Posts tagged: Medical Technology

Innovation/Technology

Creating a Fused Silica Glass Lung by Using Selective Laser-induced Etching Technology

Technical glass enables unique features that are interesting for a wide variety of high-precision applications. Glass is chemically inert, therefore it remains chemically stable in harsh environments. Moreover, technical glass e.g. fused silica is resistant to high temperatures and enables excellent optical transmission without any auto fluorescence from deep UV to mid IR.
Innovation/Technology

From idea to IVD product – individual lab on a chip solutions

The past pandemic has shown that smart lab on a chip solutions are stronger in need than ever, for infectious disease control, but also for routine diagnostics that require quick responses or automation of demanding sample preparation workflows. Start-ups and established companies often face the challenge to transform their product idea into initial prototypes and industrial series production with limited resources in terms of time, capacities and decentralized development processes.
Innovation/Technology

Microtechnology is paving the way to a smart world

Microtechnology forms the basis for the development of innovative technologies and smart systems that improve our daily lives and open up new possibilities for the future. Overall, miniaturization technologies are essential for digitization and smart applications as they offer space and resource efficiency, enable mobility and portability, create energy-efficient solutions, support connectivity and networking, and open up versatile application possibilities for a smart world.
Business

Medical Manufacturing Asia in Singapore: A Great Place to Start your ASEAN Business

The medical technology supply market continues to boom worldwide. A few weeks ago we were at Medical Manufacturing Asia in Singapore (MMA) and it was a great exhibition with many highlights. If the COMPAMED show in Düsseldorf is interesting for your company, you should also take a closer look at MMA.
Business

Climate Change - Corona Crisis - Political changes: How is the microtechnology branch dealing with these challenges?

How sustainable is microtechnology in 2022? What are the expectations to the new German government? And what are the biggest uncertainty factors facing the branch? These questions were the focus of the IVAM survey 2022. As in previous years, the survey was conducted among several thousand European companies and institutes in the fields of microtechnology, MEMS, nanotechnology, advanced materials and related key enabling technologies.
Innovation/Technology

Dynamically tuned microreactors on a chip

Microfluidics got very popular within the last decade and is utilized for a vast number of biological, medical, biophysical, biochemical or pharmaceutical applications. In this field the term “microreactor” is increasingly encountered. What is a microreactor, what is it good for? For instance, when talking about synthesis of nanomaterials, it can refer to the whole microfluidic device, that is the microfluidic chip.
Innovation/Technology

Microfluidic technologies and their versatile applications in diagnostics.

Cancer diagnostics, analysis, sensors and, of course, cartridges-all these are terms that gather around research at Fraunhofer IMM. As one of the pioneers in the use of microfluidics and the associated system technology for handling liquid volumes in the micro- to picoliter range, the so-called lab-on-a-chip technology, the Mainz-based institute has been developing microfluidic systems as well as new analysis methods for analytics and life science applications for more than 20 years.
Innovation/Technology

Fighting pandemics with the help of microfluidics

The pandemic is increasingly becoming a race: a neck-and-neck race between research, development and production of drugs and vaccines on the one hand and mutations on the other. Microfluidics can make all the difference in this race, because microfluidic components accelerate the speed of development and Lab-on-a-chip and chemical microreactors make mobile rapid tests possible and accelerate vaccine development.
Innovation/Technology

Innovative products for more quality of life and safety for dementia patients

Around 1.7 million people in Germany currently suffer from dementia. To provide them and their relatives with sustainable support and relieve caregivers in the long term, we are working with high-tech companies in the ZIM-network ‘KMU4DEMENTIA’ on innovative products such as technical assistance systems and software-based concepts. One example is the correct interpretation of patients' state of mind with the help of artificial intelligence.
Innovation/Technology

Laser and Photonics Applications EPIC TechWatch: Recording of the live stream of the virtual COMPAMED

In the medical market, the photonics industry is seeing new product launches that have specific requirements for health applications. Europe is a source of both application markets and innovative technologies. The session on laser and photonic applications, organized and carried out in cooperation with EPIC, shows examples from developers of photonic medical devices and their supply chains.