12/01/2021The Hall effect – discovered in 19th century – refers to a deflection of electrons from straight trajectories in an applied magnetic field. When the material is ferromagnetic, this deflection is much stronger and is present even without the external magnetic field. These transverse electronic states are moving without dissipation, so the electrons do not lose energy.
19/01/2021At virtual.COMPAMED, Dr. Ronny Leuschner from SMT ELEKTRONIK GmbH gave a presentation to illustrate how unique sensor technology helps prevent medical device failure. We had a conversation with him about the subject.
17/02/2021At the virtual.COMPAMED, Dr. Robert Harrison talked about "Patent Rights – Facilitating, not Hindering, Corona Solution". We inquired about the points that were especially important to him and asked how he felt about the first virtual.COMPAMED.
03/03/2021Using 3D lithography via two-photon polymerisation of biodegradable copolymers, 3D scaffolds with substructures on a micrometre scale were produced for the first time. The process will open up new possibilities in the therapy of cartilage-bone defects. We talked to Prof. Dr. Klaus Liefeith about the topic.
14/04/2021Light illuminates darkness…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.
20/05/2021Microscopes are important tools for studying and understanding viruses and bacteria. The more precise the microscope, the more accurate the results. This also applies to the microscope stages, which have to be positioned precisely. The Fraunhofer IST, together with an industrial partner, has developed magnetic ribbons for this purpose which are driving development forward.
01/07/2021How and where can artificial intelligence (AI) help small businesses? Lara Waltersmann from the Fraunhofer IPA looks into this issue. COMPAMED-tradefair.com spoke to her about the recently published study titled "Capabilities of weak artificial intelligence for operational resource efficiency".
03/09/2021Many filters are still made of fossil-based polymers, but efforts are underway to change that. The idea is to use polymers from renewable resources in the future since they provide undisputed environmental benefits. However, their application also comes with drawbacks. COMPAMED-tradefair.com spoke to Dr. Larisa Tsarkova and Ralf Taubner, who collaborate on the "BioFilter" research project.