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Hard-magnetic coatings for high-precision microscopy

Examination of minuscule cell structures in precise detail and at great speed

07-Jan-2021

Microscopy is at the forefront of the fight against the coronavirus. Special microscopes, which enable scientists to view minute cell structures, are an indispensable tool in the development of vaccines and new therapies. Such equipment comprises not only a microscope with high optical resolution ...

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Detection of cancer from exhaled breath

Breath gas analysis for medical diagnostics

03-Dec-2020

The air we exhale contains information that can assist with the diagnosis of disease. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Project Hub for Microelectronic and Optical Systems for Biomedicine MEOS are now developing solutions designed to enable the analysis of breath gas for this purpose. Although their ...

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Analysis system enables targeted investigation of antiviral surfaces for material developers

Use of real-time polymerase chain reaction to test antiviral effectiveness

28-Oct-2020

The need for everyday objects with antiviral surfaces is high due to the COVID 19 pandemic. It is known that the material composition of an object has an influence on the viability of viruses on surfaces. This is where the work of the Fraunhofer IFAM comes in: In cross-disciplinary research ...

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Sweat for health: Sensor Patches as Fitness Trackers

The electronic patch generates highly precise data, sent directly and in real time to a coupled smartphone

30-Jul-2020

The Eurostars project XPatch is developing a flexible sensor system that can track biochemical information in real time. The international consortium is working on a new generation of diagnostic patches that monitor the sweat of high performance athletes for second-by-second medical information ...

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Making the invisible visible

Highly detailed insights into tissue samples

07-Apr-2020

Entangled photons can be used to improve imaging and measurement techniques. A team of researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF in Jena has developed a quantum imaging solution that can facilitate highly detailed insights into tissue samples using ...

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Use of low-energy electrons for innovative biotechnology processes

21-Feb-2020

The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP has been utilizing electron-beam technology for decades in the development of cleaning, sterilization, and surface-modification processes and systems. Fraunhofer researchers from the Medical and ...

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Tracking down polluters

04-Sep-2019

Proving criminal machinations can be difficult – for instance when those involved covertly discharge hazardous wastewater into sewers. A new sensor system developed by Fraunhofer researchers and their partners could soon help safety agencies establish wrongdoing: placed in a sewage canal, it ...

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Retina-on-a-chip provides powerful tool for studying eye disease

29-Aug-2019

Impact statement: New technology that recreates some of the complexity of the human retina may help scientists study eye disease and screen for drug side effects that harm the eye. The development of a retina-on-a-chip, which combines living human cells with an artificial tissue-like system, has ...

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Making small intestine endoscopy faster with a pill-sized high-tech camera

27-Aug-2019

Greater resolution, sharper images, and more efficient diagnostic processes – this is the promise of an endoscopy capsule developed by Fraunhofer IZM to allow more detailed small intestine diagnostics. 2001 the first endoscopic capsule took its journey through the small intestine of a human ...

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A health check based on epigenetics

AI helps determine human biological age

07-Aug-2019

Chemical reactions and molecular modifications change the genome of each and every human over the course of their lifetime. These modifications can result in disease, but they also provide a basis for determining a person's biological age. Fraunhofer scientists participating in the project ...

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