Photonic Innovation in MedTech Symposium

“Photonic Innovations in MedTech Symposium” hosted by MedPhab and supported by EPIC, will bring together leading experts from the fields of MedTech and Photonics to exchange insights and explore strategic pathways for advancing photonic technologies in medical devices. Set to be held at the Technopark in Zurich, Switzerland, the symposium will cover all steps from conceptualization to market release of innovative MedTech products, with a specific attention on the requirements and opportunities resulting from the integration of photonic technologies.
In dedicated sessions, experts will share their latest capabilities enabling the application of Photonics for MedTech solutions and best practice examples brought to life by Medphab experts from CSEM, Jabil, Joanneum Research, Philips, Tyndall and VTT.
Key emerging Photonic technologies that will enable solving the future medical challenges will be presented by leading experts as well as regulatory aspects and how to find your way in the European MedTech landscape.
Join us to see MedPhab’s unique offering and way of working, and of course, there will be ample opportunity for networking with photonic experts, industry leaders, potential partners and other stakeholders.

📍 When: 3 September 2024
📍 Where: Technopark Zurich, Switzerland
📍 Registrations are now open, see the link below


Photonic Innovations in MedTech
Tuesday – September 3rd
Technopark, Zürich, Switzerland

09:30-10:00 Welcome

10:00-10:10 Opening Remarks
Christina Liedert, Executive Director, MedPhab Association
Vincent Revol, VP Ind4.0 & Life Sciences, CSEM

10:10-10:30  Value chains in the uptake of photonics technologies
Photonics for MedTech in Switzerland
Pierre-Yves Fonjallaz, Swissphotonics

10:30 – 11:30 Keynotes
Scaling up manufacturing in diagnostics
Herbert Ernst, Fluidics Strategy Capability Lead, Jabil

Adapting research analytical techniques and instruments to meet process requirements.
Prof. Dr. Marcus Rieker, Director Innovation, HORIBA Europe

11.30- 12:00 MedPhab way-of-working to prepare for upscaling: Philips’ perspective
Willem-Jan De Wijs, Senior Architect, Philips

12:00 – 13:15 Lunch and networking

13:15 – 15:00 Photonics-enabled solutions (15 min each)

Balancing scalability and complexity in optofluidic devices
Prateek Singh, CEO, FinnAdvance

Raman spectroscopic solutions for medical unmet needs
Dr. Christoph Krafft, Head of Working Group, Leibniz Institute of Photonics Technologies

Advanced multiplex diagnostic test using photonics integrated circuits (PIC)
Nicola Bellotto, PhD, FemtoRays

Solving Biopharma’s challenges through optical microchip’s sensing
Ivan-Lazar Bundalo, PhD, CTO, Inspek Solutions

Micro Transfer Printing and its applications in MedTech industry
Alexandre Chikhaoui, Senior Director Business Development, X-Celeprint Ltd

Silicon Nitride platform from prototype to volume for sensing applications
Anton Stroganov, Head of Product Management, LIGENTEC

Resonant gratings for diagnostics and industrial process monitoring
Professor Thomas F Krauss, CEO, Phorest Diagnostics Ltd. and Professor of Photonics, University of York

15:00-15:30 Networking break

15:30 – 16:15 Novel fabrication technologies

Challenges and state-of-the-art in assembly of photonics products
Antti Tolvanen, Sales Director, Etteplan

Fostering innovation in MedTech via the adoption of multifunctional and miniaturized biophotonic glass microcomponents.
Renato Mutton, Business Development manager, Femtoprint

High-Precision Hybrid Integration, From Lab to Fab
Josue Parra Cetina, R&D Engineer, Ficontec  

16:15 – 16:45 Regulatory aspects
Incorporation of quality management as part of R&D process
Mika Siitonen, Head of digital Health, Labquality

Advice for the Medical start-ups on launching the products in the EU market
Kamalpreet Kaur, Project Manager Medical Devices at SGS, notified body

16:45 – 17:00 Closing remarks
MedPhab organizing committee

17:00 – 18.00 Apéritif and networking

18:30 Participants’ dinner (mandatory reservation)

Want to present YOUR technology?

The symposium is an opportunity to present YOUR photonic innovation for MedTech. All applicants are kindly requested to submit a short abstract before 30 June 2024.
Please include:
• Name
• Role
• Talk Title
• Abstract (50-100 words)
Abstract Submission Deadline: 30th June 2024
Please submit talks to

Exhibit at the Symposium

A table-top exhibition area is also available for you to showcase your capabilities as an exhibitor, limited number of spaces left!
If interested, choose the exhibitor option when registering.