29 January 2023 
 

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Pharma / Medical Technology

Foto: Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden
  Foto: Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden

Resorbable pacing leads

A team of researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Dresden is developing resorbable pacing leads that can significantly reduce risk factors after cardiac surgery. In collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus – TU Dresden, the institute’s researchers are adopting this novel approach in the project “Resorbable Molybdenum Temporary Cardiac Electrodes,” or “ReMoTe CarE” for short. The joint Fraunhofer booth in Hall 8a, Booth G10 will showcase the very first demonstrators.
Foto: Fraunhofer IPM
  Foto: Fraunhofer IPM

Inline Element analysis

Defects often occur in the production of electrode foils for lithium-ion batteries due to nonhomogeneous coatings. Fraunhofer IPM and Fraunhofer ISIT, together with partners from the fields of industry and research, have developed an optical inline measurement system that determines the material composition of electrode foils quantitatively and with depth resolution – directly in the production line. The goal here is to manufacture electrodes for Li-ion batteries more cost-effectively and with a higher level of quality.
Foto: Dechema e.V. / Helnut Stettin
  Foto: Dechema e.V. / Helnut Stettin

ACHEMA 2022 addresses the industry’s key issues digitalisation and sustainability

In addition to the transformation towards a climate-neutral chemical industry and the perennial topic of digitalisation, the current global political situation also poses massive challenges for the process industry. Which technologies can be used to achieve defossilisation? How to secure and enhance regional and global supply chain networks? And what hurdles must be overcome in the digitalisation of the industry? ACHEMA 2022 offers answers and solutions to these and many more questions.
Foto: Fraunhofer IBMT
  Foto: Fraunhofer IBMT

Miniaturized and networked active implants

Implants can actively support the body, as in the case of pacemakers, neuro-prostheses or cochlear implants. In the future, active implants will be smaller, less energy-intensive and, above all, more patient-friendly. This is why the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT is working on miniaturization, external power supplies and wirelessly networked implants. The latest developments will be presented at COMPAMED/MEDICA in Düsseldorf from November 15 to 18 (Hall 13, Stand D60).
Foto: ISOPREP
  Foto: ISOPREP

A sustainable circular economy: Polypropylene recycling from carpet waste

A significant part of carpet waste consists of petroleum-based polypropylene. As a non-recyclable product, disposing of it has previously meant incineration or landfill. However, a new solvent is now making it possible to recover virgin-standard polypropylene from carpet waste — with no perceptible reduction in quality. Developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP and its partners, the process also involves costs that are quite competitive. The development has taken place as part of the ISOPREP EU project.
Foto: DECHEMA Ausstellungs-GmbH
  Foto: DECHEMA Ausstellungs-GmbH

ACHEMA Innovation Challenge: These are the finalists

For a long time now, data has been accumulating in large quantities in the process industry - but how can it be used? The ACHEMA Innovation Challenge called on innovative teams to develop solutions for the use of digital methods and artificial intelligence (AI) in the process industry. Eight teams have impressed with their concepts and will present them as part of the ACHEMA Pulses on June 15 from 3 to 5 pm. ACHEMA Pulse participants will be able to vote for the finalists in a live poll.
Foto: DECHEMA Ausstellungs-GmbH
  Foto: DECHEMA Ausstellungs-GmbH

ACHEMA Pulse: More than 900 exhibitors present their innovations

From 31 May 2021, 940 exhibitors from 37 countries are taking the opportunity to present their products and solutions for the process industry to interested parties worldwide. At the virtual ACHEMA Pulse, they showcase everything from gas detectors to packaging lines, from materials to IT solutions that the chemical, pharmaceutical or food industries need - including numerous innovations and new products. Until June 30, 2021, participants can find out more and talk directly to the experts.
Foto: IDS Cologne
  Foto: IDS Cologne

IDS 2021: VDDI and Koelnmesse postpone the International Dental Show from March until autumn 2021

With a view to the unchanged challenges the Corona pandemic is raising in Germany and the anticipated continuation of the extensive restriction of personal contacts by the Government, States and municipalities at the beginning of the new year, the VDDI board, the Gesellschaft zur Förderung der DentalIndustrie mbH (GFDI) (the commercial enterprise of the VDDI) and Koelnmesse have decided to postpone IDS - the International Dental Show. The trade fair that was originally planned to take place from 10 to 13 March, will now be held from 22 to 25 September 2021. The organisers are taking this step in reaction to the currently ongoing Corona policy, which may be extended in Germany into the new year. By postponing the 39th edition of IDS to the September, the organisers are hoping that due to the then anticipated, improved health situation and relaxation of the travel restrictions more international partners and customers will travel to Cologne.
Foto: IDS Cologne
  Foto: IDS Cologne

IDS 2021 invites visitors to discover current classics with future potential

Announcements of disruptive technologies continue to dominate the headlines. However, at the same time there are stable constants - trusted materials and methods over decades, which still impress us and show the way forward. We are highlighting four examples of such below that are representative of many others: a colour measurement system, an alloy and an occlusion tester.
Foto: Dechema e.V. / Helnut Stettin
  Foto: Dechema e.V. / Helnut Stettin

ACHEMA postponed to 2022 – ACHEMA Pulse in June 2021

ACHEMA 2021 will be postponed to April 4-8, 2022. This decision was taken after intensive discussions with the community and in the ACHEMA Committee in view of the continuing uncertainty caused by the Corona pandemic. From June 15-16, 2021, ACHEMA Pulse will offer the worldwide ACHEMA community the opportunity to learn about the latest trends and make new contacts with highlight sessions, top-class discussions and lectures as well as interactive formats.
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