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Piezo-Based Ultrasonic Drives Open Up New Opportunities Jul 6, 2015

No Compromises Allowed For Mobile Drug Pumps

For many diseases, mobile drug pumps are indispensable to outpatient therapy, for instance, in pain therapy, oncology, parenteral nutrition as well as metabolic disorders. They enable patientsto be mobile, therefore contributing to their quality of life. At the same time, therapy costs are reduced, as the patients do not require in-patient or out-patient treatments at the hospital. There is, however, room for improvement in the standard mobile drug pumps used today, especially when it comes to flexibility with regard to various applications, size, weight and reliability. In this regard, piezo ultrasonic motors as pump drives can open up interesting opportunities.