Artificial knee joint, pacemaker or stent: they are all grouped under the generic term implants. What they all have in common is that they are intended to remain in the human body for a long time in order to support it or replace body parts. Many steps are necessary to produce an implant. We present a part of it.
When we hear the term "implant", most of us primarily think of dental or hip implants. Meanwhile, the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems researches different types of devices, so-called theranostic implants, which are designed to make life easier for patients.