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At the DMEA trade fair, Fraunhofer will present innovative research projects for the healthcare lead market

How can software applications support professionals and patients in prevention, diagnostics and therapy? How can cardiovascular diseases be detected at an early stage? How can medical treatments be digitalized holistically? Experts from the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft will answer these and other questions about the digitalized healthcare of today and tomorrow at the DMEA 2022 trade fair, held from April 26 to 28, 2022 in Berlin (joint Fraunhofer booth E106 in Hall 2.2).
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Prof. Ingomar Kelbassa is the new institute director of Fraunhofer IAPT

Prof. Ingomar Kelbassa will take over as director of the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Manufacturing Technologies IAPT in Hamburg on April 1, 2022. He succeeds Prof. Ralf-Eckhard Beyer.
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Miniaturized laser systems to seek out traces of life in space

Was there life on Mars? This is the question that the European Space Agency (ESA) is setting out to answer with its ExoMars mission. The mission, in which Russia is a participant, is scheduled to launch this fall, although recent political developments have raised questions as to whether this will be possible. Part of the mission is an exciting analytical system that was designed to operate in space and was created as part of the research work conducted at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF. The Jena-based researchers developed the miniaturized laser module for the ExoMars Rover's mobile laboratory. The institute will present this Raman spectrometer, which is fitted with a diode-pumped solid-state laser and is the size of a 50-cent coin, at the LASER World of Photonics in Munich from April 26 to 29.
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Hydrogen detection using fiber optic sensors

Hydrogen plays a pivotal role in Germany’s energy and climate policy. In comparison to other gaseous or liquid energy sources, special security requirements have to be considered for applications with hydrogen, because additionally to fire hazard under certain conditions an explosive air hydrogen mixture can arise from leaks in tanks or piplelines. To further increase safety levels when dealing with hydrogen, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz Institute, HHI are working on fiber-optic-based sensors that can detect hydrogen and are superior to conventional sensors in many respects.
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