Laser technologies are enabling the development of new tools in the medical sector related to fast diagnosis and process manufacturing.
In this TechWatch, the last developments in medical lasers will be presented together with the most exciting applications. Microestructuring of medical material to provide it with anti-bacterial properties, new technologies for rapid identification of bacteria and biopsy-free differentiation of tumoral tissue from healthy one will be in the focus of this session. Also, the European capabilities for the manufacturing of large-volume optical modules for the medical industry will be discussed.
Please find the photos of last year’s TechWatch HERE.
This year´s TechWatch will be held online at COMPAMED HIGH-TECH FORUM 2020 by IVAM. More information can be found HERE.
Session: Laser and Photonics Applications
Moderator: Francesca Moglia, Project Leader, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium
10:40 – 11:00 MedPhab – Europe’s First Photonics Pilot Line for Medical Applications – Ralph Liedert, VTT (MEDPHAB) – Technical Research Center of Finland, Oulu, FN
11:00 – 11:20 Medical photonic technologies to embrace a better life – Prof. Dr. Fokko Pieter Wieringa, imec – Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre, Eindhoven, NL
11:20 – 11:40 Making the Invisible Visible: An New Real-time Imaging Method Beyond the Diffraction Limit for the Life Sciences – Dr. Dominic Zerulla, PEARlabs, Dublin, IE
11:40 – 12:00 Non-invasive glucose monitoring for diabetics based on IR quantum cascade lasers and photothermal detection – Prof. Dr. Werner Mäntele, DiaMonTech, Berlin, DE
12:00 – 12:20 4D OCT for surgical guidance and diagnosis – Dr. Thomas Klein, Optores, Munich, DE
12:20 – 12:40 Using of photoacoustic imaging solutions in early-stage breast cancer detection – Aldas Juronis, EKSPLA, Vilnius, LT