Fraunhofer-Institut für Elektronische Nanosysteme ENAS of Chemnitz at COMPAMED 2017 in Düsseldorf -- MEDICA Trade Fair

Fraunhofer-Institut für Elektronische Nanosysteme ENAS

Technologie-Campus 3, 09126 Chemnitz

Telephone +49 371 45001-0
Fax +49 371 45001-101

This company is co-exhibitor of
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COMPAMED 2017 hall map (Hall 8a): stand H23

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COMPAMED 2017 fairground map: Hall 8a


Dr. Mario Baum

Business Unit Technologies and Systems for Smart Health

+49 371 45001-261


Andreas Morschhauser

Head of Group Fluidic Integration and System Technology

+49 371 45001-241


Dr. Christian Hedayat

Head of Department Advanced System Engineering

+49 5251 60-5630


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Aug 22, 2017

Research cooperation with India for better wound management

Fraunhofer ENAS shows the project MIDARDI toghether with BiFlow Systems GmbH at COMPAMED 2017 from November 13 until 16 in Duesseldorf, Germany. Within the project a point-of-care test to determine pathogens and their antibiotic resistances was developed.

Europe and India face a steady increase in type 2 diabetes. Besides the actual symptoms several associated diseases like diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) may occur. The damage of nerve cells leads to the reduction of pain sensation and thus to an increased number of ulcers and delayed wound healing at the feet. The wounds are often rapidly colonized by bacteria and the severe infection delays the wound healing even further. For a proper wound management the fast determination of pathogens and their antibiotic resistances in the wound is needed. In the project MIDARDI, funded by BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) and IGSTC (Indo-German Science & Technology Centre), experts from India and Germany develop a new tool for rapid Point-of-Care diagnostics. Using molecular diagnostic procedure the determination of pathogen species and antibiotic resistances is much faster (<1 hour) than the established microbiological testing by cell culture. In order to use the complex procedures of molecular biology for the Point-of-Care testing the procedures need to be automated and miniaturized. The Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nanosystems ENAS is developing microfluidic systems which are capable to transfer macroscopic liquid handling steps into small integrated systems. By simplifying the handling of these systems and eliminating work intensive manual handling steps the tests can be even run by less qualified personnel. In cooperation with experts in biochemistry (Fraunhofer IZI-BB in Potsdam-Golm, Germany, and Manipal University in Manipal, India), medical product developers (BiFlow Systems GmbH in Chemnitz, Germany, and Achira Labs, Ltd. in Bangalore, India) and surgeons from the Manipal University Hospital (India) a robust diagnostic device is being developed for the clinical routine.

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The particular strength of the Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS lies in the development of smart integrated systems for different applications. Fraunhofer ENAS develops single components, technologies for their manufacturing as well as system concepts and system integration technologies and transfers them into production. The institute offers research and development services from the idea, via design and technology development or realization based on established technologies to tested prototypes.

The product and service portfolio of Fraunhofer ENAS covers high-precision sensors for industrial applications, sensor and actuator systems with control units, and evaluation electronics, printed functionalities as well as material and reliability research for microelectronics and microsystem technology. The development, the design and the test of MEMS/NEMS, methods and technologies for their encapsulation and integration with electronics as well as metallization and interconnect systems for micro- and nanoelectronics and 3D integration are especially in the focus of the work. Branches addressed are semiconductor industry, communication technology, medical engineering, biotechnology, industry automation, mechanical engineering, automotive industry, environmental engineering, power engineering, logistics as well as aeronautics.

The core competences are an indicator for the specific technological know-how of the institute. The excellence of Fraunhofer ENAS is based on a broad variety of technologies and methods for smart systems integration. These are 'Design and Test of Components and Systems','Silicon-Based Technologies for Micro and Nano Systems', 'Polymer-Based Technologies for Micro and Nano Systems, 'Printing Technologies for Functional Layers and Components', 'Nano Technologies for Components and Systems', 'Interconnect Technologies', 'System Packaging and 3D Integration Technologies', 'System Development and Integration' as well as 'Reliability of Components and Systems'.

From an organizational point of view, Fraunhofer ENAS is subdivided into the departments Multi Device Integration, Micro Materials Center, Printed Functionalities, Back-End of Line, System Packaging, Advanced System Engineering and Administration. The headquarters of Fraunhofer ENAS is located in Chemnitz. The department Advanced System Engineering is working in Paderborn. The department Micro Materials Center has a project group working in Berlin-Adlershof.

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