Press Releases

  • European scientists develop a multimodular microchip platform for predicting the behaviour of nanomaterials in the body / 2016

    Multi-organ platform for risk assessment of nanomaterials

    Press Release / 23.11.2016

    In April 2016, the international, interdisciplinary research project "HISENTS" started, in which eleven partners from business and science developed new innovative methods to evaluate the behavior of nanoparticles in the body in detail and to better predict and quantify the resulting risks for humans. The Fraunhofer IBMT is making a major contribution to this project by designing, fabricating and validating the microchip-based multi-organ platform.

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  • Medica 2016: An alternative to implant batteries and induction / 2016

    Ultrasound technology wirelessly powers active implants

    Press Release / 4.10.2016

    Unlike drugs, active implants such as electroceuticals act locally, have fewer side effects and function directly through electrical signals, much like the body itself. At the Medica 2016 trade fair in Düsseldorf, Fraunhofer researchers will be presenting a new technology platform that can power active implants wirelessly via ultrasound (Hall 10, Booth G05). The experts are targeting widespread diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes and Parkinson’s.

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