MEDICA 2021 and COMPAMED 2021 have far exceeded expectations
Final press release: Visitors and exhibitors were in good spirits throughout – personal encounters once again take centre stage
After their four-day run as an in-person event, MEDICA and COMPAMED have achieved extremely successful results in Düsseldorf. From 15 to 18 November 2021, the world’s leading information and communication platforms for the medical technology industry and its supplier sector presented a wealth of convincing innovations as well as an accompanying programme that covered a wide range of topics (supplemented by digital offers) and did justice to their internationally prestigious position.
Experience on-demand videos of live streams after the trade fairs 2021
You didn't manage to attend the forums or conferences on site at the exhibition centre or online during the fair? If you had already purchased a ticket to MEDICA, you can watch the videos of the live streams on-demand until 31 March 2022. Digital eTickets (onLine)can still be purchased after MEDICA/ COMPAMED in the MEDICA Ticketshop until 01 March 2022 if you want to watch the videos of the live streams. The video platform is Vimeo. The videos of the live streams of the German Hospital Day are freely accessible.
Sweating it out through exercise may be a New Year's resolution but it could also help to provide new insights into the state of your health, according to new sensing technology being developed at Simon Fraser University.
Flat materials that can morph into three-dimensional shapes have potential applications in architecture, medicine, robotics, space travel, and much more. But programming these shape changes requires complex and time-consuming computations.
Perovskite is a rising star in the field of semiconductor technology and a promising raw material for solar cells, light-emitting diodes, or detectors in the field of medical technology. In particular, perovskite thin films can be processed by crystallization from a solution. However, current crystallization methods often result in uncontrolled film growth.
Dr. Minshen Zhu from Prof. Dr. Oliver G. Schmidt's research group positioned himself in the top field among 4.000 applications and receives one of the most prestigious research grants endowed with 1.5 million euros for his groundbreaking ideas towards the energy supply of autonomously operating microsystems.
Georgia Tech researchers have created a semiconductor material that acts like a second skin layer and is up to 200 percent more stretchable than its original dimension without significantly losing its electric current.
Researchers at Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology in Jena, Germany, are developing a self-sufficient energy supply based on textiles. In this way, it should be even easier in the future to supply mobile electronic devices worn close to the body with energy, even when no external power supply is available.
Components that convey spin information alone may be many times more energy efficient. Physicists at the Technical University of Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart have now made an important advance in the development of novel materials for such components. These materials may also be the key to quantum computers that are less susceptible to interference.
Quantum mechanically entangled light particles break down the boundaries of conventional optics and allow a glimpse into previously invisible wavelength ranges, thus bringing about new possibilities for imaging techniques, microscopy and spectroscopy.
Quantum effects in superconductors could give semiconductor technology a new twist. Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and Cornell University in New York State have identified a composite material that could integrate quantum devices into semiconductor technology, making electronic components significantly more powerful.
Research team from Chemnitz University of Technology, IFW Dresden and Max Planck Institute CBG presents a completely new type of biomedical tool with a tiny biocompatible, microelectronic micro-catheter equipped with sensor and actuator functions.
A nanocomposite that absorbs X-rays and then, with nearly perfect efficiency, re-emits the captured energy as light, could help to improve high-resolution medical imaging and security screening. The material’s near-100 percent energy transfer could bring efficiency gains in devices ranging from light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and X-ray imaging scintillators, all the way to solar cells.
A lighter, yet more robust knee brace for the elderly who suffer from knee problems has been developed locally by Singapore engineering firm Delsson, in a collaboration with 3D printing specialists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore).
3D printing offers completely new design and application possibilities in many areas. Scientists working on the HYAZINTH research project (BW Foundation) have developed a special 3D method that allows complex micro-optics, including apertures or other components, to be printed in a single step. This 3D microfabrication technology can be used to manufacture micro-endoscopes, for example.
The human brain works differently than a computer - while the brain works with biological cells and electrical impulses, a computer uses silicon-based transistors. Scientists led by Paschalis Gkoupidenis, group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, have now combined the two worlds in a large-scale research collaboration.
The National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and JEOL, Ltd. have developed a lanthanum hexaboride (LaB6) nanowire-based field emission gun that is installable on an aberration-corrected transmission electron microscope (TEM).
A new algorithm has been designed to help discover previously unknown material compounds. It was developed by a team from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Friedrich Schiller University Jena and Lund University in Sweden. The researchers designed a form of artificial intelligence (AI) based on machine learning that can perform complex calculations within a very short space of time.
With the University of Passau and Micro-Epsilon Messtechnik GmbH, Landshut University of Applied Sciences is developing an innovative process that enables optical 3D measurement systems to be realised and optimised faster than before with the use of AI.
Micro-sized cameras have great potential to spot problems in the human body and enable sensing for super-small robots, but past approaches captured fuzzy, distorted images with limited fields of view. Now, researchers at Princeton University and the University of Washington have overcome these obstacles with an ultra compact camera the size of a coarse grain of salt.
Eureka Robotics, a tech spin-off from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), has developed a technology, called Dynamis, that makes industrial robots nimbler and almost as sensitive as human hands, able to manipulate tiny glass lenses, electronics components, or engine gears that are just millimetres in size without damaging them.
Lasers in conventional laser printers for paper printouts are very small. 3D laser printers for 3-dimensional microstructures and nanostructures, by contrast, have required big and expensive laser systems so far. Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Heidelberg University now use another process for this purpose.
In microelectronics, we know that the smaller, more efficient and more mobile microchips are, the more diverse their applications. Professor Michael Sternad from the Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT) has found a way to produce microchips with an integrated battery. The mini-battery is powerful and very easy to produce.
Physicists have created a new ultra-thin two-layer material with quantum properties that normally require rare earth compounds. This material, which is relatively easy to make and does not contain rare earth metals, could provide a new platform for quantum computing and advance research into unconventional superconductivity and quantum criticality.
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In future, a new patch could be used after intestinal surgery to prevent leakage into the abdominal cavity. In this video interview, Dr. Alexandre Anthis from ETH Zurich explains the advantages of the hydrogel patch, both from a medical and an economic point of view.