02/11/2016Whether shortly after birth, after an accident or in old age – implants play an important role for people of every age. But before an implant can be applied, it has to pass through many processes. At the beginning, there is the choice of the material. Nitinol, titanium alloy, PEEK – these are only some of the possible materials. Read more about this in current special November.
01/08/2016It is not possible to imagine the medical daily routine without sensors and pumps. They are valuable assistants in job routines in hospitals, for example in the case of intravenous infusion pumps, but also in the daily routine of patients, for example infusion pumps for diabetics.
02/05/2016Photonics has developed from optical communications technology in the 1980s – especially through the use of glass fibers as a transmission medium. Today, it concerns itself, among other things, with the production of micro- and nano-structured components. Thus, for example, micro-robots are to be developed in the near future which collect information inside the human body.
01/02/2016It always comes down to the right tool. Microfluidic chips with minute chambers and channels are the right tools to handle small and smallest amounts of liquid. Researchers can use them to look at fluids and their components like cells, to control them and to analyze them. Or they straight away put a complete, miniaturized lab analysis on a chip to detect specific substances or pathogens.