Research- and development activities at the IMST focus on the structuring and functionalizing of surfaces for antibiofouling purposes, optimized biocompatibility, energy storage etc.
This was unanimously decided by the council board on March 21th, 2019. The price was handed over with a celebration on the second Sunday of the Kieler Woche 2019.
As part of the cooperation project “SuperContact”, the IMST succeeded in modifying contact lens surfaces with an extremely thin, biocompatible and hydrophilic polymer layer that allows the lens to be durably wet with the tear film, thus increasing wearing comfort immensely.
Contact lens that was not modified. The water drop does not moisten the hydrophobic surface.
Modified contact lens surface: the wetting is perfect.
Implants based on NiTi shape memory alloys may be overgrown with cells which is undesirable in traumatology and stenting. The processing of a self-organized nanotube (NT) layer and its functionalization with a polymer that resists protein and cell adhesion can help solving this issue. The necessary mechanical strength of the layer should arise from its 3D structure and inorganic-organic nanocomposite character. The self-organized NT layer is obtained via potentiostatic anodization of NiTi alloy sheets.
funded by the federal ministry for economic affairs and energy (BMWi) in context of the FINO3 platform
Funded by the European Union – Interreg 5a
funded by the European Union – European Regional Development Fond (ERDF), the Federal Government and Land Schleswig-Holstein