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2019
01 SEP

Development of a Sensor-Based Behavioral Monitoring Solution to Support Dementia...

A recent study shows the feasibility of using wearable and mobile technology for dementia monitoring over extended periods and in people everyday life.

Information technology Medicine and medico technology
08 AUG

EU grant for development of medical sensor

Professor Anja Boisen from DTU Health Tech receives Proof of Concept grant of DKK 1.1 million from the European Research Council.

Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases Optics Sensors Micro and nanotechnology
27 JUN

DTU Health Tech – open for collaboration

As a relatively new department at DTU, the Department of Health Technology has an ambition to create and strengthen collaboration with stakeholders from academia, industry...

Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases
21 JUN

Playware wins award as Most Outstanding Healthcare Innovator in the World in 2019

The award as ‘The Most Outstanding Healthcare Innovator in the World in 2019’ was presented to Professor Henrik Hautop Lund at the gala for the 2019 at The Global Over...

Electrotechnology Medicine and medico technology Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
17 JUN

Moto Tiles win the SilverEco and Ageing Well International Award in Tokyo

Moto Tiles from our Center for Playware, DTU Electrical Engineering, won the SilverEco and Ageing Well International Awards at the event held at Global Business Hub...

Electrotechnology Medicine and medico technology Electronics Robot technology and automation Medical equipment and systems
24 APR

New Assistant Professor

Since March 15, Abigail Kressner has started a new position as Assistant Professor in the Hearing Systems Section at DTU Health Tech.

Health and diseases Medical equipment and systems Physiological modelling Information technology
10 APR

New computer model ensures faster development of hearing aids

Young researcher has optimized the simulation models used for developing new hearing aids. The necessary calculations can now be made up to 20 times faster.

Electrotechnology Sound Hearing aids Medical equipment and systems
05 APR

Personalized medicine for children with cancer

In a joint project involving Rigshospitalet and DTU, parents of all Danish children with cancer will be given the offer to have the genetic characteristics of their children...

Genes and genomes Biotechnology and biochemistry Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases Computer calculations
02 APR

DTU develops breast cancer scanning equipment

DTU has entered into collaboration with the UK company Kromek aimed at developing a scanner that can improve breast cancer diagnostics.

Medicine and medico technology Space research
29 MAR

DTU Space to develop cancer scanner with English company

DTU Space and UK company Kromek have started a collaboration to develop a new advanced scanner that have a huge potential for improving breast cancer diagnosis.

Medicine and medico technology Space technology and instruments
08 MAR

Sewage reveals levels of antimicrobial resistance worldwide

Sewage can reveal the occurrence of antimicrobial resistant bacteria among healthy populations, an international study led by the Technical University of Denmark shows...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food safety Health and diseases
26 FEB

Do risk assessments of endocrine disruptors provide sufficient protection?

Risk assessments of endocrine disruptors should take better account of uncertainties relating to harmful effects to ensure the risk is not underestimated.  

Food safety Health and diseases
05 FEB

Grains are beneficial to health

A six-year-long, large-scale research cooperation has documented that a diet, which includes whole-grains helps to prevent type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease...

Bacteria and microorganisms Nutrition and dietary habits Health and diseases
22 JAN

Portrait: “I wish there was a parallel world”

Mother during the day. Researcher at night. Meet Fatima AlZahra’a Alatraktchi who has developed a nanosensor to understand the language of bacteria.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Medicine and medico technology
21 JAN

Rechargeable hearing aids becoming ever smaller

A young researcher has discovered a solution for using rechargeable batteries in hearing aids without increasing their size or creating unwanted noise.

Electrotechnology Electronics Hearing aids Medicine and medico technology
10 JAN

Danish antimicrobial surveillance model inspires in Asia

In their efforts to monitor and control antimicrobial use in humans and animals, Asian authorities have been learning from the experience gained by Danish experts at...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
07 JAN

Dental implants soon to be completely white

New technology will soon make the surface of titanium used for dental implants completely white. This will be immensely important for the growing part of the population...

Materials Metals and alloys Physiological modelling Artificial organs
2018
20 DEC

Artificial intelligence may future-proof Danish healthcare services

Artificial intelligence and big data are building blocks in the development of personal health technologies. 

Medicine and medico technology Information technology
06 DEC

New knowledge to protect against endocrine disrupting chemicals

Researchers from the Technical University of Denmark are partners in two new EU projects on hormone disrupting substances that aim to protect women's reproductive health...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
13 NOV

Medical attention around the clock

A new project will revolutionise monitoring of hospitalised patients at special risk, thus reducing the incidence of complications and deaths. 

Medicine and medico technology Electrotechnology Health and diseases Medical equipment and systems
31 OCT

Nine ”new” endocrine disrupting chemicals identified

Researchers from the Technical University of Denmark and the University of Southern Denmark have established that there is solid scientific evidence that nine ”new” chemical...

Food safety Health and diseases
11 OCT

Students want to combat Alzheimer’s with light

A newly developed light seeks to reduce degradation of the brain in patents with Alzheimer’s disease.  

Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases
25 SEP

Top researcher: digitize your health data

One of the most cited researchers in Denmark, Professor Jun Wang, participates in DTU High Tech Summit and urges all Danes to digitize their health data.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Medicine and medico technology
03 SEP

Hearing aids fit for the future

New DTU research is paving the way for matching hearing aids more closely to user needs. The aim is for more people to be happy with their hearing aids—and actually use...

Electrotechnology Sound Medicine and medico technology Hearing aids
23 AUG

Unborn children better protected against endocrine disruptors

Researchers from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, have helped improve on international testing of chemicals to enable better detection of...

Health and diseases Food safety Food, fish and agriculture
03 JUL

Wound healing start-up wins Venture Cup

DTU distinguished itself at the Venture Cup National Startup Competition 2018. Medical equipment for treatment of chronic wounds was the big winner of the competition.

Medicine and medico technology
28 JUN

Innovative instruments solve problems for midwives and surgeons

DTU start-ups develop new eco-friendly disposable products for hospitals. Common for these solutions is that they are simple, innovative, and easy to use.

Medicine and medico technology
06 JUN

Magnetic contrast agent behind clear MRI images

The Danish National Research Foundation Center for Hyperpolarization in Magnetic Resonance, HYPERMAG, at DTU  conducts research into technologies that can reveal...

Micro and nanotechnology Magnets Health and diseases Medical equipment and systems
17 MAY

InstaPatch receives 5.6M DKK in funding from Independent Research Fund Denmark...

The CACHET PhD project InstaPatch  has received funding from Independent Research Fund Denmark . This funding will be used to further expand the project with an additional...

Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases Micro and nanotechnology
15 MAY

A first step to tomorrow’s hearing aid

Researchers at DTU have identified the brain signals that help us to focus on a particular sound, for example speech from a single person.

Electrotechnology Hearing aids
09 MAY

Anne Ladegaard Skov appointed professor

Head of the Danish Polymer Centre (DPC), Anne Ladegaard Skov, has been appointed professor in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering: Polymer Technology at DTU Chemical...

Polymers Hospital layout and design Medical equipment and systems Robot technology and automation
03 MAY

Digitalization, health, food and biotech set the stage for High Tech Summit 2018

DTU’s High Tech Summit is attracting considerable interest from the business community who have already bought or booked 60 of the 70 stands.

Information technology Biotechnology and biochemistry Medicine and medico technology Food, fish and agriculture
28 FEB

DTU Nominated for 3 'Oscars' of the Eldercare Industry

DTU and Professor Henrik Hautop Lund from  Center for Playware, DTU Electrical Engineering, are nominated for the development of the Moto Tiles for eldercare.

Electrotechnology Health and diseases
20 FEB

CACHET in Profile 2018

The Copenhagen Center for Health Technology (CACHET) have released the "CACHET in Profile 2018" report, which reports on research, research training, innovation in society...

Medicine and medico technology
20 FEB

Better Rehabilitation with Play

The Danish Physical Therapy Association reports on the work by our Center for Playware at DTU Electrical Engineering.

Electrotechnology Health and diseases
30 JAN

Learn more about how One Health makes the world healthier

Summer school in Denmark once again gives students from all over the world the opportunity to learn how the One Health concept can tackle challenges related to the health...

Food, fish and agriculture Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
16 JAN

New knowledge to help people with hidden hearing loss

Exposure to loud noise in the environment is causing nerve damage in the ears of ever more people. New research will enable diagnosing and treating such hearing loss in...

Electrotechnology Sound Hearing aids Health and diseases
2017
19 DEC

Electronic monitoring of heart rhythm can prevent strokes

A simple method for electronically monitoring patient heart rhythm can improve the treatment of heart rhythm disorders and prevent strokes.

Electrotechnology Medical equipment and systems Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases
09 NOV

High-tech duvet can alleviate atopic eczema

Three BEng students have developed an anti-itch duvet using materials from NASA’s space suits. The project secured development funding in international competition.

Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases Materials
03 NOV

Hearing Systems Presentation Day

Friday, October 27 th , Hearing Systems invited collaboration partners, colleagues and alumni for the annual Presentation Day to give an overview of the activities in...

Electrotechnology Physiological modelling Medical equipment and systems Artificial organs Health and diseases Computer calculations Information technology
02 NOV

Several reasons why whole grains are healthy

When overweight adults exchange refined grain products – such as white bread and pasta – with whole grain varieties, they eat less, they lose weight and the amount of...

Food, fish and agriculture Health and diseases Nutrition and dietary habits
23 OCT

Come explore and hear about life science and bioengineering at DTU

Come to an open day on 29 November 2017, where cooperation partners are invited to have a look at some of the new, state-of-the-art facilities in DTU's largest building...

Food, fish and agriculture Biotechnology and biochemistry Chemistry Medicine and medico technology Environment and pollution
22 OCT

Uterine bacteria can affect the foetus

According to new research, women can have bacteria in their uteri which may have an impact on foetuses’ immune systems. Until now, the ovaries, Fallopian tubes, and the...

Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
18 OCT

Alarm gives epileptics peace of mind

Doctors and scientists have joined forces with a commercial enterprise to develop an alarm that makes life easier for patients and their relatives.

Electronics Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases Medical equipment and systems
11 OCT

HRH Crown Prince Frederik and HRH Crown Princess Mary on Playware Moto Tiles

During the current royal visit to Japan, on Wednesday 11 Oct, HRH Crown Prince Frederik and HRH Crown Princess Mary, had the chance to engage in playful interaction with...

Electronics Robot technology and automation Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
05 OCT

Antimicrobial use in Danish animals continues downward trend

The total antimicrobial consumption in Danish animals has continued to decrease for the third consecutive year. This is one of the findings of the annual DANMAP report...

Genes and genomes Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
03 OCT

Diamonds track cancer

Knowing whether a cancer therapy is 100 per cent effective, or merely 99.9 per cent, can be a matter of life and death. Quantum mechanical phenomena in diamonds are helping...

Quantum theory and atomic physics Lasers Health and diseases
17 MAY

Microscopic solar cells could give vision to blind

Postdoc Rasmus Schmidt Davidsen conducts research into optimizing solar cells. Now, with the help of micro-sized photovoltaic cells, he will restore sight to the blind...

Medicine and medico technology Micro and nanotechnology Solar energy
07 MAR

Digital solutions help patients to better health

Personal health technology will play a greater role in the future healthcare system, which will be characterized by a growing number of chronic patients and a strong patient...

Medicine and medico technology
03 MAR

Whitepaper on Comorbidity in Denmark

English summary : Whitepaper published, for the first time documenting comorbidity in Denmark. The book documents the problems facing patients, when they are in contact...

Health and diseases
02 MAR

DTU share in EU recognition of four chemicals as endocrine disruptors

Following a proposal from Denmark, the EU in February 2017 decided to recognize four phthalates as human endocrine disruptors. The National Food Institute, Technical...

Food safety Health and diseases
13 FEB

Lab-on-a-chip for world's vets

The spin-out company Scandinavian Micro Biodevices has completed its journey from the clean rooms at DTU to a global breakthrough. Zoetis, of USA, has just paid DKK 536...

Medical equipment and systems Innovation and product development
09 FEB

One step closer to personal antimicrobial treatment

Harmless intestinal bacteria may transfer resistance genes to pathogenic bacteria, making the dangerous bacteria resistant to antimicrobial agents. A new method makes it...

Genes and genomes Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
08 FEB

Robot to ensure oxygen supply to COPD patients

Innovation Fund Denmark has just granted DKK 7 million for the further development of a new robot that will ensure COPD patients of the right amount of oxygen. DTU sees...

Robot technology and automation Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
07 FEB

Brain dopamine factory

By implanting dopamine-producing cells in the brain, patients may regulate their own dopamine level.

Medicine and medico technology Micro and nanotechnology
26 JAN

Millions for research into antibiotic resistance and better drugs

In a press release issued today, the Novo Nordisk Foundation reveals that it is grating a total of DKK 300 million (EUR 40 million) to five ambitious research projects...

Cells Synthetic biology Genes and genomes Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
26 JAN

Towards global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance

Analysis of waste water from 100 countries worldwide will be used to monitor the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in up to half the world’s population. This is...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
02 JAN

CACHET Receives Funding for two Large Projects from the Innovation Fund Denmark...

The projects seek to develop and evaluate new healthcare monitoring technology for heart rhythm and psychiatric and neurological diseases. The goals are to enable early...

Information technology Medicine and medico technology
02 JAN

Plants and animals lead to new sports technology

Emperor penguins, pine cones, and mussels all feature special mechanisms that Torben Lenau is working to transfer to the world of sport.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Medicine and medico technology
2016
21 DEC

New products to prevent and treat food allergies

It is currently not possible to prevent or treat food allergies. However, a new project aims at improving quality of life for allergy sufferers by developing new prevention...

Health and diseases Food, fish and agriculture
23 NOV

New technology to save cancer patients' lives

Small sensors on the bodies of cancer patients who have recently undergone surgery aim to ensure timely response to complications. The technology is being jointly developed...

Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases
21 NOV

Danish scientific contribution to EU Human Brain Project launched

DTU is the only Danish scientific participant in the EU's flagship Human Brain Project to map the human brain. An agreement covering the Danish part of the project has...

Robot technology and automation Health and diseases
10 NOV

Bespoke products printed in 3D

Organs, jet engines and sports equipment. 3D printing opens up opportunities to design one-of-a-kind products. And this naturally provides the perfect conditions for niche...

Construction and mechanics Innovation and product development Medicine and medico technology Artificial organs Hearing aids Food production
05 SEP

Voice can be used to detect depressive and manic episodes in bipolar disorder...

Analysis of everyday speech from smartphone has shown to be a sensitive and valid measure of depression and mania in bipolar disorder.

Medicine and medico technology Information technology
31 AUG

Seniors drop their walking aids when playing on DTU Playware

Seniors throw away their canes and rollators after playing with the Moto tiles developed at DTU Elektro's Center for Playware.

Electrotechnology Medicine and medico technology
10 JUN

PhD collaboration with US universities

Suyash Joshi, PhD student at Hearing Systems Elektro, recently returned from  a three months external research stay, visiting two premier research laboratories in the USA...

Electrotechnology Artificial organs Medical equipment and systems
31 MAY

Portable ultrasound scanners to enable fast diagnosing

In the future, ultrasound scanners will be small and portable, so that patients can be scanned any place and any time. This is the objective of a comprehensive high tech...

Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases Medical equipment and systems
31 MAY

Engineers and doctors develop new healthcare technologies

New healthcare technologies are needed to prevent, diagnose and treat the increasing number of cases of disease associated with increases in life expectancies. And this...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Micro and nanotechnology Optics Medicine and medico technology Medical equipment and systems Hospital layout and design Health and diseases Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship
31 MAY

Openness is gold

It was a perfect match when Associate Professor Winnie E. Svendsen met Dan Høgdall, a doctor. Together they developed a chip for diagnosing early-stage cancers. In January...

Medicine and medico technology Medical equipment and systems Nanomedicine Health and diseases Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
31 MAY

Doctors and engineers develop better cancer treatment

DTU and Frederiksberg Hospital are heading a European research project, where engineers and doctors develop new instruments for detecting bladder cancer.

Medicine and medico technology Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
19 MAY

New method for analysing and separating cells in blood

With the help of DTU Physics, researchers from MIT and the University of Lund have developed a new method to analyse and separate cells in blood. The method can accelerate...

Physics Micro and nanotechnology Cells Health and diseases
13 MAY

New generation of laser-controlled micro-robots created at DTU

Researchers from DTU Fotonik have become the first in the world to integrate multiple well-known technologies in a swarm of 3D-printed micro-robots. Their breakthrough...

Lasers Optics Micro and nanotechnology Nanomedicine
28 APR

Waste and wastewater management in the Arctic require locally adaptable solutions

There is an increasing interest in new technological solutions for waste and wastewater management in remote towns and settlements in the Arctic. That is one of the conclusions...

Polar research Health and diseases Waste management Waste water and water discharge
28 APR

Waste and waste water management in the Arctic requires locally adapted solutions

There is growing interest in technological solutions that can handle waste and waste water in the remote towns and villages in the Arctic. 

Polar research Health and diseases Waste management Waste water and water discharge
07 APR

The beginning of commercial quantum technology

So far, quantum physics has mainly been a theoretical discipline. Now, a major EURO 10,7 million investment by Innovation Fund Denmark will further develop the mysterious...

Physics Quantum theory and atomic physics Sensors Systems and data security Health and diseases
05 APR

New method for studying cancer cells

Cancer cell growth and proliferation are closely related to the mechanical properties of the cells. Researchers from DTU, Pavia University, and CNR Milano have developed...

Physics Micro and nanotechnology Optics Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
18 MAR

Sanitation on the agenda in Greenland

In April, Arctic Technology Centre (ARTEK) hosts an international conference in Sisimiut, Greenland. The conference focuses on existing and new technologies that are tailored...

Polar research Health and diseases Waste management Waste water and water discharge
16 MAR

New Research Project on Smartphone-based Treatment in Mental Health

The Innovation Fund Denmark supports a new CACHET project, which aims at reducing the rate and duration of re-admission among patients with unipolar and bipolar disorder...

Information technology Medicine and medico technology
15 MAR

Private investor helped DTU idea take off

The company Saxocon was born of a good idea and an enterprising investor. And the researchers behind the idea voluntarily declined to be directly involved in the project...

Medicine and medico technology Chemistry
14 MAR

11 Million for research into cancer and T-cells

Associate Professor Sine Reker Hadrup from DTU Vet receives DKK 11 million in an ERC Starting Grant where she will be developing new technology that can enable our own...

Health and diseases Genes and genomes
03 FEB

New method for earlier diagnosis of cancer is named best idea of the year

DTU-entrepreneurs are involved in five out of six category winners in this year's Venture Cup Idea Competition. The overall winner is the start-up company POC Solutions...

Medicine and medico technology
26 JAN

Engineers refine doctors’ tools

Sleep is the brain’s way of spring cleaning—and effectively removing toxins. During deep sleep, the body is normally completely at rest and unreactive to the brain’s signals...

Health and diseases Medical equipment and systems Physiological modelling Data analysis Electronics
26 JAN

Colour research

There is increasing evidence to suggest that a particular sleep disorder producing abnormal movements during dream sleep may be an early marker for Parkinson’s disease...

Health and diseases Medical equipment and systems Physiological modelling Data analysis Electronics
22 JAN

Doctors and engineers develop better cancer treatment

DTU and Frederiksberg Hospital are heading a European research project, where engineers and medical doctors develop new instruments for detecting bladder cancer. The concept...

Medicine and medico technology
18 JAN

Global figures for the burden of foodborne disease

Every year one in ten people around the world gets sick from food they eat and 420,000 die as a result. This is the finding of a report from the World Health Organization...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
2015
07 DEC

New issue of Technologist is out now

Our own Danish astronaut, Andreas Mogensen, occupies the front cover of the new issue of Technologist, DTU's international magazine, which this time takes a closer look...

Electrotechnology Robot technology and automation Electronics Electrical engineering Optics Sensors Medical equipment and systems Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development Space research Astrophysics Space technology and instruments
29 OCT

“Indispensable entrepreneurs”

Drug delivery is all about getting the active substance in medicine to target the right place in the body at the right time. American researcher and business founder...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
20 OCT

Health Technology in the hands of citizens

The Danish National Health Service is under pressure, with increasing numbers of elderly suffering from chronic disorders and a growing demand for healthcare services...

Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
29 SEP

New DTU Elektro group

DTU Elektro has spun out a new group, Center for Magnetic Resonance (CMR) headed by Professor Jan Henrik Ardenkjær-Larsen. Faculty members are Associate Professors Lars...

Medical equipment and systems Medicine and medico technology Radioactive pharmaceuticals and isotopes
23 SEP

Knowledge of proteins to guide pharmaceutical industry

Knowledge of the properties of proteins right down to atomic level is essential for making it easier and faster for the pharmaceutical industry to manufacture protein...

Medicine and medico technology Biotechnology and biochemistry Information technology
28 AUG

Guidance value on fluorinated substances in food packaging

The Danish food authorities have introduced a guidance value on fluorinated substances in food packaging to reduce the use of these substances, which can be harmful to...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
22 JUN

Master thesis defence by Sotirios Sarros on 9th July 2015: Development of Benchtop...

Sotirios Sarros will be defending his master thesis on Development of Benchtop NMR Spectrometer on Thursday, 9th July 2015, hrs. 15-17 at Building 349, room 205. ...

Medical equipment and systems Radioactive pharmaceuticals and isotopes
02 JUN

Method provides more knowledge about harmful substances in food packaging

A new method for faster analysis of chemicals in paper and board food packaging materials has been developed in a PhD project at the National Food Institute, Technical...

Food safety Health and diseases Computer calculations
19 MAR

The Lundbeck Foundation is awarding DKK 45 million to research into immune system...

DTU Vet is heading up a major project aimed at ensuring better treatment of chronic diseases caused by a breakdown of our immune system. Focus is on the signalling systems...

Medicine and medico technology
19 MAR

New knowledge strengthens risk assessment of chemical cocktails in food

Denmark's largest research project on chemical cocktail effects in food, spearheaded by the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has just...

Food safety Health and diseases