• Celia Sampol, Author at MedicalExpo e-Magazine
    The Smart Magazine About Medical Technology Innovations

    Celia Sampol

    Journalist for 12 years in Paris, Brussels and Washington, Celia Sampol is now the editor-in-chief of NauticExpo e-magazine.

    The American sociologist and bioethicist James Hughes attended the Health Future Show conference that took place at the Villa Méditerranée in Marseille on December 6. On this occasion, Hughes talked to MedicalExpo e-mag about transhumanism, artificial intelligence, genetic modification and other new technologies that...

    Want to quit smoking? Bedfont is showcasing its popular line of Smokerlyzers at MEDICA. These easy-to-use, non-invasive carbon monoxide (CO) breath testers can determine the level of CO in a smoker’s blood. They allow medical professionals to establish smoking status biochemically, offer smokers visual motivation to...

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    ALCOR Scientific is introducing its new iSED technology. This fully-automated ESR system determines critical red blood cell kinetics in just 20 seconds and requires only a 100-microliter sample, ideal for pediatric and geriatric patients. Traditional ESR test methods—manual and semi-automated—require graduated...

    It’s good to know your weight. But it’s even better to know your muscle, bone and fat mass, as well as your body’s water content. The French bioimpedance measurement specialist, Aminogram, is presenting its BIODY XPERT at MEDICA. The wireless device can deliver an extremely precise measurement of a person’s total body...

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    What if we could use the extensive knowledge of the most famous artificial intelligence computing system to fight cancer? That’s the goal of Quest Diagnostics and IBM Watson Health. The two have teamed up to improve the quality and precision of cancer treatment recommendations based on each patient’s genetics. Their...

    The new Infinity Deep Brain Stimulation System (DBS) from global medical device company St. Jude Medical was approved in early October by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. According to the firm’s website, this new device will not cure Parkinson’s disease or essential tremor, but can help reduce some of the...

    Researchers at Washington State University are working on new ways to help treat heroin and opiate addiction, currently a major health issue in the United States. In their study published in Brain Research, they sought to determine if hyperbaric oxygen treatment would lessen the side effects suffered by people going...

    Soft robots are trendy. Researchers in Switzerland have been working on novel prototypes that can be attached to a human body for medical purposes. The robots are “squishy, compliant, light and customizable,” said a researcher at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in a video presentation. They mimic...

    About eight years ago, Stratasys, a global leader in 3D printing technology, created its first 3D printers for dentistry. The past four years have seen an explosion of innovations in this sector. Eric Erickson, Dental Business Manager for Europe at Stratasys, explained what today’s 3D dental printers can do and the...

    The revolutionary genome editing method, CRISPR-Cas9, broadens horizons immeasurably in the health field. Discovered four years ago, it makes it possible to rapidly, efficiently and cheaply modify the DNA of plants, animals and humans to correct genetic anomalies. However, changing the genetic code of human embryos to...

    Researchers at Washington State University have developed a low-cost, portable laboratory on a smartphone that can analyze several samples at once to detect a cancer biomarker. The research team recently published its work in the journal Biosensors and Bioelectronics. They explain that the smartphone is attached to a...

    At the New Orleans EMS World Expo 2016 in early October, first aid product specialist Water-Jel Technologies presented its new professional burn care products. Their first responder burn dressings are saturated with a new, odor-free, crystal-clear gel. According to the company website, the transparent gel allows more...

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    Rapid diagnostic tests are high quality, low-cost and easy-to-perform tests for use in resource-poor settings. Mainly used for HIV or malaria, they are frequently in the news with the development of rapid tests for Zika virus. We talked with Bill Rodriguez, chief medical officer at FIND, a non-profit organization that...

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    At the Congress for the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) from August 27-31 in Rome, Siemens Healthineers presented what it calls its new “workflow approach” for complex, minimally invasive procedures. The goal is to help cardiologists optimize medical imaging at every stage of cardiology treatment, from diagnosis...

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    One of the winners of this year’s James Dyson Award is the ISOBAR, designed by a 22-year-old British student of Loughborough University. This mobile fridge is an innovative system for safe transport of vaccines, particularly into areas where the surrounding infrastructure can limit how well temperature-controlled...

    Learning foreign languages enhances the brain’s elasticity and its ability to code information. That’s what scientists from the Higher School of Economics (HSE) have discovered and recently published in Scientific Reports. According to the study, the more foreign languages we learn, the more effectively our brain...

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    A new minimally invasive approach to treat essential tremor through ultrasound waves sent to the brain was approved last July by the FDA. This innovative system has the advantage of avoiding the risks of a brain surgery. But it has an ethical downside: It burns part of the brain cells. And there are no studies yet...

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    Researchers at Oxford University have found that people who had their hands amputated—even decades earlier—still maintain the representation of those hands in their brain. The findings of their study, published in the journal eLIFE, could have implications for the control of next-generation prosthetics. This team of...

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