Engineering for Healthcare: from the idea to the pre-series
This past decade has seen the emergence of a new kind of developments in healthcare domain, where innovation comes from the encounter of two worlds: engineering and bio-medical. Emblematic examples can be found in those new lab-on-a-chip and point-of-care applications, based on microfluidics. This technology has led to the creation of efficient, low-cost and portable medical devices, thanks to miniaturization and fluid handling at microscale.
This workshop aims at presenting those various engineering resources that you can find very close to you, to support the development of new medical devices, from early idea to pre-series ready for validation and industrialization. In order to initiate the discussion, a couple of illustrative examples will be described, along with a typical process chain for their development with a focus on polymer microfluidic devices. We will review those various competences available at the local range, including engineering and prototyping resources at SIRRIS, to support the development of this new generation of devices for healthcare.