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New method for manufacturing tailor-made semiconductor thin films

25.10.2023

In order to produce thin organic semiconductor films automatically and with well-defined properties, researchers – led by Leibniz IPHT in Jena, Germany – have developed a new technological approach for depositing thin films with high molecular precision.
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Fraunhofer IWM

Using deep learning to classify steel materials objectively

11.10.2023

Researchers at the Fraunhofer IWM, in collaboration with Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG, have developed a deep learning model that enables objective assessment of the grain size in steel.
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Fraunhofer FEP

Roll-to-roll: system traverse for 2D inline process monitoring

05.10.2023

Within the joint project KODOS (funding reference 13N14607), funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, a solution for in-line process monitoring and mapping of process parameters was developed with SURAGUS GmbH at Fraunhofer FEP.
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Aaron Elbourne and colleagues, RMIT University

Ultrathin nanotech promises to help tackle antibiotic resistance

14.09.2023

Researchers have invented a nano-thin superbug-slaying material that could one day be integrated into wound dressings and implants to prevent or heal bacterial infections.
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Empa

Wood instead of plastic? The dream of sustainable products

06.09.2023

In our everyday life, the desire to use sustainable products instead of those made of plastic is common and can usually be implemented well. But what about medical technology manufacturers? Could they do without plastics at all in order to become more sustainable? After all, they often use a lot of electronics.
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Max-Planck-Institut

Artificial intelligence designs advanced materials

31.08.2023

Scientists of the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung pioneer new machine learning model for corrosion-resistant alloy design.
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Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology

Functional surface refinement: control of growth dynamics of finest tin layers

11.07.2023

Nanometer-scale coatings with functional materials play an important role in many sensory, electronic and photonic applications. An international team of researchers – coordinated by Leibniz IPHT in Jena, Germany – has succeeded for the first time in observing novel growth effects of tin coatings on silicon nanometer-structured surfaces.
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NOVA project: next generation of antimicrobial coating technologies

06.07.2023

Researchers develop and test highly efficient, environmentally friendly and stable antimicrobial (antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal) coating technologies in the NOVA project.
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Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden/NATURE

Bionics: What makes cholesterol-containing surfaces so repulsive?

04.07.2023

Living organisms use powerful physical principles to control interactions at their surfaces. Researchers at the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Leipzig University and TU Dresden have now discovered why cholesterol-containing surfaces can exhibit greatly reduced attachment of proteins and bacteria.
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Jens Meyer/Uni Jena

Specially coated titanium reduces risk of clots on prostheses

25.05.2023

An international research team led by the german University of Jena has now developed a promising approach to significantly reducing blood clotting on the heart valve material titanium.
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UBT / Chr. Wißler.

Regenerative medicine: cell-specific properties of novel spider silk materials

11.05.2023

Materials made of spider silk can be specifically modified or processed in such a way that living cells of a certain type adhere to them, grow and proliferate. This has been discovered by researchers at the University of Bayreuth under the direction of Prof. Dr. Thomas Scheibel.
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Fraunhofer IAP

SmartID – Detect product piracy quickly

27.04.2023

In the SmartID project, scientists at Fraunhofer are developing a counterfeit-proof barcode system for authenticity verification simply by using a smartphone without accessing a database.
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Fraunhofer IST

Multisensory tools for digital process monitoring

13.04.2023

The Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST presents innovative solutions for real-time data acquisition directly in the running process.
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Nanoparticle-based deep brain stimulation can treat Parkinson's disease

07.03.2023

With the onset of an aging population, the annual incidence of neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson's disease is escalating rapidly. One of the various therapeutic approaches for such diseases is deep brain stimulation. Recently, a research team at POSTECH developed a new technique for administering electrical stimulation to the brain without the need for implanted electrodes.
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Wound dressing with sensor monitors healing process

06.02.2023

Is the wound healing or is it infected? Physicians must change the bandage to find out because wounds are covered with non-transparent dressings. What happens under the wound dressing is a “black box”. Armin Haas and Professor Kai-Uwe Zirk want to change that. COMPAMED.de asked them about their approach.
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Anna Lena Lundqvist/Chalmers

New spray fights infections and antibiotic resistance

31.01.2023

The World Health Organization (WHO) ranks antibiotic resistance as one of the top ten threats to global health. A group of researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden are now presenting a new spray that can kill even antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and that can be used for wound care and directly on implants and other medical devices.
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