(Bio)Tech & IT

Advances in healthcare are strongly driven by information technology and (bio)engineering. We reports on the development of next-gen diagnostic and biotech tools such as CRIPSR and other smart technologies that transform the delivery of care. We also cover the progress of digitalization and the creating of cutting-edge IT solutions – from using big data to predict therapy responses to using blockchain to make sharing of medical data secure.

Magnetene leverages quantum effects

Magnetene leverages quantum effects

Researchers have reported the first measurements of the ultra-low-friction behavior of a material known as magnetene.

Microlab on a chip for clean water

Microlab on a chip for clean water

A microfluidic chip takes up a water sample, adds the necessary chemicals and transports it to the detection site.

Figurative language confuses chatbots

Figurative language confuses chatbots

When chatbots are confronted with dialog that includes idioms or similes, their performance drops to between 10 and 20 percent.

Biocompatible and sustainable plastics for medical applications

Biocompatible and sustainable plastics for medical applications

Fraunhofer Institute is developing polyurethanes of a reproducible standard.

Digital twin for personalized medicine

Digital twin for personalized medicine

As part of the “MED²ICIN” lighthouse project, seven Fraunhofer Institutes are presenting the first prototype of a digital patient model.

Graphene – the versatile wonder material

Graphene – the versatile wonder material

Graphene has a vast variety of practical applications in the creation of new materials. But what exactly is graphene and what makes it so special?

A 3D multifunctional neural interface

A 3D multifunctional neural interface

Novel design of brain chip implant allows for measuring neuronal activity while simultaneously delivering drugs to the implant site.

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