MNBS 2012, 6th Concertation and Workshop on Micro-Nano-Bio Convergence Systems

Summary Program

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3 May 2012


08.15 – 08.45

Welcome & Opening

Chairs: Ioannis Raptis, Imel NCSR Demokritos

Javier Bonal, European Commission

08.45 – 09.10

Welcome speech

Nikos Kanellopoulos, NCSR Demokritos Director

Andreas Lymberis, European Commission

09.10 – 09.20

Overview of MicronanoBioSystems in Greece

Panayiota Petrou, NCSR ‘Demokritos’, EL

09.20 – 09.40

WP2013 and Horizon 2020

Andreas Lymberis, European Commission

09.40 – 10.00

Criterion for reimbursement of medical technology

Hans-Peter Dauben, German Agency for Health Technology Assessment (DAHTA) & Medical  Innovations, DE


Microelectronics Components for Lab-On-Chip Instruments in Molecular Diagnostics for Genetics and Environmental Applications (Corallia Initiative)

Thanos Demiris, Micro2gen, EL

Clean room


Session 1: Supporting Activities

Chairs: Ioannis Raptis, Imel NCSR Demokritos

Javier Bonal, European Commission

10.15 – 10.25

Microsystems and Smart Miniaturised Systems for Food Quality and Safety Control (FoodMicroSystems)

Olivier Chartier, Euroquality , FR

10.25 – 10.35

IRISS roadmap for MNBS

Petra Weiler, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH, DE

10.35 – 10.45

Converging resources to support the value creation in Europe of Microsystems and Smart Miniaturized Systems research projects (COWIN)

Géraldine ANDRIEUX, Yole Finance, FR


10.45 – 11.00 Coffee break

Session 2: Microsystems interacting with the body

Chairs: Sotiris Kakabakos RRP NCSR Demokritos

Andreas Lymberis, European Commission

11.00 – 11.15

Neuroprosthetic interface systems for restoring motor functions (NEUWalk)

Peter Detemple, IMM, DE


11.15 – 11.30

Transverse, Intrafascicular Multichannel Electrode system for induction of sensation and treatment of phantom limb pain in amputees (TIME).

Winnie Jensen, Aalborg University, DK

11.30 – 11.45

Microsystem integration based on electroactive polymer gels for cardiovascular applications (Heart-e-Gel).

Renzo Dalmolin, Sorin CRM, FR

11.45 – 12.00

Array of Robots Augmenting the KiNematics of Endoluminal Surgery (ARAKNES)

Selene Tognarelli, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, IT

Low Temperature Measurement Prober


Session 3: Microsystems interacting with bacteria and cells

Chairs: Sotiris Kakabakos RRP NCSR Demokritos

Andreas Lymberis, European Commission

12.00 – 12.15

Technology Platform for Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Tropical Diseases (PodiTrodi)

Joerg  Nestler, BiFlow Systems GmbH, DE


12.15 – 12.30

Magnetic Isolation and moleculaR Analysis of single Circulating & disseminated tumor cElls on chip (Miracle)

Herc Neves, IMEC, BE

12.30 – 12.45

Platform for Advanced Single Cell-Manipulation and Analysis (PASCA).

Andreas Morschhauser, Fraunhofer ENAS , DE

Mask Aligner


12.45 – 13.45 Lunch

Session 4: Lab on Chip

Chairs: Sotiris Kakabakos RRP NCSR Demokritos

Javier Bonal, European Commission

13.45 – 14.00

Laboratory Skin Patches and SmartCards based on foils and compatible with a smartphone (LabOnFoil).

Jesus Ruano, Ikerlan-IK4, ES


14.00 – 14.15

Monolithically Integrated Interferometric Biochips /pVerdana for label-free Early Detection of Human Diseases (PYTHIA)

Konstantinos Misiakos IMEL NCSR Demokritos, EL

14:15 – 14.30

A highly integrated and sensitive PORous Silicon based lab on a chip for multiple quantitaTIVE monitoring of Food allergies at point of care (Posittop/pfont-family:ive).

Daniel Hill, Universidad de Valencia, ES

14:30 -  14.45

Development of a Smart Integrated Miniaturised Sensor System for analytical challenges in diagnostics, industry and the environment (SIMS).

Anthony Killard, University of the West of England, UK (TBC)

14:45 -  15.00

Advanced interfaced microsystems Research for analysis of Real-wOrld clinical, food, environmental and Waste Samples (ARROW).

Eric Moore, Tyndall National Institute, IE

15:00 -  15.15

Coeliac Disease Management Monitoring and Diagnosis
using Biosensors and an Integrated Chip System (CD-Medics)

Ioannis Katakis, University of Tarragona, ES

Cryogenic Etching Verical SiNWs

Session 5: Consultation and summary

Chairs: Andreas Lymberis, European Commission

Javier Bonal, European Commission

15.15 – 15:30

EPoSS/AMBS Working Group views of the supply chain

Renzo Dalmolin, Sorin CRM, FR

Jesus Ruano, Ikerlan-IK4, ES


15.30 – 15:45

Nanomedicine ETP strategy in areas related with MNBS

Patrick Boisseau, CEA-Leti,FR

15:45 – 16:15

Discussion on cluster concertation issues.

16:15 - 17:00

Consultation Workshop

17.00 – 17.15

Summary of the consultation workshop

Paul H. Smit (Rapporteur)


Tutorial: Case study on building a business case for smart systems

17.15 – 18:00

Case study on building a business case for smart systems

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Concrete case studies will be discussed. We will dedicate part of this tutorial to answer your questions

COWIN Tutorial

Social evening

After the end of the MNBS meeting a guided visit at the Acropolis Museum from 18:30 to 20:00 has been arranged. After the visit, dinner will be arranged nearby.

- Visit at the Acropolis Museum: from 18:30 h. to 20:00 h.

- Dinner with view to Acropolis: from 20:15 h. to 22:30 h.

How: Transportation from NCSR Demokritos campus to Nomismatokopio mestro station by bus will be provided. Attendants will move to the Acropolis Museum via metro

(Cost of this event is 60€ approximately)

4 May 2012 COWIN Market Place


Welcome & Opening


08.15 – 08.30


08.30 – 08.35

Welcome by the European Commission

Andreas Lymberis, European Commission

08.35 – 08.45

Organization of the day by COWIN team

Géraldine Andrieux Gustin, Yole Finance, COWIN coordinator

08.45 – 09.05

Presentation of COWIN report - Main challenges to bring MST to IVD and food/beverage markets

Free downloaded:

Frédéric Breussin, Yole Développement

09.05 – 10.50

Introduction of COWIN guest and their view about MNBS (see list of COWIN guests)

10.50 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 11.45

Panel discussion:

  • Potential value added of the current research in MNBS to IVD, food/beverage industries, medical devices
  • Key limits today in the exploitation of smart systems in several application fields

Definition of key topics for working groups

11.45 – 13.00

Working groups sessions

The working groups will be dedicated to define new collaborations and projects and also proposition of recommendations to be implemented in Horizon 2020.

COWIN will lead organization of the different working groups to optimize synergies

13.00 – 13.45 Lunch

13.45 – 15.00

Working groups session

One o one meetings in parallel

15.00 – 15.45

Visit to NCSR-D labs

15.45 – 16.00 Coffee break


16.00 – 16.30

Presentation of conclusion of each working groups

Summary of the day by COWIN’s team

16.30 Closing of the 2012 MNBS meeting by Andreas Lymberis – European Commission