MEDPHAB

‘Photonics Solutions at Pilot Scale for Accelerated
Medical Device Development’ — ‘MedPhab’

  • Start date: 1st January 2020
  • Duration of the project: 48 months

Abstract:

Photonics technologies have become a key enabler in the realization of modern medical devices with applications ranging from diagnostics to surgical tools and therapeutics. Characteristic nature of both photonics and application fields is high diversity. Consequently, the more widespread use of photonics technologies in scattered ecosystems presents major challenges for both end-user companies and manufacturers. In conjunction with highly regulated validation and production, the timespan from the concept phase to product launch takes years. Addressing these challenges, MedPhab will serve as Europe’s first Pilot Line dedicated to manufacturing, testing, validation and upscaling of new photonics technologies for medical diagnostics enabling accelerated product launch with reduced R&D costs. MedPhab will bring the high-quality infrastructure and extensive know-how within easy reach of the SME’s and other European Industry. Globally unique feature of MedPhab is its operation in medical domain setting requirements to meet regulations. The competitive differentiation is the seamless operation between ISO13485 certified companies and RTOs when single-entry point can serve SMEs operating at different TRLs. Professional customer interface will be operated by staff with extensive experience in the field medical devices. The technology readiness and MedPhab operation process will be validated by:

1) Use Case Validation program, upscaling and demonstrating performance of 5 innovative medical diagnostics products;

2) Demo Case Open Calls program enabling early adoption of the technologies by external user, demonstrating the pilot line services and validating the open access business model.

List of participants:

N. Participant organisation name Short name Country
1 VTT-Technical Research Centre of Finland VTT Finland
2 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK – NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK TNI Ireland
3 JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH JOR Austria
4 INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICROELECTRONICA CENTRUM IMEC Belgium
5 CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D’ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA – RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT CSEM Switzerland
6 PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND B.V. PINS Netherlands
7 JABIL CIRCUIT AUSTRIA GMBH JAB Austria
8 SCREENTEC OY SCR Finland
9 III-V LAB IIIV France
10 STRYKER STRY Ireland
11 POLAR ELECTRO OY POL Finland
12 RADISENS DIAGNOSTICS LIMITED RAD Ireland
13 ANTELOPE DX ANT Belgium
14 GENSPEED BIOTECH GMBH GEN Austria
15 VIENNALAB DIAGNOSTICS GMBH VL Austria
16 STICHTING HET NEDERLANDS KANKER INSTITUUT-ANTONI VAN LEEUWENHOEK ZIEKENHUIS NKI Netherlands
17 EUROPEAN PHOTONICS INDUSTRY CONSORTIUM EPIC France
18 AMIRES SRO AMI Czechia
Contact persons: Coordinator: Project Manager:
Name Prof. Jussi Hiltunen Mariana Pacheco Blanco, Ph.D.
Organisation Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) AMIRES SRO (AMI)
Email Jussi.Hiltunen@vtt.fi pacheco@amires.eu

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 871345, project MedPhab.