24 Sep 2021
Antibiotic Levels Measurable in Breath for First Time
A team of engineers and biotechnologists has for the first time shown in mammals that the concentration of antibiotics in the body can be determined using breath samples. The breath measurements also corresponded to the antibiotic concentrations in the blood. The team's biosensor - a multiplex chip that allows simultaneous measurement of several specimens and test substances - will in future enable personalized dosing of medicines against infectious diseases on-site and help to minimize the development of resistant strains of bacteria.
12 Jul 2021
Programmable Structures From the Printer
Researchers have developed a new process for producing movable, self-adjusting materials systems with standard 3D-printers. These systems can undergo complex shape changes, contracting and expanding under the influence of moisture in a pre-programmed manner.
12 Apr 2021
Glass Injection Moulding
Injection molding is the most important process in the plastics industry and enables the fast and cost-effective production of components in so-called high-throughput in almost any shape and size. Transparent glass could not be molded in this process until now.
11 Mar 2021
Phaseform is an early stage company that has developed adaptive freeform refractive optics. This enables improved focusing of light by correcting optical aberrations.
25 Feb 2021
Deep Brain Stimulation Prevents Epileptic Seizures in Mice
Scientists have investigated a new therapeutic approach to prevent epileptic seizures in temporal lobe epilepsy. They showed in mice that low-frequency stimulation of specific brain areas could completely stop epileptic activity.
13 Jan 2021
Versatile, Innovative Printing System Successfully Established
An innovative 2PP 3D-printing system that is capable of manufacturing across twelve orders of magnitude with exceptional speed has hit the market with great success, enabling fabrication of polymeric microparts from the nano to centimeter range.
26 Nov 2020
Program for Handwritten Text Deciphers Old Letters, Postcards, Diaries
Just about everyone has some old letters from grandma or handwritten diaries from a great-aunt lying around at home somewhere. For some people living in Germany today, however, these could be difficult to read because their ancestors wrote in another language, like Russian, Serbian, Ottoman Turkish, or Arabic.
27 Aug 2020
Wood Based Biopaste for 3D Printing
A viscous biopaste that is easy to process, solidifies quickly and is suitable for producing even complex structures using the 3D printing process has been developed. The wood-based biodegradable synthetic could potentially be used in lightweight construction, amongst other things.
25 Nov 2019
Dr Bryony Core met the startup Glassomer at Formnext 2019 and learnt more about their glass materials for 3D printing.
13 Sep 2019
Feeling legs again improves amputees' health
Two volunteers are the first above-knee amputees in the world to feel their prosthetic foot and knee in real time. Their bionic prosthesis, which was developed by an international team of researchers, features sensors that connect to residual nerves in the thigh. The resulting neurofeedback greatly reduces physical and mental strain for users of the prosthesis.
20 Aug 2018
Robots as tools and partners in rehabilitation
In future decades the need for effective strategies for medical rehabilitation will increase significantly, because patients' rate of survival after diseases with severe functional deficits, such as a stroke, will increase.
29 Jun 2017
In this profile, Alexis Karandrea interviews Christina Schwartz to learn more about CorTec and the innovative technologies they offer and are developing for the research and clinical settings.
7 Mar 2017
For robots to do what we want, they need to understand us. Too often, this means having to meet them halfway: teaching them the intricacies of human language, for example, or giving them explicit commands for very specific tasks.
17 Nov 2015
Low-cost, reliable measuring of climate data
Precision monitoring of temperature, humidity or air pressure is crucial to museums, libraries and archives and in future this will involve less costs and zero maintenance.
8 Jul 2013
Tree fungus useful for the production of electricity
Researchers have found a way to make a species of tree fungus useful for the production of electricity.