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Implants: It depends on the right material!

Dear Sir or Madam,

There are several things to consider when developing materials for implants: Which materials are biocompatible? How can they be combined to improve the result? Can they be produced cost-effectively? Dr. Jörg Opitz at the Fraunhofer IKTS is working on precisely these issues. That's why we asked him what his work and that of his colleagues exactly looks like. Click here for the interview!

Enjoy the sun!

Simone Ernst
Editorial team

PS: One more important message on our own behalf. COMPAMED 2020, like MEDICA 2020, will be held purely virtually. For more information, please read our press release here!


Special: Implants
Interview: Material development
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MEDICA 2020 and COMPAMED 2020 to be launched as "virtual.MEDICA" and "virtual.COMPAMED"

Image: View of the virtual COMPAMED website; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf
MEDICA 2020 and COMPAMED 2020 will take place completely in virtual format from 16 - 19 November. Within the framework of "virtual.MEDICA" and "virtual.COMPAMED", decision-makers from the health care industry can then expect to find a comprehensive range of products and services at and, consisting of three areas: "Conference Area" (conference and forum program), "Exhibition Space" (exhibitors and product innovations) and "Networking Plaza (networking / matchmaking). 2021 continues in the hybrid concept, consisting of a combination of live platforms for trade visitors at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Center plus digital offerings.
Further information is available here ...
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Material development for implants talks about...

Image: Laboratory kit on blue background; Copyright: Fraunhofer IKTS
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.
Read more in the interview!
Material development for implants
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Implants: custom-made components


Image: Three ports for implants in black; Copyright: Fa. Beutter
Doctors, medical staff and manufacturers have different perspectives on components or implants. Before these products are made, both sides must closely collaborate to ensure precision manufacturing of implants for patients. spoke to Markus Funk, an expert in this field.
Read more in our current Special!
Implants: custom-made components
Implants: Support and replacement for the body
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