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X-ray vision in 360°

New 360° video shows research in the EU project MgSafe

In the EU project MgSafe, 15 doctoral students in eight different countries are working on developing and improving imaging techniques for biodegradable magnesium implants. Biodegradable magnesium implants are particularly useful as they degrade in the body and thus make a second operation for the removal of the implant after fracture unnecessary.

Kamila Iskhakova in the lab

Kamila Iskhakova at the beamline. Photo: HZG/Aspekt Eins

Hanna Slominska and Kamila Iskhakova are doing their PhD in MgSafe at the HZG, but conduct their experiments at the HZG outstation at the Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron DESY. They use the special X-ray light at the beamlines there to make even the smallest material processes visible. These investigations help to monitor the degradation of the magnesium implants and the regeneration of the surrounding bone at high resolution. This is of particular importance as the implant is required to yield sufficient stability during healing and should quickly be dissolved afterwards.

In the new 360° video Hanna Slominska and Kamila Iskhakova take us on a tour through the laboratories in Hamburg-Bahrenfeld. Jonathan Espiritu, who is doing his PhD at the MgSafe partner Syntellix in Hannover, and Marwa Chaabane from Scanco Medical AG are featuring.
You can watch the video on your computer as well as on mobile devices.

To fully immerse yourself in the video, please download our app "360° Science" and watch the video with virtual reality glasses.

Persons involved:

The EU project MgSafe (grant number 811226) is a Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA), part of the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020.

Further information


Tanja Baschek Public Relations - Virtual Reality Productions

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-1785

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Prof. Regine Willumeit-Römer Coordinator of MgSafe and Head of Metallic Biomaterials Division at HZG

Institute of Materials Research

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-1291

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