Press Releases

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

    Ultrasound serving cultural heritage in museums

    Press Release / 13.2.2020

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    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 / 25.11.2019

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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 / 4.11.2019

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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 / 6.8.2019

    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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  • © 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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  • A transdisciplinary approach with bio-nanodevice interfaces / 2019

    GLADIATOR - New technologies for cancer monitoring and therapy

    Press Release / 3.6.2019

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT is contributing its expertise in the field of medical biotechnology and ultrasound to a new EC project to work on the next generation of theranostics for brain pathologies using autonomous externally controllable nanonetworks.

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  • © Fraunhofer IBMT, Photo: Bernd Müller.

    Application-specific high-throughput stem cell production processes revolutionize industrial new drug testing. For biotechnological and pharmaceutical companies, the development of cell culture automation using innovative materials is a promising approach to optimize existing processes. By customized material characteristics, expansion and/or differentiation of human stem cells (with focus on human induced pluripotent stem cells, hiPSCs) shall be positively influenced and automated solutions for the production for high-qualitative cells shall be developed. These generated cells can then be used for the production of model systems for drug tests, toxicity studies or disease modelling, thus providing e. g., a major contribution to personalized medicine or the avoidance of animal experiments.

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  • © Fraunhofer IBMT, Bernd Müller.

    Together, the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT, the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT and the Fraunhofer Project Center for Stem Cell Process Engineering SPT present selected topics of laboratory technology and biotechnology in the mobile epidemiological BSL2 laboratory, the so-called »mobile EpiLab«.

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