In cooperation with the Saarland University Hospital, the INM has developed bioinspired adhesive structures for the treatment of eardrum injuries. The adhesive structures are now to be transferred into a biomedical product.
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Prof. Dr. Victorino Franco, University of Sevilla, ESP
Prof. Dr. Phil Selenko, Department of Biological Regulation, Rehovot, ISR
Prof. Dr. Luis M. Liz-Marzan, Center for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials – CIC biomaGUNE, San Sebastián, ESP
Prof. Dr. Anne Kenworthy, University of Virginia, School of Medicine, Charlottesville, USA
Prof. Dr. Robert Dryfe, The University of Manchester, GBR
Scientists at the INM present a Cobot for the first time which is equipped with microstructured surfaces for the handling of objects. Because these structures are very soft and have no sharp corners or edges, the risk of injury to humans is further reduced.
Due to the special arrangement of its molecules, a new coating made of corn starch is able to repair small scratches by itself through heat: The cross-linking via ring-shaped molecules makes the material mobile, so that it compensates for the scratches and these disappear again.
The INM has developed new processes with photochemical metallization and printing (gravure printing, inkjet printing) of transparent conductive oxides (TCOs), which are significantly more time- and cost-saving.
At this year’s Hannover Messe, INM will be presenting hybrid inks that are suitable for printing conductive structures on thin polymer films or paper, for example.