Small, smaller, miniaturized – medical technology is to become smaller and smaller and at the same time more powerful. Sensors, pumps and valves shrink to micro-size. This makes the application much more gentle for the patient. Discover the variety of technical wonders at COMPAMED 2017.
In medical technology, special attention must be paid to the choice of materials especially regarding the manufacture of surgical instruments or implants. That is the reason why material technology is a very fast developing discipline. COMPAMED 2017 shows what are the trends in material industry.
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.
Implants are needed in different types of situations, for instance after an accident or because of a tumor. If the injury is very complicated, patient-specific implants are able to help. These types of implants are made with the help of a 3D printer at the Chair of Fluid Technology and Microfluidics at the University of Rostock.