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COMPAMED and MEDICA: 14 - 17 November 2016 +++ Show days from Monday to Thursday +++ Visitor registration / eTicketing online required!
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Final press release

The new set of dates running from Monday to Thursday has been widely accepted by the specialist visitors of the world’s largest medical trade fair, the MEDICA 2015, as well as the specialist supplier trade fair, COMPAMED 2015, being held in parallel. Both were well received right from the start this year. To the press release

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Trend Topics at COMPAMED 2015

Important information are available on our trend topics pages - areas of focus established for this year’s COMPAMED. Find out more about your trend topic at a glance! Click here for the overview of trend topics

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Top News

A new injectable "biogel" is effective in delivering anti-cancer agents directly into cancerous tumours and killing them. Read our current Top News

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Manufacturing medical products is complicated. A lot of resources and energy have to be used. And in the end, there is not only the final product, but also a large amount of waste like chemicals or leftovers of raw materials. Learn in our Special how sustainability can be "on a roll" in medical technology. Read our Special

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Patenting in Europe

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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Spectroscopy - Infrared light for diagnostics

We asked how near-infrared spectroscopy works and what it can do for medicine. More videos in the MediaCenter

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Michael Fink about active implants
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A sticky breakthrough

26/11/2015 - In an important step toward creating a practical underwater glue, researchers at UC Santa Barbara have designed a synthetic material that combines the key functionalities of interfacial mussel foot proteins, creating a single, low-molecular-weight, one-component adhesive. read more

Intelligent gel attacks cancer

24/11/2015 - A new injectable "biogel" is effective in delivering anti-cancer agents directly into cancerous tumours and killing them. This technology, developed by researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM), has already been successfully tested in the laboratory. If it works in patients, the therapy could one day revolutionize treatment for many forms of cancer. read more

Electron partitioning process in graphene observed

19/11/2015 - Toward the realization of electron interferometer devices which utilize the wave nature of electrons. read more

Chemists turn bacterial molecules into potential drug molecules

18/11/2015 - Yan-Yeung Luk, associate professor of chemistry, and his research team have published their findings in ChemBioChem explaining how they have created molecules that mimic and dominate toxic ones secreted by bacteria. The implications for the study of biology and pharmacology are said to be enormous. read more

New class of materials for organic electronics

17/11/2015 - Joint project details charge transport in polymeric carbon nitride for first time: Polymeric carbon nitride is an organic material with interesting optoelectronic properties. As an inexpensive photocatalyst, it can be used to facilitate water splitting using sunlight. read more

Quantum dots made from fool's gold boost battery performance

13/11/2015 - If you add quantum dots - nanocrystals 10,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair - to a smartphone battery it will charge in 30 seconds, but the effect only lasts for a few recharge cycles. read more

Transplantation model for 3-D printed constructs

11/11/2015 - Using sugar, silicone and a 3-D printer, a team of bioengineers at Rice University and surgeons at the University of Pennsylvania have created an implant with an intricate network of blood vessels that points toward a future of growing replacement tissues and organs for transplantation. read more

ORNL device combines power of mass spectrometry

10/11/2015 - A tool that provides world-class microscopy and spatially resolved chemical analysis shows considerable promise for advancing a number of areas of study, including chemical science, pharmaceutical development and disease progression. read more

Study: some 3-D printed objects are toxic

05/11/2015 - Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have found parts produced by some commercial 3D printers are toxic to certain fish embryos. Their results have raised questions about how to dispose of parts and waste materials from 3D printers. read more

Magneto-optics on the edge

04/11/2015 - Magneto-optics is a crucial characterization and detection technique for materials and devices. Hereby, the technique benefits from its high sensitivity and its compatibility with almost any environment due to its contact-free nature. read more

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