Report on the 11th Annual Concertation and Consultation Workshop on Micro-Nano-Bio-Systems: MNBS 2017
A report on the 11th Annual Concentration and Consultation Workshop on Micro-Nano-Bio-Systems (MNBS 2017) has been published by the European Commission. This report covers the 11th edition of the EU-funded MicroNanoBio Systems cluster annual MNBS Bioelectronics Workshop, which took place in Amsterdam at the Beurs van Berlage on 12th-13th December 2017 and was included as part of the International Micro Nano Conference 2017, of which the main topics were Microfluidics and Analytical Systems, Fabrication and Characterization at the Nanoscale, and Organ-on-a-Chip. MEDILIGHT is happy to be a part of the event, presenting its innovative solution for the treatment of chronic wounds using visible light. Click HERE to access the report.
Following the final event, which took place on 2 July 2018, at the premises of Laboratories URGO in Dijon, the project has published its final press release. In the document, you can find out how light can be used to improve healing and about the novel solution for the treatment of chronic wounds, which was developed within the scope of the MEDILIGHT project. Enjoy the reading!
MEDILIGHT has contributed to an article titled “AutoCellSeg: robust automatic colony forming unit (CFU)/cell analysis using adaptive image segmentation and easy-to-use post-editing techniques“, which presents a supervised automatic and robust image segmentation method. This publicly available tool outperforms tools like OpenCFU and CellProfiler in terms of accuracy and provides many additional useful features for end-users. The article has been published in Scientific Reports and is available HERE.
The European project MEDILIGHT aspired to develop a medical device which uses proven therapeutic effects of visible light to enhance the self-healing process and to monitor the status and history of the wound during therapy. As the project is in its final months, finalizing validation of the prototype, the project’s success story was featured in European Commission’s Electronics newsletter. Click HERE to find out more about what MEDILIGHT has achieved.
MEDILIGHT took part in the Annual Concertation and Consultation Workshop on Micro-Nano-Bio Systems (MNBS), which was held in Amsterdam on 12 – 13 December 2017, and was co-located with the International MicroNanoConference. During the event, Martina Urbankova of AMIRES delivered a presentation in which MEDILIGHT concept and the plan for translation from the concept into product were presented. In the presentation, project’s good practice was also shared. MEDILIGHT demonstrator was showcased. Click HERE for the presentation.
MEDILIGHT also contributed to the inSSIght project workshop, in which MNBS stakeholders identified the key technical and business bottlenecks in the development of MNBS technologies (click HERE for more information about inSSIght).
On 17 November 2017, MEDILIGHT held in a partnership with the Czech Liaison Office for Research, Development and Innovation a workshop. During the event, main achievements of this project in development and validation of MEDILIGHT – a medical device for personalized wound care were be presented. The main focus was given to the topic of translating technologies into competitive, validated & manufacturable products to impact the quality of life, comparing the perspectives of the European Commission and the end-user URGO Group. Plan for development and commercialization of MEDILIGHT including foreseen risks and bottlenecks was presented.
An article about innovation at URGO, a French leading international healthcare group specialized in advanced wound care and self-care, with Jean-François Robert, Director General of Urgo Recherche Innovation et Developpement was published by the French Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle. In his interview, Dr. Robert stressed the importance of innovations, which are at hart of URGO development. The MEDILIGHT project is mentioned as one of URGO’s current strategic research and development projects. Click HERE for the full article in French.
On 8 September 2017 , MEDILIGHT with its innovative concept for chronic wound healing was featured on the ARTE Health TV magazine, as a part of Laboratories URGO presentation. You can find MEDILIGHT starting at minute 10:10. The spot is in French. Click HERE to see the broadcasting.