From Science to Market: Biomedical Production Technology – Micro Nano Symposium
Following the press conference from last Friday and the announced restrictions, we have decided to cancel the Micro Nano Symposium: Biomedical Production Technology on November 23rd. Instead the scheduled seminars will be held online via Zoom. If you already signed up for the live event, you don’t have to register again. You have received the Zoom link via e-mail. If you haven’t signed up yet, but are interested in following the online lectures, please use the online registration form.
Biomedical production technology fails to keep pace with innovations in the biomedical domain. The (academic) knowledge in the Netherlands is at a very high level in the field of Lab-on-Chip, Organ-on-Chip, Artificial Organs and Cell production technology, but is not (properly) converted into products. The main reason for this is that a multidisciplinary chain is required of suppliers of high-quality specific components in both the technological and biological field. Although the required parties are present in the Netherlands, their production equipment and processes are not yet compatible with each other. These major challenges cannot be solved by a few parties, but a large collaboration is needed to be able to design and functionally qualify products from the existing developed building blocks (e.g., sensors, chips, biomaterials) in order to subsequently achieve upscaling and the growing (world) market.
MinacNed, hDMT, MESA+ and Nano4Society organize a pre-event of the international MicroNano Conference 2022 to address this topic and will present steps that are currently being taken to establish an ecosystem with a unique and first-of-its-kind production chain in the Netherlands.
Organizers: hDMT, MinacNed, MESA+, Nano4Society
Date: 23 November 2021, 14.00 – 16.30
14.00 – 14.10 Opening and welcome, Janny van den Eijnden-van Raaij (chair, hDMT) and Albert van den Berg (MESA+)
14.10 – 14.40 Tom van der Horst (TNO), Overview NXTGEN HIGHTECH
14.40 – 15.10 Berend van Meer (hDMT): “A national ecosystem for biomedical production technologies”
15.10 – 15.25 Coffee Break
15.25 – 15.55 Marko Blom (Micronit, Enschede), NXTGEN HIGHTECH: perspective from high tech industry: “Challenges and solutions for scaling from fabrication of prototypes to repetitive manufacturing”
15.55 – 16.25 Jasper Boomker (Kidney Foundation) NXTGEN HIGHTECH: perspective from end user: “Closing innovation gaps: the case of the artificial kidney”
16.25 – 16.30 Closure
Please sign up via this online registration form.