Elastic, solid, sensitive, resilient, biocompatible or conductive – each material has its individual properties. As different as the properties of ceramics, nickel, cellulose and other materials are, so are their possible applications in medical technology. Discover the exciting world of materials and substances at virtual.COMPAMED 2020!
Find exhibitors related to materials
Discover a variety of innovative products and companies in the exhibitor database of virtual.COMPAMED 2020 / virtual.MEDICA...
Medical technology should be able to help patients quickly and safely and be used by staff without difficulty. Questions about the longevity of a product or the ecological footprint due to the manufacturing process are rarely asked. But this is changing. More and more companies are rethinking their manufacturing processes and research is being conducted into new, more environmentally friendly materials.
Covid-19: "The face masks have a simple shape but feature high-quality materials"
When the coronavirus pandemic emerged, it caused a mask shortage in hospitals and doctor's offices. What was once an inexpensive product suddenly turned into a coveted commodity, which could only be purchased at a steep price if it was actually available in the first place.
Exciting interviews on the subject of materials from the editorial team of COMPAMED-tradefair.com
Material development for implants
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.
There is hope for anyone who breaks an arm or suffers from severe osteoporosis. Lab-created targeted bone regeneration therapy promises to help in the future. An EU-funded joint research project is currently studying new ways to promote faster bone healing.
Radiation sterilization: "There is a marked increase in demand for medical consumables"
Before single-use medical devices hit the market, they must be sterilized. The present pandemic has exacerbated the situation as the number of medical consumables in laboratories has reached new heights.
Many industries have seen innovative breakthroughs in their respective fields of 3D printing. Amongst them, the water treatment industry has also reaped benefits off the prospects of 3D printing. High performance spacers and membranes can be fabricated by 3D printing, and they help increase permeate production while minimising energy consumption in purification processes.
Carnegie Mellon University's Maysam Chamanzar and his team have invented an optical platform that will likely become the new standard in optical biointerfaces. He's labeled this new field of optical technology "Parylene photonics," demonstrated in a recent paper in Nature Microsystems and Nanoengineering.
Biosensors that are wearable on human skin or safely used inside the body are increasingly prevalent for both medical applications and everyday health monitoring. Finding the right materials to bind the sensors together and adhere them to surfaces is also an important part of making this technology better.
Brandon Medical launches interactive virtual tour and live demonstration platforms of equipment package for operating rooms and critical care areas in order to support hospitals to return to elective...
Edmund Optics®, the premier provider of optical and imaging components, announced today that it has acquired Quality Thin Films, Inc. (QTF). QTF, located outside of Tampa, Florida, offers a wide range...
As you may know, Westlake Chemical Corporation completed the acquisition of NAKAN (IVY GROUP HOLDING) in January 2019. As a result, all NAKAN entities became Westlake companies. Today, we are pleased...
On September 8, 2020, under the guidance of the Organization Department of the Xiamen Municipal Party Committee, the Xiamen Torch High-tech Zone Management Committee, the Municipal High-level Talent...
On Oct 31st, the senior leaders of Biolight and its subsidiary corporation Jun Kang, and hundreds of industry elite were together to discuss China's medical industry and to find a way of independent...