08/31/2006

IVAM e.V.

Tiny helpers in diagnostics: COMPAMED forum presents news from the nano industry

Nanoparts that discover cancer cells and destroy them with a laser ray – vision or maybe reality quite soon? How micro and nano parts can cure diseases will be shown by about 20 experts at the forum “High-tech for Medical Devices” from November 15 to 17, 2006. The forum, which is organized by IVAM Microtechnology Network, will take place during the suppliers’ fair COMPAMED in Düsseldorf, Germany. COMPAMED is embedded in Europe’s most important medical technology fair MEDICA.

“Nano medication promises to become a milestone for medical technology. Nevertheless, the pharmaceutical industry is reluctant to join in“, Dr. Volker Wagner from VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH regrets. In his presentation, Wagner shows the market development in the areas of drug delivery, in-vitro diagnostics, medical imaging and biomaterials. Menno Prins from Philips Research introduces magnetic biochips that are capable of detecting body fluids even in the smallest volumes of substances. State of the art technology and miniaturized medical devices are presented by Dr. Huw Allin Edwards from Oxford Innovation.

At the forum experts from USA, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Germany will illustrate advanced micro and nanotechnology developments in medical technology. About 20 companies and institutes will present their products at the IVAM joint pavilion “High-tech for Medical Devices”, which is divided into the areas Nanomed, Advanced Materials, Microtechnology and Manufacturing.

Contact:
Verena Balzert
E-Mail: vb@ivam.de
Tel.: +49 231 9742 169
www.ivam.de > Trade Shows / Dates

About IVAM:

IVAM, the microtechnology network, is an international association of companies and institutes in the field of microtechnology. At present more than 180 companies and institutes from thirteen countries in Europe, Asia and the USA are IVAM members.

As the communicative bridge between suppliers and users of microtechnology products and services, IVAM brings innovations to market and creates competitive advantages via technology marketing. Furthermore, IVAM offers lobbying services for small and medium-sized enterprises, qualification and world-wide networking.

IVAM – Microtechnology Network
Emil-Figge-Straße 76
D - 44227 Dortmund
Phone: +49 231 9742-168
E-mail: info@ivam.de