Interviews 2021 -- COMPAMED Trade Fair

Overview: Interviews 2021

Image: conventional and unconventional antiferromagnets looking like balloons and dumbbells; Copyright: Libor Šmejkal

Libor Šmejkal

Antiferromagnets: "Our discovery is real and proven"


The Hall effect – discovered in 19th century – refers to a deflection of electrons from straight trajectories in an applied magnetic field. When the material is ferromagnetic, this deflection is much stronger and is present even without the external magnetic field. These transverse electronic states are moving without dissipation, so the electrons do not lose energy.
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Sensor Technology: "We always try to create tailor-made solutions for our customer’s product"


At virtual.COMPAMED, Dr. Ronny Leuschner from SMT ELEKTRONIK GmbH gave a presentation to illustrate how unique sensor technology helps prevent medical device failure. We had a conversation with him about the subject.
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Patent Rights at Virtual.COMPAMED 2020: "Companies recognize their social responsibility"


At the virtual.COMPAMED, Dr. Robert Harrison talked about "Patent Rights – Facilitating, not Hindering, Corona Solution". We inquired about the points that were especially important to him and asked how he felt about the first virtual.COMPAMED.
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iba Heiligenstadt e.V.

3D-Scaffolds: "You can use all structures to create all kinds of implant geometries"


Using 3D lithography via two-photon polymerisation of biodegradable copolymers, 3D scaffolds with substructures on a micrometre scale were produced for the first time. The process will open up new possibilities in the therapy of cartilage-bone defects. We talked to Prof. Dr. Klaus Liefeith about the topic.
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Johannes Knaus/THU

Farther than the eye can see: disinfecting light


Light illuminates darkness…but it can do so much more. In healthcare and medical technology, light therapy has long been used to treat a variety of skin conditions or to disinfect rooms. Two new projects at the Ulm University of Applied Sciences (TH Ulm), led by Professor Martin Hessling, now study how light can effectively kill germs like viruses and bacteria.
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ITK Dr. Kassen GmbH

Precise positioning: microscope stages with cobalt-samarium coated metal bands


Microscopes are important tools for studying and understanding viruses and bacteria. The more precise the microscope, the more accurate the results. This also applies to the microscope stages, which have to be positioned precisely. The Fraunhofer IST, together with an industrial partner, has developed magnetic ribbons for this purpose which are driving development forward.
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PantherMedia/Andriy Popov

Artificial intelligence for small and medium-sized enterprises


How and where can artificial intelligence (AI) help small businesses? Lara Waltersmann from the Fraunhofer IPA looks into this issue. spoke to her about the recently published study titled "Capabilities of weak artificial intelligence for operational resource efficiency".
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Filters made from renewable resources for medical applications


Many filters are still made of fossil-based polymers, but efforts are underway to change that. The idea is to use polymers from renewable resources in the future since they provide undisputed environmental benefits. However, their application also comes with drawbacks. spoke to Dr. Larisa Tsarkova and Ralf Taubner, who collaborate on the "BioFilter" research project.
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Image: View into the scanning electron microscope; Copyright: TU Ilmenau/André Wirsig

TU Ilmenau/André Wirsig

Cryoanalytics Laboratory Observations


The objective of the cryoanalytics laboratory at the TU Ilmenau is to develop a deeper "understanding" of materials by freezing physical processes to subsequently develop the next generation of hardware. Professor Martin Ziegler and his team are studying new methods to support digitization for the upcoming decades. Check out how in this interview!
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Marposs S.p.A.

COMPAMED 2021: Expectations have been fulfilled


Finally being able to welcome visitors personally at the trade fair stand again and present products face to face. Many exhibitors have wished for exactly that, including Michael Klenk from the company Marposs GmbH. spoke with him after the trade fair and asked about his experiences.
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