Press Kit for MEDICA and COMPAMED 2018

Fraunhofer is presenting the results of its research on the MEDICA and COMPAMED 2018 from November 12th to 15th in Düsseldorf. Visit the joint Fraunhofer booth:

Hall 10, Booth G05/H04

Press Releases


Australian researchers exploring German healthcare sector

InnoTour 2018 was a five-day tour leading 16 Australian researchers and innovators to different institutions and companies of the German healthcare research sector. It was organised by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft within the initiative InnoHealth Australia. InnoTour 2018 could contribute to the network between German and Australian actors. 


Artificial Intelligence for Optimal Patient Care

Artificial intelligence is defining medicine and opening up new possibilities for everyone involved on the path to individual health. At the MEDICA trade fair, from November 12 to 15, 2018 in Düsseldorf, Germany, researchers from Fraunhofer IGD will present new technology for virtual biopsies and cohort analysis that utilize artificial intelligence.


Electrowetting and Telemedicine

At MEDICA Fraunhofer FIT presents the teliFIT platform for telemedicine and telecoaching, a modular system that can be tailored to a wide range of application requirements and guarantees a very high level of data security. At COMPAMED we present our EWOD-BioPro system that combines electrowetting and confocal microscopy.


Treating the fear of spiders with augmented reality

Approximately 3.5 to 6.1 percent of the population suffer from Arachnophobia, but only 60 to 80 percent receive any therapy because of a lack of services. Together with partners, Fraunhofer researchers are developing a digital therapy system that is designed to facilitate treatment in the home environment.


No chance for bacteria on implants

Hip and dental implant operations are routine. But not entirely risk-free. They may result in infection that is difficult to control with oral or intravenous antibiotics. In such cases, the implant will probably need to be replaced. Fraunhofer researchers can now apply a precisely matched drug directly to the replacement implant while significantly increasing the effectiveness of the antibiotic via a synergism with silver ions.


The fast way to individual treatment

Automated tumor diagnosis at the MEDICA trade fair: Lymph node diagnosis helps to determine whether a tumor has already spread across the body and started to form metastases. An inter-disciplinary team across three Fraunhofer institutes has now optimized and automated this diagnosis method.


Interactive shutter eyeglasses to replace eyepatch therapy

The standard treatment for so-called lazy eye (amblyopia) in children is to cover the nonimpaired eye with a patch. Such therapy is successful only when the patient wears the eyepatch for the prescribed period of time. A future alternative is electronic shutter eyeglasses, which Fraunhofer researchers will be exhibiting at the MEDICA.

Individualized therapy for patients with osteoporosis

More than six million people in Germany suffer from osteoporosis. Research partners in the OsteoSys project are working toward customized, personalized treatment. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT are contributing, among other things, their development of a sample management system to the project. This system will be presented for the first time in Düsseldorf.

Australian participants of the BMBF initiative “InnoHealth” Australia also visit the Fraunhofer booth. The health experts visited a number of health care institutions and companies in Germany for one week before Medica.