The first clinical application of Polish cardiac surgery robot during surgery is planned for next autumn, as announced last Friday during the conference at the Foundation for Cardiac Surgery Development in Zabrze (Silesia).
Printed 3D models of the heart or blood vessels are being made at the Laboratory of Individual Medical Implants in Bionanopark in Łódź. Models reflect the heart of a particular patient in detail and help the cardiac surgeons prepare for complicated surgeries.
Ultra-thin conductive lines can now be more than 400 times thinner than human hair. The company XTPL has perfected their printing technology, reaching the line width of 124 nanometers. They can be used to produce flexible solar cells or displays with unprecedented image sharpness.
The nucleic acids DNA and RNA are composed of nucleotides. Their analogues, in which the original skeleton is replaced by another, more stable one - can effectively fight the bacteria. The problem is that bacterial cells do not receive them from the environment. Vitamin B12 might help and - like the Trojan horse - smuggle them into the cell.
The number of patents granted to Polish companies and scientific institutes by the European Patent Office increased by 19 percent in 2016. At the same time the number of patent applications decreased by nearly 28 percent - according to the European Patent Office report.