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24/06/2019
10974-JWG

IT'IS at the 10974 Joint Working Group in Nancy

The ISO 10974 Joint Working Group (JWG) met from June 19-21, 2019 to discuss safety aspects of the electromagnetic compatibility of active implants during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exposures. The IT'IS team, represented by Dr. Tolga Goren, Dr. Aiping Yao and Prof. Niels Kuster, presented the two new standard active implanted medical devices SAIMD-1 (128 MHz) and SAIMD-U, which are used to ensure that testing setups are validated and giving correct results compared to numerically derived targets. A video demonstrating their use for validating the piX system (ZMT Zurich MedTech) can be found here.

Dr. Aiping Yao also provided an overview of her recent thesis work, which focused on the Test Field Diversity method as well as temperature rise modeling near implant tips. Keep an eye out for those publications coming soon!

The event, kindly organized by Healtis at Nancy, France, included some tasty dinners with colleagues and friends, a tour of the downtown, and in the evenings an amazing light show!

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For more information on the growing SAIMD family, check out the product page from ZMT Zurich MedTech AG. To learn more about our efforts in MRI safety evaluations for active implants and more, contact us at customized@itis.swiss.

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02/03/2018

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"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series Special Guest Prof. em. Juan Mosig

Prof. em. Juan Mosig of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) visited the IT'IS Foundation on Thursday, March 1. He was a guest speaker in the Brown Bag Lunch Seminar series with a talk on "Graphene-Based Terahertz Antennas and Related Devices."

 
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22/02/2018

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nk@itis.swiss

 

Update from IEC & IEEE Meeting

Plantation, Florida was the site of engaging standards work last week, where two new standards were initiated for assessing human exposure to electromagnetic fields at frequencies >10 GHz, and two existing standards were revised for SAR measurements at frequencies <10 GHz.

 
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09/02/2018

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"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series Special Guest Dr. Eilif Muller

Dr. Eilif Muller of the EPFL's Blue Brain Project visited the IT'IS Foundation on Thursday, February 8 as a guest speaker in the Brown Bag Lunch Seminar series. The title of his talk was "The HBP Brain Simulation Platform - Motivation, Architecture, Applications." Dr. Muller's extremely interesting presentation was well attended and stimulated many questions and much discussion.

 
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05/02/2018

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NTP Press Conference: Draft Technical Reports of the National Toxicology Program’s Radiofrequency Radiation Studies in Rodents

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) announced the release of two draft technical reports of the results of studies of the health effects of exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation in rodents. The NTP held a telephone press conference on Friday, February 2, 2018 to summarize the findings in the reports and answer questions. At a peer review of the draft reports, scheduled for March 26 – 28, 2018, Niels Kuster and Myles Capstick of IT'IS will provide background information on the design and rationale of the exposure regime.

 
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31/01/2018

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nk@itis.swiss

 

Fake vs. Real – The Zurich43 Retreat 2018 at Pilatus Kulm

Zurich43's annual retreat, this year with the theme "Fake vs. Real", was held 29 – 30 January 2018 at Hotel Pilatus-Kulm. The two days were packed with presentations and discussions to dissect high-quality science, products, and services.

 
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24/01/2018

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nk@itis.swiss

 

Game On! Z43’s Annual Party, 2018 “The Next Level” Edition

The annual Zurich 43 party, this year with the gamer theme “The Next Level”, was held at Halle 622 in Zurich-Oerlikon on Friday 19 January 2018.

 

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

23/01/2018

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Major ViP Extension: Morphing of Virtual Population Models Broadens BMI Population Coverage

IT’IS achieves long-awaited breakthrough with the release of morphed ViP models that cover slender to obese subjects.

 

 
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17/01/2018

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Faculty and Masters Students from the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences Visit Zurich43

Prof. Sven Hirsch of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) visited Zurich43 with students in the Life Sciences - Applied Computational Life Sciences (ACLS) Master's Program on the afternoon of Monday, January 15, 2018 for a tour and an introduction to IT'IS research activities.

 

 
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21/12/2017

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"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series Special Guest Prof. Dr. med. Friedhelm Hummel

Prof. Dr. med. Friedhelm Hummel, the Chair of Clinical Neuroengineering of the Brain Mind Institute, SV, EPFL, visited the IT'IS Foundation on Tuesday, December 19 and was a guest speaker in the Brown Bag Lunch Seminar series. The title of his talk was "Non-invasive brain stimulation for recovery: Towards precision medicine."

 
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18/12/2017

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Winter 2017 Info Day at Z43

On Thursday, December 14, Niels Kuster delivered his annual "State of Z43" report to all employees. The presentation was followed by an apéro, where Niels was presented with a life-size portrait of himself!

 
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14/12/2017

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Z43 Visit to the Wyss Center at Campus Biotech in Geneva

Several representatives of Z43 visited the Wyss Center for Bio & Neuroengineering at Campus Biotech in Geneva.

 
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05/12/2017

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IT’IS Paper Selected for the May 2017 Cover of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

The paper "Pregnant women models analyzed for RF exposure and temperature increase in 3T RF shimmed birdcages" by Manuel Murbach, Esra Neufeld, Theodoros Samaras, Juan Córcoles, Fraser J. Robb, Wolfgang Kainz, and Niels Kuster was selected for the May 2017 issue of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

 

 
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29/11/2017

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IT’IS Foundation at the 2017 International Wireless Certification Conference and CTTL Forum-International Certification Sub-Forum, Shanghai CN, November 28 – 29, 2017

Prof. Niels Kuster was an invited speaker at the 2017 International Wireless Certification Conference and CTTL Forum-International Certification Sub-Forum, held November 28 – 29, 2017 in Shanghai, China on the challenges faced by the wireless industry in response to changes in certification rules and regulations.

 
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20/11/2017

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SPARC Data and Resource Kick-Off Meeting

On November 16-17, 2017, over 70 members of the SPARC consortium met for the "SPARC Data and Resource Center Kick-Off Meeting" organized by the NIH in Washington, DC.

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

14/11/2017

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IT’IS Receives 5-Year NIH Award to Build an Integrated Simulation Platform for the Neuroscience World

IT’IS is pleased to announce the award of the project o2S2PARC – Open Online Simulations for Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions. The project is funded by NIH through the Common Fund’s SPARC program to establish a Modeling and Simulation (SIM-) Core within the SPARC Data and Resource Center.

 

 
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13/11/2017

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Future Photonics Engineers! Z43 Future Day 2017

On Thursday, November 9, nine preteens participated in the 2017 edition of Swiss National Future Day at Z43 to assemble their own photo-active circuits and build light-sensitive robots.

 
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31/10/2017

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IT'IS Research Featured at SPEAG / ZMT Workshop in South Korea

Schmid & Partner Engineering AG (SPEAG) and ZMT Zurich MedTech AG (ZMT) held their annual Hardware and Software Workshop at the Gachon Convention Center in Sungnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea on 27 October 2017. The workshop is an opportunity to demonstrate Z43's latest innovations and products, and to exchange information on recent advances and solutions for electromagnetic safety assessment and medical applications.

 

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

27/10/2017

 

Fats Domino, Namesake of ViP “Fats” Model, Dead at Age 89

Fats Domino, for whom the ViP obese male model “Fats” is named, died of natural causes at his home in Louisiana, USA on 24 October, 2017. The R&B legend was 89 years old.

 
PUBLICATIONS

18/10/2017

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Activation of Signaling Cascades by Weak Extremely Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields

Einat Kapri-Pardes, Tamar Hanoch, Galia Maik-Rachline, Manuel Murbach, Patricia L. Bounds, Niels Kuster, and Rony Seger Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry, Volume 43, pp. 1533–1546, online October 16, 2017, doi: 10.1159/000481977

 
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09/10/2017

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2nd International Workshop on Photonics Applied to Electromagnetic Measurements (PEM2017)

The 2nd International Workshop on Photonics Applied to Electromagnetic Measurements (PEM2017), hosted by the IT'IS Foundation, was held in Zurich, Switzerland on October 5 – 6, 2017. PEM2017. The PEM workshops, initiated by the PEM Technical Committee of the Japanese Institute of Electronic, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE), are devoted to the research, development, and application of photonics in electromagnetic measurements and closely related fields, such as fiber-optic signal transmission, photonic signal processing, display integrated antennas, and photonic device technology.

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

19/09/2017

 

Release of the First Verified and Validated MRIxViP V1.0 Libraries and IMAnalytics Module V1.0 for Instant, Comprehensive, and Traceable Evaluation of Implantable Medical Devices

MRIxVIP V1.0 and IMAnalytics V1.0: The first comprehensive solutions for fast, verified, validated, and traceable evaluations of implant safety during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

 
PUBLICATIONS

13/09/2017

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Novel hyperthermia applicator system allows adaptive treatment planning: Preliminary clinical results in tumour-bearing animals

S. Dressel, M.-C. Gosselin, M. H. Capstick, E. Carrasco, M. S. Weyland, S. Scheidegger, E. Neufeld, N. Kuster, S. Bodis, and C. Rohrer Bley, Veterinary and Comparative Oncology, online 11 September, 2017, doi: 10.1111/vco.12340

 
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12/09/2017

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China's National Institute of Metrology Visits the IT'IS Foundation

Prof. Teng Junheng, Director of the National Institute of Metrology (NIM) China, along with several NIM Department Chairs visited the IT'IS Foundation on 11. September 2017.

 
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24/08/2017

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IT'IS at ICES TC95 Meeting in Rosslyn, VA, 14-16 Aug 2017

In August 2017, the International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (ICES) Technical Committee 95 held their bi-annual meeting in Rosslyn, VA, to update electromagnetic exposure standards.

 
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08/08/2017

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Aiping Yao Selected As URSI GASS 2017 Student Paper Competition Finalist

IT'IS Foundation PhD student Aiping Yao was selected as a finalist in the Student Paper Competition at URSI GASS 2017 for her work entitled "Robust experimental evaluation method for the safety assessment of implants with respect to RF-induced heating during MRI", co-authored by Earl Zastrow and Niels Kuster.

 
PUBLICATIONS

20/07/2017

 

On the Use of Conformal Models and Methods in Dosimetry for Non-Uniform Field Exposure

Dragan Poljak, Mario Cvetković, Oriano Bottauscio, Akimasa Hirata, Ilkka Laakso, Esra Neufeld, Sylvain Reboux, Craig Warren, Antonis Giannopolous, and Fumie Costen, IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, online 18 July, 2017, doi: 10.1109/TEMC.2017.2723459

 
PUBLICATIONS

17/07/2017

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Effects of body habitus on internal radiation dose calculations using the 5-year-old anthropomorphic male models

Tianwu Xie, Niels Kuster, and Habib Zaidi, Physics in Medicine & Biology, Volume 62, Issue 15, pp. 6185–6206, online 13 July 2017, doi: 10.1088/1361-6560/aa75b4

 
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06/07/2017

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IT'IS and ZMT at Auden Group Seminar in Taipei, Taiwan July 6, 2017

Niels Kuster and Erdem Ofli were presenters at the Auden Group Seminar on the integration of next-generation electromagnetic technologies in biomedical applications held in Taipei, Taiwan July 6, 2017.

 
AWARDS

09/06/2017

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Manuel Murbach Wins Arthur Pilla Young Scientist Award at BioEM2017

Manuel Murbach was recently named the Arthur Pilla Young Scientist at BioEM2017, the joint annual meeting of BEMS and EBEA, in Hangzhou, China June 5 – 9, 2017, for his platform presentation entitled "MRI radiofrequency exposure estimation in morphed patient anatomies".

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/06/2017

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Noninvasive Deep Brain Stimulation via Temporally Interfering Electric Fields

Nir Grossman, David Bono, Nina Dedic, Suhasa B. Kodandaramaiah, Andrii Rudenko, Ho-Jun Suk, Antonino M. Cassara, Esra Neufeld, Niels Kuster, Li-Huei Tsai, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, and Edward S. Boyden, Cell, Volume 169, Issue 6, pp. 1029–1041, online 1 June 2017, doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2017.05.024

 
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