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  • Silicon micropump for smart catheter
    © Fraunhofer EMFT/ Bernd Müller

    Stem cells from the cardiosphere can regenerate damaged heart muscle tissue. However, the low survival rate of the cells during transplantation is a sticking point. In the EU project POSITION II, a research team from Fraunhofer EMFT is working with 45 partners on a new approach to solving this problem: A special encapsulation protects the sensitive stem cells, while a smart catheter with an integrated micropump ensures safe and precise placement in the heart muscle tissue.

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  • The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is planning a new center for biogenic value creation and smart farming in different locations in Bavaria and Mecklenburg- Vorpommern. The center is going to conduct research and development on innovative technologies for sustainable agriculture along the whole value chain from seed to product, on land and in water, involving several Fraunhofer research institutes.

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  • Press briefing / 2020

    New assay concept for vaccine development

    December 08, 2020

    All over the world, research into the development of a vaccine against the SARS-CoV2 virus is running at full speed - the breakthroughs of the last few days have made the headlines. Researchers from Fraunhofer EMFT and the University of Regensburg are working on a new assay concept that could speed up the evaluation of vaccine candidates and at the same time increase their significance.

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  • M³Infekt, a Fraunhofer cluster project, aims to develop a monitoring system that enables early intervention in the event that a patient’s condition suddenly starts to deteriorate. It will be a modular, multimodal and mobile system, and will also be suitable for use in the treatment of COVID-19 patients. By facilitating the required intervention at an early stage, the system helps to lessen the effects of disease, shorten the duration of therapy and make flexible use of intensive care wards.

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  • Press briefing / 2020

    Research despite and because of Corona

    May 04, 2020

    It is not an easy balancing act that researchers currently have to perform: The corona pandemic can only be contained by shutting down personal contacts - this also applies to everyday working life. On the other hand, some research activities are especially important now to support doctors, nurses and authorities in their work. Fraunhofer EMFT is facing this challenge for example in the development of thermopile sensors by Heimann GmbH. Important process steps are performed in the clean room of the Munich institute.

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  • Press briefing / 2020

    On the way to brain-like computing

    February 19, 2020

    Within the EU project NeurONN, a research team from Fraunhofer EMFT is working with six European partners on extremely energy-efficient elements and architectures for neuromorphic computing. This also involves the use of innovative 2D materials.

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  • Prof. Albert Heuberger (Fraunhofer IIS) and Prof. Christoph Kutter (Fraunhofer EMFT) are the new chairmen of the board of directors of the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics and the steering committee of the Research Factory Microelectronics Germany (FMD). After three successful terms of office, the two new spokespersons replace Prof. Hubert Lakner (Fraunhofer IPMS) and Prof. Anton Grabmaier (Fraunhofer IMS).

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  • Press briefing / 2019

    Efficient components for autonomous traffic

    November 18, 2019

    © Fraunhofer EMFT / Bernd Müller

    In the framework of the EU research project "Ocean12", sustainable components for autonomous road vehicles and aircraft are being developed.

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  • Press briefing / 2019

    Miniaturized micro patch pump

    November 06, 2019

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    Researchers at the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Microsystems and Solid State Technologies EMFT have beaten their own record; their latest MEMS micropump chip now measures mere 3.5 mm side length.

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