Nano and Microtechnology

  • IVAM's New Action Figure
    EMDT’s series of interviews offers personal perspectives on the diverse industries and associations that serve the medical device technology sector. Here, we talk to Heinz-Peter Hippler, IVAM's new Managing Director.
    (September, 2011)
  • Nanotechnology, Made in Germany
    Engineering expertise and forward-thinking government support have helped to create a vibrant nanotechnology network that is enabling the development of next-generation medical technology.
    (August, 2011)
  • Scanning Electron Microscope Provides Nanoscale Resolution
    A new series of ultrahigh-resolution scanning electron microscopes provides nanometer-scale resolution and precise analysis for a wide range of samples. Initial shipments of the Nova NanoSEM 50 Series microscopes, developed by FEI Co., (Eindhoven, Netherlands) are planned for the fourth quarter of t...
    (August, 2010)
  • Trends in der Mikrotechnologie
    Konfokale 3D-Messsysteme von NanoFocus sichern Qualität von Labs-on-a-Chip.
    (February, 2010)
  • New Possibilities
    Video Camera Records at the Speed of Thought
    (November, 2009)
  • Novel Pump Design Takes Inspiration from Tree Roots
    Industry Intelligence: putting down roots Researchers at the University of Rochester have created a simple metal pump that lifts liquid using the wicking process trees use to pull water from their roots to their leaves. Guo and an assistant created the novel pump using a femtos...
    (September, 2009)
  • Researchers Devise Bionanoelectronic Transistor
    Industry Intelligence: Reinventing Electronics Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)researchers have developed a versatile hybrid platform that uses lipid-coated nanowires to build prototype bionanoelectronic devices. Mingling b...
    (September, 2009)
  • Laser Micro Machining of Medical Devices
    Excimer and increasingly ultra-short-pulsed lasers are important tools in the creation of microstructures and nanostructures. Capabilities of the latest systems are described, which include drilling 30-μm diameter holes in 50 to 100 μm thick metal foils and subsurface engraving of transparent ...
    (May, 2009)
  • Electrospinning Technology Benefits Implantable Devices
    Industry Intelligence: Inside Information Zeus Inc. (Orangeburg, SC, USA) has developed a new technology platform in the field of electrospinning, a process that produces nano- to microscale-thick polymer fibres. Zeus is able to develop fabrics with complex shapes from solutions,...
    (March, 2009)
  • Le développement d'un pôle microtechnique médical: la Franche-Comté, terre d'accueil
    Comme autrefois dans l’horlogerie et la lunetterie, la Franche-Comté se construit aujourd’hui une identité industrielle basée sur les microtechniques.
    (March, 2009)
  • The MDT Five-Minute Interview
    Medical Device Technology’s (MDT) series of interviews offers personal perspectives on the diverse and dynamic medical device technology industry. Here, we talk to Marcel can Kasteel.
    (March, 2009)
  • In and Around France
    News on some suppliers and a launch event.
    (March, 2009)
  • Developments Across the Industry
    THIS ISSUE observatoryNANO website goes live Free access to analysis of developments in nanoscience and nanotechnology is available on the observatoryNANO website. This is the main point of access to the output of the observatoryNANO project, which is funded under the European Union’s...
    (January, 2009)
  • Functionalising Surfaces at the Nanoscale Using Plasma Technology
    Plasma technology offers a highly effective toolbox for nanoscale surface engineering of materials. The potential variety of nanoscale features and new properties that can be achieved are reviewed here.
    (January, 2009)
  • More than a trade show...
    COMPAMED 2008 EVENT PREVIEW Compamed grows from strength to strength with more than 480 exhibitors from 30 countries attending this year in Messe Düsseldorf’s Halls 8a and 8b. Suppliers will exhibit a comprehensive range of solutions, extending from new materials, componen...
    (November, 2008)
  • Improving Biosensors at the Nanoscale
    This, the second in the series on the impact of nanotechnology on different types of medical devices, looks again at the field of medical and biological diagnosis and detection. It examines how knowledge at the nanoscale is also helping to develop new generations of miniature devices that are capabl...
    (October, 2008)
  • Nanotechnologyand The Chip
    This is the first article in a series on the impact nanotechnology is having on different types of devices. It considers how lab-on-a-chip approaches in diagnostics are evolving and discusses some areas of future development.
    (September, 2008)
  • Nanotechnology Gives Jolt to Battery Prototype
    TECHNOLOGY NEWS: ELECTRONICS Over the years, battery technology has struggled to keep up with pace of electronics development. While semiconductor technology continues to progress at a rapid clip, fuelling an array of advances, battery te...
    (September, 2008)
  • Defining Nanotechnology
    A confusing array of terms has arisen with the rapid emergence of the subject of nanotechnology. In this article a recently derived framework for definitions of these terms is discussed.
    (May, 2008)
  • Developments Across the Industry
    THIS MONTH Funded collaboration on offer Industry should take advantage of the funding and resources that are now available for new product development. Sixteen Innovative Manufacturing Research Centres (IMRCs) throughout the United Kingdom (UK) have guaranteed funding for five years; f...
    (May, 2008)
  • Redefining Drug Delivery
    Developments in microelectronics and nanotechnology are fueling advances in drug delivery
    (May, 2008)
  • Nanomedicine: Rethinking Medical Training
    A change in perspective and an expansion in knowledge are required if society is to benefit from nanomedical products. As more products become a reality, the current concept of “disease” may be set to undergo a paradigm shift.
    (January, 2008)
  • Developments In Functional Electrical Stimulation Systems
    It is estimated that more than 750,000 people suffer a stroke each year in Europe.1 An implantable neurostimulator is being developed to improve impaired upper limb function that results from stroke. Its mode of operation and early clinical trial results are reported.
    (January, 2008)
  • Compamed 2007 Event Preview
    The venue gets larger, and the focus gets smaller.
    (November, 2007)
  • Nanowires with Protein Coating Achieve Cellular Penetration
    TECHNOLOGY NEWS: COMBINATION PRODUCTS Researchers studying drug-delivery systems envision a future when nanomaterials are deployed in the body to treat tumors and viruses without harming normal cells. Enabling nanomaterials to easily achiev...
    (November, 2007)