EPIC Online Technology Meeting on Photonics for Medical Devices

9 December 2020

15:00 – 17:00 CET


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Photonics technologies bring new approaches in healthcare applications such as diagnostics, therapeutics as well as surgical guidance tools, patient monitoring and diagnostics devices, etc. This meeting will address the challenges of development of medical devices and integration of the photonics technologies in them. The point-of-care devices, wearable devices, digital health technologies and their integration with IoT will be discussed.

Spirit of the meetings

During these online technology meetings, we are looking for the challenges the industry is facing and bringing together the entire supply chain to address these challenges. Bringing together end-users with component suppliers and system integrators that will answer the EPIC question “What can you do for them and what can they do for you” creates the perfect foundation to establish new business relationships and find ways for new collaborations and partnerships. 

Watch us LIVE on YouTube

These online technology meetings take place in Zoom with a limited group of people. If you would like to attend the meeting, please register below. There are limited seats and we allow only one person per company, but all our online technology meetings can be viewed LIVE on YouTube or be viewed afterwards if you have missed it. Here is the link to this meeting to view it on our YouTube channel EPICPhotonics


Dr. Jose Pozo, CTO at EPIC
Dr. Elena Beletkaia, Project Leader for Sensing and Healthcare Technologies at EPIC


More information about Ioannis can be found HERE.

Ioannis Kartalas-Goumas
Chief of Urology at Istituto Clinico Beato Matteo Gruppo San Donato

Photonic engineer with mechatronic background and several years of international experience in photonic development – from design, development and production, up to setup, installation and service.

Andrzej Sielecki
Process Architect Micro Devices at Philips Innovation Services
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Working on flat-panel digital x-ray detectors, from the technical development, through the production ramp-up and commercialization, to high volume manufacturing with advanced designs.

More information about Ralph can be found HERE.

Ralph Liedert
Customer Account Lead at VTT/MedPhab
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He authored and co-authored over 90 publications and 65 patents. Currently, he is track-chair of the International Conference of Health-Informatics and is a Senior Member of IEEE.

Thomas Brunschwiler
Research Staff Member – Mobile-Health Interventions at IBM Research
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He holds an MSc in Biomedical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Biomechanics; he also held a post-doctoral position to assess Laser Doppler Vibrometry clinical applications.

Mirko De Melis
Senior Principal Scientist & Scientific Program Manager at Medtronic
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The subject matter expert for Deep Learning in the global Life Science Market with special focus on the new verticals Medical Imaging and Digital Pathology as well as InVitro Diagnostics and Lab Automation.

Joerg Vandenhirtz
Senior AI Expert Life Sciences at Cognex Corporation
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Former deputy director of the OncoThaI Lab and head of the medical physics dept of the university hospital of Lille (France), now runs Hemerion Therapeutics, a new company that develops innovative therapies to treat cancers.


Adrien Billat, Sales and Application Manager at Teem Photonics
Alberto Micco, Doctor at Often Medical
Alexander Telle, CEO at Acktar + ACM
Amarpal Khanna, Photonica Consultant at APS Consulting
Amin Abbasi, Business Development Manager at imec
Andreas Rack, Product Manager at Solayer
Anouk Post, Postdoc at Netherlands Cancer Institute
Anton Gaedtke, Senior Manager Business Development LS/A EMEA at Excelitas
Anton Stroganov, Technical Project Manager at LIGENTEC
Axel Bertholds, CEO at SENSOPTIC
Christof Peyer, Head of R&D at Alunos
Csilla Timar-Fulep, Optical Engineer at Zemax
Daniel Woods, Senior Consultant at GBF Strategy
Daniela Reuter, General Manager at Photonics Hub
Dariusz Świerad, Business Development Manager at Fluence
David Crosby, Director of New Technology at WaveOptics
David Yakobi, Cardiac Surgery Specialist at Wolfson Medical Center
Dennis Leiner, President at Leiner Optics
Dieter Bingemann, Application Scientist at Wasatch Photonics
Dimitri Chernyak, CEO at Intelon Optics
Dominik Horn, Project Manager at Finetech
Elad Volfin, VP Sales & Business Development at Monocrom
Emile Schoenmakers, Account Manager at Tegema
Eric Lindner, CEO at FBGS
Fabrizio Ferranti, Sales Manager Laser Safety Division at Univet
Faisal Kamran, Principal Technology Analyst at SONY
Fan Ji, Sales and Marketing Manager at ElFys
Farzad Parsaie, CEO & Founder at SAND MicroSystems
Felix Chemnitz, Product Manager at Basler
Floris van Hall, Head of Sales at Technobis
François Guillot, Segment Leader Medical at Amplitude
Frank Ernst, Business Development Manager at NTS Optel
Geoffrey Duggan, Senior Product Sales Specialist – EMEA at Ansys Lumerical
Georg Draude, General Manager at Chroma Technology
Gerardo Romo-Cardenas, Professor at Baja California State University
Gerwin Puppels, Managing Director at RiverD International
Glenn George, Managing Director at Bay Photonics
Grzegorz Gruca, CTO at OPTICS11
Guillaume Machinet, Laser Development & Engineering Group Leader at ALPhANOV
Hans Dijk, CCO at Surfix
Heiner Zwickel, Researcher at Carl ZEISS
Henk Leeuwis, VP Strategy and Innovation at LioniX International
Hongbai Lao, Sales Account Manager at Iridian Spectral Technologies
Jamie Bell, Journalist at Progressive Media International
Jean Marc Gendre, CEO at Quantel Medical
Jeroen Duis, CCO at PHIX
Jeroen Hoet, Chief Business Development Officer at Caeleste
Joanna Bendyna, Business Development Manager at Mintres
Johann Lomsek, Business Development & Sales at Robooptic Systems
Johannes Rothe, Managing Director at Sinolumina
Jouke Dijkstra, Associate Professor at Leiden University Medical Center
Juha Rantala, Chairman at Inkron
Juichi Hayashi, Business Development Manager at ISUZU GLASS
Jyrki Huttunen, CEO at Oplatek Group
Kamal Kaur, Project Manager at UGent
Karen Goldberg, Product Manager at Holo/Or
Kim Netzeband, Senior Manager of Strategic Marketing Life Sciences at II-VI
Klaus Stengele, Senior Director of Rare Reagents at Roche Diagnostics
Lars Hildebrandt, Director of Sales and Marketing at nanoplus
Lars Leininger, Sales & R&D Manager at Leoni Fiber Optics
Lars Lindvold, Senior Scientist at DTU, Technical University of Denmark
Laurent Schwarz, Business Developer at Vet-ID
Lukas Krainer, CEO at Prospective Instruments
Maarten Buijs, Program Manager Biosensors at PhotonDelta
Maksym Sich, CEO at AegiQ
Marc Faucheux, President at Laser & Medical Device Consulting
Marco Morelli, CTO at siHealth
Maria Chiara Ubaldi, CEO at CareGlance
Maria Østergaard, Project Developer at GCPHEU
Mariana Pacheco Blanco, Project Manager at Amires
Mark Hredzak, Director of North America Business Development at Wavelength Opto-Electronic
Martin Forrer, Senior Vice President of Business Development at FISBA
Martina Giovannella, Project Manager at ICFO
Matthias Lorenz, Business Development Nordics at AEMtec
Matti Rautiainen, Sales Director at Senop
Melissa Haahr, Product Manager at Cobolt
Michael Kruithof, International Business Developer at Louwershanique
Michael Peil, SEVP at CrayoNano
Michael Sommerauer, Sales Director at AHF
Morten Bache, Senior Scientific Lead at Novo Nordisk Foundation
Nadhir Kosa, President at KoSense
Nathan Bartels, Business Development at IMS
Neil O’Brien, General Manager at Finetech
Nikolaus Flöry, Business Development Manager at vario-optics
Nils Kirstaedter, CEO at Lumics
Oliver Prochnow, CEO at VALO Innovations
Oliver Pust, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Delta Optical Thin Film
Oliver Kirsch, Research Assistant at Fraunhofer IZM
Oriana Di Marco, Head of EMEA Helath Tech Strategic Business Development at STMICROELECTRONICS
Panagiotis Georgiadis, Head of Business Development at Alpes Lasers
Paola Belloni, Professor at Furtwangen University
Patrick Heissler, Product Manager at DELO
Patrick Maine, CTO at Lumibird
Petteri Uusimaa, Vice President & CTO at Modulight
Rainer Franke, Sales Engineer at Laser Components
Remigijus Šliupas, Co-founder and CEO at OPTOMAN
Robin de Bruijn, Business Development Director at MedPhab / Philips Innovation Services
Roelof Aalpoel, Sales at Screentec
Ruth Houbertz, President & Founder at Multiphoton Optics
Sebastian Valouch, Head of IR Sensor Development at trinamiX
Serge Mordon, Research Director at INSERM
Sergei Tsarev, CEO at Astrum
Soren Aasmul, Senior Principal R&D Engineer at Medtronic
Sören Fricke, Sector Head at CSEM
Stefan Andersson-Engels, Professor at IPIC, Tyndall National Institute
Tatjana Brill, Marketing at Qioptiq
Tatjana Fischer-Weikum, OEM Project Manager at Thorlabs
Thierry Berthou, Sales Manager at SILIOS Technologies
Tom Harvey, Healthcare Photonics Lead at CPI
Tom Watson, Lead Photonics Engineer at Cambridge Consultants
Tony Karam, Product Line Manager at Edmund Optics
Torsten Ledig, Sales Manager at AMS Technologies
Torsten Stephan, Sales & Project Management at aspherical
Udo Fetzer, Key Account Manager at OFS
Uwe Vogel, Division Director Microdisplays & Sensors at Fraunhofer FEP
Wilfried Noell, Director of R&D at SUSS MicroOptics
Yulong Chen, Business Analyst at Rockley Photonics


To participate, you need to have access to a computer (preferred) or phone, with video/microphone/sound, you can test your setup on Zoom. By registering, you agree that we can use your data to inform you about the details of this event. EPIC will also share the participants list with the other participants or interested parties. Participation is confirmed only when received a confirmation email from the EPIC staff.
Note: We allow only 1 person per company to participate in the Zoom room. Everyone is of course welcome to join us via YouTube. All attendees in Zoom are expected to participate in the full length of the meeting. By registering you acknowledge our GDPR Statement.


EPIC Events Manager Sharara Qasemova: sharara.qasemova@epic-assoc.com;mobile: +420 775465552