With the COMPAMED Innovation Forum, recent medical technology topics are presented yearly by leading specialists and discussed with the participants to identify current challenges and solutions and to prepare them for the relevant topics at COMPAMED, the largest European trade show for suppliers to medical production.
Innovative prevention and personalized therapy
There are two main points to focus on: On the one hand, preventive methods should help to avoid diseases from developing. On the other hand, an effective and personalized treatment can be provided through appropriate monitoring of vital parameters and diagnosis. Both of these aspects help to reduce the burden on the healthcare system significantly.
Modern smartwatches are already using miniaturized sensors to track vital parameters such as blood pressure or pulse.
Sensor Technology for Prevention and Diagnostic
For implementation, sensors that monitor the patient's state of health at all times and allow specific interventions are required. These sensors must be able to integrate in everyday objects, like rooms, beds, clothing, and have to be robust against influences from daily life (shocks, washability, etc.).
In cooperation with our long-term partner Messe Düsseldorf, IVAM organizes this year's COMPAMED Innovation Forum as an online event (Zoom) on 12 June 2023. The lectures will be held in English. You can find further information here.
Program of the COMPAMED Innovation Forum 2023
15:00 – 15:10 h Welcome Dr. Claudio Bucchi Messe Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, DE Dr. Thomas R. Dietrich IVAM Microtechnology Network, Dortmund. DE
15:10 – 15:30 h Healthcare-acquired infections - A smart hospital case study Nikolas Valantassis, ES Systens Athens, GR
15:30 – 15:50 h Piezoceramic sensor components for prevention and diagnostics Sandra Niederschuh, PI Ceramic GmbH, Lederhose, Germany
15:50 – 16:10 h The digitization of smell - An innovative approach to odor detection in medical and pharmaceutical applications Dr. Viktor Bezugly, SmartNanotubes Technologies GmbH, Freital, DE tba., duotec GmbH, Halver, DE
16:10 – 16:30 h Potentially any biomolecule can be detected utilizing the photonic diagnostics platform of Surfix Diagnostics Hans Dijk, Surfix BV, Wageningen, NL
16:30 – 16:50 h Additive manufacturing and packaging technologies for flexible substrates towards wound treatment and diagnostics Valeri Fitz, Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems, Chemnitz, DE
16:50 – 17:10 h Laser-based glucose sensors Dr. Cynthia Klett, TRUMPF Photonic Components, Ulm, DE
17:10 – 17:30 h Panel discussion: chances and challenges of the medical market for sensors: a perspective of developers and users Dr. Thomas R. Dietrich Dr. Jens Ebnet, Ebnet Medical GmbH, Schwerin, DE All presenters
17:30 h Closing of COMPAMED Innovation Forum
[Version: 01 June 2023, subject to change]
Target group for the event
The presentations will show various technologies, products and applications. In addition, the integration of sensors into medical devices, such as diagnostic or treatment equipment, as well as their reliability and long-term stability will be presented and discussed. In addition to component and device manufacturers, the event is also aimed at developers and users (e.g. physicians), who can inform themselves about current topics during the event.
IVAM Microtechnology Network is an international association with members in the fields of microtechnology, nanotechnology, advanced materials, MEMS and photonics. IVAM supports mainly small and medium-sized companies in bringing innovative technologies and products to market and thus securing advantages in international competition. Since 1995 IVAM has been supporting companies and institutions from all around the world. The central mission of the association is to create synergies and to support its members in exchanging knowledge, initiating joint projects and networking with each other and potential customers. An overview of all IVAM members is available here:www.ivam.de/members.
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