Press Releases 2024

  • Fraunhofer IWS Develops Microphysiological Systems for Cultivation of Tumor Tissue Sections in Joint Effort / 2024

    New Opportunity for Cancer Therapy: Miniature Lab Provides Insights into Metastases Development

    Press Release (No. 04) - Fraunhofer IWS Dresden / April 16, 2024

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    Every year, around half a million people in Germany are diagnosed with cancer. Despite the existence of effective treatment options for many types of cancer, many questions about the development of the disease remain unanswered. Why does a tumor develop? What factors promote the growth of cancer cells? Why do metastases spread to other organs over time? The animal models mainly in use to date only represent the actual processes in the human body to a limited extent. The Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden has developed special microsystems in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine ITEM in Hanover and the University of Regensburg. They are now using them to examine tissue sections of tumors under realistic conditions.

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  • Fraunhofer IWS Transfers Laser-based Sound Analysis of Surfaces into Industrial Practice with “LAwave” / 2024

    The Sound of the Perfect Coating

    Press Release (Nr. 03) - Fraunhofer IWS Dresden / March 27, 2024

    In the pictured configuration the LAwave measuring system allows the fast and non-destructive characterization of small and medium-sized components.

    Sound waves can reveal surface properties. Parameters such as surface or coating quality of components can be analyzed non-destructively using lasers and sensors. In research and some industrial laboratories, this laser-induced surface wave spectroscopy has already become an established measurement technology. With “LAwave”, the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden will present the second generation of a user-friendly measuring device at the International trade fair for quality assurance “Control” in April 2024, which will pave the way into industrial practice.

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  • European Research Project “HyperImage” Launched with Twelve Partners from Industry and Science / 2024

    “Multi-color Vision” for Drone Flight, Vertical Farming and Autonomous Driving

    Press Release (Nr. 02) - Fraunhofer IWS Dresden / January 29, 2024

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    High-resolution hyperspectral images are set to take quality assurance and increased efficiency in industry, agriculture, and autonomous driving to a new level. The Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden heads a European consortium of twelve companies and research institutes tackling this objective in the project “HyperImage – A universal spectral image sensor platform for industry, agriculture, and autonomous driving”. The European Union is funding the project with a total of 5.6 million EUR over a period of 3.5 years.

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  • BMBF Funds “FB2-SiSuFest” to Evaluate Novel Storage Material / 2024

    Research Project: Silicon Nitride-based Particles as Promising Anode Material for Solid State Batteries

    Press Release (No. 01) - Fraunhofer IWS Dresden / January 11, 2024

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    Novel storage material for solid-state batteries is the focus of the project “FB2-SiSuFest – Evaluation of silicon anodes in sulfide solid-state batteries”. As a promising anode material, silicon nitride-based particles could enable a high storage capacity with stable and safe operation. The research alliance of renowned partners has received funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) amounting to 1.7 million euros as part of the “Clusters Go Industry” funding guideline as part of the FestBatt cluster. The project will run from December 2023 to November 2025.

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