MedPhab - Photonics pilot line for medical diagnostics

Sponsored by: MedPhab Pilot Line

Focused on:

  • Medical Diagnostics

Date: 3 June


Time: 2PM London / 3PM CEST

What is MedPhab, our offering and how to work with us

Medical device industry is a rapidly growing opportunity area for photonics technologies, with applications ranging from diagnostics to surgical tools and therapeutics. Development of photonic medical devices is a highly complex process as the devices consist of numerous photonic and non-photonic components, which need to be combined for the required functionality.
Therefore, delays in product development are caused by the heterogeneous nature of photonic devices and fragmented offering of the companies. Additionally, regulatory compliance can substantially delay further the product launch if the certified fabrication is not properly addressed in the early phase of the development.

In MedPhab, we introduce a modular approach that significantly simplifies the design and production of these complex systems. For the accelerated design and fabrication, a technology library of MedPhab with catalogues of design and fabrication limits and rules are established. In MedPhab, processes and services of research organizations and ISO13485 certified companies are seamlessly coordinated catering for a wide range of development needs from proof-of-concept phase to medical grade pilot production.

MedPhab’s service model is based on a centralised Front Office coordinating a distributed research organisations and industrial manufacture companies. This enables single-entry point for the customers to find the best solution for their needs. Front Office is staffed by experienced personnel with skills in photonics and advanced medical device technologies.

This webinar introduces MedPhab, presents our technology capabilities and tells how to work with us. By registering for the event, you may find a solution to a product development problem.

Presented by

Jussi Hiltunen,

Research Professor, VTT

Jussi Hiltunen, acts as Research Professor at VTT - Technical Research Centre of Finland. He has over 20 years’ experience in photonics microsystems. With particular interest is the development of integration technologies for healthcare applications, such as, wearables and opto-fluidic sensors. He coordinates MedPhab pilot line project.

Robin de Bruijn,

Business Development Director, Philips Innovation Services

Robin de Bruijn received the M.S. degree in Chemical engineering from Eindhoven University of Technical, Eindhoven, The Netherlands in 2009. Currently he is working as Business Development Director at Philips Innovation Services in the department of MEMS and Micro Devices. He has 10 years of experience in microfluidic technologies in the field of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and the life sciences. Main focus at this moment is on the development of new emerging business in areas like BioMEMS, Organ-on-a-Chip and photonics.

Nenad Marjanovic,

Project manager, CSEM

Dr. Marjanović received the PhD. Degree in Technical Sciences at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria. He was co-founder and CTO of plastic electronic GmbH from 2005 till 2008. From 2009 till 2011 he worked at Chemnitz University of Technology and Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS in Chemnitz as a Senior Researcher. In 2011 he joined CSEM Center Muttenz, Switzerland, where he is currently taking the position of a Project Manager. His research focus is on large area flexible and hybrid electronics. Dr Marjanović has published more than 25 peer-reviewed papers in the high-level scientific journals, which are cited more than 1319 times. In MedPhab project he leads WP2.

Roel Baets,

Roel Baets, Professor, imec - UGent

Roel Baets is full professor at Ghent University (UGent) and is associated with IMEC. He has 40 years of experience in the field of integrated photonics and has made contributions to research on photonic integrated circuits with applications in telecom, datacom, sensing and medicine. He has over 600 publications with an h-index over 60. He is the founder of ePIXfab, the globally first Multi-Project-Wafer service for silicon photonics. He is also director of the multidisciplinary Center for Nano- and Biophotonics (NB-Photonics) at UGent. He was co-founder of the European MSc programme in Photonics. He has created four spin-off companies in the domain of telecom, point-of-care diagnostic and implantable medical devices. Roel Baets has led major research projects in silicon photonics in Europe. Within MedPhab project he leads the Open calls.

Mariana Pacheco Blanco,

Programme Project Manager,AMIRES

Mariana Pacheco Blanco is a Programme Manager at AMIRES in the domain of Health and Biotechnology. She joined AMIRES in January 2020. She got her Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Muenster in Germany for her work at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine. In the Czech Republic, before joining AMIRES she participated in cancer research project as scientist in BIOCEV research centre. Mariana is responsible in the project management of MedPhab.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Introduction of MedPhab - Photonics pilot line for medical diagnostics
  • How to work with MedPhab - Front Office
  • MedPhab Technology and Service offering
  • Where to find the required information for participating in MedPhab open call


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