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In medical technology it can be fatal if a device is not working properly. Various testing and approval procedures shall ensure its safety and function. But instead they overwhelm manufacturers and delay the market entry. Read our Special

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Innovation in medical technologies is booming. That is why MEDICA and COMPAMED attract such huge audiences each year, and an increasing number of exhibitors. New technologies are combining material science, electronics, engineering and biochemistry. With an increasing number of us living longer, the market for healthcare appliances has ever greater potential. Read more about patenting of medical technologies

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From cicada to implant – bionic-inspired materials research

Infection protection has many facets, for example metals with antibacterial effects. Nanostructured surfaces that kill bacteria are a younger development. More videos

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Graphene shows potential as novel anti-cancer therapeutic strategy

26/02/2015 - University of Manchester scientists have used graphene to target and neutralise cancer stem cells while not harming other cells. This new development opens up the possibility of preventing or treating a broad range of cancers, using a non-toxic material. read more

Novel non-stick surface for medical materials

20/02/2015 - A new study reported in the inaugural issue of ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering demonstrates a powerful, long-lasting repellent surface technology that can be used with medical materials to prevent infections caused by biofilms. read more

Potential new breathalyzer for lung cancer screening

19/02/2015 - Researchers from Chongqing University in China have developed a high sensitive fluorescence-based sensor device that can rapidly identify cancer related volatile organic compounds - biomarkers found exclusively in the exhaled breath of some people with lung cancer. read more

New Self-Stretching Material Developed

18/02/2015 - Although most materials slightly expand when heated, there is a new class of rubber-like material that not only self-stretches upon cooling; it reverts back to its original shape when heated, all without physical manipulation. read more

Researchers spin spider silk proteins into artificial silk

17/02/2015 - New research on the structure of spider silk is advancing the development of artificial alternatives. Incredibly tough, slightly stretchy spider silk is a lightweight, biodegradable wonder material with numerous potential biomedical applications. read more

Artificial blood vessels

10/02/2015 - By combining micro-imprinting and electro-spinning techniques, researchers at Shanghai University’s Rapid Manufacturing Engineering Center have developed a vascular graft composed of three layers for the first time. This tri-layered composite has allowed researchers to utilize separate materials that respectively possess mechanical strength and promote new cell growth. read more

Plasma steriliser for medical and aerospace applications

04/02/2015 - Traditional sterilisation methods are no longer effective against all pathogens. By means of plasma, on the other hand, exceptionally stubborn bacteria stems can be killed off, as demonstrated by Junior Professor Dr Katharina Stapelmann from the Institute for Electrical Engineering and Plasma Technology. read more

Anti-microbial coatings with a long-term effect for surfaces

30/01/2015 - Researchers at the INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials have now produced antimicrobial abrasion-resistant coatings with both silver and copper colloids with a long-term effect that kill germs reliably and at the same time prevent germs becoming established. The coatings are particularly suitable for the application on large and solid surfaces, on doorhandles and for textiles. read more

Infrared imaging technique operates at high temperatures

29/01/2015 - The technology has potential in surveillance and disease detection: From aerial surveillance to cancer detection, mid-wavelength infrared (MWIR) radiation has a wide range of applications. And as the uses for high-sensitivity, high-resolution imaging continue to expand, MWIR sources are becoming more attractive. read more

Nanodiamonds promising to deliver cancer drug

28/01/2015 - A study led by the National University of Singapore (NUS) found that attaching the chemotherapy drug Epirubicin to nanodiamonds effectively eliminates chemoresistant cancer stem cells. The findings were first published online in ACS Nano, the official journal of the American Chemical Society. read more

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