The LAAS team in the inkjet area (photo: CERADROP)

LAAS-CNRS targets R&D strategic axis with CeraPrinter F-Serie by CERADROP-MGI


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CERADROP (Limoges, France), a MGI Group company, has supplied LAAS-CNRS with one of its state-of-the-art lines, the CeraPrinter F-Serie. The French Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems concentrates its efforts on major scientific orientations for emerging systems and services of the future. To anticipate the major challenges of applications, LAAS-CNRS is oriented on the main scientific axis, based on four disciplines in Computer Science, Robotics, Automatic Control & Micro and Nanosystems. CERADROP has provided this prestigious and innovative laboratory with its cutting-edge equipment for advanced R&D to address the most challenging R&D goals. The business model of CERADROP is based on the design and manufacturing of advanced CeraPrinter platforms for printed electronics and smart 3D printing.

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King Jim’s Pomera DM30 with E Ink’s technology (photo: E Ink)

King Jim and E Ink unveil the Pomera DM30 Digital Typewriter


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E Ink (Cambridge, Massachusetts), a leading innovator of electronic ink technology, announced that its patented ePaper display technology has been used in the development of the Pomera DM30, a portable digital typewriter produced by King Jim, a Japan-based office stationary supply company.

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Representatives of the three winning teams of the Displaying Futures Award (photo: Merck)

Merck selects three winning teams for Displaying Futures Award


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Merck (Darmstadt, Germany), a leading science and technology company, announced the winners of the third annual Displaying Futures Award. This year, 97 applicants from around the globe submitted their smart medical ideas. The top ten teams, who have devoted themselves to topics such as wearables, artificial intelligence for real time data, smart devices for diagnostics, and sensors for disease prediction, were invited to the new Merck Innovation Center at the company headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany on 4-6 June where they pitched their ideas for a chance to be one of the three winning teams.

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The BIPV façade at ENGIE Fabricom, Antwerp (photo: Heliatek)

Consortium aims at finding the key to a sustainable building façade


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During the last two years, as part of the EU-funded PVme project, an international consortium of 10 companies and research centres worked together to find solutions for a sustainable building façade. PVme stands for "organic PhotoVoltaic systems integrated in Manufactured building Elements". Almost at the end of the project, the inauguration of the organic-based BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaics) façade took place recently at the Engie Fabricom building in Zwijndrecht, close to Antwerp, Belgium.

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Blister pack for digital patient compliance monitoring (photo: Schreiner Group)

Schreiner MediPharm develops smart blister pack to enhance medication adherence in clinical trials


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Schreiner MediPharm, a Germany-based global provider of specialty pharmaceutical labelling solutions for over 65 years, working in conjunction with the Dutch technology company ECCT (Experts in Communications & Connectivity Technology), has developed a smart blister pack for a global pharmaceutical corporation to enhance medication adherence by clinical trial participants. The introduction of this innovative electronic tool for managing and tracking processes during clinical trials is expected to mark a milestone for this global group of companies.

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