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virtual.MEDICA 2020 is opening its digital doors today! Join us on a tour through the intriguing topics of the trade fair’s forums – from health IT, lab medicine and connected healthcare to the competition of the most promising start-ups. Let’s go!

The countdown is on

virtual.MEDICA starts off with full programme and innovations

For the first time in their history, the world-leading medical trade fair MEDICA and the international number one event for the medical manufacturing supply market, COMPAMED, will be held entirely online as virtual.MEDICA and virtual.COMPAMED from



Wearable EEG: A comfortable way to record brain activity

EEG is used in cognitive research or to diagnose conditions like epilepsy and sleep disorders. However, EEG electrode caps are difficult to wear. Read in the MEDICA magazine about a viable alternative: measuring devices made of printed electronics.

MEDICA session

Wearable ultrasound sensors could support Covid-19 fight

Wearable ultrasound sensors can help patients monitor their lung health from their own homes. The potential application of this technology were outlined in a session at MEDICA 2020.


Entering a new era of development

China’s top-of-the-range medical devices

Contec Medical Systems (Qinhuangdao) Co., Ltd., Stock Code: 300869 was officially listed on August 24, 2020. The company currently has a market capitalisation of more than 50 billion yuan.


Rapid test can ID unknown causes of infections throughout the body

Scientists have developed a single clinical laboratory test capable of zeroing in on the microbial miscreant afflicting patients hospitalized with serious infections in as little as six hours - read more in the MEDICA magazine.

Detecting coronavirus infections

Covid-19: CRISPR-based test gives GPs quick results

Recent research in Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) has identified two enzymes that can detect Covid-19 RNA as simply as a pregnancy test Jesús Pla, an eminent microbiologist at the Complutense University in


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