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INP

New plasma printing technology enables surface modification in the micrometre range

06.05.2024

Researchers at the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP) have developed a plasma printing technology that enables the precise modification of surfaces on an extremely small scale.
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Northwestern University

Real-time bladder fullness: new technology for bladder dysfunction

15.04.2024

Researchers at Northwestern University (USA) have developed an implant that monitors bladder fullness in real time. The battery-free, flexible device is attached to the bladder wall and transmits the data to a smartphone app.
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Ken Sakaushi National Institute for Materials Science

AI-based evolution: green hydrogen production enhances with platinum-free electrode materials

28.03.2024

Cutting-edge AI technology is improving the field of materials science, particularly in the quest for sustainable energy solutions. Researchers at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan have developed an evolutionary AI technique that accelerates the discovery of high-performance materials crucial for green hydrogen production.
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COMPAMED 2024 – High-Tech Solutions for Medical Technology

04.03.2024

Who are the people behind medical technology? You can meet them 11 to 14 November 2024 at COMPAMED in Düsseldorf. Visit the leading international marketplace for the medical suppliers’ industry and product development and get excited!
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Advancements in microchip manufacturing: new plasma technology

29.02.2024

Plasma scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have made advancements in microchip manufacturing. Their latest research, highlighted in a recent peer-reviewed publication, aims to enhance production efficiency and streamline manufacturing processes. This development holds the potential to revitalize the American chip industry.
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Advancing immune cell analysis with micro-robots

28.02.2024

A cutting-edge research from the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering and Department of Chemistry unveils a development in immune cell analysis. Scientists have engineered microscopic robots capable of binding to immune cells, offering a novel approach to studying their functions and advancing immunotherapy design.
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Fraunhofer IZM / Volker Mai

Automatedly measuring optical in-glass waveguides

21.12.2023

Researchers at Fraunhofer IZM have now managed to develop a system that can automatically measure propagation losses in integrated optical waveguides, all part of the research project “Integrated Electro-Photonic Panel Systems” (EPho).
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ninelutsk / Envato

The smallest technology for powerful hearing experiences

14.12.2023

From conversations with friends or colleagues to plays and lectures – modern hearing devices enable many people to participate in everyday life. However, the smallest components are needed to ensure that the devices function optimally and cause as few complications as possible for the users. Let’s take a look at the microtechnology in these hearing aid devices.
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feelSpace

Production of e-textiles: Vibrations lead the way

13.12.2023

The German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF) have developed a contacting process with which orientation aids - and e-textiles in general - can be produced more economically and conveniently.
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Leibniz-IPF, Ivan Minev

New era of cyborganics – Prof. Ivan Minev receives ERC Consolidator Grant

29.11.2023

Over the next five years, the ERC will provide two million euro of funding for the development of a new class of electronic components that consist almost entirely of water and could make the interface between biological tissue and machine seamless.
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SMWA

Optimization of chip production through AI: Green light for the LOTSE joint project

23.11.2023

The Chair of Databases at TUD Dresden University of Technology is now a partner in the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) joint research and development project LOTSE - an AI project to optimize chip production in Saxony.
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aetb

TUM professor develops an energy-saving AI chip

02.11.2023

Hussam Amrouch has developed an AI-ready architecture that is twice as powerful as comparable in-memory computing approaches.
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imagesourcecurated

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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atercorv

The new Center for Bionic Intelligence Tübingen Stuttgart

18.10.2023

Scientists from the University of Stuttgart, the University of Tübingen, the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics are conducting research on intelligent bionic systems that will aid understanding and treatment of certain diseases of the central nervous system.
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Fraunhofer IBMT

Bidirectional control of prosthetic hands using ultrasonic sensors

12.10.2023

Researchers at Fraunhofer are working as part of an EU research project to improve control of prosthetic hands down to individual fingers.
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Kate Myers/Penn State

Wearable sensor for continuous analysis of sweat

03.10.2023

Continuous monitoring of sweat can reveal valuable information about human health, such as the body’s glucose levels. However, wearable sensors previously developed for this purpose have been lacking, unable to withstand the rigors or achieve the specificity needed for continuous monitoring. Now, the research team has created a novel wearable patch that may be up to the task.
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TU Dresden/IHM

Project for microelectronics resarch in Germany launched

13.09.2023

The BMBF-funded project “Forschungslabore Mikroelektronik Deutschland (ForLab)” brings together 14 German universities active in microelectronics research. Through the ForLab project, they were able to invest in new facilities that will open up new areas of research.
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RUB

Hardware Trojans in microchips: "The sky's the limit"

29.08.2023

They are secretly reading sensitive patient data or remotely switching off devices in intensive care units: while companies and private individuals are now well aware of software Trojans - never download an app or program without checking it - many companies or hospitals face a completely different threat. Namely, that the Trojans come into the house on the backs of the hardware.
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NTU Singapore

Micrometres-thin battery could power smart contact lenses

24.08.2023

Scientists from NTU Singapore have developed a flexible battery as thin as a human cornea, which stores electricity when it is immersed in saline solution, and which could one day power smart contact lenses.
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Fraunhofer IZM

Pregnancy: intelligent patch for remote monitoring

29.06.2023

A patch equipped with highly sensitive electronics is meant to collect and evaluate vital data. In addition, the sensors will be integrated into baby clothing in order to improve the future of medical monitoring for newborns with the highest level of data security.
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Fraunhofer IZM

World's smallest impedance spectroscopy system in form of a pill

23.05.2023

Imagine a scenario where you simply just throw in a pill to identify an error—this is now one step closer to reality thanks to the work done by researchers at Fraunhofer IZM in cooperation with Micro Systems Technologies (MST) and Sensry GmbH. As small as a piece of candy, the waterproof IoT sensor can reliably measure the properties of liquids even in hard-to-reach places.
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astakhovyaroslav

SEMECO revolutionizes the medical electronics industry

18.05.2023

The project partners in the BMBF's SEMECO future cluster are convinced that the future of medical technology lies in the combination of digital innovation, safety and improved approval processes.
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Fraunhofer IZM

6G is right around the corner

03.05.2023

The digital world is booming and has long since become part of everyday life in industry and society. More recent developments such as autonomous driving, telemedicine, but also private use require ever higher rates to transmit large amounts of data in real time. 6G should help with this: The aim is to transmit 1,000 GB/s and reduce latency to a tenth compared to 5G.
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DTU/ERIK Arkitekter/Tegnestuen Kontekst

DTU builds new cleanroom for microchip production

02.05.2023

DTU is expanding its cleanroom facilities to meet the high demand for microchips from companies and researchers. The expansion will also strengthen the development of quantum computers, which are based on research and development of new chips.
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Caltech

'Smart' bandages monitor wounds and provide targeted treatment

05.04.2023

A new kind of smart bandage developed at Caltech may make treatment of chronic wounds easier, more effective, and less expensive. These smart bandages were developed in the lab of Wei Gao, assistant professor of medical engineering, Heritage Medical Research Institute Investigator, and Ronald and JoAnne Willens Scholar.
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HZDR/Sandoval Bojorquez

Nanobiosensor developed for detecting SARS-CoV-2

31.03.2023

Infection and immunity status of the population are considered key parameters for handling pandemics. For this purpose, detecting antigens and antibodies is of great importance. The devices currently used for this purpose - what are known as point-of-care (POC) devices- are one option for rapid screening.
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Amac Garbe/Fraunhofer IWS

Sharp hyperspectral eye for chip production

23.03.2023

Precise two-dimensional analysis of high-tech layers in microelectronics, battery factories or even in the automotive sector approaches within reach. A measuring system developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS.
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claudioventrella

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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ERC Proof of Concept Grant for Tobias Moser

28.02.2023

Auditory neuroscientist of the University Medical Center Göttingen receives additional funding by the European Research Council. His project "OptoWave" concentrates on optimizing the optical cochlear implant for the application in hearing impaired people.
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Georgia Tech

New ultrafast water disinfection method more environmentally friendly

23.02.2023

Having safe drinking water is vital for public health, but traditional methods of disinfection cause their own environmental problems. Chlorine is cheap and easy to use in centralized water systems, but at the expense of harmful chemical byproducts.
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WILDDESIGN GmbH, Gelsenkirchen

A new generation of microimplants

07.02.2023

They are barely the size of a thumbnail, able to communicate with each other and respond to each other, and designed to make life easier for people with functional limitations. We are talking about a new generation of interactive microimplants developed by the innovation cluster INTAKT.
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phwt

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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