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Weekly Round Up
02 October 2023
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Serves Every Step in Endoscopy

Medica and Compamed

Wisplinghoff Laboratories


An over-the-counter RT-PCR system to detect infectious diseases
The Covid-19 pandemic made clear the global need for rapid, accurate and accessible at-home testing. CO-Diagnostics (Co-Dx) presents its PCR platform, Co-Dx PCR Home, to allow for easy and non-invasive diagnosis at home or in clinics.

Rapid and reliable testing for viral diseases
Accurate, robust and easy-to-use molecular testing of viral meningitis/encephalitis is essential for optimal patient management. To address this challenge, Uniogen has launched a new automated PCR test.

Intelligent automation solutions for IFA
New automation systems for indirect immunofluorescence from EUROIMMUN aid workflow optimisation and analysis standardisation. The UNIQO 160 is designed for complete walkaway automation of IFA, while the EUROLabPolaris software enables digital connection of laboratory sites for centralised evaluation of IFA results. Both products are now CE-marked.

The new point of view
The Finnish medical imaging company Planmed is introducing Planmed XFI – the world’s first full-body weight-bearing CT. The Planmed XFI system can do it all, from head to toe, both laying down and under natural load. Capable of bringing views previously not seen in diagnostic imaging to the disposal of medical professionals, helping them in their most important task: making an accurate diagnosis.

Every second counts
Unintentional injury is a leading cause of mortality worldwide. In many cases, the difference between life and death can be a matter of minutes, or even seconds, in which a surgical team must act. It’s why countries have hospitals dedicated to treating major trauma patients, but that hasn’t been the case for as long as some might think. Mae Losasso speaks to Stephen Bush, chair of the Advanced Trauma Life Support European Association, to find out how the care of trauma patients has developed since the 1980s and how future innovations could improve it further.

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