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Nerve injuries

Dear Sir or Madam,

Nerve injuries are a big challenge for physicians because the defects can not always be sutured. Even minor injuries, such as after a cut with the scalpel, do not always grow together as desired. Special nanofibers, which are currently being researched at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, are to help. Read more in our current interview.

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Simone Ernst
Editorial team


Special: The problems with the new Medical Device Regulation
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Nerve injuries: wound healing with the power of peptides talks about...

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Injuries to the nerves require prompt treatment to prevent permanent damage. The common nerve repair procedure involves carefully stitching the two endings of the wounded nerve together. Led by Dr. Christopher Synatschke, the research team of Professor Tanja Weil (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research) has now developed a novel biomaterial that is designed to promote our body’s natural self-healing mechanisms.
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Nerve injuries: wound healing with the power of peptides
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Medical Device Regulation: "We see many problems with the current timeline"


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Improved patient safety. That’s the ultimate goal of the new EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR), which was published in 2017. Starting May 2020, it will apply to all medical devices in the EU. However, a growing number of people predict that this will be difficult to implement.
Read more in our current Special!
Medical Device Regulation: "We see many problems with the current timeline"
Special: The new MDR and its implementation
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