Expert & Leader of department: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marc Kraft
Innovations in medical technology form the core of a more effective system of diagnosing and treating illnesses. The medical technology department’s task is to test the medical, economic and environmental value of promising new technologies. The medical technology department encompasses the following areas: water processing, air processing and medical device reprocessing. The medical technology department works closely with the hygiene department. Here, the issue of technical processability is just as important as the economic and ecological benefits of the techniques applied. In addition, the department also deals with new procedures in medical technology: in oncology, for example, the ‘gamma finder’, which is used to detect sentinel lymph nodes; in cardiology, drug-eluting stents, which are used mainly to treat coronary heart disease.