• Stem cell research: Laboratory in a bag

    Mini laboratory for human stem cells
    © Fraunhofer IST

    Human stem cells are considered a major new hope in medicine. It is expected that they will make it possible to treat a wide range of ailments such as neurodegenerative diseases. With LabBag, Fraunhofer researchers have developed an all-in-one system in the form of a transparent bag.  more

  • Premiere of Medica Academy

    Premiere of MEDICA ACADEMY
    © Messe Düsseldorf / ctillmann

    The healthcare sector is experiencing rapid change. Medica - to take place in Düsseldorf from 13 to 16 November 2017 - will be embracing this dynamic with the presentation of new products by more than 5,000 exhibitors from 68 countries.  more

  • "IT security" a major topic at MT-CONNECT 2018

    “IT security” a major topic at MT-CONNECT 2018
    © NuernbergMesse / Thomas Geiger

    The MT-CONNECT 2018, to be held in Nuremberg on 11 to 12 April 2018 in conjunction with the international congress MedTech Summit - Congress and Partnering, will once again strive to appeal to all manufacturer and supplier fields in medical technology.  more

  • Rehacare 2017: Independent living in focus

    REHACARE 2017: Independent living in focus
    © Messe Düsseldorf / ctillmann

    Mobility and home care were top topics at the Rehacare International 2017 in Düsseldorf, where about 39,000 visitors gained information on the specialist trade fair and conference on support and knowledge on independent living.  more

  • Laser rescue system for serious accidents

    Conventional rescue systems more and more often reach their limits with modern materials and time is the crucial criterion.
    © Stadt Dortmund – Institut für Feuerwehr- und Rettungstechnologie

    Better technology and modern materials increase the traffic safety and save human life. But they pose totally new challenges for the emergency personnel at the accident site. Because today, tools like hydraulic rescue cutters more and more often reach their limits.  more

  • Do-it-yourself insoles

    With a combination of different structures in an insole, localized rigidity is digitally adjustable.
    © Fraunhofer IWM

    In the past, insoles for patients with diabetes were hand-made by orthopedic shoemakers. In the future, these specialist shoemakers will be able to produce insoles more cost-effectively thanks to new software and the use of 3D printers. This approach means the mechanical properties of each insole can be assessed scientifically and more effectively.  more