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Prof John A. Rogers is the Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Medicine at Northwestern University (photo: John Rogers)

LOPEC 2020: Portable electronics on and in the body

Printed electronics is revolutionising medicine. LOPEC, the international exhibition and conference for the printed electronics industry in Munich, Germany, will present new developments from this area from 24 to 26 March 2020. Read excerpts from a conversation with LOPEC plenary speaker John A. Rogers, professor at Northwestern University in the US state of Illinois, about monitoring systems and other flexible electronic devices that can be worn directly on the skin or implanted inside the body.


miDiagnostics’ research prototype device that can perform a complete blood cell count from only drops of blood (photo: imec)

Imec awarded grant from NASA to advance space health diagnostics

Imec (Leuven, Belgium), a leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technologies, received NASA funding to test a technology for monitoring astronauts’ health status under zero gravity conditions using a first-of-its-kind disposable diagnostic device developed by imec’s spin-off, miDiagnostics. Imec will design test parameters and perform experiments in different gravity scenarios using one of miDiagnostics’ devices that is built around a silicon-based nanofluidic processor that performs a series of blood sample manipulations yielding a cell blood count with fast turnaround time.


Pulsify Medical could enable a breakthrough in ultrasound-based medical imaging and cardiac monitoring (photo: Pixabay)

Pulsify Medical closes first round of funding, led by imec.xpand

Pulsify Medical, a digital medical technology company focused on the development of wearable ultrasound patches, announced the first closing of its seed funding round, raising €2.6M. Imec.xpand and KU Leuven led the investment together and were joined by University Hospitals Leuven.


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