Press Kit for MEDICA and COMPAMED 2017

Fraunhofer is presenting the results of its research on the MEDICA and COMPAMED 2017 from November 13th to 16th in Düsseldorf. Visit the joint Fraunhofer booth:

Hall 10, Booth G05/H04

Press Releases


Making fluorescent chips using an inkjet printer

Want to quickly test blood for pathogens? Or food for toxins? In the future, you will be able to do just that from the comfort of your own home using a small fluorescent chip and your smartphone. To make use of this method, you require a lamp and a detector – and now these could potentially be printed in large quantities using an inkjet printer.


Laboratory in a bag

Human stem cells are considered a major new hope in the field of medicine. In the future, it is expected that they will make it possible to treat a wide range of ailments such as neurodegenerative diseases. With LabBag®, Fraunhofer researchers have developed an all-in-one system in the form of a transparent bag that provides a cheap, fast and sterile way for scientists to grow, differentiate and freeze stem cells. The cell models produced can be used for toxicity tests and drug development.  


A powerful duo

An important aspect of pharmacology is understanding how active drug ingredients cross-react with endogenous molecules. But until now, such reactions could only be determined after the event. The precise details of the interacting factors remained unclear. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a new technology that enables biochemical reactions to be monitored from start to finish at the single-molecule level.


AR glasses help surgeons when operating on tumors

Malignant tumors often form metastases that spread to other parts of the body via the lymphatic system. High surgical skills are required to identify the precise location of the affected lymph nodes, enabling them to be completely removed. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a navigation aid that simplifies such interventions.


Fraunhofer IBMT and partners have developed a portable, smartphone-compatible ultrasound scanner that can identify underage victims - to aid in the battle against human trafficking

As part of a collaborative, multidisciplinary research project, the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT has developed a portable, non-invasive, ultrasound scanning device to identify underage victims trying to cross borders illegally. It was specifically designed as a means of uncovering, fighting and preventing human trafficking. The PRIMSA system will be presented at the world’s leading forum for the medical industry, MEDICA 2017, in Düsseldorf, Germany, from November 13 to 16, 2017 (Hall 10, exhibition stand G05).

Medica 2017: Fraunhofer HHI and ARRI Medical present digital 3D surgical microscope

Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI and ARRI Medical present new processes for digital 3D measuring technology at Medica in Düsseldorf, Germany, at Fraunhofer booth G05 in hall 10.


MEDICA 2017: gaining actionable insights from patient data

The analysis of patient data forms the basis for personalized medicine. At MEDICA 2017, Fraunhofer IGD researchers will be presenting a method that leverages the experience of medical practitioners, image radiometrics and general patient data for improved decision-making.


Faster diagnosis of sepsis pathogens

Microbial pathogens can be diagnosed unambiguously and within just 24
hours by means of high-throughput sequencing of their genetic makeup and
special bioinformatics evaluation algorithms. Fraunhofer researchers have
validated this in a clinical study with sepsis patients. The researchers present
the NGS diagnosis platform at Medica in Düsseldorf.

Fraunhofer-Institut für Biomedizinische Technik IBMT exhibits future at MEDICA 2017

Medical technology, biotechnology and laboratories - The Fraunhofer IBMT exhibits at the world's leading trade fair for the medical sector MEDICA 2017 from 13 to 16 November 2017 in Düsseldorf in Hall 10, exhibition stand G05: Smartphone-compatible ultrasound hand scanner, Augmented Reality in medicine, modular toxicity and drug analysis platform, LabBag® - low-cost 3D cell culture.


Acquire patient data at a glance

Compiling patient data is still a painstaking task. The digital Health@Hand brings all available data together automatically, analyzing them and presenting them in a visual format. Staff can then keep an eye on all patients at all times and take action
immediately should it become necessary. Researchers will be showcasing this system at the MEDICA (Booth G05, Hall 10) in Düsseldorf between November 13 and 16.