Dr. Thomas R. Dietrich

Chief Executive Officer, IVAM Microtechnology Network

Posts by Dr. Thomas R. Dietrich


Remote work forever!? What will happen to our offices after Corona?

Analogous to the rising and falling incidences, many offices have been filling and emptying at regular intervals since last year. Some remain completely empty. Covid-19 has been making the world more digital. Ideas that have been in the drawer for a long time have now been and are being implemented in many places. Inhibitions about new technologies and working methods are being overcome. On the other hand, we are tired of the many web conferences and would like to have some exchange of ideas in the office kitchenette. Will we fall back into the old patterns after Corona?

NRW-Japan Seminar - Pitch of companies from Fukushima and North-Rhine-Westphalia: Recording of the live stream

Medical technology is a key growth sector in Japan and Germany. It is of great strategic importance in a health-conscious society. Also, the health systems in Japan and Germany face similar challenges, for example, steadily increasing demands due to demographic change.

Laser and Photonics Applications EPIC TechWatch: Recording of the live stream of the virtual COMPAMED

In the medical market, the photonics industry is seeing new product launches that have specific requirements for health applications. Europe is a source of both application markets and innovative technologies. The session on laser and photonic applications, organized and carried out in cooperation with EPIC, shows examples from developers of photonic medical devices and their supply chains.

Smart Sensor Solutions: Recording of the live stream of COMPAMED 2020

Smart products are becoming a reality in more and more markets - including medical technology and health. The key technological pioneers in this development are intelligent sensors that not only collect data, but can also interpret and communicate. The market for medical technology is developing rapidly. Medical products are increasingly focusing on the patient and are becoming more and more functional and intelligent.

Microprecision, Manufacturing and Processing: Recording of the live stream of the virtual COMPAMED

The miniaturization of the dimensions, the precision of the components with their increasing variety of shapes and greater functional integration are the keys to future developments. They are also influenced to a large extent by new technologies that originate from materials engineering and physical process engineering.

Alle ab ins Homeoffice! Was wird nach Corona aus unseren Büros?

Nicht nur die akuten Inzidenzwerte leeren die deutschen Büros. Es ist offensichtlich: Covid-19 macht die Welt digitaler. Ideen, die schon lange in der Schublade waren, wurden und werden jetzt vielerorts umgesetzt. Hemmungen gegenüber neuen Technologien und Arbeitsmethoden werden überwunden. Fragen Sie sich auch manchmal, ob das alles gut und nachhaltig ist? Oder werden wir nach Corona wieder in die alten Muster verfallen?

Fight against Coronavirus: Recording of the live stream of the virtual COMPAMED

The Corona crisis has turned the world upside down and shown us once again how dependent we are on key technologies such as microtechnology and nanotechnology. These technologies support the fight against Corona, for example, in the field of rapid diagnostics, in the low-cost production of miniaturized components for urgently needed medical devices and in the development of vaccines.

Printed Diagnostics and 3D Printing: Recording of the live stream of the virtual COMPAMED

Individual patient care is becoming increasingly important. On the one hand, this saves valuable resources, for example in terms of medication and diagnostic tools, and on the other hand helps to provide targeted medical treatment for patients' ailments.
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Mit diesen 6 Tipps wird das virtuelle Meeting zum Erfolg!

Es ist fester Bestandteil der "neuen Normalität" geworden: Das virtuelle Meeting ist - dank Coronakrise - aus unseren Terminplänen nicht mehr wegzudenken. An manchen Tagen reiht sich Videokonferenz an Videokonferenz. Geht es Ihnen auch so? Damit die Meetings nicht zu nervenaufreibenden Zeitfressern werden, ist es sinnvoll, sie gut vorzubereiten und ein paar Dinge grundlegend zu organisieren.

IVAM members vs. CORONA

Microtechnology is one key enabler to get a grip of the Corona crisis: It enables medical devices to be more smart and compact and is qualified to make diagnostic methods better, more precise and much faster as before. Furthermore it opens up the possibility of transforming existing processes, components and systems at lightning speed so that completely new fields of application can be created in the fight against the virus.