Case Studies

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Innovation in molecular radiotherapy

In 2020, 2.7 million people in the European Union were diagnosed with cancer and 1.3 million lives were lost to the disease. The EU Commission supports research to improve prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Quality of life for patients during treatment is also a priority, and is an important factor for ev...

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Expanded humidity measurement capabilities

Monitoring and control of humidity are essential requirements in a variety of Europe’s manufacturing industries. For example, humidity affects pharmaceutical and biochemical product quality and storage lifetimes. Most humidity sensors are based on capacitance measurement technologies that exhibit measurement drift, so regular ...

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New measurement capabilities to protect the marine environment

The EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) aims to protect vulnerable marine ecosystems by limiting underwater noise from man-made activity, such as shipping or construction work, which can adversely affect marine wildlife. The sources of greatest environmental concern radiate most of their sound energy in the low freque...

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Protecting health through new ultrasound measurements

Around 22.6 million people in the EU live with untreated, disabling hearing loss. As well as its social effects it also costs the European economy around €185 billion each year, €25 billion more than the EU budget for 2018. In Germany four to five million workers are exposed to harmful occupational noise and the German social a...

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Validating ion engines for interplanetary travel

Space exploration has provided insights into the formation of the solar system and processes underway on Earth. Missions to Venus, for example, have informed us on the greenhouse effect and the dangers of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Ion engines, a form of electric propulsion, may be preferable to chemical rockets for such missi...

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