Fraunhofer-Institut für Elektronische Nanosysteme ENAS of Chemnitz at COMPAMED 2021 in Düsseldorf -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine
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Fraunhofer-Institut für Elektronische Nanosysteme ENAS

Technologie-Campus 3, 09126 Chemnitz
Germany

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Dr. Mario Baum

Geschäftsfeld-Manager »Technologies and Systems for Smart Health«

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+49 371 45001-261

Email
mario.baum@enas.fraunhofer.de

Andreas Morschhauser

Gruppenleitung »Fluidische Systeme und Technologien«
Multi Device Integration

Phone
+49 371 45001-241

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andreas.morschhauser@enas.fraunhofer.de

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Hall 13 / D59

15 Nov 2021

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13:40 - 14:00

PRESENTATION: A fully biocompatible, ultra-thin and highly flexible printed circuit board based on Parylene for advanced medical wearables

Oral presentation at the COMPAMED High-Tech Forum in hall 13
Session Printed electronics and highly integrated next generation diagnostics

Speaker: Franz Selbmann

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18 Nov 2021

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11:20 - 11:40

PRESENTATION: Microfluidic platform for LAMP-based SARS-COV2 detection

Oral presentation at the COMPAMED High-Tech Forum in hall13
Session Microfluidics

Speaker: Andreas Morschhauser

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Product category: Research

Project CovMoTe - Innovative mobile test system for the sustainable acceleration of SARS-CoV-2 virus detection and the detection of existing immunity

In the current Corona pandemic, the high infectivity of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has exceeded the capacity of existing testing resources for direct virus detection. Rapid and detailed mapping of infection status in high-risk groups could greatly facilitate countermeasures and pandemic containment. However, PCR test evaluation currently takes about 24 hours. In this Fraunhofer joint project (with Fraunhofer IME, ISIT, IBMT, EMFT and ENAS), a combined test system for the sustainable acceleration of SARS-CoV-2 virus detection and existing immunity will be developed that can be used on a mobile basis. This will make on-site testing of at-risk groups easily feasible. The use of highly innovative techniques (neo-LAMP, electronic biochips) allows a test result within one hour for virus RNA detection, the addition of the status of immunity to the test also allows a comprehensive assessment of the infection status. Fraunhofer ENAS enables the decentralized performance of the virus and immune detection by transferring the assay to its microfluidic platform together with Fraunhofer ISIT.

Presentation at the COMPAMED High-Tech Forum in hall 13
Thursday, Nov 18, 2021, 11:20 – 11:40 am | Session Microfluidics
Microfluidic platform for LAMP-based SARS-COV2 detection
Andreas Morschhauser, Fraunhofer ENAS

Contact: Andreas Morschhauser
In-vitro diagnostics

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Product category: Microfluidics

Project MOLOKO - new sensor platform for food quality and animal health

Milk is a staple food and part of the daily diet for many people. Nevertheless, the price of milk is constantly decreasing, which means high economic pressure for dairy farms. Therefore, smaller milk producers in particular are increasingly trying to offer higher-quality products that differentiate themselves from the standard product through organic production, other milk producers (e.g. buffalo or goats) or special ingredients (e.g. special proteins). However, the higher prices that can be achieved as a result also make it increasingly tempting to cheat. Although laboratory tests are available for many quality parameters, they can only insufficiently prevent cases of fraud due to the usually long and complex analysis. In the project MOLOKO (H2020, GA Nr.780839) a compact test system based on a novel plasmonic sensor is developed. This test system shall allow a fast on-site analysis of relevant parameters. Fraunhofer ENAS contributes to the rapid analysis by developing a reusable microfluidic cartridge.

Contact: Andreas Morschhauser
microfluidics

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Product category: Microsensors

Project Sixth Sense - Microneedles for vital data monitoring of rescue forces

Rescue forces are on the front line when it comes to the fight for life and death. Extreme operations such as large-scale forest fires have developed from the exception to the rule in recent decades. These operations often push rescue forces to their physical limits and beyond. In the European project SixthSense (GA No. 883315), a vital data monitoring system is being developed which is intended to provide rescue forces and control centres with early warning of potentially critical health conditions. The plaster-like system is intended to provide tangible feedback by means of electrical stimulation.

The Center for Microtechnologies at TU Chemnitz, supported by Fraunhofer ENAS, is developing polymer-based microneedles that will allow minimally invasive monitoring on the skin. The needles, which are several hundred micrometers long, are just long enough to extract interstitial fluid, but not long enough to hit blood vessels or pain receptors. Together with the European partners, the aim is to achieve the most compact possible integration with biosensors for relevant parameters.

Contact person: Andreas Morschhauser

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Product category: Research

Project BeforeFever - Portable, low-cost thermometer for early indication of (SARS-CoV-2) virus infections

Body temperature is an important indicator for infections and can be used as an indicator for disease incidence already 72 hours before the actual fever (38.1°C) occurs. The aim of the project at Fraunhofer ENAS is the development of particularly cost-effective and easily manufacturable temperature sensors in the form of flexible wearables. The devices shall contribute to more effective patient monitoring outside of intensive care units. Especially for the monitoring of vulnerable populations in public and private institutions, but also in countries with comparatively poorly developed health care systems, a simple and particularly fast initial indication of infectious events in the human body or the monitoring of their progression in a large number of the population should be made possible.

Contact: Frank Roscher

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Product category: Research

Project APFEL - Active wound plaster with electrical stimulation

In the project, manufacturing and integration methods for active wound patches are developed. By integrating biocompatible electrode structures into wound dressings in combination with an appropriate control and voltage application of these, the cells are actively influenced during the healing process

Fraunhofer ENAS develops special coating processes and material combinations for the fabrication of robust electrically conductive electrodes on flexible substrates and elaborates simulation models for the calculation of electric field strengths in heterogeneous dielectric environmental conditions.

Contact person: Frank Roscher
research

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Product category: Research

Ultra-thin and highly flexible Parylene-based Printed Circuit Board with several metallization layers for medical wearables

For the realization of advanced smart applications such as smart medical wearables, smart adhesive tapes or structural health monitoring of lightweight structures by integrated sensors, flexible electronics and in particular flexible printed circuit boards (PCB) are a key enabler. For the given applications, the thinner flexible printed circuit board are preferred in comparison to thicker designs, since lower total thicknesses come along with better wearing comfort, e. g. considering medical wearables for monitoring vital parameters or smart plasters.
Using Parylene to realize advanced flexible PCBs, the polymer unites three different functionalities: It acts as a flexible substrate, as a dielectric between the different metallic redistribution layers as well as an encapsulation layer.

Presentation at the COMPAMED High-Tech Forum in hall 13
Monday, Nov 15, 2021, 1:40 – 2:00 pm | Session Printed electronics and highly integrated next generation diagnostics
A fully biocompatible, ultra-thin and highly flexible printed circuit board based on Parylene for advanced medical wearables
Franz Selbmann, Fraunhofer ENAS

Contact person: Franz Selbmann

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Product category: Microactors

Piezoelectric actuators and sensors for medical technology

At Fraunhofer ENAS microsystems based on piezoelectric aluminum nitride (AlN) are developed. As actuator and sensor material, AlN offers the possibility of a high degree of miniaturization. The technical developments include AlN-based microscanners with integrated position sensors for one- or two-dimensional deflection of laser beams for use in high-precision endoscopic systems for medical technology. This includes non-destructive imaging techniques such as fluorescence microscopy or optical coherence tomography (OCT) for minimally invasive, endoscopic in vivo diagnostics.

Contact person: Katja Meinel
microactuators

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Product category: Microsensors

Fraunhofer lead project "Theranostic Implants" - In-vivo blood pressure measurement for cardiovascular patients

As part of the Fraunhofer lead project "Theranostic Implants", technologies for future implants were researched by 12 Fraunhofer institutes in close cooperation.

An implant for in-vivo blood pressure measurement was jointly developed by Fraunhofer IMS and ENAS. The overall system consists of a pressure sensor, an ASIC for data and energy management (both from Fraunhofer IMS) as well as an acceleration sensor for measuring the patient's position (from Fraunhofer ENAS) and an interposer as basic substrate. The LTCC multilayer interposer with 75 μm wide conductive tracks and 13 single layers in a stack fabricated by NIKKO (JP) includes a coil for inductive power supply and data transmission. The ASIC and MEMS accelerometer are mounted on the interposer either by flip-chip bonding using gold studbumps or by die-attach and wire bonding. An Al2O3/Parylene thin film multilayer concept was used for biocompatible and hermetic encapsulation. For testing in functional operation, the highly miniaturized system (length: 15 mm, diameter: 3 mm) is finally encapsulated with silicone.

Contact: Dr. Mario Baum
microsensors

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Product category: Microsensors

CMUT - Capacitive micromechanical ultrasonic transducers

Miniaturized capacitive ultrasonic transducers (CMUT) are fabricated using silicon technology and enable the transmission and reception of ultrasonic waves of various frequency ranges. CMUTs are preferable to piezoelectric-based ultrasonic transducers for certain applications because they are highly miniaturized and can be combined with drive electronics. Unlike conventional piezoceramic-based ultrasonic transducers, CMUTs have a wide bandwidth as well as low acoustic impedance. In addition, the performance of CMUTs is less dependent on ambient temperature compared to piezoelectric-based ultrasonic transducers. In terms of application areas, medical imaging is the main application for CMUT, but this technology also has applications in other fields (including material analysis, non-destructive testing, chemical sensing, etc.).

Contact person: Dr. Nooshin Saeidi
microsensors

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Product category: Microsensors

Project SENS-O-SPHERES - Wireless energy and data transmission for miniaturized measuring systems

The measuring system "Sens-o-Spheres" records process parameters such as temperature, pH value and dissolved oxygen concentration in the liquid of the bioreactor by means of miniaturized measuring beads and transmits them via radio to a processing station outside the bioreactor, which monitors the running process in real time and readjusts it if necessary. In this project, Fraunhofer ENAS developed a special RF communication system that is optimized for the small space available in the beads (diameter 8mm) and reliably ensures a radio link through the liquid. In parallel, ENAS designed a new type of energy transmission interface that allows the integrated rechargeable battery to be recharged regardless of its position, thus enabling the measuring beads to be reused about a thousand times. Further project partners of this BMBF funded project are SAAS GmbH, e-nema GmbH, IMST GmbH, Ökoplast GmbH and TU Dresden.

Contact: Dr. Christian Hedayat
microsensors

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Product category: Microoptics

Project M3 Infekt - Continuously tunable optical filters

As a partner in the M3Infect consortium, Fraunhofer ENAS develops continuously tunable and thus wavelength-selective Fabry-Pérot filters (FPF) with large optical aperture for the visible spectral range from 450 nm to 700 nm. The aim is to combine these filters with a vision-on-chip (VSoC) system developed and provided by Fraunhofer IIS/EAS. The VSoC system is a software-programmable image sensor consisting of powerful camera hardware and flexible algorithms, enabling high frame rates and short response times with low power consumption. In combination with the FPF, a hyperspectral camera system is to be created which, by evaluating the temporally resolved hyperspectral image information, will enable the early detection and monitoring of patients suffering from COVID-19. For example, respiratory rate, pulse, skin blood flow or color changes of the skin can be evaluated, which allows conclusions to be drawn about a possible COVID-19 disease. The hyperspectral camera system to be developed offers the advantage of contactless early detection and monitoring, which can be used in clinics, doctors' surgeries, nursing homes or in the patient's own home. There is also the possibility of early detection and monitoring of other infectious diseases, which affect the skin appearance, breathing rate or pulse, through the application of artificial intelligence.

Contact person: Toni D. Großmann
microoptics

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Topic

15 Nov 2021

Fraunhofer ENAS successfully manufactures ultra-thin and highly flexible Parylene-based Printed Circuit Boards with several metallization layers

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS in Chemnitz successfully developed and manufactured flexible printed circuit boards with an overall thickness of less than 20 micrometers and several metallization layers based on the polymer Parylene. The institute presents the new generation of flexible PCB this fall at the COMPAMED and the SEMICON Europa 2021.

For the realization of advanced smart applications such as smart medical wearables, smart adhesive tapes or structural health monitoring of lightweight structures by integrated sensors, flexible electronics and in particular flexible printed circuit boards (PCB) are a key enabler. For the given applications, the thinner flexible printed circuit board are preferred in comparison to thicker designs, since lower total thicknesses come along with better wearing comfort, e. g. considering medical wearables for monitoring vital parameters or smart plasters. Similarly, thinner flexible sensors for structural monitoring can be better integrated in lightweight structures than thicker ones. For existing technologies for flexible PCBs, the total thicknesses can easily cumulate up to several 100 µm, particularly if they include several metallization layers. This limits their flexibility and integratability. Scientists at Fraunhofer ENAS have now succeeded in producing an ultra-thin and flexible printed circuit board with several metallization layers.

The decisive factor here was the use of the polymer Parylene, which is deposited at room temperature, and hence, without any intrinsic stresses. It provides a good mechanical stability, even for low layer thicknesses, while featuring a low Young’s modulus and hence, a high bendability, even at low temperatures. At the same time, it provides a comparably good thermal stability. Under these conditions, it was possible to extremely reduce the overall thickness of the Parylene-based PCB while at the same time realizing a high degree of flexibility.

In addition, the polymer offers other advantageous properties that are crucial for subsequent use in very different applications. These include ISO 10993 certified biocompatibility and biostability, chemical inertness and thus compatibility with common microtechnologies, optical transparency, electrical isolation and a low permeability.

Using Parylene to realize advanced flexible PCBs, the polymer unites three different functionalities: It acts as a flexible substrate, as a dielectric between the different metallic redistribution layers as well as an encapsulation layer. The Parylene-based flexible PCBs are fabricated using established microtechnologies, allowing a variety of metallization technologies such as sputtering or additive manufacturing based technologies and different metals to be used for the fabrication of the metallic interconnect layers. Doing so, smallest dimensions as low as 10 µm can be realized. For the realization of vertical interconnects between the metallic layers, the intermediate Parylene dielectric with a thickness of only a few micrometers is patterned, whereas different methods can be applied to fill the resulting via again. Using these technologies, total thicknesses of less than 20 µm can be achieved for Parylene-based flexible PCBs – even if they contain several metallization layers.

Based on its unique features, this new generation of ultra-thin and highly flexible PCB based on Parylene can thus provide an advanced packaging platform for enabling new smart applications in the field of flexible electronics. Due to biocompatibility of Parylene, particularly the fabrication of a fully biocompatible PCB is possible, when choosing biocompatible metals such as gold or titanium.

The development was already presented in the paper “An ultra-thin and highly flexible multilayer Printed Circuit Board based on Parylene” at the Smart Systems Integration Conference, which took place online in April 2021. Now Fraunhofer ENAS will show the Parylene-based circuit boards live for the first time at COMPAMED in Düsseldorf from November 15 - 18, 2021, and SEMICON Europa in Munich from November 16 - 19, 2021.

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About us

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS combines the business unit »Technologies and Systems for Smart Health« R&D activities with applications in the field of health and life sciences.
Our research is focused on the technical and technological aspects, especially in using micro and nanotechnologies for applications in the service of medical science, biology, and healthy living.
This business unit is focusing especially on:
  • Implants
  • Medical devices
  • Microfluidic and spectroscopic analysis