Better than humans: Laboratory robot for nanoparticle production
In the laboratory, robots can take over important tasks for example in the synthesis of nanoparticles. Karl Geiger from Goldfuß engineering GmbH and Dr. Sofia Dembski from the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC explain the development and the system in the video.
FAU-researchers develop and test a novel 3D microfluidic device to uncover complicated processes within the placenta. The "Placenta-on-a-chip" mimics malaria-infected nutrient exchange between mother and fetus.
For the first time, a team led by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) has now presented an appropriate production technology for single-photons using silicon nanopillars: a chemical etching method followed by ion bombardment.
A consortium of Fraunhofer institutes and well-known German industrial companies is developing a split-manufacturing approach for semiconductor production in the project "Distributed Manufacturing for Novel and Trustworthy Electronics T4T". This will enable the secure assembly of subsystems in Germany and safeguard supply chains.
Fraunhofer IPA is the overall coordinator of the European biointelligence project BioProS. In this project, a biointelligent sensor for measuring viral activity for the production of therapeutics is being developed.
Discovered 25 years ago, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) quickly gained the aura of a "miracle material" due to their particular properties: their large inner surfaces and tuneable pore sizes facilitate improved applications, for example in materials separation and gas storage.
Structural damage in lightweight components is often difficult to detect using conventional non-destructive testing methods. Two new research robots at the Institute of Polymer Technology (IKT) at the University of Stuttgart, working autonomously and synchronously, are intended to optimize the testing technology for multifunctional high-performance materials.
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have developed a ground-breaking plastic film that can kill viruses that land on its surface with room light. The self-sterilising film is the first of its kind – it is low cost to produce, can be readily scaled and could be used for disposable aprons, tablecloths, and curtains in hospitals.
Researchers at The University of Tsukuba add pump-probe capability to a scanning tunneling microscopy system to allow time-resolved images to be captured as fast as 30 femtoseconds, which can accelerate material science research.
An international team of researchers fired a laser at a thin film of simple PET plastic and investigated what happened using intensive laser flashes. One result was that the researchers were able to confirm their earlier thesis that it really does rain diamonds inside the Neptun and Uranus. And another was that this method could establish a new way of producing nanodiamonds.
Recently, a team of the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), has developed a high-resolution holographic endoscope system. The researchers were able to overcome the previous limitation of fiber optic endoscopy and were able to reconstruct high-resolution images, without attaching a lens or any equipment to the distal end of the fiber bundle.
The Leopoldina Early Career Award 2022 has been awarded to materials scientist and biomedical engineer Prof. Dr. Francesca Santoro. With this prize, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina acknowledges both her research contributions in the bioelectronics field and her work to develop new materials capable of interacting with the skin and the brain.
Imperial researchers have developed a patient monitoring system to monitor multiple biomarkers following traumatic brain injury. The device combines the ability to monitor four biomarkers at once with machine learning algorithms that use previous data to predict biomarker concentrations based on obtained data in real-time.
Biomedical engineer and Cyber Valley research group leader Dr. Tian Qiu from the Institute of Physical Chemistry at the University of Stuttgart will receive one of the prestigious Starting Grants of the European Research Council (ERC) from January 2023. The funded project is called "VIBEBOT", which is developing microrobots that can move through biological tissue.
Artificial pneumatic muscles consisting of 3D-printed structures that can extend and contract as required: this is the innovative design of the GRACE actuators devised by researchers from the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT, Italian Institute of Technology) in Genoa and the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies) in Pisa.
For the purpose of personalised therapies, the UPV/EHU’s "Materials+Technologies" (GMT) Group has used 3D printing to develop tablets based on different types of starch, and has confirmed that drug release could be tailored by optimising the right starch type and tablet shape.
A team of scientists led by Associate Professor Takayuki Iwasaki of Tokyo Institute of Technology have now developed a novel setup to perform magnetcardiography (MCG) at higher resolutions. Their approach is based on a diamond quantum sensor comprising nitrogen vacancies, which act as special magnetic "centers" that are sensitive to the weak magnetic fields produced by heart currents.
Lasers are everywhere. With the help of new research from Giulio Cerullo, a nonlinear optics researcher at Politecnico di Milano in Italy and collaborators at Columbia University, devices that use lasers are poised to become a whole lot smaller.
Lithium can alleviate the symptoms of bipolar disorder and depression — if taken in just the right amount. To precisely monitor the amount of this medication in the body, patients must undergo invasive blood tests. But scientists report the invention of a tiny sensor that detects lithium levels from sweat on the surface of a fingertip.
Canadian researchers have discovered that they can stick hydrogel plasters to the skin very effectively using ultrasound. ETH Zurich professor Outi Supponen has now explained the underlying mechanism: imploding bubbles that form within the adhesive located between the plaster and the skin anchor the one on the other.
A research group headed by Senior Researcher Jianwei Li at the MediCity Research Laboratory in Finland has explored a new type of materials called supramolecular plastics that would substitute the conventional polymeric plastics with an eco-friendlier material promoting sustainable development.
Cancer spreads via circulating tumor cells (CTCs) that travel through the blood to other organs, and they are nearly impossible to track. Now, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found a detection method that could revolutionize cancer treatment by showing how cancers metastasize and what stage they are.
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Or: The advantages of independence The independent CSA Research institute has concluded its report for 2022. Gemino is delighted to once again be listed as one of the 30 largest LSPs in Western Europe.