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Targeted electrical stimulation with durable microimplants

Dear Sir or Madam,

Implants such as pacemakers do great things for health. One shortcoming, however, is their relatively short life span. Therefore, research is being conducted at Fraunhofer IZM to make microimplants more durable. You can find out how the implants can provide targeted electrical stimulation in our interview!

Stay healthy!

Melanie Prüser
Editorial team virtual.MEDICA team

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Topic of the Month: Disinfection: let mist do the work
Interview: Microimplants: electricity instead of pills
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Disinfection: let mist do the work

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Healthcare settings require sharp weapons to fight both hospital-acquired infections and pathogens like SARS-CoV-2. Besides protective equipment, regular room disinfection is one of them. But they require time and are also prone to error if done manually. Fully automated solutions are needed to relief hospital staff from this exhausting work and perform it reliably. So, why not fog the room?
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Microimplants: electricity instead of pills


Image: Microimplantat; Copyright: Fraunhofer IZM
Active implants such as pacemakers revolutionized healthcare decades ago. But they also have disadvantages: their size and relatively short life span, for example. At Fraunhofer IZM, research is therefore being conducted on durable microimplants that stimulate nerve cells electrically in a targeted manner and are even to be used to treat multiple sclerosis.
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Microimplants: electricity instead of pills
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