Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana) engineers have developed a method to transform existing cloth items into battery-free wearables resistant to laundry. These smart clothes are powered wirelessly through a flexible, silk-based coil sewn on the textile.
SCHOTT (Mainz, Germany), a leading supplier of primary pharmaceutical packaging, is investing another single-digit million-euro amount into Canadian big data expert Smart Skin as part of their second financing round. Smart Skin offers a monitoring system that helps pharma companies identify weak spots on their production lines. As a result, the pharmaceutical containers run smoothly on the lines, saving the pharma companies time and money. The Smart Skin solution is part of a comprehensive package that SCHOTT offers to improve productivity and increase yield.
At this year’s FINAT Awards presentation, Schreiner Group celebrated an outstanding success: The high-tech company impressed the judging panel in as many as four different categories. A particularly remarkable prize, the prestigious Innovation Award, went to PlasmaPatch from Schreiner ProTech using printed electronics for wound healing.