Medical technology will continue to have significant impact on the quality of life in our modern civilization. The adoption of electronics and microtechnology has had tremendous impact on previously uncurable diseases, on the autonomy of patients and promises improvements for future treatment and diagnosis.
Neural trauma have been addressed as well as chronic diseases and pain treatment. Novel diagnostic concepts allow faster detection of the diseases‘ origin and faster development of new pharmaceutical agents. For more than a decade Fraunhofer IZM has served the medical industry with its technology portfolio adapted to heart pace makers, to retinal implants, to lab-on-chip platforms, to neuroprosthetic devices and hearing aids. We act as a one-stop-shop solution provider for customers from research and industry in search for miniaturized integration of microelectronic, microsensory, microfluidic and micro-optical systems.