The COMPAMED Spring Convention is the annual expert meeting for developers, producers and users in the field of medical practice. During spring-time it already offers insight into COMPAMED, Europe’s largest fair for suppliers of medical manufacturing, which takes place in Düsseldorf every autumn.
The 11th COMPAMED Spring Convention on „Hightech Trends in Medical Technology“ took place on 03 May 2017 at Frankfurt Airport. The focus was on microfluidics in medical technology. Different presentations showed the role of microfluidic components and systems, like
manufacturing methods and available materials for microfluidic components and BioMEMS products,
the use of microfluidics in diagnostics and drug dosing as well as
the combination of microfluidics with BioMEMS components and sensors.
Due to the great international relevance of COMPAMED, the conference language of the 11th COMPAMED Spring Convention was English for the first time.
The IVAM Marketing Prize is awarded to businesses that show outstanding performance in marketing. For small and medium-sized enterprises, it’s all about visibility and standing out on the market. Oftentimes, products are extremely technical and tough to market. Customers demand solutions, not technology. Those who field great ideas, concepts and activities here are candidates for the IVAM Marketing Prize.
Ginolis Ltd. from Oulunsalo, Finland, was awarded the 9th IVAM Marketing Prize on March 23, 2017. Ginolis had applied with a holistic marketing campaign around the product "LFDA-3". The start-up company conceived multimedia campaigns, online and social media strategies as well as international trade fair presence..
09.00 Arrival & Coffee
09.30 Welcome & Introduction Horst Giesen / Christian Bigge, Messe Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, DE Dr. Thomas R. Dietrich, IVAM Microtechnology Network, Dortmund, DE
1st Session: General Aspects and Concepts
09.40 The microfluidic industry: status and trends Henne van Heeren, EnablingMNT, Dordrecht, NL
10.10 Controlled liquid flow in a microfluidic channel Markku Känsäkoski, Ginolis Ltd., Oulunsalo, FI
10.40 Non invasive diagnostics Samantha Paoletti, CSEM Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA, Landquart, CH
11.10 Networking & Coffee
2nd Session, Part I: Fabrication of Microfluidic Devices
11.40 Micro chips for calcification risk measurements manufactured by ultrasonic processing Dr. Johannes Sackmann, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, DE
12.10 Microfluidics meets 3D printing: nanomembranes for an optical sensor system for continuous blood glucose monitoring Dr. Jan Freitag, CiS Forschungsinstitut für Mikrosensorik GmbH, Erfurt, DE
12.40 Networking & Lunch 2nd Session, Part II: Fabrication of Microfluidic Devices
13.40 Nano dispensing of liquids – powered by micro injection molding Harald Grün / Christoph Laske, MDX Devices GmbH, Deißlingen, DE
14.10 Microfluidic manufacturing: New approaches for the value chain Borja Barredo, MicroLIQUID SL, Arrasate, ES
14.40 Networking & Coffee 3rd Session: BioMEMS and Cell Handling
15.10 Parallelized LTCC-based BioMEMS for in vitro testing Eric Markweg, TETRA GmbH Ilmenau, Ilmenau, DE
15.40 Complexity of state-of-the-art microfluidic devices require the application of leading edge BioMEMS technology Dr. Alexios Paul Tzannis, IMT Masken und Teilungen AG, Greifensee, CH
16.10 Microfluidic system for fluorescence activated single cell dispensing demonstrated for circulating tumor cells Dr. Michael Baßler, Fraunhofer ICT-IMM, Mainz, DE
17.00 End of 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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