MD&M West is the world's largest trade fair for design and manufacturing in medical technology. From February 09-11 the exhibition and the co-located conference will take place in Anaheim, California, USA. The exhibition area covers five halls, where the exhibitors present their innovations to an international trade public – mostly developers and decision makers from the manufacturing industry of medical technology – over the term of three days.
The joint booth of the IVAM Microtechnology Network is placed in hall E and will present technologies that constantly make medical technology products safer, cheaper and more reliable.
2E mechatronic GmbH & Co. KG is a medium-sized company that is successfully active in the areas of medical technology, automotive, industrial electronics as well as automation and is one of the leading suppliers in the field of MID technology (Mechatronic Integrated Devices). Besides developing and manufacturing its own medical technology components and systems, 2E is also a partner in the development, design and manufacture of customized solutions.
AEMtec GmbH provides excellent engineering competencies for sophisticated medical devices from class 1 to class 3, such as implants, imaging systems and applications for daily use in mobile diagnostics.
As an owner-managed contract service provider, BYTEC has been developing and manufacturing medical devices and turn-key systems for the demanding areas of surgery, therapy and diagnostics for over twenty years. Through core know-how of efficient product engineering, tailored hard- and software development, project management, preparation of risk analysis, documentation, CE and FDA certification support, international standard manufacturing and services, the company turns an idea into reality for their clients.
With more than 20 years of experience in structuring polymers CDA GmbH is a high-volume manufacturer of microoptic and microfluidic components in plastic. The product portfolio ranges from lenses and beam shapers to microfluidic channels and structured microscope slides. By the integration of various functionalities and the assembly of complex sub-modules CDA provides unique customized solutions according to the motto “We inspire and manufacture value”.
femtos GmbH is a young and innovative service supplier for laser-based processes, located in Bochum, Germany. femtos focuses on laser cutting of stents or similar products like implants, including the necessary post-processing. By using ultrashort laser pulses, the heat input into the machined material is minimized; the result is of highest precision along with lowest material damage at the same time. The production line enables the company to machine tubing and flats, while it is experienced in working with several materials like NiTi, stainless steel and different types of polymers.
Fraunhofer ISIT is a leading institute for developing and manufacturing MEMS and microelectronics. Important topics are health and automotive, the development of medical and bio sensing devices as well as systems for Ambient Assisted Living and for the internet of things. Recent project results in the field of point-of-care diagnostics with silicon and foil based electrochemical sensors will be presented. Current projects in the field of wearable electronics like acoustic gait analysis and for body motion tracking, developed and manufactured with hybrid manufacturing techniques, will be presented.
As leading technical service provider in micro and nanotechnology, iX-factory is a specialist for the fabrication of MEMS/NEMS and microfluidic products in glass and silicon. The company’s service portfolio consists of personal expert advice, design and prototyping, batch production and accessories as well as service for the chip. Through the application of multidisciplinary technologies, iX-factory provides its customers with maximum flexibility, individuality and innovation. iX-factory presents its contribution to the European project NanoPilot-Nanopharmaceuticals production under GMP.
Jueke Systemtechnik is an OEM system supplier and service provider for the precision engineering and electronics on high standard for many years. From development and construction over manufacturing and assembly – the company offers various and comprehensive services.
At MD&M West, Kugler will mainly focus on optics and special optics, microstructures and micro-fluid-structures, embossing and forming tools. Right from the beginning, ultra-precise Kugler products have been used in medical technology. In this field a hundred percent reliability is imperative. Products are, for example, precision equipment in the manufacture of endoscopes, polygon scanners in examination and treatment of eye defects with laser, and micro-focusing mirrors in laser beam guidance systems for surgeons.
High-tech components like implants can be analyzed for bio-compatibility, longevity and accuracy with NanoFocus inspection tools. The confocal 3D microscope μsurf expert is optimized for use in testing and development laboratories. With 4 mega pixel camera, data acquisition in 16 Bit, linear encoders on all axes and flexible automation options it fulfills the highest requirements in the field of non-contact surface metrology.
Nisino Seiki offers high-end micro materials processing. Services include precision laser etching and swaging. The focus of Nisino Seiki is on metal processing.
temicon GmbH is the leading producer of high-quality micro- and nanostructured products serving as key components for applications like lighting, display, life science, solar technology and environmental engineering. The young and growing technology enterprise has established a unique technology platform for micro- and nanostructure technology aspects. The company uses lithographic processes, thin-film technologies, electroforming, injection molding, R2R- and R2P-technologies for the production of micro- and nanostructures – with special focus on large size patterning.
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