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Rolling biosensors

Dear Sir or Madam,

It's inexpensive and it's fast: the new manufacturing process for biosensors from Fraunhofer IBMT. Thanks to roll-to-roll printing and graphene ink, this is not only visually reminiscent of newspaper printing. It is also similarly suitable for mass production. Take a look for yourself – in our current video!

Have a sunny week,

Elena Blume
Editorial team



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Materials & Production

Medication you can wear

Drug-releasing textiles could, for instance, be used to treat skin wounds. Empa researchers are currently developing polymer fibers that can be equipped with drugs. The smart fibers recognize the need for therapy all by themselves and dose the active ingredients with precision and accuracy.
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Cost-effective and imperceptible: electrodes from the printer


Image: Tattoo electrode held against the light by fingers; Copyright: Lunghammer - TU Graz
3D printing is considered the production technology of the future. But inkjet printing also has a lot of potential. Not only does it require little effort, it is also extremely inexpensive - especially when printing on commercially available materials. This train of thought led Graz researchers to print electrodes that are particularly thin, flexible and skin-friendly.
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Cost-effective and imperceptible: electrodes from the printer
Wearables and their technology: discreetly intelligent
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3D bioprinting of living structures with built-in chemical sensors

A team of researchers led by Professor Michael Kühl at the Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen has just published a breakthrough in 3D bioprinting. Together with German colleagues at the Technical University of Dresden, Professor Kühls group implemented oxygen sensitive nanoparticles into a gel material that can be used for 3D printing.
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3D fab+print Additive Manufacturing Conference

Learn from 3D experts

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On Monday, 12 November 2018, a full-day Conference on Additive Manufacturing for medical applications will be organized at MEDICA / COMPAMED, where global professionals can gain (more) insight in the most interesting developments.
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3D fab+print Additive Manufacturing Conference
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Electrical Engineering & Nanotechnology

Wireless power supply: Pliable micro-batteries for wearables

There is a new technology gripping the markets of the future – technology to wear. Wearables, as they are known, are portable systems that contain sensors to collect measurement data from our bodies. Powering these sensors without wires calls for pliable batteries that can adapt to the specific material and deliver the power the system requires.
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World's Smallest Flow Sensor for Smart Inhalers

The SDP3x sensor's incredibly small footprint (5x8x5 mm3) opens up new dimensions of integration and application possibilities.

Visit us at COMPAMED 2018, Hall 8a, Booth H19.6

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Laboratory Medicine & Hygiene

Hygiene at your fingertips with the new CleanHand Network

The Fraunhofer FEP has been involved in developing processes and equipment for cleaning, sterilization, and surface modification for decades. The CleanHand Network for development of systems and technologies to clean surfaces, materials, and objects was established in May 2018 to bundle the expertise of many partnering organizations.
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Event database for MEDICA and COMPAMED 2018

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Inform yourself about trends, innovations and current developments from medicine and medical technology in our more than 700 lectures, discussions and courses during all four days of the trade fair.
Click here for the event database
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From roll to roll: printed biosensors made of graphene


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When researchers want to reproduce the effects of specific substances on the human body in the laboratory, they use cell-based biosensors. But their production is expensive and intricate. As part of the BIOGRAPHY project, a brand-new manufacturing method was developed right at the Fraunhofer-Institute for Biomedical Engineering.
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From roll to roll: printed biosensors made of graphene
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Mechanical & Process Engineering

New spheres trick, trap and terminate water contaminant

Rice University scientists have developed something akin to the Venus' flytrap of particles for water remediation. Micron-sized spheres created in the lab of Rice environmental engineer Pedro Alvarez are built to catch and destroy bisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic chemical used to make plastics.
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General Company News

Raumedic supports project against pediatric brain tumors


Munich/Helmbrechts  – The Munich-based Care-for-Rare Foundation received a donation of 5,000 euros from medical technology company Raumedic. On September 25, the polymer specialist presented the...
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