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  • © Fraunhofer IBMT, Bernd Müller.

    The remarkable technological advance of the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT in the field of mobile epidemiological laboratories, as well as its long-time expertise in the setup of biological safety laboratories and its handling of biotechnological samples contributes in times of the Corona pandemic to the fight against SARS-CoV-2. The mobile epidemiological laboratory (epiLab) designed and built by the Fraunhofer IBMT in collaboration with the vehicle manufacturer Bischoff & Scheck in the "Laboratory of the Future" project will be used on-site in Rheinmünster on June 18, 2020 for SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing by Bischoff & Scheck employees.

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  • Miniaturized ultrasound systems in medical technology / 2020

    Intelligent ultrasonic sensors for postoperative bladder monitoring

    Press Release / June 18, 2020

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    After surgeries on the bladder, prostate or kidneys, a permanent irrigation of the bladder is often decisive for a successful healing process. An intelligent system called "VisIMon" was designed to support this. The Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT is developing the miniaturized ultrasound system for automated monitoring of bladder irrigation.

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  • Innovation driver digitization - "Smart Health“ / 2020

    I-call - When microimplants communicate with each other

    Press Release / May 25, 2020

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    Microelectronics as a key technology enables numerous innovations in the field of intelligent medical technology. The Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT coordinates the BMBF cooperative project "I-call" realizing the first electronic system for ultrasound-based, safe and interference-resistant data transmission between implants in the human body.

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  • © Fraunhofer IBMT, Bernd Müller.

    The remarkable technological advance of the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT in the field of mobile epidemiological laboratories, as well as its long-time expertise in the setup of biological safety laboratories and its handling of biotechnological samples contributes in times of the Corona pandemic to the fight against SARS-CoV-2.

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  • Successful research collaboration to protect cultural heritage is to be continued / 2020

    Ultrasound serving cultural heritage in museums

    Press Release / February 13, 2020

    © Fraunhofer IBMT.

    From March 2020 onwards, the successful collaboration to preserve cultural heritage within the research alliance "Kulturerbe" (FALKE) will be continued in a second phase. Regional partners from the domain of cultural preservation and research will play an important role. The Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT will offer its researchers’ expertise in the subject area technical ultrasound.

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  • NanoEDGE: Wearable electronics and printed electrodes for EEG and EMG recordings / 2019

    Nano-based wearable electronics for mental disorder diagnosis and functional restoration: Production technologies and devices

    Press Release / November 25, 2019

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    NanoEDGE is an interdisciplinary research project aiming at converging production techniques for functionalized electrodes with expertise in nanomaterial fabrication and characterization, state-of-the-art engineering, and neuroscience to pave the way for the production of multi-level sensors that can rigorously enhance the performance of established monitoring methods like electroencephalography (EEG) and electromyography (EMG).

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  • MEDICA 2019: Minimally invasive diagnostics with multimodal imaging / 2019

    Improved biopsies with MRI-compatible ultrasound system

    Press Release / November 04, 2019

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    Biopsies are standard procedures in interventional radiology, not least for patients with a suspected tumor. In this instance, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is increasingly the method of choice for guiding minimally invasive tissue sampling. Yet this involves having to undergo repeated MRI scans, which patients find uncomfortable. In an ongoing R&D project, Fraunhofer researchers have now developed a system that allows acquisition of ultrasound images simultaneously to an MRI scan. These multimodal data are then combined and permanently mapped onto one another, meaning that the high-contrast MRI images can still be utilized, in combination with the live ultrasound images, once the patient is no longer inside the MRI scanner. In other words, only one MRI scan is required at the beginning of the biopsy procedure. Afterwards, the biopsy can be safely performed under the guidance of a combination of real-time ultrasound images improved with MRI contrast. The MRI-compatible ultrasound system will be on display at the MEDICA trade fair in Düsseldorf from November 18 to 21, 2019 (Hall 10, Booth G05).

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  • Fraunhofer IBMT in the visionary EU-FET Open Project AMPHORA / 2019

    New approaches for a more precise radiation therapy of cancer

    Press Release / August 06, 2019

    Ultrasound expertise of the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT in the visionary EU-FET Open Project AMPHORA (Acoustic markers for enhanced remote sensing of radiation doses).

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  • New screening approach in the fight against viruses

    Press Release / August 05, 2019

    © Fraunhofer EMFT, Bernd Müller.

    In the ViroSens project, researchers from the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in Sulzbach and Regensburg are working together with industrial partners on a novel analytical method to make the potency testing of vaccines more efficient and cost-effective. The method combines electrochemical sensor technology and biotechnology and, for the first time, enables a completely automated analysis of the infection status of test cells.

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