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Life science: convergence of nano and biotechnology

Technology in life science is rapidly emerging. Thanks to the convergence of nanotechnology, biotechnology, ICT and cognitive sciences, many new technologies are in progress with a high potential impact on future health and health care system. A short list of the technologies of the future:

  • Early diagnosis
  • Healthcare IT
  • Nanomedicine
  • Smart implants
  • Non invasive surgery
  • System biology, chinese medicine

smart implants
sensing & drug delivery
adaptive body correction

non invasive surgery
and minimal invasive surgery
or treatment

healthcare IT
telemonitoring, right
information right time

early diagnosis
nanosensors, lab-on-chip
single molecule detection

system biology
human modeling, physiology, biomechanics, biochemistry

nanoparticles for
imaging & treatment

For more information download the Healthcare booklet:

Click here to download the booklet about innovations for healthcare and sport

Non Invasive Brain Surgery with HIFU

High intensity focused ultrasound is new and promising technology for non invasive surgery. Especially of interest for brain surgery but also applicable for tissue treatment and repair at other locations. It uses a focused array of ultrasound to generate a localized (1-3 mm) energy spot resulting in either cell lysion (high energy, tumors), tissue activation or local drug delivery (low energy). It is a 100% non invasive technique under MRI thermal imaging for guidance.

Click on the image to see the HIFU array pulse movie

MRI scan brain

HIFU energy distribution


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