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Environmentally friendly non-stick-coating replaces PFAS

PFAS are used as coatings in medical products. Due to known risks, the EU is planning a universal ban on their production and use. With PLASLON® technology, Fraunhofer IFAM has now developed a PFAS-free non-stick coating that can be used immediately.

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Wound healing of the future: Empa researchers develop bio-bandage

Scientists at Empa, the ETH Domain's interdisciplinary research institute for materials science and technology development, are developing a dressing containing lactic acid bacteria. The lactobacilli are intended to promote the healing of chronic wounds by destroying stubborn biofilms.

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Certified: New biocompatible ball bearing material for medical technology

The plastics manufacturer igus is expanding its range for medical technology with Xirodur MT180, a material for lightweight, lubrication-free and hygienic xiros deep groove ball bearings - certified according to USP Class VI and DIN EN ISO 10993.

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Shape memory for nano-objects

Researchers at ETH Zurich have achieved a shape memory effect for objects that are only a few nanometres thick for the first time. This would make it possible to produce tiny machines and small robots on a nanoscale, which could also be used in medical technology.

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Self-healing plastic becomes biodegradable

Chemists from Constance led by Helmut Cölfen have now presented the next generation of their mineral plastic in the journal Small Methods. The plastic is produced without solvents and can be converted back into its flexible structure by adding water, making it recyclable.