Sustainability/Circular Economy

Of course, medical technology manufacturers have their share of climate-damaging emissions. At the same time, there is a growing recognition that climate-friendly business practices can enhance a company's competitiveness.

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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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Interview on sustainability: "Non-sustainable products disappear from the market in the long term"

The "Alliance for Sustainable Medical Technology", which was founded at MedtecLIVE in 2023, is dedicated to reducing the CO2 footprint. One of the founding fathers is Ralf Kindervater, Managing Director of BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg. We wanted to know from him where the leverage is to be applied.

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Start-up series: To the top of the world market with bioplastics?

Sustainability in medical technology is more important than ever. Biovox from Darmstadt has caught the right moment. The start-up is the first supplier of recyclable bioplastics approved for use in medical technology. We present Biovox in our series on young companies.

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Sustainability and medical technology – innovations and processes to fight climate change

The climate crisis is a big talking point not just in Germany and its neighbouring countries – all around the world, research, industry and society in general are working on making the world we live in more sustainable.

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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.