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Image: A man with gray hair and a beard smiles at the camera; Copyright: University of the Basque Country

University of the Basque Country

Micrometric blood plasma separator using high-resolution 3D fabrication

16/12/2022

Researchers at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country have developed a microfluidic plasma separator to optically detect blood biomarkers.
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Image: A square photonic sensor chip with eight sensor channels in the silicon nitride material platform; Copyright: leto digital Leontopoulos GbR

leto digital Leontopoulos GbR

Sensor solution for checking electrolyte balance

12/12/2022

Researchers from the Fraunhofer HHI and partners from a variety of disciplines have joined forces as part of the optION project. The project goal is to develop a device concept that uses a photonic sensor solution to significantly reduce the amount of blood needed for analysis and make the testing process significantly easier for all those involved.
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Image: A gray sensor wristband against a blue background with human anatomy holograms; Copyright: Fraunhofer IZM/ Technische Universität Berlin

Fraunhofer IZM/ Technische Universität Berlin

Sensor bracelet measures environmental forces, improves treatment of lung diseases

03/11/2022

Tiny particulates or noxious gases: From the day they are born, all people are exposed to a range of environmental forces. These forces constitute the exposome and affect the health and wellbeing of people around the world. A European research project has been set up to explore how the exposome affects the course of lung diseases.
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Image: Miniaturized and robust pump laser module for ophthalmology; Copyright: FBH/P. Immerz

FBH/P. Immerz

Ophthalmology: miniaturized pump laser modules for more cost-effective systems

03/11/2022

Scientists at the Berlin-based Ferdinand-Braun-Institut (FBH) have developed prototypes of miniaturized and robust laser modules for ophthalmology.
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Image: Man and woman in a laboratory presenting a multi-organ chip; Copyright: TissUse GmbH

Multi-Organ Chips – The Patients of Tomorrow?

01/02/2019

The liver, nervous tissue or the intestines: all are important human organs that have in the past been tested for their function and compatibility using animal or in vitro test methods. In recent years, TissUse GmbH, a spin-off of the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin), has launched multi-organ chip platforms. But that’s not all.
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Image: Cell cultivation in a Petri dish; Copyright: panthermedia.net / matej kastelic

Organ-on-a-chip – Organs in miniature format

01/02/2019

In vitro processes and animal tests are used to develop new medications and novel therapeutic approaches. However, animal testing raises important ethical concerns. Organ-on-a-chip models promise to be a feasible alternative. In a system the size of a smartphone, organs are connected using artificial circulation.
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Image: Sock TelePark; Copyright: Marc Eisele, University Hospital Dresden

Marc Eisele, Universitätsklinikum Dresden

Better living thanks to telemedicine – "TelePark"- project targets patients with Parkinson’s disease

08/01/2019

Parkinson's disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that primarily affects movement of patients and makes their everyday lives very challenging. It also makes regular doctor appointments and treatment sessions necessary. "TelePark" - a project that collects different movement-related parameters using sensors and apps is designed to improve the quality of life for Parkinson’s patients.
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A digital look inside the human eye – when algorithms diagnose Diabetes

02/01/2019

Diabetes mellitus or simply diabetes has become very common and is often described as a lifestyle disease. More and more people are suffering from this chronic metabolic disorder. Next to established diagnostic procedures, digital retinal screening has shown to be successful - a promising technique that will also play an important role in the diagnosis of other diseases in the future.
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