Expert Corner

Featured interviews and articles about the applications of emerging technologies in medicine.

OR without surgeon: science fiction or realistic scenario?

OR without surgeon: science fiction or realistic scenario?

Dr Jan Stallkamp, Professor for Automation in Healthcare and Biotechnology, has a vision: robots that can treat patients more efficiently and more precisely than any human physician.

Microneedles: Nano-sized, huge impact

Microneedles: Nano-sized, huge impact

By downscaling needles tool to micrometer-size, researchers open even more areas of application for them, while bypassing some of the most important issues.

Rapid POCT for opioids in the bloodstream

Rapid POCT for opioids in the bloodstream

Point-of-care electrochemical sensors using revolutionary nanocarbon technology can rapidly test for opioid concentrations in the bloodstream.

Aerogel: the micro structural material of the future

Aerogel: the micro structural material of the future

In a research-first, scientists from Empa were able to 3D print stable well-shaped microstructures made from silica aerogels for use in biotechnology and precision engineering.

COVID-19 speeds up microfluidics development

COVID-19 speeds up microfluidics development

With soaring demand for point-of-care testing (POCT), microfluidics has been a pivotal resource as COVID-19 swept across the world.

Smart surgery - from technical fascination to clinical reality

Smart surgery - from technical fascination to clinical reality

Artificial intelligence is developing at an enormous speed and intelligent instruments will profoundly change surgery and medical interventions.