Press kit for MEDICA/COMPAMED 2023

Fraunhofer is presenting the results of its research on the MEDICA and COMPAMED from 13 to 16 November 2023 in Düsseldorf. Visit the joint Fraunhofer booths:

Hall 3, booth E74 (MEDICA)

Hall 8a, booth G10 (COMPAMED)

Press releases


Tailor-made implants for patients thanks to simulations using virtual human modeling

Patients requiring artificial hip and knee replacements are increasingly younger. Because they are more physically active than older patients, the risk of requiring a second operation is considerably higher. Researchers at the Fraunhofer IPA are addressing this problem with a new software platform for virtual clinical in silico studies.


Improving healthcare in rural areas

With long waiting lists, significant journey times, an ever-shrinking number of doctor’s practices and the aging population, medical care services in sparsely populated regions are under mounting pressure. As part of its Neighborhood Diagnostics project, the Fraunhofer ZDD® is working to develop a digital ecosystem for delivering patient treatment close to where they live live in order to ensure that people in rural areas can access high-quality medical care.


Automated, cost-effective production of mRNA vaccines as well as cell and gene therapeutics

mRNA-based vaccines and gene/cell therapeutics open up new possibilities for medical practitioners in the fight against cancer and infectious or hereditary diseases. However, manufacturing these innovative pharmaceuticals is an expensive and time-consuming process.


Checking for counterfeit medication using a smartphone

Particularly when it comes to medication or medical devices sold online, end-users often wonder whether these are real or fake. The SmartID counterfeit-proof barcode system means anyone can use a smartphone to check a product is genuine, provided the manufacturer uses SmartID. It can be authenticated without connecting to a database.


Piezoceramics shorten root canal treatments

When carrying out root canal treatment procedures, dentists need to insert a file deep into the root canal to remove the inflamed tissue. The rotating file often gets jammed and must be cleaned regularly. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS have developed a piezoceramic stack actuator that overlays the rotating motion with a vibrating motion.


Bioactive composite supports healing of broken bones

A broken bone failing to heal is an enormous burden for patients, which also often leads to further additional surgeries being required. This poses a tough challenge on trauma surgery, too. Fraunhofer researchers have worked alongside partners to develop a composite material to be used in operating theaters.