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Silk of green lacewings for medical technology

Dear Sir or Madam,

Whether it is spider silk or the wings of a cicada – research can learn many things from nature. As this is also the case with the green lacewing. It puts its eggs on very bend-resistant stems that show a high elasticity and tensile strength. It is already possible to artificially replicate these egg stems. Read more about this in our current Interview with Martin Schmidt.

Have a wonderful day!

Olga Wart
Editorial team

PS: Learn everything about the topic re-design in medical technology in our newest video: When is re-design necessary, what is the significance of design and what does such a process look like?

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Interview: Artificial silk of green lacewings
Video: Shapes, colors, safety
Special: Medical device design
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Bild: Egg stalks produced by green lacewings ; Copyright: Wikimedia Commons, Karthik R. Bhat
Researchers have often "looked over nature’s shoulder", sometimes with amazing results. Now the lacewing was given this honor. The way they put their eggs on bend-resistant stems, researchers want to use for new films, globules or capsules. COMPAMED has asked how far the process has progressed.
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Artificial silk of green lacewings for medical technology
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Shapes, colors, safety – Re-Design in medical technology


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When is the redesign of a medical device necessary? And what relevance does it have in the medical technology sector? We informed ourselves about this and visited WILDDESIGN Germany and Salvia medical. Here we learned the reasons for redesigning medical devices and we found out what this type of process looks like.
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Shapes, colors, safety – Re-Design in medical technology
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Medical device design: usability is everything


Image: Control unit of an endoscope that is operated by a female physician; Copyright:
Aesthetics isn't all there is. When it comes to medical devices, safety, reliability, and usability are far more important. After all, potential users of these products not only include medical experts but frequently also patients at home. That’s why it is important to factor in the usability of the product in the early stages of development.
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Medical device design: usability is everything
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