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!
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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.
A new paper from associate professor Jiandi Wan's group in the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering, published in Science Advances, proposes a potential solution to dendrite growth in rechargeable lithium metal batteries.
Some people infected with SARS-CoV-2 receive false-negative test results, which might put their and others' health at risk. Now, researchers reporting in ACS' Nano Letters have developed ultra-absorptive nanofiber swabs that could reduce the number of false-negative tests by improving sample collection and test sensitivity.
The speed of light has come to 3D printing. Northwestern University engineers have developed a new method that uses light to improve 3D printing speed and precision while also, in combination with a high-precision robot arm, providing the freedom to move, rotate or dilate each layer as the structure is being built.
Our cells are filled with 'bones,' in a sense. Thin, flexible protein strands called actin filaments help support and move around the bulk of the cells of eukaryotes, which includes all plants and animals. Always on the go, actin filaments constantly grow, shrink, bind with other things, and branch off when cells move.
Renewable energy sources could help decrease the world's reliance on fossil fuels. But first, power companies need a safe, cost-effective way to store the energy for later use. Massive lithium-ion batteries can do the job, but they suffer from safety issues and limited lithium availability. Now, researchers reporting in ACS' Nano Letters have made a prototype of an anode-free, zinc-based battery.
New computational research makes reliable predictions about desirable properties of new 2D materials, saving experimental researchers time and money and foreshadowing 'tunable' materials for particular applications.
Risk researchers are asking new questions about the health and safety implications and how to mitigate any potential health risks to users of 3D printers and consumers of products manufactured with this emerging technology, especially children.
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...
Nordion is one of the pioneers in using Cobalt-60 for gamma sterilization. The company has been building irradiators and shipping Cobalt sources around the world for more than 50 years and continues...
Springfield, MA – Super Brush LLC. A manufacturing leader in foam swabs and applicators announced today that the company has earned ISO 13485:2016 certification for its quality management system. ISO...