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Implants with memory

Dear Sir or Madam,

Implants that can remember their original shape – this is possible thanks to so-called shape memory materials. Implants such as stents usually lose their shape after a certain period of time and must be replaced. Implants become more durable with a shape memory alloy, because they take on their original shape with the help of body heat, even after deformation. See more in our video.

I wish you a good start to the week!

Elena Blume
Editorial team

COMPAMED Trade Fair with Conferences and Forums
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13-16 November 2017
Düsseldorf, Germany


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Shape memory alloys – adaptable implants through thermodynamic coupling


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Today we are visiting the INGPULS Company in Bochum. It produces nickel-titanium shape memory alloys used in medical devices. In this interview with Dr. Burkhard Maaß, we find out how SMAs work and in which areas they are being used.
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New proton 'starter' for optogenetics

Scientists have examined a protein that will find application in optogenetics and could be used to control muscle and neuronal cells. The paper on the light-sensitive NsXeR protein of the xenorhodopsin class was published in Science Advances by the international team of researchers from MIPT, Forschungszentrum Jülich, and Institut de Biologie Structurale.
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Meeting an unmet need: A surgical implant that grows with a child

A novel, growth-accommodating implant could revolutionize cardiac repair.
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Watertight capsules for target drug delivery

Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University and Queen Mary's University of London proposed a new technique for the fabrication of polymeric microcarriers for target drug delivery in the body. They combined a hydrophobic material polylactic acid and a biodegradable polymer calcium carbonate to encapsulate water-soluble drugs.
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Proximal Flow Sensors – Now for Neonatal Applications

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Sensirion's proximal flow sensors feature a fast update time, high accuracy and superior robustness. The fully calibrated sensors are available as single-use and reusable versions. Newly, the product range includes a sensor for proximal flow measurements in neonatal and pediatric applications.

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"FlyPi": an affordable do-it-yourself microscope system talks about...

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Printed electronics play an ever-increasing role, both in medical technology and other sectors: it is a flexible and space-saving solution and can be manufactured in large quantities at low cost. Right now, newly developed hybrid inks simplify the production of printed electronics and open up new applications thanks to their biocompatible properties.
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"FlyPi": an affordable do-it-yourself microscope system
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New LED platform streamlines integration in biomedical systems

New X-Cite Vitae® vIR LED platform provides RGB white-light with high-output. Replaces 180-300W Xenon sources with adjustable color temperature. Achieves CRI over 90% required for most medical applications and maintains steady color balance. Optional feedback sensors ensure uniformity across large FOVs.

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General Company News

Compamed 2017: The Berliner Glas Group presents new solutions for medical device manufacturers

Berliner Glas KGaA Herbert Kubatz GmbH & Co.

The Berliner Glas Group contributes to important developments in medical technology by developing and producing optical, electronic and mechanical high-precision components, assemblies and systems. At...
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White paper: Medical polymer compounders can dramatically impact medical device commercialization timelines

Colorite Ltd., A Tekni-Plex Company

Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA —A new white paper from Colorite, a Tekni-Plex company, shows how selecting the right medical polymer compounder can help medical device manufacturers improve...
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