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From Science to Market: Biomedical Production Technology – Micro Nano Symposium

Tue, 23 November 2021, 14:00 - 16:30, Online

In 2021 and 2022, MinacNed will host pre-events leading up to the international MicroNanoConference 2022. The symposia are live events in The Netherlands, offering an interesting program with speakers from industry and science, with an opportunity for networking.

On November 23, a Micro Nano Symposium will be organised around the 2021 Groeifonds application. The consortium of partners from science and industry responsible for the Growth Fund application (Groeifonds 2021) will celebrate the submission of their application, specifically the focus theme Biomedical applications under the NXTGen High Tech program in an event on November 23, 2021.

From Science to Market: Biomedical Production Technology
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.

Following the press conference from last Friday and the announced restrictions, we have decided that the Micro Nano Symposium: Biomedical Production Technology on November 23rd will not be held at UTwente, but instead will take place as an ONLINE event 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.

Organizers: hDMT, MinacNed, MESA+, Nano4Society
Date: 23 November 2021, 14.00 - 16:30
Location: Online

Invited keynote speakers include science and industry partners, a government overview of the importance of these partnerships and the point of view from an end user. After these great talks, the inspired attendees can meet and greet in a network setting with drinks to formalize future partnerships.

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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

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