At the beginning of the year, the focus at the Fraunhofer IST was directed on, amongst other things, the topic of “health”. The one-year test phase of the prototype of a mobile pre-clinical care platform was therefore launched at the beginning of March with the aim of ensuring comprehensive pre-clinical care in even the most remote areas of Africa. Furthermore, Fraunhofer researchers have succeeded in developing a new method for the production and clinical application of stem-cell-based retinal implants, which could contribute towards the successful treatment of a degenerative eye disease.
In our "From Research" section, we report on the current state of development in the field of "Green Tools" and present innovative sensor inserts for the digitalisation and monitoring of production processes.
"Sustainable process chains for the production of smart and resilient tools" and "Thin-film sensor technology for digital process monitoring" are also our topics at Hannover Messe 2023, to which we cordially invite you. Please do not hesitate to contact us and secure your free guest ticket. We look forward to seeing you!
Finally, we would like to draw your attention to our new section “In portrait”. Become better acquainted with the employees of the Fraunhofer IST and learn more about their work at the institute, their career paths or even one or two private details. To kick things off, we start with a woman in science and introduce you to one of our group leaders Dr Kristina Lachmann.
We hope that you enjoy reading this edition and wish you a very happy Easter.
The Editorial Team