Since 2009 a technology initiative lead by the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT is investigating in laboratory technology „Made in Germany’s Saarland”. Integrating small and medium-sized enterprises and supported by the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Science of Saarland State the mission of the “Labor der Zukunft” (Laboratory for the Future) is to design, develop and promote future’s laboratory technology.
Unlike other technological areas, building and operating modern laboratories is requiring the vertical integration from craftsmanship over engineering to basic sciences. The initiative is facing the challenge to enable low and high tech suppliers to work together in one integrated single project.
This is requiring a paradigm shift in technology research and funding integrating the whole value added chain from applied research over technological key industries and traditional craftsmanship to the potential customer and user.
A special focus of the initiative is on mobile applications being the technological driving force for new and innovative solutions. Fraunhofer IBMT has designed and produced together with Bischoff+Scheck GmbH world’s first mobile, self-sufficient S3/L3 unit fully licensed by German authorities with the permission to operate under Biosafety Level (BSL-3), to transport infectious material and to operate as a cryolaboratory in traffic.
The unit is right now operating in a campaign for testing and on-site analysis for HIV and tuberculosis infection in the Western Cape Region, South Africa. Technical support is in the hands of the team “Labor der Zukunft”.Contact:
Robot-assisted sensor system for the quality monitoring of hybrid parts and components
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Researchers at TU Graz calculate the most accurate gravity field determination of the Earth using 1.16 billion satellite measurements. This yields valuable knowledge for climate research.
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Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have discovered a completely new way of capturing, amplifying and linking light to matter at the nanolevel. Using a tiny box, built from stacked atomically thin material, they have succeeded in creating a type of feedback loop in which light and matter become one. The discovery, which was recently published in Nature Nanotechnology, opens up new possibilities in the world of nanophotonics.
Photonics is concerned with various means of using light. Fibre-optic communication is an example of photonics, as is the technology behind photodetectors and...
Fraunhofer IZM is joining the EUROPRACTICE IC Service platform. Together, the partners are making fan-out wafer level packaging (FOWLP) for electronic devices available and affordable even in small batches – and thus of interest to research institutes, universities, and SMEs. Costs can be significantly reduced by up to ten customers implementing individual fan-out wafer level packaging for their ICs or other components on a multi-project wafer. The target group includes any organization that does not produce in large quantities, but requires prototypes.
Research always means trying things out and daring to do new things. Research institutes, universities, and SMEs do not produce in large batches, but rather...
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