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AMIRES Community Management Platform for photonics-based medical devices presented at COMPAMED

For four days, from 14th to 17th November, 5000 exhibitors from 70 countries and more than 81 000 visitors from various sectors of the global healthcare industry travelled to Düsseldorf, Germany, to attend MEDICA 2022 and COMPAMED 2022 (the biggest fair in the field). Among them, was MedPhab pilot line, which was one of the exhibitors of the IVAM Product Market (The International Microtechnology Business Network) at COMPAMED. In addition, several partners of MedPhab – VTT, Screentec, CSEM, Philips, Jabil – gave individual presentations at the High-Tech Forum IVAM.

Every year, COMPAMED/MEDICA dual event brings together stakeholders from medical technology and service providers, suppliers, integrators, and policy makers. The interactions ignite the new networks, projects, ideas, and business partnerships benefiting the healthcare industry.  The COVID pandemic has accelerated the digitalization of healthcare, through acquisition and deployment of technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, electronic medical records, sensors, high-performance components, biocompatible materials, and others. The deployment of these innovative technologies is dependent on product approval, regulatory affairs, certification as well as market peculiarities. 

AMIRES is at the heart of these topics. On the one hand, AMIRES has a relevant network with research organisations, universities, and companies as technology and knowledge providers. On the other hand, it is in close contact with health economics, regulatory experts, and clinicians. This position allows to leverage the company’s extensive knowledge and expertise in European framework projects that impact healthcare.

With this vision, combined with the need to connect numerous stakeholders of the medical supply chain, specifically in photonics technologies, AMIRES and its sister organisation ABIMI (AMIRES, The Business Innovation Management Institute, z.ú.) have created the community platform for medical photonics through the MedPhab pilot line (EU-H2020 funded project No. 871345). MedPhab community management platform, presented at COMPAMED-MEDICA is a digital platform that showcases a comprehensive catalogue of prototypes, technologies, products, and services in medical photonics and enables sharing information, announcements, and news to the benefit of the ecosystem. The community management platform is available HERE.

Organizations that belong to the value/supply chain of photonics-based medical devices and actively contribute to the ecosystem as key opinion leaders or stakeholders, can become part of the platform. Building bridges and connecting organisations through the ecosystem will contribute to accelerating the introduction of innovative products to the market and revolutionizing healthcare through photonic technologies.