COMPAMED Innovation Forum brings together users and developers of high-tech medical technology for hospitals and practices
With the COMPAMED Innovation Forum, current medical technology topics are presented once a year by leading experts 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 fair for suppliers to medical production.
This year's COMPAMED Innovation Forum took place on Wednesday, 16. June 2021, 14:00 – 17:30 h, under the motto "Microfluidics for mobile diagnostics and the development and maqnufacture of drugs and vaccines".
The pandemic has shown us how important modern high technologies are to be able to carry out fast and effective research and development, e.g. for drugs, vaccines or diagnostic devices.
Microfluidic components allow a large number of experiments (high-throughput screening HTS) to be carried out quickly. This makes it possible to carry out a large number of tests in a very short time, e.g. to test the effectiveness of drugs or vaccines on living cells. The speed and accuracy of the tests are achieved, among other things, by the microstructures, which allow much better control of the physical and chemical parameters (e.g. temperature, pressure, reaction time). An additional advantage of these small structures is the low consumption of reagents.
In the last few months, developments of new devices and medicines have been carried out in a very short time. This would not have been possible without microfluidic components. Devices and components such as lab-on-a-chip, mobile diagnostic devices or chemical microreactors are already helping to fight the pandemic.
The lectures will show the individual aspects and possibilities of microfluidic applications. In the subsequent discussions, the users will discuss with the developers. One focus will be the experiences from the pandemic: How can we respond faster and more effectively to challenges such the development of drugs and vaccines for Covid-19?
Foto: Dr. Thomas R. Dietrich, IVAM
Dr. Thomas R. Dietrich, IVAM Fachverband für Mikrotechnik, Dortmund, DE Christian Bigge, Messe Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, DE Dr. Holger Becker, microfluidic ChipShop GmbH, Jena, DE Luis Fernández, microLIQUID S.L., Mondragón, ES Dr. Alexios Paul Tzannis, IMT Masken und Teilungen AG, Greifensee, CH Jacques Pechdimaljian, Fluigent SA, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, FR Christoph Wessendorf, memetis GmbH, Karlsruhe, DE Florian Siemenroth, Bartels Mikrotechnk GmbH, Dortmund, DE John Watson, TTP Ventus Ltd., Melbourne, GB Dr. Gina Greco, SENSIRION AG, Stäfa, CH Lars Blohm, CAMPTON Diagnostics GmbH, Itzehoe, DE Henne van Heeren, EnablingMNT, Dordrecht, NL
Our editorial team asked some of the speakers of the COMPAMED Innovation Forum 2021 what we can expect from the event and why you should take part. See the answers in our video clips!
Dr. Thomas R. Dietrich
IVAM Microtechnology Network
Dr. Holger Becker
microfluidic ChipShop GmbH
Dr. Gina Greco
TTP Ventus Ltd.
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.
IVAM Fachverband für Mikrotechnik Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Straße 13 44227 Dortmund