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South Korean Researchers Develop Mussel-Inspired Medical Adhesive

South Korean Researchers Develop Mussel-Inspired Medical Adhesive

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries announced Tuesday that a research team from Pohang University of Science and Technology has developed a medical glue using adhesive protein from mussels combined with autotherapeutic substances from the human body.  According to the research team led by professor Cha Hyung-joon, mussels produce [...]

Doctor and Patient Develop Rehab Bicycle for Sufferers of Cardiopulmonary Diseases

Doctor and Patient Develop Rehab Bicycle for Sufferers of Cardiopulmonary Diseases

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Severance Hospital cardiologist Kang Seok-min and one of his former heart failure patients, Kim Soo-kyung, have developed a “smart recumbent bicycle” for rehabilitating patients with cardiopulmonary complications.  Kang and Kim first came up with the idea two years ago. Kang provided his medical expertise while Kim, CEO of healthcare [...]

Convenience Store of the Future Opens at Lotte World Tower

Convenience Store of the Future Opens at Lotte World Tower

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Seven Eleven Signature opened today at Lotte World Tower, the world’s very first unmanned convenience store where shoppers can pay with the swipe of their hand, thanks to a biometric verification system that scans palm vein patterns. The vein-scanning self-checkout terminal studies the size, color, and shape of each shopper’s [...]

Convenience Store Giant CU to Adopt Emergency Safety Guard Barriers

Convenience Store Giant CU to Adopt Emergency Safety Guard Barriers

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean convenience store giant CU is continuing its efforts to ramp up employee safety with a newly introduced counter safety barrier that will help protect employees in case of an emergency, including violent crimes. The newly opened Yeoksam-dong branch in Gangnam District is the very first CU store [...]