Interviews 2020 -- COMPAMED Trade Fair

Overview: Interviews 2020

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Nanofibers boost bone repair

03/02/2020

There is hope for anyone who breaks an arm or suffers from severe osteoporosis. Lab-created targeted bone regeneration therapy promises to help in the future. An EU-funded joint research project is currently studying new ways to promote faster bone healing.
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Picture: Golden button on black frame - a sensor; Copyright: Georg Pfusterschmied

One sensor for different liquids

02/03/2020

It is small but mighty. We are talking about a sensor that was developed at the Vienna University of Technology by Dr. Georg Pfusterschmied. Its use is not limited to medical technology but also includes applications in the automotive industry and winemaking.
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Picture: A column filled with water against a red background at COMPAMED 2019; Copyright: beta-web/Ernst

COMPAMED: "Networking and making new connections is very easy"

09/03/2020

COMPAMED 2019 took place a few weeks ago, but it is still having a powerful impact not least because many exhibitors are already planning their next trade fair visit. We sat down with Nils Kerlin to talk about the innovations his company showcased at COMPAMED and found out what makes this trade fair so interesting for his company.
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Image: White filament on a violet roll; Copyright: Evonik

COMPAMED: "We had many visitors that stopped by at our stand"

01/04/2020

November 2019 marked the first time Evonik was an exhibitor at COMPAMED. We met up with Dr. Philip Engel, Business Development Manager Medical Systems Segment and asked how the company measured its trade fair success.
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Image: Two men are working with a model of the human skull in the lab; Copyright: WHZ/Helge Gerischer

Sensor technology: sensitive spatula protects the brain

06/01/2020

Brain surgery is arguably the most complex procedure in the operating room as surgeons can quickly cause unintentional damage. The culprit are not just surgical cuts (incisions) a surgeon needs to actively make, but might also be passively used instruments. This includes spatula-like retractors used to manipulate tissue and/or hold it in place.
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Radiation sterilization: "There is a marked increase in demand for medical consumables"

04/05/2020

Before single-use medical devices hit the market, they must be sterilized. The present pandemic has exacerbated the situation as the number of medical consumables in laboratories has reached new heights. COMPAMED-tradefair.com wanted to know how high volume batches can be sterilized and whether there are anticipated delays due to the Coronavirus.
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Covid-19: "The face masks have a simple shape but feature high-quality materials"

01/07/2020

When the coronavirus pandemic emerged, it caused a mask shortage in hospitals and doctor's offices. What was once an inexpensive product suddenly turned into a coveted commodity. It prompted the Ulm University of Applied Sciences to study different types of textiles and materials to see whether they can be used in face masks. Their search landed the University on vacuum cleaner bag manufacturing.
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Image: Laboratory test kit on blue background; Copyright: Fraunhofer IKTS

Material development for implants

01/09/2020

Finding the right implant material isn’t always an easy feat because it has to meet stringent medical and material requirements. Researchers from different branches of science at the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems, IKTS, are studying ways to optimize and create new implants. Dr. Jörg Opitz is among the esteemed scientists.
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