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Self-sufficient Degasser for Micro Dosing Processes

The degasser comprises an integrated mico pump which creates the necessary vacuum for the degassing process.

 

 

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  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and Edwards, the leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum, abatement and subfab system solutions and services for the semiconductor industry, are launching a cooperation within Munich-based high performance center "Secure Connected Systems" (www.svs.bayern.de). The goal of the cooperation is to create an advanced performance characterization setup for predictive maintenance of subfab equipment as a reference for Industry 4.0 applications.

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  • Incontinence is among the most common diseases – approximately 8 million people suffer from it in Germany alone. Together with DUALIS MedTech GmbH, the Fraunhofer EMFT is working on a new artificial sphincter technology, which allows a combination of diagnostics and therapy (theranostics).

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  • To reinforce the position of Europe’s semiconductor and electronics industry within global competition, eleven institutes within the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics have, together with two institutes within the Leibniz Association, come up with a concept for a cross-location research factory for microelectronics and nanoelectronics. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is providing support with the necessary investment. On April 6, 2017, Education Minister Professor Johanna Wanka handed over the grant approvals – 280 million euros for Fraunhofer and 70 million euros for Leibniz.

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  • Press briefing / 2016

    A miniaturized smart drug delivery module

    3.11.2016

    © Fraunhofer EMFT /Bernd Müller

    At this year’s COMPAMED trade fair, the sensor manufacturer Sensirion and Fraunhofer EMFT will be presenting an innovative concept study in the field of medical technology. Fraunhofer EMFT’s silicon micropump has been combined with Sensirion’s LD20 single-use liquid flow sensor as part of a joint project with the aim of developing a smart and cost-efficient miniaturized module for controlled and monitored drug delivery. This highly integrated single-use drug delivery module measures a mere 35 x 15 x 5 mm3. Both partners will be at COMPAMED 2016 to showcase live demonstrations for interested visitors for the first time.

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  • Press briefing / 2016

    Self-sufficient Degasser for Micro Dosing Processes

    31.10.2016

    Gases dissolved in liquids can cause serious problems in chemical or biotechnological processes. The degassers available for tackling this challenge today are bulky and expensive, and can in most cases only be used in laboratories with special infrastructure at their disposal. The scientists at Fraunhofer EMFT have developed a small, self-sufficient degasser for micro dosing processes, with an integrated micropump for creating the vacuum, which is necessary for the degassing process.

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  • © Fraunhofer EMFT /Bernd Müller

    Smart Packaging is the current trend – providing not only pure visual effects but rather additional useful information to customers. By order of the the world’s second largest brewer SABMiller, Scientists of Fraunhofer EMFT have developed an interactive temperature sensor and display system, integrated into a portable ice box and showing whether the beer has the optimal drinking temperature.

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  • Solvay, Texas Instruments, Muegge and Fraunhofer EMFT aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the semiconductor industry. For this purpose they will be testing alternative fluorine gas mixtures to be used in the cleaning processes. This three-year project, called ecoFluor, is partly funded by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF) and will start on 1st January 2016.

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  • Fraunhofer EMFT wins DeviceMed Award

    Press briefing / 18.11.2015

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    The visitors of the COMPAMED trade fair decided: Fraunhofer EMFT is the most innovative exhibitor in 2015! The colleagues attending the Fraunhofer EMFT booth were delighted to receive the DeviceMed Ad hoc Award yesterday.

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  • The smallest micropump in the world

    Press briefing / 16.11.2015

    © Fraunhofer EMFT

    Just in time for the COMPAMED trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, the scientists at Fraunhofer EMFT have implemented a powerful, extremely miniaturized micropump. The tiny pump made of silicon measures mere 5x5x0,6 mm3 and shall in the future enable low-cost disposables for medical technology, for example.

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