Fraunhofer-Einrichtung für Mikrosysteme und Festkörper-Technologien EMFT of München at COMPAMED 2017 in Düsseldorf -- MEDICA Trade Fair
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Fraunhofer-Einrichtung für Mikrosysteme und Festkörper-Technologien EMFT

Hansastr. 27d, 80686 München
Germany

Telephone +49 89 54759-0
Fax +49 89 54759-550
contact@emft.fraunhofer.de

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COMPAMED 2017 hall map (Hall 8a): stand K14

Fairground map

COMPAMED 2017 fairground map: Hall 8a

Contact

Christian Wald

Phone
+49 89 54759-231

Email
christian.wald@emft.fraunhofer.de

Johannes Häfner

Phone
+49 89 54759-549

Email
johannes.haefner@emft.fraunhofer.de

Our products

Product category: Pumps, micro

Micropump portfolio with a broad range of applications

High flow rates or extreme miniaturization - with its broad pump portfolio, Fraunhofer EMFT can meet a wide range of medical technology requirements. The silicon pump models with their small and flat design of minimum 5 x 5 x 0.6 mm3 but nevertheless high backpressure and absorbing capacity allow for new products in the area of diabetes, tumor, hormone or pain therapy systems as well as implants.  On the other hand, the larger yet equally inexpensive stainless steel micropumps are mainly used in the field of infusion and in vacuum therapy for the treatment of chronic wounds. There are already interested partners for an industrialization of stainless steel micropumps, such as Rausch & Pausch GmbH, a world-leading developer of hydraulic and pneumatic valve systems. The piezoelectrically driven micropumps are self-priming, blow-tolerant and sterilizable. On the Compamed, Fraunhofer EMFT presents prototypes of its micropump family as well as potential application scenarios.

 

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Microactors for artificial sphincter system

Together with DUALIS MedTech GmbH, Fraunhofer EMFT is working on a new artificial sphincter technology, which allows for a combination of diagnostics and therapy (Theranostics). The system is not controlled manually, but rather by the interaction of active microelectronic components: a micropump and a microvalve, both currently being developed at Fraunhofer EMFT. On the Compamed, Fraunhofer EMFT will present a demonstrator of the sphincter system.

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Self-sufficient micro degasser for a mobile application

Gas bubbles can seriously disturb chemical or biotechnological processing processes. Fraunhofer EMFT presents its self-sufficient micro degasser on the Compamed, capable of operating without complex infrastructure and thus prospectively able to provide compact de-gasser table devices. A silicon micro diaphragm pump developed at the Fraunhofer EMFT is integrated into the degasser, capabable to generate very high pressures of up to -55 kPa and to remove both gas bubbles and dissolved gas from liquids.

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Microdosing system for monitored drug delivery

The Swiss sensor manufacturer Sensirion and Fraunhofer EMFT are jointly developing an intelligent and cost-efficient microdosing system for monitored drug delivery with dimensions of only 35 x 15 x 5 mm3. The microfluidic system is based on Sensirion's one-way flow sensor LD20, capable of very quick, precise and intelligent measurement of smallest flow quantities, as well as sensitive error detection  and thus counteracting, for example, cross flows and paravasation. The micro- pump of Fraunhofer EMFT is seamlessly integrated into the extended flow channel of the sensor and, despite its tiny size, still reaches flow rates of up to 1000 μl / min, depending on the pump type. With these properties, the system offers great potential as a cost-efficient, disposable component for medical dosing applications. A demonstrator is displayed at the Fraunhofer EMFT booth.

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Reliable dosing in the nanoliter range

Nanoliter-precise metering of gases and liquids by means of micropumps and microdosing systems offers a wide potential in the field of medical technology. In many medical applications, the exact dosing of very small amounts of liquid is essential. At the same time, the metering components must be very reliable but also cost-efficient. Fraunhofer EMFT will be presenting a new microdosing system for the controlled dosing of small quantities of liquids at the Compamed this year. With this dosing system, precise flow rates can be achieved in the range of 1 - 50 nl / s. A nanoliter of water corresponds to the volume of a cube with mere 0.1 mm side length. The heart of the system are two piezo electrically driven silicon micro-diaphragm pumps with the chip size of 7 x 7 x 1 mm3. In order to achieve the extremely exact dosing rates, gas bubbles are deliberately  injected into a dosing channel. Several sensors in this channel detect the position and velocity of the gas-liquid-phase limits, thus determining the amount of liquid measured. A microcontroller can be used to document the results, control the micro pumps and set the desired target flow rate.

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Implantable pump system regulates eye pressure

Within the framework of the BMBF funding project MIKROAUG and in cooperation with eye specialists and several companies, including Dualis Medtech GmbH, Fraunhofer EMFT has developed a concept for an implantable pump system that permanently regulates the eye pressure. The system is to enable a new approach in the therapy of eye diseases such as glaucoma or phthisis. The central component is a micro membrane pump, which pumps out the eye water or tonifies the eye. As a result, the eye pressure can be regulated permanently. The microfluidic system consists of a biocompatible silicon micro pump. The treating physician can adjust the delivery rate of the micro pump depending on the eye pressure by an external control module. At its booth, Fraunhofer EMFT presents the underlying concept using a demonstrator.

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TUDOS - Microdosing system for μ-exact drug delivery

The drug dosing system, developed in cooperation with several Fraunhofer institutes, is based on a tiny silicon pump chip. The match-box size dimensions of 20x32x19 mm3 (including reservoir and battery), make this system extremely energy-efficient. Liquid volumes of 12 μl can be dosed with an accuracy of up to one percent thanks to a patented dosing monitoring; the dosing profile can be adapted to the therapy via a user interface. Failures such as blocked catheters, pump defects and air bubbles are reliably detected by the system. In addition to diabetes or pain therapy, the developers also see great potential especially in tumor therapy.

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About us

Company details

Fraunhofer EMFT conducts cutting-edge applied research into sensors and actuators for people and the environment. The research activities of the research institution with approximately hundred employees in Munich, Oberpfaffenhofen and Regensburg focus on chemical sensor materials, silicon technologies, flexible electronics, micropumps and system integration. Based on this know-how, the employees create new kinds of sensors and actuators. Yet, the real strength of Fraunhofer EMFT lies in the interaction between its competences: after all, innovations often emerge where technologies reach their limits and begin to cross-fertilize. This enables the creation of innovative solutions for various business and application areas.

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