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Disinfecting Light

Dear Sir or Madam,

Disinfection has been an important topic in the medical technology sector not only since Corona; other viruses and bacteria also make life difficult for patients. At the Ulm University of Applied Sciences (TH Ulm) in Germany, research is currently being carried out on a tube for intensive care patients that is intended to prevent infections with MRSA through light.

Corona is also playing a role in a project. Here, too, light is being used to combat the viruses that are present in aerosols in rooms. Common air purifiers are being tested here. In the interview with Prof. Martin Hessling, we found out exactly how both projects are set up.

Enjoy reading and stay healthy!

Simone Ernst
Editorial team COMPAMED-tradefair.com

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Interview: Disinfecting Light
Special: Bionics
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Farther than the eye can see: disinfecting light

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Image: a skeleton with a tube that glows purple; Copyright: Johannes Knaus/THU
Light illuminates darknessā€¦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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Farther than the eye can see: disinfecting light
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Medical diagnostics: Tattoo made of gold nanoparticles

Electrical Engineering & Nanotechnology

Color changes of gold nanoparticles under the skin reveal concentration changes of substances in the body.
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Broadband mid-infrared source for remote sensing

Electrical Engineering & Nanotechnology

A research team of the National Institutes of Natural Sciences, National Institute for Fusion Science and Akita Prefectural University have successfully demonstrated a broadband mid-infrared (MIR) source with a simple configuration.
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Bionics: Turning biological models into technical systems

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Image: Two men, one at a microscope; Copyright: Barbara Laaser
Does nature have the solution to every problem? Bionics experts conclude that this is the case. They consider nature a fount of knowledge that may hold the key to solving technical problems. Medical technology is one of the many areas that reaps the benefits. We wanted to know more about this exciting field of research and asked Professor Tobias Seidl, an expert in this discipline.
Bionics: How humans learn from nature
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Exosome-coated stent heals vascular Injury and repairs tissue

Materials Science

A recent case study from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill demonstrates that, with training, neural control of a powered prosthetic ankle can restore a wide range of abilities, including standing on very challenging surfaces and squatting.
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Wafer-thin nanopaper changes from firm to soft at the touch of a button

Materials & Production

Bioinspired cellulose nanofibrils can be controlled by electricity / Strength and stiffness can be modulated via an electrical switch.
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The arrangement matters: how to design advanced thermoelectrics

Materials & Production

Thermoelectrics have been providing power for many space missions and found widespread applications in cooling systems from the electronics to medical fields. Pending a further improvement in efficiency, they can become competitive technology to produce electricity from waste heat.
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Wearable electronics: keeping it cool

Materials & Production

Scientists develop a radiative cooler that keeps wearable devices cool even under direct sunlight.
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Tiny machine poised to unlock brain's mysteries

Innovations

A team of scientists, led by researchers at Northwestern University, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), has developed novel technology promising to increase understanding of how brains develop, and offer answers on repairing brains in the wake of neurotrauma and neurodegenerative diseases.
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Electronic textiles made with new cellulose thread

Innovations

A research team led by Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, now presents a thread made of conductive cellulose, which offers fascinating and practical possibilities for electronic textiles.
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Covid-19 mask study: layering and material choice matter

Laboratory Medicine & Hygiene

Wearing a face mask can protect yourself and others from Covid-19, but the type of material and how many fabric layers used can significantly affect exposure risk, finds a study from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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Cambodia: 3D scanning technologies for prosthetic limb design

Mechanical & Process Engineering

Cutting-edge 3D scanners have been put to the test by researchers from the University of Southampton and partners Exceed Worldwide to help increase the quality and quantity of prosthetics services around the world.
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