Photonics Solutions at Pilot Scale for Accelerated Medical Device Development

Project: EU project

Project Details


Photonics technologies have become a key enabler in the realization of modern medical devices with applications ranging from diagnostics to surgical tools and therapeutics. Characteristic nature of both photonics and application fields is high diversity. Consequently, the more widespread use of photonics technologies in scattered ecosystems presents major challenges for both end-user companies and manufacturers. In conjunction with highly regulated validation and production, the timespan from the concept phase to product launch takes years. Addressing these challenges, MedPhab will serve as Europe’s first Pilot Line dedicated to manufacturing, testing, validation and up-scaling of new photonics technologies for medical diagnostics enabling accelerated product launch with reduced R&D costs. MedPhab will bring the high-quality infrastructure and extensive know-how within easy reach of the SME’s and other European Industry. Globally unique feature of MedPhab is its operation in medical domain setting requirements to meet regulations. The competitive differentiation is the seamless operation between ISO13485 certified companies and RTOs when single-entry point can serve SMEs operating at different TRLs. Professional customer interface will be operated by staff with extensive experience in the field medical devices. The technology readiness and MedPhab operation process will be validated by: 1) Use Case Validation program, upscaling and demonstrating performance of 5 innovative medical diagnostics products; 2) Demo Case Open Calls program enabling early adoption of the technologies by external user, demonstrating the pilot line services and validating the open access business model.
Effective start/end date1/01/2031/12/23

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (lead)
  • JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (Project partner)
  • GENSPEED Biotech GmbH (Project partner)
  • Radisens Diagnostics Ltd. (Project partner)
  • Stryker European Operations Limited (Project partner)
  • Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique S.A. (CSEM) (Project partner)
  • European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) (Project partner)
  • Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum (IMEC) (Project partner)
  • Polar Electro Oy (Project partner)
  • Screentec Oy (Project partner)
  • Netherlands Cancer Institute - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital (Project partner)
  • ViennaLab Diagnostics GmbH (Project partner)
  • Philips Electronics Nederland B.V. (Project partner)
  • Jabil Circuit Austria GmbH (Project partner)
  • III-V Lab (Project partner)
  • Antelope Dx (Project partner)
  • University College Cork (Project partner)
  • AMIRES s.r.o. (Project partner)

Funding category

  • EU-H2020


  • H2020-ICT-2019-2
  • Electronics
  • photonics