Photonics denotes the science of generation, detection, and manipulation of light waves. Medical industry showed in the last years a high interest in photonic-based technologies for the development or surgical tools, diagnostic devices and, more recently, wearable instruments. These technologies have many advantages due to the high-speed movement of optical photons and the ability of light waves to penetrate various biological barriers without causing unwanted interactions. The process of developing and manufacturing a photonic medical device is very complex and requires several photonic and non-photonic components combined to reach the expected functionality. Additionally, the strict regulations within the sector use to slow down the introduction of new solutions. A certified fabrication is required to launch a new product, which must be taken in account on the early phase of the development.
In this webinar, we will present MedPhab, the Europe’s first Pilot Line dedicated to the manufacturing, testing, validation and up-scaling of new photonics technologies for medical diagnostics. The purpose of MedPhab is to help in the whole process, by accelerating the commercialisation of diagnostic devices and instruments and reducing the R&D costs. The different capabilities and technologies of the Pilot Line will be presented, and a few use cases will be discussed to show real examples of projects developed and the technologies used or proposed on each of them. These cases will cover three application areas: hospital environment, home care devices and equipment for chemical diagnostics.
The development and commercialization of medical devices is a long and complicated process, and most companies need to cooperate with experts in that area to succeed. MedPhab Pilot Line offers an excellent group of members with experience in ISO 13485 standardized manufacturing and strong expertise in photonics, during this webinar you could interact with them to solve any doubt you may have regarding this topic. Register now to learn more about the development of a diagnostic solution for the market, some of the photonic technologies involved and how to work with MedPhab in order to get advantage of its expertise and capabilities in this process.
Key Learning Objectives
- Understand the potential difficulties in the process of developing a medical device
- Understand the kind of support offered by MedPhab in the process of developing a medical device
- Understand which photonics technologies can be used in a medical device or during its development
- MedPhab Technology and Service offering with real use cases and projects