Press Releases 2014

  • Fewer surgeries with degradable implants

    Bremen, / November 04, 2014

    Until now, in cases of bone fracture, doctors have used implants made of steel and titanium, which have to be removed after healing. To spare patients burdensome interventions, researchers are working on a bone substitute that completely degrades in the body. Towards this end, material combinations of metal and ceramic are being used. From November 12 to 14 the demonstrator of a suture anchor will be shown at the COMPAMED 2014 trade fair in Düsseldorf (Hall 8a, Stand K 38).

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  • © Fraunhofer IFAM

    A scientific colloquium was held today to mark the official opening in Bremen of the new 90 cubic meter ice laboratory with integrated icing wind tunnel. The Paint/Lacquer Technology Department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM has thus reached a further milestone for testing anti-icing coatings and innovative deicing technologies. Fraunhofer IFAM researchers and their project partners from industry and R&D organizations will now be able to test anti-icing systems under realistic conditions at temperatures down to minus 30 degrees Celsius and at wind speeds of up to 350 kilometers per hour.

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