12th COMPAMED Spring Convention

Implants in Medical Technology
May 3, 2018
Airport Conference Center, Frankfurt a.M., DE
At the annual COMPAMED Spring Convention, leading experts present current topics in the medical device industry and discuss them with the participants. During spring-time it already offers insight into challenges and solutions shown at COMPAMED, Europe’s largest fair for suppliers of medical manufacturing, which takes place in Düsseldorf every autumn.

This year’s convention will present and discuss the topic of implants. Implants monitor, take over or control active body functions, as well as dispense medication or support medical care.

The developments in the field of microsystems technology, combined with the digitalization of products already enable various applications from stents and vessel prosthetics, via cochlea and retina implants, up to defibrillators, medication dosage systems and neuro surgical implants. Especially active implants are using the latest discoveries in the fields of micro and nanotechnology. Of course including sensors that measure vital signs or actuators, such as pumps or motors. The newest developments emerging because auf digitalization are new production processes like 3D printing of personalized implants, as well as controlling implants through concepts from the fields of “deep learning” and “artificial intelligence”.

The upcoming COMPAMED Spring Convention will consist of four sessions:
  • Technologies for the Production of Implants
  • Packaging for Implants
  • Materials for Medical Implants
  • Microtechnology in Medical Applications
These Sessions will focus on the fields of materials for implants (e.g. silicone, metals, glass encapsulation, biodegradable materials), new production technologies (e.g. 3D printing of personalized implants, generating biocompatible surfaces), components (e.g. energy supply, sensors, actuators, dosage systems), applications for palliative care, nerve stimulation, prosthetics and dental implants and an outlook on future developments.

The conference language is English.

The Focus Group Medical Technology will meet on the day after (04.05.18) the COMPAMED Spring Convention at the Fraunhofer IMM in Mainz. All information about the special conditions for participants of the COMPAMED Spring Convention can be found on the Website of the Focus Group Meeting.

You can register here or contact Inga Goltermann for further qestions.


Thursday, May 3, 2018
Welcome Coffee & Registration
Christian Bigge
Messe Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, DE
Dr. Thomas Dietrich
IVAM Microtechnology Network, Dortmund, DE
Keynote: Implants for Medical Technology, Potentials and Challenges
Dr. Thomas Velten
Fraunhofer IBMT, Sulzbach, DE
Session 1: Technologies for the Production of Implants
Microtechnologies for Advanced Implants
Dr. Maite Mujika
Ceit-IK4, San Sebastián, ES
Materials and Technologies for Medical Implants
Aaron Clark
Specialty Coating Systems Inc., Indianapolis, US
Innovative Multilayer Parylene Coatings for AMID
Dr. Florian Bourgeois
Comelec SA Parylene Coating, La Chaux-de-Fonds, CH
Coffee Break & Networking
Session 2: Packaging for Implants
Protection of Implant Components by Class Encapsulation
Martin Künzi
GlencaTec AG, Niederwangen, CH
Packaging of Active Implants. Miniaturized Light Emitters and Pressure Sensors for Various Applications
Dr. Alexander Steinecker
CSEM SA, Alpnach, CH
Advanced Technologies for Implantable Neuroprosthetics
Dr. Martin Schüttler
CorTec GmbH, Freiburg, DE
Lunch Break & Networking
Session 3: Materials for Medical Implants
Electrospinning: New Medical Design Opportunities
Benoit Studlé
Statice SAS, Besançon, FR
Pierre Pouponneau
Statice SAS, Besançon, FR
Silicone Stimulation Electrodes
Dr. Michael Schwierskott
Osypka AG, Rheinfelden, DE
Bioresorbable Metallic Implants
Dr. Peter Quadbeck
Fraunhofer IFAM, Dresden, DE
Coffee Break & Networking
Session 4: Microtechnology in Medical Applications
SWORDCATH - The New Catheter Technology
Dr. Jens Ebnet
Ebnet Medical GmbH i. G., Schwerin, DE
Development of Electronic Implants
Daniel Thommen
Microdul AG, Zürich, CH
Drug Release in Active Implants
Prof. Dr. Stefan Jockenhövel
RWTH Aachen, Aachen, DE
End of the Event

Further events

Jun 3, 2024, 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Smart Implant Technology: Innovative Production and Future Applications
Nov 11 - 14, 2024
Product Market “High-tech for Medical Devices” and "COMPAMED HIGH-TECH FORUM" in Hall 8a, F29 (IVAM Lounge)
Feb 4 - 6, 2025
Medical Design & Manufacturing - IVAM presents Micro Nanotech Area in Hall C

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