One to Watch: Lidia Nachbaur, managing director of Qventis

An office, a lab and EUR 50,000 – that’s all Lidia Nachbaur needed to start Qventis, a medical devices firm in Hennigsdorf, a small town in the state of Brandenburg, outside Berlin.

Digital Respiratory Treatment

More than 600 million people around the world suffer from chronic respiratory ailments, with over 3.5 million of them dying every year. Inhalation treatments are one effective response, but only if they’re used properly. To this end, German startup VisionHealth has developed an app, called Kata®, to ensure the procedures are carried out correctly.

Cancer Self-Defense Discovery

Genetics researchers at the University of Bayreuth have discovered a natural process that protects healthy human cells from attacks by harmful cancerous ones.

Germany’s Medical and Research Actors Respond to Corona Crisis

Concluding our week-long look at how various German industries’ are faring during the coronavirus pandemic, we scrutinize the medtech sector.

German Pharmaceuticals Booming During Corona

Global exports may be down because of the various restrictions associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, but 2020 is shaping up to be an excellent year for German pharmaceutical companies.

Robotic Hospital Help

The coronavirus pandemic has directed a spotlight on the need for hygiene, and nowhere is this more urgent than in hospitals. German robotics company InSystems has come up with a disinfecting robot system named ZenZoe.

Ada Health: Strategic Partnership with Samsung

The concept of Ada Health has convinced the 500-million-euro strong Catalyst Fund at Samsung to conclude a strategic partnership with the Berlin start-up.

Anti-Ageing Cell Receptors

Increasing abdominal girth – better known as the middle-aged spread – and shrinking muscles are two unpleasant side effects of growing older. But in experiments with mice, researchers at the University of Bonn say that have identified cell “antennas,” so-called A2B receptors, that encourage the body to burn fat instead of storing it.

Better Brain Check

Researchers at Carl von Ossietsky University in the northern German city of Oldenburg have successfully tested a brain-monitoring device that could replace conventional encephalography (EEG).

Disinfecting Ambulances

Germany’s renowned Fraunhofer Institute and the vehicle equipping company BINZ Ambulance- und Umwelttechnik have come up with a system for disinfecting emergency service vehicles using UVC light.