First international COMPAMED Spring Convention focuses on Point-of-Care-testing

The COMPAMED Spring Convention is the annual expert meeting for developers, producers and users in the field of medical practice. The next event on May 3, 2017 at Frankfurt Airport will focus on microfluidics in medical technology. During spring time the annual conference offers a preview of COMPAMED, Europe’s largest fair for suppliers of medical manufacturing, which takes place in Düsseldorf every autumn. Due to the great international relevance of COMPAMED, the conference language of the 11th COMPAMED Spring Convention is English for the first time.

The development of medical technology aims at decentralizing care of patients. As a result all diagnostic and therapeutic measures and tools have to work at the “Point-of-Care (PoC)”. This offers big advantages as compared to the previous practice, a visit to the doctor’s office and test in a laboratory, like avoiding stationary stays, faster results for specific diagnosis and personalized treatment and the potential of saving on health care costs.
These devices for diagnostics and therapy have to work automatically and reliably so their advantages can be used. Samples have to be defined exactly in their amount to analyze, process and test them. Drugs have to be assembled and dosed personally for the individual care of the patient. In order to achieve this, microfluidic systems are significant.

Due to this the next COMPAMED Spring Convention will present the role of microfluidic components and systems in different presentations, like manufacturing methods and available materials for microfluidic components and BioMEMS products, the use of microfluidics in diagnostics and drug dosing as well as the combination of microfluidics with BioMEMS components and sensors.

The conference is the annual expert meeting for developers, producers and users in the field of medical practice. The event will be organized by the IVAM Microtechnology Network, supported by Messe Düsseldorf.


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