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Medical Device Packaging Workshop

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About Medical Device Packaging Workshop – MedPack:

The UK market for medical devices is forecast to be worth £9.1bn by 2018 according to UK Trade & Investment. Medical devices have challenging packaging, integration and assembly requirements. As the market evolves the need for innovative solutions that ensure integrity, sterility and functionality while maintaining cost-effectiveness and sustainability is ever pressing.

Join us at a one-day workshop on Thursday, 18th of May at the Trinity Centre, Cambridge where IMAPS UK will showcase the work from experts in the areas of wearable electronics, point of care diagnostics and implantable devices from industry and academia. The workshop will provide a venue for discussions on the state of the market and novel technologies, as well as packaging, assembly and integration challenges (and solutions) presented by these next generation of medical electronic devices.

This is a good opportunity for attendees to learn more about this exciting field and network with market leaders and technology developers.  The schedule follows our tried and tested educational workshop format, where the morning is dedicated to core information talks reviewing market trends and new technologies, while in the afternoon the attendants have a unique opportunity to hear about specific challenges, and how the industry has solved them.

Event Brochure:

Download a PDF version of the event brochure HERE

Five Reasons to Attend Medical Device Packaging Workshop

  1. Listen to and engage with leading industrial and academic practitioners in medical device technology
  2. Update yourself on latest market trends in telehealth
  3. Network with experts in specific medical application case studies including wearables, point of care diagnostics and implantables
  4. Gain insight into advanced medical device assembly process developments and lab-on-a-chip concepts
  5. Discover state of the art research on medical applications from four world class Universities in the UK


08:3008:450:15Welcome, Introduction
08:45Morning Session: New Technology Trends
08:4509:451:00The digital market – a healthcare perspective. (Collette Johnson, Plextek)
09:4510:050:20Networking Break
10:0511:051:00Sensor technology - Lab on chip. (Stewart Smith, University of Edinburgh)
11:0511:250:20Networking Break
11:2512:251:00Technology designed to be used: Medtech adoption and regulations (Thomas Beale, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals)
12:2513:301:05Lunch & Networking
13:30Afternoon Session: Case Studies:
13:3013:500:20Sonopil, at the cutting-edge of capsule endoscopy (Gerard Cummins, Heriot-Watt University)
13:5014:100:20Instrumented bone repair nails for load measurements (Darren Wilson, Smith & Nephew)
14:1014:300:20GSK - Challenges in the emerging field of electroceuticals: (Roy Katso, GSK)
14:3014:50Networking Break
14:5015:500:20IMPACT: packaging and sensors integration for implanted hypoxia monitoring in tumour after therapy. (Ewen Blair, University of Edinburgh)
15:1015:300:20Textile electronics for health monitoring, packaging of the electronics. (Abiodun Komolafe, Southampton Uni)
15:3015:100:20Wearable sensor for sports science, challenges of commercialisation. (Sijung Hu, Loughborough Uni)
15:5015:550:05Closing Remarks

Who Should Attend:

Healthcare technology professionals, engineers, researchers & students, responsible for product design and development, new technologies, knowledge transfer, as well as companies interested in funding and commercialisation strategy.

Delegate Registration:

The event is open to all including non IMAPS-UK members, the following delegate rates apply:

IMAPS-UK Member: £155
IMAPS-UK Student Member: £125
Non Member: £195

All prices plus VAT and inclusive of free parking, lunch & refreshments.


Please contact us if your organisation is interested in sponsoring this event.


Here is a list of local hotels close to the venue:

  • Premier Inn Cambridge A14 – J32  Ring Fort Road, Cambridge CB4 2GW
  • Travelodge Cambridge Orchard Park, Chieftain Way, Cambridge CB4 2WR
  • Holiday Inn Cambridge Lakeview, Bridge Road, Impington, Cambridge CB24 9PH
  • Arundel House Hotel Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 3AN
  • Lovell Lodge 365 Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1SR


For further information, please contact:

Telephone: + 44 (0)131 202 9004


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Date(s) - 18/05/2017
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Trinity Centre, Cambridge
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