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The latest articles, press releases and dossiers on medical technology in Baden-Württemberg

  • Article - 05/07/2016

    The idea of analysing tissue samples automatically sounds more of a pipe dream than anything else. However, it already happens. HS-Analysis GmbH's ability to interpret tissue samples automatically is driving new drug development a decisive step forward.

  • Article - 23/06/2016

    The implantation of artificial joints has long become routine orthopaedic practice and is one of the most successful orthopaedic interventions. However, hip and knee endoprostheses are not nearly as long-lasting as their natural counterparts. This can be down to bacterial infections that degrade the bone, resulting in the loosening of the implants. Dr. Ulrike Dapunt from the University Hospital Heidelberg’s Department of Orthopaedics and…

  • Press release - 23/06/2016

    CorTec just closed a new investment that will support bringing new personalized therapies for neurological diseases to patients. With Mangold Invest a new investor could be attracted who wants to go along that way with the young medical engineering company located in Freiburg. Equally convinced of the success of this project are the previous investors who are participating in this round of financing.

  • Article - 20/06/2016

    Infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria and diseases such as breast or colon cancer are among the major causes of death worldwide. Early diagnosis is therefore key for the identification of people affected and for providing immediate therapy. The R&D service provider Hahn-Schickard and its partners are currently working on the development of a rapid and simple diagnostic system that can detect life-threatening infections and cancer at…

  • Article - 06/06/2016

    Carl Zeiss AG and the University of Tübingen have been jointly running the ZEISS Vision Science Lab since 2013. This is a workgroup that is both fully integrated into research as well as delivering results for the development and improvement of products. The “Industry on Campus” professorship shows how different interests can turn out successfully for both parties involved.

  • Press release - 25/05/2016

    The “Life Science Meets IT Hackathon”, which took place from 20 to 22 May 2016, brought together 80 people from the fields of IT, science, medicine, and business to work on challenges in the health sector and transformed Heidelberg’s Marsilius Arcades into an interdisciplinary development centre for fifty-four hours. Minister Theresia Bauer praised the participants’ dedication to tackling the challenges of digitalisation.

  • Article - 17/05/2016

    The revision of the European legislation on medical devices is aimed at making medical devices safer and rebuilding the trust of patients. Rather than implementing the system change that was being planned after the silicone breast implant scandal in 2010, the EU called for open public consultation to prevent such incidents from occurring. As a result, revision of the legislation has been ongoing since autumn 2012.

  • Article - 09/05/2016

    When soft tissue is transplanted, for example in a patient undergoing tumour surgery, care must be taken to ensure that the new tissue is connected to the blood system in the area where the tumour has been removed. How well this works is difficult to find out, especially in the case of deep-seated defects. Partially implantable microsensor probes called FlexiTel have the potential to improve this situation by monitoring success during the first…

  • Article - 02/05/2016

    Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) are biodegradable biopolymers that are becoming increasingly important. Bioplastics are now used not only in everyday objects such as plastic bags and yogurt pots but also increasingly in the field of medicine, which is why intensive research into medical devices made from biodegradable polymers such as PHA has been going on for quite some time.

  • Article - 14/04/2016

    Bacteria or fungi that have caused an infection need to be detected as rapidly as possible in order to save the lives of people with serious and life-threatening complications. Up until now, blood cultures have been used to detect the presence of pathogens. However, such tests take far too long and often do not provide an unambiguous result. In cooperation with industrial partners, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial…

  • Article - 04/04/2016

    It is no longer a pipe dream – a sophisticated reservoir that sits under the skin and dispenses precise quantities of drugs locally and at a particular point in time now exists. What's more, it is also biocompatible. A junior research group from the University of Freiburg’s BrainLinks-BrainTools excellence cluster led by Dr. Maria Asplund and her doctoral student Christian Böhler from the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) has…

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