SMART MedTech Forum Focuses on Innovation, Future of Medical Technology

Cutting-edge medical technology will highlight SEMICON Europa, 12-15 November, 2019 at Messe München, in Munich, Germany, as the SMART MedTech Forum gathers industry experts for insights into the latest developments and trends in medtech innovations driven by semiconductors. The SMART MedTech Forum is Europe's first event to foster collaboration across the semiconductor and medtech value chains. SEMICON Europa registration is open for visitors and exhibitors.

The SMART MedTech Forum takes the stage at the Inspiration Hub (Hall B2), where attendees will connect with companies behind medtech innovations, experience leading medtech products, and discover startups shaking up the healthcare scene. The forum features the following sessions focused on the critical role of semiconductors and medtech in enabling technology innovation and solutions to the world’s most pressing healthcare challenges.

Global Healthcare Solutions

Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson will kick off the forum with a discussion on global healthcare challenges and opportunities, followed by a MedTech Europe presentation on trends in healthcare, medtech and digital technology. imec and GE Research will explore how to bridge the gap between semiconductors and medical technologies to solve global healthcare challenges.

Digitization of Preventive Healthcare

More smart medtech device companies are focused on preventive medicine, setting the stage for a presentation by OnePlanet Connected Health Solutions on opportunities in digital health for tracking mental stress using wearable data and machine learning. Maxim Integrated will discuss the potential of sleep monitoring to prevent health problems and reduce healthcare costs, and how wearables can help prevent high blood pressure. And ams AG will examine how sensors can enable consumer health applications for preventative healthcare.

Revolutionizing Healthcare with Personalized Medicine  

Personalized medicine is on the rise as it aims to increase the efficiency and quality of care through customized patient management. Yole Developpement and Fraunhofer EMFT will introduce innovative solutions in precision medicine and drug delivery for personalized healthcare, while X-FAB will discuss how MEMS manufacturing is enabling breakthroughs in personalized medicine.  

The Digital Patient: The Future of Artificial Organs and Human Avatars

Digital patients promise to prevent and cure disease and transform healthcare through personalized treatment. Experts from the EPFL Lausanne, Philips, Robert Bosch GmbH, and Bart's Heart Centre will discuss quantum leaps in personalized treatment, including the use of artificial organs, Organ-on-Chip, and human avatars as the next paradigm in healthcare.

Pioneering Research in Medical Technologies

With fundamental research key to healthcare innovation, leading research and innovation centers imec and the KU Leuven will examine how CMOS-compatible technologies and systems can be applied to life sciences to enable platforms for personalized medicine.

Other SMART MedTech Forum Highlights

The MedTech Startup Session will host some of the most innovative medtech startups, including Sensome and its breakthrough remote monitoring technology that can turn invasive vascular medical devices into connected healthcare devices. Onera Health and ChronoLife will introduce innovative diagnostic solutions, while PKvitality will present its health-monitoring smartwatches. IC’Alps will showcase its products and services for the design and supply of ASIC/SOC integrated circuits for medtech applications.  

In addition, leaders from ChronoLife, the European Commission and Siemens Healthineers will gather for the panel Key Drivers Transforming Healthcare: AI, Big Data and Cybersecurity, three areas central to medtech advances.