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Only Four Weeks to our Annual Conference “MicroTech 2017”

IMAPS-UK’s Annual Conference MicroTech is filling up fast, with over 60% of spaces now reserved.

The programme features invited Keynote talks from “iNEMI” and  “Fraunhofer IZM”, plus technical presentations on the latest developments, technologies and capabilities on this year’s theme: “Advanced Packaging & Technology Trends”.

In addition, there is a sold-out tabletop exhibition from leading suppliers in the Microelectronics sector and a high-impact research session and accompanying poster displays on new and emerging technologies.

MicroTech is “Where the industry meets”, here are are TEN reasons why you should attend:

1. UK’s only dedicated Microelectronics / Advanced Packaging event
2. 13 presentations on the latest developments & technologies
3. Keynotes from: iNEMI & Fraunhofer IZM
4. High impact presentations on related research
5. Academic keynote & posters presentations
6. Table top exhibits from leading suppliers
7. Low cost to attend: free parking, buffet lunch & refreshments
8. Extensive networking opportunities (over 100 attendees in 2014,15 & 16)
9. Incorporates the IMAPS-UK Annual General Meeting
10. Organised by the industry experts

The event is open to all, including non-members.

See the event webpage for more details:

Microelectronic Medical Implants: Products, Technologies & Opportunities

A new report just published by indicates that the global market for microelectronic medical implants should reach over $37.6 billion in 2021 from over $24.6 billion in 2016 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.8% from 2016 to 2021 (for more info about the report, see below).

In this context of rapidly growing market figures, why not attend our event on the challenges of Medical Electronics Devices Packaging (

Like all IMAPS-UK workshops, the programme follows a well established format of core topic talks in the morning, followed by case studies in the afternoon, to stimulate discussions.

8:30 Welcome

  • Morning: new technology trends.
    • 8:45 Telehealth – market. (Collette Johnson, Plextek)
    • 9:45 Networking break
    • 10:05 Sensor technology – Lab on chip. (Stewart Smith, University of Edinburgh)
    • 11:05 Networking break
    • 11:25 Regulatory impact on Medical Devices Packaging. (Thomas Beale)
  • 12:25 Lunch
  • Afternoon: Case studies
    • 13:30 Sonopil, at the cutting-edge of capsule endoscopy (Gerard Cummins, University of Edinburgh)
    • 13:50 Instrumented bone repair nails for load measurements (Darren Wilson, Smith & Nephew)
    • 14:10 GSK – Challenges in the emerging field of electroceuticals: (Roy Katso, GSK)
    • 14:30 Networking break
    • 14:50 Wearable sensor for sports science, challenges of commercialisation. (Sijung Hu, Loughborough Uni)
    • 15:10 Textile electronics for health monitoring, packaging of the electronics. (Steve Beeby, Southampton Uni)
    • 15:30 IMPACT: implants for hypoxia monitoring in tumour after therapy. (Alan Murray, University of Edinburgh)
  • 15:50: Close





More info about the Reserach and Markets report (
– An overview of the global markets and technologies for microelectronic medical implants
– An analysis of global market trends, with data from 2015, 2016 and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2021
– Major implant types and applications, both commercial and developmental
– Global market size and segmentation, including historical data on sales by application and implant type
– Market drivers and constraints
– A look at industry structure, competition and market shares
– Factors that may influence the long-term market for microelectronic implants
– Profiles of major players in the industry

This report covers microelectronic devices designed to operate within the human body, including:

– Pacemakers
– Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs)
– Implantable loop recorders
– Ventricular assist blood pumps
– Artificial hearts
– Neurostimulator devices used to combat pain or to treat epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and incontinence
– Spinal fusion stimulators
– Implanted drug infusion pumps
– Implanted monitoring devices
– Cochlear implants to treat the profoundly deaf
– Retinal implants being developed to treat the blind

For more information please click on:

Companies Mentioned:

– Abiomed Inc.
– Advanced Bionics Corp.
– Biomet Inc.
– Biophan Technologies Inc.
– Biotronik Gmbh
– Boston Scientific
– Cleveland Fes Center
– Cochlear Limited
– Cyberonics Inc.
– Envoy Medical
– Finetech Medical Ltd.
– Greatbatch Inc.
– Heartware
– Jarvik Heart Inc.
– Med-El
– Medtronic Inc.
– Neuropace Inc.
– Retina Implant AG
– St Jude Medical Inc.
– Second Sight Medical Products Inc.