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Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine and School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have used graphene -- a two-dimensional form of carbon only one atom thick -- to fabricate a new type of microelectrode that solves a major problem for investigators looking to understand the intricate circuitry of the brain. Read our current Top News

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There is a real hype around 3D-printing. Three-dimensional objects are printed “upward” out of thermoplastic synthetics. The benefit in daily life is still questionable but the potential is great for industry, especially for medical technology. Read more

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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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COMPAMED Video: 3D Laser Printing for Medical Technology

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology in Aachen, Germany, are developing various laser printing technologies that are used in medical technology. More videos


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Bioinspired coating for medical devices repels blood and bacteria

17/10/2014 - Developed using FDA-approved materials, the coating prevented flowing blood from clotting in a large animal efficacy study. read more

New protein-based material with some nerve created

16/10/2014 - Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have taken proteins from nerve cells and used them to create a "smart" material that is extremely sensitive to its environment. This marriage of materials science and biology could give birth to a flexible, sensitive coating that is easy and cheap to manufacture in large quantities. read more

Culture system replicates course of Alzheimer's

15/10/2014 - An innovative laboratory culture system has succeeded, for the first time, in reproducing the full course of events underlying the development of Alzheimer's disease. read more

Minimally invasive surgery with hydraulic assistance

14/10/2014 - Minimally invasive techniques, also known as "keyhole surgery," enable surgeons to operate on patients without requiring major incisions. This method causes much less trauma for the patient, and is commonly used when performing lung, esophageal and joint biopsies, and most especially when operating inside the abdominal cavity. read more

New 'lab-on-a-chip' could revolutionize early diagnosis of cancer

09/10/2014 - Scientists have been laboring to detect cancer in people using promising new biomarkers called “exosomes.” They could lead to less invasive, earlier detection of cancer, and sharply boost patients’ odds of survival. The lab-on-a-chip therefor promises faster result times, reduced costs, minimal sample demands and better sensitivity of analysis to examine the tiny biomarkers. read more

'Smart' bandage emits phosphorescent glow for healing below

07/10/2014 - Inspired by a desire to help wounded soldiers, an international, multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Assistant Professor Conor L. Evans at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) has created a paint-on, see-through, "smart" bandage that glows to indicate a wound's tissue oxygenation concentration. read more

Microfluidics: lab on a breathing chip

26/09/2014 - Human nasal epithelial cells, cultured on a microchip, react to air pollutants just like they would in the upper airway. read more

Smartgels are thicker than water

25/09/2014 - Transforming substances from liquids into gels plays an important role across many industries, including cosmetics, medicine, and energy. But the transformation process, called gelation, where manufacturers add chemical thickeners and either heat or cool the fluids to make them more viscous or elastic, is expensive and energy demanding. read more

Engineered proteins stick like glue even in water

23/09/2014 - Shellfish such as mussels and barnacles secrete very sticky proteins that help them cling to rocks or ship hulls, even underwater. Inspired by these natural adhesives, a team of MIT engineers has designed new materials that could be used to repair ships or help heal wounds and surgical incisions. read more

Magnetic resonance helps to detect and quantify fat in liver

18/09/2014 - Obesity and overweight affect more than half of the population. Excess weight causes important alterations in the organism, one of which affects liver function. The most reliable method for determining hepatic fat has been hepatic biopsy. But a study has shown that magnetic resonance is a good method - better still than hepatic biopsy - for detecting fats in the liver and for quantifying them. read more

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