An integrated pilot line for micro-fabricated medical devices

Project: EU project

Project Details


The goal of the InForMed project is to establish an integrated pilot line for medical devices. The pilot line includes micro-fabrication, assembly and even the fabrication of smart catheters. The heart of this chain is the micro-fabrication and assembly facility of Philips Innovation Services, which will be qualified for small/medium-scale production of medical devices. The pilot facility will be open to other users for pilot production and product validation. It is the aim of the pilot line: to safeguard and consolidate Europe’s strong position in “traditional” medical diagnostic equipment, to enable emerging markets - especially in smart minimally invasive instruments and point-of-care diagnostic equipment - and to stimulate the development of entirely new markets, by providing an industrial micro-fabrication and assembly facility where new materials can be processed and assembled. The pilot line will be integrated in a complete innovation value chain from technology concept to high-volume production and system qualification. Protocols will be developed to ensure an efficient technology transfer between the different links in the value chain. Six challenging demonstrators products will be realized that address societal challenges in: “Hospital and Heuristic Care” and “Home care and well-being,” and demonstrate the trend towards “Smart Health” solutions.
Effective start/end date1/06/1530/09/18

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Philips (lead)
  • Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
  • Iszgro Diodes BV
  • Medtronic, Inc.
  • Micronit Microtechnologies B.V.
  • IMDS Service B.V.
  • Boschman Technologies B.V.
  • Ncardia B.V.
  • Cytocentrics B.V.
  • BE Semiconductor Industries N.V. (Besi)
  • Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)
  • Hypertac SA
  • Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA)
  • Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
  • BodyCAP
  • Toppan Photomasks Inc.
  • Packaging SiP
  • Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Region Paris île-de-France
  • Okmetic Oyj
  • Aalto University
  • Picosun Oy
  • Comelec SA
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V.
  • Multi Channel Systems MCS GmbH
  • Lust Hybrid-Technik GmbH
  • Osypka AG
  • JVI GmbH
  • Laboratorios Alpha San Ignacio Pharma S.L.
  • University of Zaragoza
  • University College Cork
  • Fleming Medical Ltd.
  • Silex Microsystems AB
  • ICsense NV
  • Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum (IMEC)
  • RSscan International NV
  • SPTS Technologies Ltd.
  • Salvia Bioelectronics N.V.

Funding category

  • EU-H2020


  • H2020
  • ECSEL-2014-2