Düsseldorf/Germany: After three fascinating and very interesting days, MEDICA 2019 ended on 21 November. Once again, the world’s leading medical trade fair was a huge success. At STORZ MEDICAL’s exhibition stand in hall 10, the full range of the company’s therapy options was on display – including several innovations. Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS) with the NEUROLITH® system, a unique procedure for patients with Alzheimer's disease, was explained in detail by Dr Rafael Storz, who also answered the visitors’ questions. In addition, the new MAGNETOLITH® for Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy (EMTT®) and the redesigned MODULITH® SLC were also at the centre of attention. Both devices were unveiled and presented during the trade fair.
In early January 2022, a study on the development of global dementia prevalence published by the medical journal The Lancet Public Health1 received a lot of attention. The study predicts that the number of cases will triple to 152.8 million by 2050.The World Alzheimer Report 2019 already came to a similar assessment. The most important factors for this explosive development are the ageing of the global population and its further growth.
It's getting exciting: In the RTL News report »Neue Alzheimer-Therapie: Sanfte Stosswellen bringen Gedächtnis zurück«. Prof. Dr Musa Citak introduces in his practice in Hamburg the NEUROLITH® system and the treatment method, Transcranial Pulse Stimulation – short TPS.
TPS as a modern therapy method for the treatment of Alzheimer's dementia stimulates different brain regions even in deeper areas.
Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS) celebrates its debut in Ukraine: The first NEUROLITH® system was installed in the western Ukrainian city and cultural centre of Lviv (approx. 750,000 inhabitants) on 12 January 2022. Now, Alzheimer's patients can receive treatment at »BRAINSPOT LVIV«, a clinic for neuromodulation (Director: Tomas Dzeminskyy, Chief Medical Officer: Andrii Hul). The first therapy sessions have already taken place.
A study by Matt et al. (Medical University of Vienna, University Department of Neurology) published in January 2022 investigates the long-term effects of Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS) with the NEUROLITH® system on human brain and behaviour.1 The randomised, sham-controlled and double-blinded study provides sham-controlled evidence for such effects for the first time.
Another study by Matt et al. (Medical University of Vienna, University Department of Neurology) published in February 2022 now presented a detailed sub-analysis of possible anti-depressive effects of Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS) with the NEUROLITH® system based on neuropsychological and functional...
The new company building for STORZ MEDICAL Deutschland GmbH has now been completed. Employees were able to move into the new premises in Jena at the beginning of September 2021. The building, inspired by the Swiss headquarters, was erected in the record time of 14 months, from ground-breaking to move-in. The premises cover a total area of over 1570 m2. Visitors are greeted by a transparent structure, open glass fronts and airy rooms.
After attending two virtual congresses, innovative companies, physicians and specialists in urology once again met in person for the 37th Annual Congress of the European Association of Urology (EAU) in Amsterdam (1–4 July 2022). Together with KARL STORZ, STORZ MEDICAL presented...
With the aim of cycling to work as many days as possible, seven motivated teams of four from every STORZ MEDICAL department took part in the »BIKE TO WORK« challenge in June 2022. Throughout Switzerland, around 2400 companies have committed themselves...
STORZ MEDICAL (UK) Ltd., a 100% subsidiary, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The well-oiled service organisation deals with hospital equipment products, most notably in the fields of urology and stone therapy.
Our new »Physics and Technology« page is online! In order to understand the amazing range of possible applications of shock waves in medicine, it is worth taking a look at the physical properties at play. Our new article provides important background information on the physics and technology of shock waves and pressure waves with numerous graphics and diagrams. We would like to share this knowledge with you:
The workshop »Shock Wave Therapy in Sports by STORZ MEDICAL« will be held as part of the »7th ECOSEP Sports Medicine Congress« in Athens, Greece. In this STORZ MEDICAL/ECOSEP 2021 webinar, Prof. Dr Ludger Gerdesmeyer will talk about the topic »ESWT & EMTT – Soft tissue engineering in sports injuries and degenerations« on Saturday, 20 November 2021.
On 18 September 2021, Dr Jonathan Harper from Seattle, USA was awarded the »Christian Chaussy Award 2021« – a prize of the German Society for Shock Wave Lithotripsy (DGSWL) for outstanding scientific work in this medical subfield. The award ceremony took place at the 73rd Congress of the German Society of Urology (DGU) during the DGSWL meeting. There, Dr Harper presented his results on »Burst Wave Lithotripsy« in humans.