worldwide medtech marke…

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More efficient aerosol therapy

Aerosol therapy is an important aspect of respiratory care. The drug-delivery efficiency depends on the deposition of the aerosol particles in the lungs of the patients. Unfortunately, lung deposi…

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MiDiagnostics develops disposable chip for blood self-testing

MiDiagnostics is a new startup that will make disposable chips to test your own blood and saliva. Only 15 minutes after the test, you will be able to read on your smartphone whether you have to ta…

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Got arthritis? DNAlytics has an app for it!

Approximately 30% of patients with undifferentiated arthritis develop rheumatoid arthritis - a chronic, inflammatory disease causing deformity of the affected joints. Depending on geographical loc…

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Insights

Increase feeding success with VIPUN Medical’s new technology

Increase feeding success with VIPUN Medical’s new technology

Critically ill patients are often fed through nasogastric tubes. It is however hard for physicians to know if the stomach of these patients is working properly, which is important to know, as over…

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Biowin presents the SMART project

Biowin presents the SMART project

The company CluePoints provides software that is able to analyse, compare and measure huge amounts of data for clinical trials, with the aim of detecting anomalies. CluePoints is an outgrowth of t…

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KU Leuven students develop winning device to detect kidney failure

KU Leuven students develop winning device to detect kidney failure

A team of fourteen KU Leuven students has built a diagnostic device that can analyze the blood of kidney patients in five minutes. It’s a fast, inexpensive, portable alternative to the current slo…

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Fluidda: fresh air in the respiratory field

Fluidda: fresh air in the respiratory field

Interdisciplinary work and discussion can yield remarkable results. Fluidda has combined aerospace engineering and biomedical expertise to create a truly unique profile. The company’s Functional R…

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New technologies create legal issues

New technologies create legal issues

The technology industry used to be a rather fragmented field, where each company had its own expertise. Now, we are moving toward more  integrated models, where developments in pharma, IT, medical…

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Self-expanding stents to treat the silent killer: aneurysm

Self-expanding stents to treat the silent killer: aneurysm

The continuous flow in jet-induced fountains inspired Nourredine Frid, CEO at Cardiatis (Isnes), to apply the theory of fluid mechanics to blood vessels. By converting turbulence to laminar flow i…

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Diagnosis on your smartphone!

Diagnosis on your smartphone!

Belgium’s first-ever mHealth Hackathon event took place in Brussels between March 18-20, 2016. Armed with breakthrough ideas and backed up by caffeine, competitive technology developers, scientist…

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3D printing, a controlled (r)evolution?

3D printing, a controlled (r)evolution?

In the past few years, most of us have become familiar with the concept of 3D printing: creating objects by printing layer after layer of material on top of each other. The Leuven-based company Ma…

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Nuclear technology saves lives, especially in Belgium!

Nuclear technology saves lives, especially in Belgium!

Nuclear energy has become a part of our every day lives, but not solely for electricity production. Over the last century, nuclear technology has become increasingly important in health care. It a…

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