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Thin glass is a versatile material with many applications (photo: Fraunhofer FEP)

GLASS4FLEX – pioneering new process technologies for flexible glass in optical systems


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Ultra-thin glass – one human hair thick – is ideally suited as a material for mass production of optical components and parts as well as for encapsulating optical and optoelectronic systems. Its production requires a completely coordinated process chain – from manufacture to functionalisation. This is the goal to be accomplished by 2022 in the GLASS4FLEX joint research project.

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miDiagnostics’ research prototype device that can perform a complete blood cell count from only drops of blood (photo: imec)

Imec awarded grant from NASA to advance space health diagnostics


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Imec (Leuven, Belgium), a leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technologies, received NASA funding to test a technology for monitoring astronauts’ health status under zero gravity conditions using a first-of-its-kind disposable diagnostic device developed by imec’s spin-off, miDiagnostics. Imec will design test parameters and perform experiments in different gravity scenarios using one of miDiagnostics’ devices that is built around a silicon-based nanofluidic processor that performs a series of blood sample manipulations yielding a cell blood count with fast turnaround time.

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FlexEnable’s FlexiOM OTFT materials are available immediately to customers worldwide for any organic electronics applications (photo: FlexEnable)

FlexEnable acquires Merck’s OTFT materials portfolio for flexible displays


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FlexEnable (Cambridge, UK), a leader in the development and industrialisation of flexible organic electronics, has acquired Merck’s (Darmstadt, Germany) portfolio of best-in-class, high-performance organic thin-film transistor (OTFT) materials, including revolutionary and highly-patented organic semiconductors and dielectrics. The deal makes FlexEnable the first company to offer display manufacturers both the only OTFT materials which are proven to have higher performance than amorphous silicon, and an entire package of industrially-proven manufacturing processes needed for production of flexible organic liquid crystal displays (OLCD) of any size.

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Schreiner Medipharm offers a wide range of label solutions for the medical sector (photo: Schreiner Group)

PragmatIC and Schreiner MediPharm announce strategic partnership


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PragmatIC (Cambridge, UK), a leader in ultra-low-cost flexible electronics, and Schreiner MediPharm (Oberschleißheim, Germany), a leading provider of specialty labels for the pharmaceutical and medical device industry, have entered into a strategic partnership to add smart labels based on PragmatIC’s ConnectIC family of flexible integrated circuits into Schreiner MediPharm’s product portfolio.

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A concept cockpit from Canatu (photo: Canatu)

Canatu raises €15M funding from DENSO Corporation, 3M Ventures and Faurecia


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Canatu Oy (Helsinki, Finland) recently announced a capital raise of €15M in total, from the new investor 3M Ventures, as well as the existing investors DENSO Corporation (leading the round) and Faurecia.

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