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The Microfluidics Innovation Hub @ COMPAMED 2022:

Experiencing tomorrow’s healthcare market LIVE!

November 14, 2022 - November 17, 2022

Düsseldorf, Germany

In November 2022 the Microfluidics Innovation Hub (MIH) exhibited at COMPAMED 2022 in Düsseldorf for the first time. COMPAMED is the leading international marketplace for high-tech solutions in the medical technology sector.

We were thrilled to be there in a combined booth with some of our members from the Joanneum Research, BiFlow, Genspeed, Inmold and Tecnalia. The fair was full of action and excitement -- packed with networking opportunities with others in the industry and numerous occasions for connecting with potential customers. With our team of experts on-site, we were able to perform hands-on demos and showcase the latest technological advances and the whole bandwidth of MIH services we offer.

Tecnalia featured their capabilities in assay development, surface functionalization and sensors development. The team presented the newest products and prototypes developed for the NextGenMicrofluidics project applications on Enzymatic Sensors for Bioreactor Control and Cell Culture Devices for Pharmaceutical Testing.

Biflow introduced the "30 minutes lab", a benchtop laboratory system capable of performing complex biochemical analyses at the point-of-need in less than one hour! Their new device consists of a portable instrument and self-contained cartridges, both of which can be adapted to different applications and businesses.

Genspeed gave live demonstrations of their universal CE-IVD certified Point-of-Care-Testing platform which enables fast, reliable and accurate test results.

Joanneum Research and Inmold presented multiple examples of customized microfluidic chip designs using their unique patented Roll-to-Roll (R2R) imprinting technology. R2R replication allows for a reduction of production time from weeks or even months to a couple of days. The team eagerly talked to visitors about the potential of this high-throughput manufacturing technology to revolutionize microfluidic device production.

And finally, the Microfluidics Innovation Hub had numerous discussions with companies not only interested in obtaining tailored solutions for their specific microfluidic needs but also keen on exploring funding and development support opportunities for their projects through our Open Call initiative. Exciting conversations were also had as visitors tried to understand how they can establish close cooperation with the MIH or how they too can become members of the MIH association.

The four days at COMPAMED 2022 seemed to have flown-by. It was no doubt a successful event from our point of view, with quite a number of very impressive outcomes worth mentioning:

  • We engaged with more than 150 relevant visitors in our booth

  • We received 3 on-line applications for the Open Call within 14 days after the fair!

  • We scheduled 20 high-quality follow-up calls to discuss specific customer challenges

These follow-up activities will keep us busy until Christmas! And because we achieved successful results this year, we are already looking forward to being part of COMPAMED 2023. We hope to see you there!


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