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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 2015 on, MEDICA and COMPAMED with new dates from Monday to Thursday

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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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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

Hydrogels deliver on blood-vessel growth

22/01/2015 - Rice University chemist Jeffrey Hartgerink, lead author Vivek Kumar and their colleagues have created a new version of hydrogel that can be injected into an internal wound and help it heal while slowly degrading as it is replaced by natural tissue. read more

Wearable sensor clears path to long-term EKG

21/01/2015 - Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new, wearable sensor that uses silver nanowires to monitor electrophysiological signals, such as electrocardiography (EKG) or electromyography (EMG). The new sensor is as accurate as the "wet electrode" sensors used in hospitals, but can be used for long-term monitoring. read more

Tattoo monitors glucose levels without needle

20/01/2015 - Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have tested a temporary tattoo that both extracts and measures the level of glucose in the fluid in between skin cells. This first-ever example of the flexible, easy-to-wear device could be a promising step forward in noninvasive glucose testing for patients with diabetes. read more

Responsive material could be the 'golden ticket' of sensing

16/01/2015 - Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a new self-assembled material, which, by changing its shape, can amplify small variations in temperature and concentration of biomolecules, making them easier to detect. read more

Nanotechnology as basis for ACL replacements

15/01/2015 - Researchers from the Northwestern University created a tri-component, synthetic graft for reconstructing torn anterior cruciate ligaments. read more

Moving origami techniques forward for self-folding 3-D structures

13/01/2015 - Researchers at University of Massachusetts at Amherst, with collaborators, have found a way to make reversibly self-folding origami structures on small length scales using ultraviolet photolithographic patterning of photo-crosslinkable polymers. read more

Neuroprosthetics for paralysis

09/01/2015 - EPFL scientists have developed an implant which is designed specifically for implantation on the surface of the brain or spinal cord. The small device closely imitates the mechanical properties of living tissue, and can simultaneously deliver electric impulses and pharmacological substances. Finally, a fluidic microchannel enables reanimating the nerve cells beneath the injured tissue. read more

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