This year's COMPAMED Innovation Forum will focus on innovative technologies for neurological applications. COMPAMED and IVAM are looking forward to your participation and a lively exchange!
Industry meeting point
Always located between two trade fairs, the Innovation Forum offers another meeting point for the industry. We are glad to be able to offer you an exciting program again this year
Seizure detection devices for epilepsy
Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological diseases. Recognizing small seizures in particular is often still problematic. Prof. Dr. Yvonne Weber wants to change that.
Medical wire-based components
What influence do materials, surface treatments, and processes exert in the manufacture of medical wire-based components for neurological applications?
Advanced contract manufacturing
What challenges do contract manufacturers face? And how far can miniaturization still be pushed? Michael Fink from Valtronic has the answers.
From the editors of COMPAMED.de
LED wound dressings for chronic wounds: Better wound care with light and sensors
Chronic wounds place a heavy burden on patients and the healthcare system. The Institute of Textile Technology at RWTH Aachen University is therefore designing a novel wound dressing that will intelligently support wound healing with light therapy and sensors.
Imagine being able to measure your blood sugar levels, know if you've had too much to drink, and track your muscle fatigue during a workout, all in one small device worn on your skin. Engineers at the UC San Diego have developed a prototype of such a wearable that can continuously monitor several health stats – glucose, alcohol, and lactate levels – simultaneously in real-time.
Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among women, and it’s so deadly, in part, because the disease is hard to catch in its early stages. A team of researchers is working to change that. Their approach uses machine learning techniques to efficiently analyze spectral signatures of carbon nanotubes to detect biomarkers of the disease and to recognize the cancer itself.
Worldwide, almost all technology-intensive industries depend on readily available metallic raw materials. Consequently, precise and reliable information is needed on how long these raw materials remain in the economic cycle. To obtain the necessary data, a research team from the universities of Bayreuth, Augsburg and Bordeaux has now developed a new modelling method.
Future quantum computers are expected not only to solve particularly tricky computing tasks, but also to be connected to a network for the secure exchange of data. In principle, quantum gates could be used for these purposes.
An international group of scientists have demonstrated that nanowires can act like a quantum one-way street for electrons when made of material known as a topological insulator. The discovery opens the pathway for new technological applications of devices and demonstrates a significant step on the road to achieving qubits, which can robustly encode information for a quantum computer.
Research conducted within the Cluster of Excellence "Matter and Light for Quantum Computing" (ML4Q) has analysed cutting-edge device structures of quantum computers to demonstrate that some of them are indeed operating dangerously close to a threshold of chaotic meltdown.
Lymphedema often occurs in survivors of breast cancer, because they are at high risk for lymph node damage or removal during surgical procedures. The locations of these nodes often make fluid and proteins collect in the arm, so treatment consists of compression sleeves that seek to restore normal flow. However, current techniques are expensive and inconvenient.
Researchers from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University used an Artificial Intelligence Materials Selection framework (AIMS) to discover a new shape memory alloy. The shape memory alloy showed the highest efficiency during operation achieved thus far for nickel-titanium-based materials.
Milestone decision for basic research at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE): The Science Council has classified the planned ACTIVE SITES research building as worthy of funding. With ACTIVE SITES, the UDE will have a centre of international acclaim at which so-called active sites will be researched.
Forming presses are widely used as key elements of industrial production processes. The purchasing costs of these machines can reach double-digit millions, and it takes a great deal of time to set up and adjust precisely as needed. Fraunhofer CCIT knows how cognitive transformation of industrial processes can improve the efficiency of forming machines.
To fully understand proteins and their myriad functions, researchers have developed various means to see and study them through advanced microscopy, improving light detection, imaging software, and the integration of advanced hardware systems. In a new study researchers describe a new technique that promises to revolutionize the imaging of proteins and other vital biomolecules.
Human organ transplants offer a crucial lifeline to people with serious illnesses, but there are too few organs to go around: in the U.S. alone, there are more than 112,000 people currently waiting for transplants.
In addition to an energy-saving design, microdisplays for wearables must also display information in a way that they are sufficiently bright under daylight conditions, at best in colored versions and recognizable with the naked eye. The OLED microdisplay family of the Fraunhofer Institute FEP has now been extended: Microdisplays for ultra-high brightness.
Collective behavior and swarm patterns are found everywhere in nature. Robots can also be programmed to act in swarms. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS), Cornell University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University have developed collectives of microrobots, which they can move in every formation they wish. The research project was published in Nature Communications.
Chemists at the Technische Universität Dresden (Germany) have developed a new, more sustainable process for synthesizing numerous important everyday chemicals from white phosphorus. The new process has the potential to establish innovative, more resource-efficient processes in the chemical industry.
Because of its outstanding transparency as well as its stability in contact with heat or chemicals, glass is relevant for many high-tech applications. However, conventional processes for shaping glass are often tedious, energy-intensive and quickly reach their limits for small and complicated components.
Implantable bioelectronics are often key in assisting or monitoring the heart, brain, and other vital organs, but they often lack a safe, reliable way of transmitting their data. Now researchers at Columbia Engineering have invented a way to augment implantable bioelectronics with simple, high-speed, low-power wireless data links using ions.
Last year, special machine manufacturer KOCH Pac-Systeme in Germany, expanded its machine portfolio in the medical technology industry, with the blister machine KBS-C medplus. The machine has now been...
Metecon's new DigiLab brings medical device manufacturers and RA software providers together: DigiLab translates manufacturers' regulatory requirements into vendors' technical solutions. Since 2019,...
Bulbitech announces it has been granted 20.2 MNOK from the Norwegian Research Council for the further validation, commercialization and development of its technology. Funds will be used in a project...
SYnabs and Belgian Volition SRL are proud to announce the signature of a strategic collaborative agreement. As part of this ambitious 28-months project supported with funding from the Walloon Region,...
November 12, 2021, Düsseldorf, Germany Shell-Case Ltd, the leading global designer and manufacturer of unique, tailor-made professional carrying solutions for medical devices, is excited to continue...
Deep drawing specialist STÜKEN celebrates 90th anniversary In 1931 Hubert Stüken founded the family business. Today, the world market leader employs 1250 people at five locations in Europe, Asia and...