Issue: Health and Medicine

  • © Fraunhofer IPK / Larissa Klassen

    The gel electrophoresis chamber separates the mRNA molecules according to their size by applying an electrical voltage, allowing their integrity to be assessed via the number of molecule fragments.

    mRNA-based vaccines against the novel coronavirus are one of the most important steps on the way out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Can the production of mRNA-based vaccines be accelerated using new methods?

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  • Fraunhofer IPK supported a globally active pharmaceutical company in establishing a learning factory in Berlin. It is helping to implement Lean methods and train employees in their application.

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  • Documentation is the mantra for opensource hardware communities. This was found by the OPEN.Effect study, which evaluated ventilator manufacturing projects.

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  • The partners in our expert discussion are researching how the surfaces of implants can be improved to prevent clinical complications.

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  • Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento

    Research and Development

    Since 2012, Fraunhofer IPK has been assisting the Brazilian industry training service SENAI with establishing innovation institutes based on the Fraunhofer model.

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