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 May 1st, 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.

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

Simin Bagheri, Celestica Inc.

Mike Bixenman, Kyzen Corporation

Dock Brown, DfR Solutions

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