Graphene Biomedical Technologies
MEDICA/COMPAMED trade fair, Hall 15, Stand 15C43
Monday 13 - Thursday 16 November 2017, 10:00-18:00
Messe Düsseldorf, Stockumer Kirchstraße 61, 40474 Düsseldorf, Germany
MEDICA is the largest medical trade fair in the world – in 2016 it attracted more than 130,000 professional trade visitors from 120 nations and more than 5,100 exhibitors from 70 countries in 17 halls. The Graphene Flagship takes this opportunity to showcase the latest graphene research in Graphene Biomedical Technologies to decision-makers in the medical industry from all over the world.
The Graphene Flagship booth (stand 15C43) can be found in hall 15 which focuses on Electromedical Equipment / Medical Technology. Visiting the booth allows you not only to get an insight into the latest graphene research on Biomedical Technologies demonstrated by several prototypes but gives you an opportunity to discuss your questions and ideas with leading graphene experts from the Graphene Flagship Consortium, EC's largest research initiative.
Just one atom-layer thick, graphene is a million times thinner than a human hair and stronger than steel. It is flexible, transparent and a conductor of electricity that outperforms copper, as well as a conductor of heat that beats all other known materials. Learn about how these properties could be used in the biotechnology field.
Special Events on Graphene Biomedical Technologies during the MEDICA/COMPAMED trade-fair:
- Wednesday 15 November 2017, 11:30-12:30, Guided tour for press on Graphene Biomedical Technologies at the Graphene Flagship booth (stand 15C43)
- Wednesday 15 November 2017, 14:25-15:05, Talk at the COMPAMED Suppliers Forum by DeviceMed on Graphene for Neural Interfaces and Biomedical Technologies by Jose Antonio Garrido/Graphene Flagship (hall 8b, stand G40)
- Thursday 16 November 2017, 10:15-17:00, Graphene Connect workshop on Graphene Biomedical Technologies. The topic sessions will cover graphene opportunities in
biosensors, implants and bioelectronics. Learn more and register!
Graphene Biomedical Demonstrators
Researchers from ICN2 have used the unique properties of graphene to make electronic sensors for brain monitoring. They are using graphene as a sensor on a flexible polymeric substrate that adapts to the morphology of the brains surface to detect electronic signals within the brain. This could be used for early detection of an epileptic event.
Retinal Prosthesis Interface
Retina implants can serve as optical prostheses for people who have lost their sight but whose optical nerves are still intact. Researchers from the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - ICN2 along with their collaborators at Centro Nacional de Microelectrónica, Institut de la Vision and Pixium have shown that graphene provides an efficient interface for communication between the retina prosthesis and nerve tissue, with the potential to increase the resolution of the images perceived by the patient’s brain.
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