Events

IWMPI - International Workshop on Magnetic Particle Imaging

Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is a novel imaging modality that uses various static and oscillating magnetic fields to image the spatial distribution of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIOs) with high sensitivity, no tissue background, and no ionizing radiation. The method exploits the non-linear magnetization behavior of the SPIOs, and has shown great potential to surpass current in vivo imaging modalities in terms of sensitivity, safety, quantitation, and spatio-temporal resolution. MPI is well suited for clinical applications such as angiography, cancer imaging, and inflammation imaging; as well as research applications such as stem cell imaging and small animal imaging.

First in 2010, and again in 2012, at the University of Lübeck, the workshop is taking place for the 10th time. Previous workshops have visited Berkeley in 2013 and then Berlin (2014), Istanbul (2015), Lübeck (2016), Prague (2017), Hamburg (2018), New York (2019) and as an online workshop (2020) consecutively. The workshop will provide not only the opportunity to present research work and results, but also new ideas and directions in the field of Magnetic Particle Imaging to a highly interested audience of scientific, medical and application experts from universities, clinical and commercial sites, active in the field.  

 

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March 22-24, 2023

Aachen

Regulatory Forum: Regulatory paths for personalized medical devices – challenges and implementation concepts

Individualized medical device engineering, such as 3D-manufacturing, point-of-care manufacturing, AI-powered personalized software, but also companion diagnostics, is a key element of personalized medicine. The existing regulatory requirements for mostly lower-risk medical devices regulated as “custom-made devices” in many cases are not applicable here. This is why regulatory solutions for the different types of personalized medical devices are being sought at the global level. This interactive workshop, organized by the Fraunhofer High-Performance Center Medical and Pharmaceutical Engineering, provides an information exchange forum at the interface between the possibilities of biomedical engineering and regulatory requirements in the field of personalized medical devices. Based on the current understanding of the regulatory framework in this field, case studies will be used to present and discuss the challenges and possible solutions for placing personalized medical devices on the European market.

 

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Hannover

Interdisciplinary Symposium AUTOMED - Automation in Medical Engineering

The field of automation and systems in medical technology is one of the fundamental and fascinating areas at the interface of automation technology and medicine. Due to advancing digitalization and the pervasiveness of machine learning in all areas of life, control and automation technology in medicine is becoming increasingly important. The main objective of the AUTOMED Symposiums is bringing together researchers and physicians from industry and academia to discuss current trends and provide a forum for new research results in this field. In doing so, the interdisciplinary orientation of the event is intended to create new synergies between technical and medical sciences. 

 

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Symposium on Industrial Cell Technology

The symposium is organized by the Fraunhofer EMB and the Industrial Cell Technology Working Group of the industry association BIO Deutschland e.V. and has been a forum for interdisciplinary exchange on industrial cell technology for over ten years, addressing topics in bioanalytics, medical technology, regenerative medicine as well as food technology and marine biotechnology. By connecting developers and users, the event aims to promote technology transfer for the industrial application of cell-based processes, devices and materials.

On two days, topics of industrial cell technology are discussed with about 150 participants. Various sessions focus on technology transfer, industrial commercialization, future perspectives and international approaches. In parallel, an industrial exhibition is held. The symposium was last hosted in Lübeck in September 2019.

 

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