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BEAT-COVID – advanced therapy strategies against the pandemic
Fraunhofer consortium to jointly develop therapies and platform technologies against COVID-19 and other infectious disease.
Join the virtual.COMPAMED 2020
COMPAMED, the leading exhibition for medical technology manufacturers and developers, will again draw a crowd of technical buyers, R&D and manufacturing specialists, packaging, quality assurance, and qualification experts, and process engineers between 16 and 19 November. Exhibitors of virtual.COMPAMED present their companies and products in their online showroom at virtual.COMPAMED. Company portraits, company data, detailed product descriptions, contact data of contact persons with online appointment options create a comprehensive image of an exhibitor.
Fraunhofer IZM will be online and present medical product microsystems at the IVAM Microtechnology Network: "High-Tech for Medical Devices" - Virtual Joint Pavillon.
We are looking forward to seeing you online!
Register free of charge: https://virtual.compamed-tradefair.com
The goal of the EU project Position II is to bring smart catheters and implants into use of human health. 45 european companies and research institutions are working under the coordination of Philips to integrate medical technology applications even better into digital processes through "smart" electronics. Fraunhofer IZM Berlin develops and qualifies technologies for the micro-assembly of active and passive components on semi-flexible so-called F2R substrates.
2001 the first endoscopic capsule took its journey through the small intestine of a human patient. With its miniature camera, the capsule captured thousands of images of the small bowel. six meters of winding intestine had long prevented normal endoscopic diagnostics in this region of the digestive system. Since this breakthrough, capsule endoscopy has become the norm, made possible with a range of different capsule designs.
The PoC-BoSens project develops a wearable and highly sensitive diagnostics system that uses optical microsensors to identify Lyme borreliosis disease early and reliably. The sensor works by detecting a special biomarker that occurs in the human body in the case of a bacterial infection.
In the ten-year Human Brain Project, 121 partners from twenty countries around the world have come together in twelve sub-projects, pursuing one goal: Creating a shared European scientific infrastructure for brain research, cognitive neurosciences, and other sciences inspired by or dedicated to the human brain. To do so, the partners are collecting, processing, and sharing data about the brain and its possible conditions.
Sweat for health
Sensor Patches as Fitness Trackers - The Eurostars project XPatch is developing a flexible sensor system that can track biochemical information in real time. The international consortium is working on a new generation of diagnostic patches that monitor the sweat of high performance athletes for second-by-second medical information about their cardiovascular fitness.
The corona rapid test in under 2.5 hours
High-Tech Fashion – art and science for the clothes of tomorrow
For most people, the word "fashion" evokes thoughts of cuts, colors and patterns - but why not of live evaluations of vital functions or training sessions for rehabilitation patients? Up to now, products of the fashion industry have been largely analogous. The project Re-FREAM, however, was created to design smart clothes in the digital area.
Radial Fire – Laser structured fibre optic tip for minimally invasive laser therapy
Modern medicine treats venous disorders with laser therapy. A fibre optic system is carefully inserted into the affected veins and uses a laser to ablate the damaged tissue. The Fraunhofer IZM has developed a novel process that uses a laser to produce the cone-shaped fibre optic tips for the system with unrivalled precision. With typical diameters of only 0.6 mm, the system can now be used to treat even tiny capillary veins.
Therapies without drugs
Graphene-based diagnostic platform
The BMBF-funded project »GraphPOC« is working towards a point-of-care diagnostic platform based on graphene technology. The ambition of the project is to design a purely electrical system that can recognize certain biomarkers in human blood and distinguish between bacterial, viral, or fungal infections.
Fraunhofer IZM microcamera wins “365 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas” award