Medical Electronics Symposium 2015

SMTA, INEMI, MEPTEC and OregonBio have joined forces to again host this international conference, focusing on advances in electronic technologies and advanced manufacturing, specifically targeting medical and bioscience applications. Last year’s conference attracted about 200 attendees and more than 30 exhibitors. Prior to last year, MEPTEC's and SMTA's conferences were held in Phoenix, Arizona and Milpitas, CA, respectively, drawing technology experts, entrepreneurs and service providers that work in this niche technology space. Typical applications within this space involve implantable defibrillators, neurostimulators and drug delivery, interventional catheters, pillcams, ultrasound transducers, hearing aids, biosensors, microfluidics, wireless communications, as well as future diagnostic and treatment solutions that may use stretchable electronics, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) or nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS).

Submit an abstract for 2015!

The Technical Committee would like to invite you to submit an abstract for this program. Deadline for submission is July 15th, 2015. Show off your company's expertise and knowledge. Abstracts can be submitted quickly and easily from the Call for Abstracts page.

Keynote Address: Soft Electronics for the Human Body

John Rogers John A. Rogers, Ph.D., University of Illinois

Recent advances in materials science and mechanical engineering enable construction of high performance optical and electronic microsystems that can flex, bend, fold and stretch, with ability to accommodate large (>>1%) strain deformation with a purely elastic mechanics. Such technologies can be integrated intimately and non-invasively with the surfaces of important organ systems in the human body.

This talk summarizes fundamental and applied aspects of three recent examples that address currently unmet clinical needs:
(1) 'skin-like', wearable electronics for continuous, clinical quality measurements of health status,
(2) high resolution mapping systems capable of resolving fast, transient behaviors in brain activity, and
(3) soft sensors and stimulators for advanced forms of cardiac electrotherapy.

Professor John A. Rogers obtained BA and BS degrees in chemistry and in physics from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1989. From MIT, he received SM degrees in physics and in chemistry in 1992 and the PhD degree in physical chemistry in 1995. From 1995 to 1997, Rogers was a Junior Fellow in the Harvard University Society of Fellows. He joined Bell Laboratories as a Member of Technical Staff in the Condensed Matter Physics Research Department in 1997, and served as Director of this department from the end of 2000 to 2002. He is currently Swanlund Chair Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, with a primary appointment in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He is also Director of the Seitz Materials Research Laboratory.

Keynote Address: Medical & Healthcare: What are the Opportunities for MEMS and Sensors?

Benjamin Roussel Benjamin Roussel, MedTech Activity Lead, Yole Développement

New technologies have the ability to transform healthcare globally: enable early diagnostic through new detection modalities, increase treatment efficiency with targeted drug delivery, and by allowing functions replacements through smart implants surgery.

Due to tremendous potential of the applications, the medical and healthcare markets are nowadays considered by most electronics and semiconductors suppliers as a new growth opportunity. The potential is huge, ranging from high value/high margin medical devices to health consumer products for wellness and fitness.

As part of this market, Wearable electronics is a significantly growing market, mainly driven by smart watches. Many products are already on the market, measuring physical and physiological parameters, which are transferred to a base station (typically a mobile phone). Added value is then created by specific "smart" applications.

To feed these applications with data, the demand for all types of so-called bio-sensors is significantly increasing and affecting the way the sensor industry is organized. Pressure sensors, IR sensors, microfluidic chips, chemical and gas sensors are just few examples. Yole Développement will provide an overview of the applications and the challenges industry will face to enter this market.

Benjamin Roussel is leading the MedTech activity (microfluidic and medical technologies) at Yole Développement. He holds a pharmacy diploma from the University Claude Bernard Lyon, complemented by a master degree in Technology and Innovation Management from EM Lyon Business School.

Keynote Address: Design Challenges for Home Use Medical Devices

Greg Thompson Greg Thompson, VP of Engineering, Sanmina Medical Division

The presentation will cover the challenges that are encountered when taking traditional medical devices and implementing them for the home use environment. The clinical setting is a very controlled environment – this is not true of the home environment. Challenges exist due to foreign substances and rough handling (liquids/dirt/dust, bugs/pests, drop/shock and expected misuse, etc). Challenges also exist due to use by under-trained users – and users that don’t want to admit if the device has experienced accidental abuse.

Greg Thompson is VP of Engineering for Medical Product Design within the Medical Division of Sanmina Corporation. In this roll Mr. Thompson is responsible for all design and development activates associated with the productization of new and improved medical devices and laboratory equipment. The Sanmina Medical Division serves many global customers by designing and manufacturing medical devices for professional use and consumer use. Mr. Thompson has been with Sanmina for more than 30 years in various design and management rolls. Since 2005 Mr. Thompson has managed the medical product design organization at Sanmina. The specific expertise offered by the medical product design team at Sanmina is full turnkey medical device design with compliance to regulatory standards, design controls, risk management, DFx, and supply chain design. Recently a significant focus has been on over the counter consumer medical devices.

Come to the MSEI Open House

September 17, 2015 | 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
6024 SW Jean Road, Lake Oswego, Oregon (Event held in Bldg A.)

Micro Systems Engineering, Inc. invites you to visit their Lake Oswego campus to learn about implantable electronics products and capabilities. The open house will feature a presentation covering their product line and MST capabilities, followed by factory tours of their electronic module manufacturing facility. Refreshments will be served!
View the flyer for more details. We hope you can join us!

Technical Committee

General Chair:
Chuck Richardson, iNEMI

Technical Chair:
Don Banks, St Jude Medical

Track 1 - Components and Designs for High - Density Medical Electronics

John McNulty, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates

Dale Lee, Plexus Corp.

Peter Tortorici, Medtronic Microelectronics Center

Cathi Piper, AT&S America LLC

Track 2 - Solutions for Medical Electronics Assembly and Volume Manufacturing

Tony Primavera, Micro Systems Engineering, Inc

Dock Brown, DfR Solutions

Mike Bixenman, Kyzen Corporation

Damon DeSilva, AT&S America LLC

Track 3 - Next Generation Microelectronics for Changing Healthcare Markets

Fred Sporon-Fiedler, Micro Systems Engineering, Inc

Guna Selvadura, San Jose State University

Erik Jung, Fraunhofer IZM

Matt Smits, Oregon Bioscience Association