Program 2018

Day 1 // 24 October 2018*

  Großer Saal Kleiner Saal Hörsaal Partnering
  2nd floor 2nd floor 4th floor 1st floor
09:00 - 09:30   Registration      
09:30 - 10:30

Opening

Welcome speech
Prof. Dr. Frank Emmrich, President biosaxony e.V. / Director of Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology
Dr. Dominik Gronarz, Organic Electronics Saxony

Lecture: Scope of organic and flexible electronics
Prof. Dr. Karl Leo, TU Dresden

Moderation: André Hofmann, biosaxony e.V.

     
10:30 - 12:00

Panel 1 // Medical technology meets flexible electronics

KEYNOTE: Ecosysterms in MedTech: Strategy for global leaders
Dr. Michael Meyer
Siemens Healthineers - Siemens Healthcare GmbH

1 // BioEmbroidery – Novel perspectives for medical devices
Dr. Cindy Elschner, Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e. V.

2 // Integrated Microwave and Millimeterwave Dielectric Sensors and Actuators in SiGe BiCMOS Technology
Dr. Jan Wessel, IHP GmbH - Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics

3 // Medical technology requirements in the prevention of incontinence
Ronja Scharschmidt, Jena University hospital

     
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break    

Partnering // Business-Meetings

13:00 - 13:30

Welcoming address
Martin Dulig, Saxon State Minister for Economic Affairs, Labor and Transport
Barbara Reddig, BMBF

     
13:30 - 15:00

Panel 2 // Diagnostics | Analytics

KEYNOTE: Data-driven personalized medicine
Marie-Luise Kriebitzsch
Roche Diagnostics GmbH

1 // The Core Body Temperature as a Biomarker in Personalized Diagnostics
Sebastian Alexander, VivoSensMedical GmbH

2 // Breaking the technology barrier in point-of-care testing
Dr. Norman Gerstner, BMDX (c/o Life Science Inkubator Sachsen GmbH & Co. KG)

3 // New perspectives for sepsis diagnostics
Dr. Kerstin Schnurr, MedInnovation GmbH

4 // From Macroarray to ELISA Kit for the investigation of autoimmune diseases
Franziska Werner, in.vent Diagnostica GmbH

5 // Fingerprinting of antibody epitopes
Dr. Michael Szardenings, Epitopic GmbH

flexMED Innovation Forum
13:30 - 14:00
Workshop:
Basics of medical technology approval procedures

Thomas Bohnen, Qualitätsplan 24 GmbH

14:00 - 15:00
Tech-Clash: Medicine vs. flexible electroncis

Facts check: What does medicine require? What is offered by flexible and organic electronics?

Prof. Dr. Theodor Doll, Fraunhofer ITEM
Christine Kallmayer, Fraunhofer IZM

Workshops

13:30 - 14:00
Workshop:
Approval of medical devices – advanced

Wolfgang Weber, EXCO GmbH

14:00 - 15:00
IP-Workshop:
Topic 1: Patenting of second medical use inventions
Matthias Hoffmann, Maikowski & Ninnemann Patentanwälte Partnerschaft mbB
Topic 2: Trademarks - more than just an accessory of corporate strategy - Basics and protection options
Dr. Fabian Sokolowski, Maikowski & Ninnemann Patentanwälte Partnerschaft mbB

 
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break     Partnering // Business-Meetings
15:30 - 17:00

Panel 3 // New oncological concepts

KEYNOTE: High potential of new immunoncological therapies
PD Dr. med. habil. Stephan Fricke
Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI

1 // GynTect – reliable cervical cancer diagnostics based on epigenetic markers
Martina Schmitz, oncgnostics GmbH

2 // Biological stratification in radiotherapy
Prof. Mechthild Krause, OncoRay – National Center for Radiation Research in Oncology

3 // Personalized diagnostics for skin cancer
Andreas Lehmann, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS

flexMED Innovation Forum
15:30 - 16:00
Flexible implants - from ideas to applications
Prof. Dr. Thomas Stieglitz, Universität Freiburg, Institut für Mikrosystemtechnik

Flagship projects: national / international best practice examples

Dr. Michael Scholles, Fraunhofer IPMS

   
17:00 - 17:45

Cooperation Offers

1 // Thinking about your own start-up enterprise - potential support by the Life Science Inkubator
Dr. Frank Striggow, Life Science Inkubator

2 // Intelligent financing
Dr. Merle Fuchs, TechnologieContor

3 // Education against the shortage of skilled workers - The dual study program at the Berufsakademie Sachsen
Prof. Barbe Rentsch, Berufsakademie Sachsen, Staatliche Studienakademie Riesa

4 // 3C-Management®, Project Management, Real Estate Consulting and Engineering
Axel Heueis, Drees & Sommer

5 // Challenges and opportunities of emerging innovative biotech/ medtech markets - Polish contribution and perspective
Andrzej Białkowski-Miler, BM Consulting

6 // Wroclaw Medical University as a reliable, innovative partner in cooperation
Dr. Agnieszka Matera-Witkiewicz, Screening Laboratory of Biological Acitivity Tests and Collection of Biological Material/Wroclaw Medical University Biobank, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland, BBMRI.pl Consortium

7 // International ZIM cooperation network ProSafeMed - For safe medical devices and procedures
Tobias Espig, AGIL GmbH

16:00 - 17:00
"flexMED in action"
Round 1
Present your idea in a short presentation

1 // Hygienische Eingabegeräte für die Medizintechnik
Uwe Beier (adSphere GmbH)

2 // Druckmess- und Anzeigesystem für Bandagen
Matthias Jahn (ITP GmbH)

3 // Diagnostik (Biosensoren)
Dr. Tom Stückemann (Life Science Inkubator Sachsen GmbH & Co.KG)

4 // Miniaturisierte NIR-Spektroskopie
Dr. Ronny Timmreck (Senorics GmbH)

5 // Flexible Elektronik in flexiblen Endoskopen
Prof. Jochen Hampe (Uniklinikum Dresden, Medizinische Klinik 1)

   
17:30 - 18:00       Partnering // Business-Meetings
19:00 - 23:00

Networking evening event

Award ceremony:
T³ - Technology Transfer Trophy
sponsored by KPMG

Jack Pop's Circus of Science

Live music by: Cover, Girl!

     

*Program in progress // Subject to modification

Day 2 // 25 October 2018*

  Großer Saal Kleiner Saal Hörsaal Partnering
  2nd floor 2nd floor 4th floor 1st floor
08:30 - 09:00 Registration      
09:00 - 09:30

Welcoming address
Dr. Peter Homilius, Abteilungsleiter der Wirtschaftsförderung Sachsen GmbH

Greeting
Christoph Zimmer-Conrad, Referatsleiter im Sächsischen Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Verkehr

Challenges in the implementation of innovation in clinical practice
Diana Lohmann, Geschäftsführerin des Herzzentrums Leipzig und des Helios-Park-Klinikums Leipzig

EU support for public procurement of innovations
Doris Scheffler, EU-Kontaktstelle für öffentliche Beschaffung von Innovationen, c/o ZENIT GmbH, Mülheim an der Ruhr

     
09:30 - 10:30

Panel discussion
Financing technical innovations in health care

Speaker:

Christine Enenkel, Leiterin der Landesvertretung Sachsen der DAK-Gesundheit

Diana Lohmann, Geschäftsführerin von Herzzentrum und Helios-Park-Klinikum Leipzig

Doris Scheffler, Leiterin der EU-Kontaktstelle für öffentliche Beschaffung von Innovationen

Dr. Patrick Pfeffer, Geschäftsführer der aescuvest GmbH

Felix Esser, Leiter Industrielle Gesundheitswirtschaft beim BDI

     
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break     Partnering // Business-Meetings

11:00 - 12:30

Panel 4 // Smart Medical Devices

KEYNOTE: Flexible microimplants as interfaces
to the nervous system
Prof. Dr. Thomas Stieglitz
University of Freiburg, Department of
Microsystems Engineering

1 // EyeSkills
Dr. Thomas Senior, EyeSkills.org

2 // Digitally-assisted therapy concept in the device-based FED method for active posture correction in patients with idiopathic scoliosis
Sophia Elsner, Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU Dresden

3 // Assistance system for the continuation of therapy exercises in the home area
Julia Richter, Chemnitz University of Technology

4 // eCovery - The sensor-based, digital rehabilitation assistant
Dr. Alexander Georgi, eCovery

5 // Unleash the power of intelligent algorithms to enable smart medicine
Janis Reinelt, Aicura medical GmbH

flexMED Innovation Forum
11:00 - 11:15
Lecture: Medical technology in Saxony
André Hofmann, biosaxony e.V.

11:15 - 11:25
Lecture:
Dr. Robert Franke, Landeshauptstadt Dresden, Amtsleiter Amt für Wirtschaftsförderung

11:25 - 11:30
Warm-up "flexMED in action"

11:30 - 12:30
"flexMED in action"
Round 2
Present your idea in a short presentation

1 // Intelligente Arztliege
Dr. Martin Heise (Forschungsinstitut für Leder und Kunststoffbahnen gGmbH)

2 // Von der Idee bis zum Produkt – Gedruckte Elektronik aus einer Hand
Stefan Nester (InnovationLab GmbH)

3 // Elektronische Verifikation von Medikamenten für Patienten und im klinischen Bereich
Jan Thiele (PrismadeLabs GmbH)

4 // Intraorale Messtechnik
Christoph Wagner (TU DD Institut für Akkustik
und Sprachkommunikation)

5 // Dynamische Prozesse und Oberflächeninteraktionen in der Mundhöhle – eine Herausforderung für die moderne Sensortechnik
Prof. Dr. Christian Hannig (Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden)

2. Life-Sciences-Forum Sachsen

Topic block I:
Conditions for good innovation implementation - How can technology transfer be successful into clinical practice?

Innovationsspielraum zwischen Bundesgesetz und Landespraxis
Felix Esser, BDI

Role and benefits of venture capital in the technology cycle
N.N., Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen

Bringing innovations to widespread supply
Christine Enenkel, DAK-Gesundheit Sachsen

Innovation, implementation and legal certainty
Dr. Stefan Stadelhoff, D + B Rechtsanwälte, Berlin

Crowd investing as an alternative form of financing health technologies
Dr. Patrick Pfeffer, aescuvest GmbH, Frankfurt am Main

Moderation: Dr. Hartwig Jaeger, Digital
Health Factory

 
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break     Partnering // Business-Meetings

13:30 - 14:00

Short-Pitches

1 // Semiconducting carbon nanotubes for biosensor applications
Dr. Viktor Bezugly, SmartNanotubes / Life Science Inkubator Sachsen GmbH & Co.KG

2 // Development of an evaluated system for standardized diagnostics and rehabilitation of women with stress incontinence
Dr. Steffen Derlien, Jena University hospital

3 // Cultivation-free Detection of Pathogenic Bacteria via Raman Microspectroscopy
Dr. Karina Weber, Leibniz-Institut für Photonische Technologien + Leibniz Gesundheitstechnologien

4 // Application-relevant technologies for active chip-based microfluidic systems
Dr. Andreas Winkler, SAWLab Saxony / Leibniz IFW Dresden

5 // Innovative MRSA screening in an emergency room
Dr. Gunther Becher, Graupner medical solutions GmbH

flexMED Innovation Forum
13:30 - 14:30
"flexMED in action"
Round 3
Present your idea in a short presentation

1 // Hard- and Software Ecosystem
Janis Reinelt (Aicura medical GmbH)

2 // Funktionstinten für den Digitaldruck von Sensoren
Dr. Marco Fritsch (Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische Technologien und Systeme IKTS)

3 // Flexible Elektronik für absorbierbare Implantate
Dr. Michael Hoffmann (Fraunhofer-Institut für Organische Elektronik, Elektronenstrahl- und Plasmatechnik FEP)

4 // Bioinformatik und Biomarker im Drug Development
Thomas Wüst (Global Partners Bayern e.V. )

5 // Innovatives MRSA Screening in einer Notaufnahme
Gunther Becher (Graupner-medical-solutions GmbH)

6 // e-sense-reha — intelligent vernetzte orthopädische Bandagen
Hagen Fuchs (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf)

7 // Digitalisierung und Automatisierung in der Medizintechnik
Frank Schmidt (HTWK-Leipzig // recovics)

8 // Strukturierte organische LEDs für Optogenetik
Dr. Caroline Murawski (Kurt-Schwabe-Institut Meinsberg)

9 // Potentiale von Graphen in der Diagnostik von Körperfunktionen
Martin Lohe (Sixonia Tech GmbH)

10 // Compact and highly efficient gas sensors for exhaled breath analysis
Dr. Victor Bezugly (SmartNanotubes, Life Science Inkubator Sachsen GmbH & Co. KG)

11 // Plattform for Smart Medical Wearables
Dr.-Ing. Karsten Wendt (TU Dresden Faculty of Computer Science Institute of Software and Multimedia Technology Chair of Software Technology)

12 // MACS – Mikrobiologische Aktivitätsmessung mittels chemischer Sensoren
Prof. Yvonne Joseph (TU Bergakademie Freiberg)

13 // Neubau um UKD – Innovation am Bau
Andreas Küchler (Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus Dresden)

14 // Wie Technology-Push-Ansätze gelingen können
Nadine Schmieder-Galfe (ZELLMECHANIK DRESDEN)

2. Life-Sciences-Forum Sachsen

Topic block II:
Practical experience from companies and institutions

Pitch session
SeDiDoc, DIPAT, Cumulino, diafyt MedTech, eCovery

Case study healthcare: Introduction of a process innovation in the geriatric area supply
Sonja Laag, BARMER Krankenkasse, Wuppertal

Case study abroad: How do other health regions implement new technologies?
Dr. Olaf Müller, Carus Consilium Sachsen

Moderation: Marina Heimann, futureSAX & Dr. Hartwig Jaeger, Digital Health Factory

 

 

15:00 - 15:30
Round table between start-up representatives and experts

 

 
14:00 - 15:30

Panel 5 // Bioinformatics

KEYNOTE: Ask Dr. Watson!?!
Healthcare opportunities with
Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

Axel Nemetz
IBM Deutschland GmbH

1 // Smart Data Management and Sharing as Future Factors for Success in Medical and Bioinformatics
Prof. Toralf Kirsten, IFDT - Institut für Digitale Technologien gGmbH

2 // Improving radiotherapy by using medical imaging to tell one tumour from the other
Dr. Alexander Zwanenburg-Bezemer, OncoRay – National Center for Radiation Research in Oncology

3 // Reduction of case numbers for clinical biomarker diagnostic studies through enrichment designs
Dr. Thomas Keller, ACOMED statistik

14:30 - 15:00
flexMED: What's next?
Organic Electronics Saxony

 
15:30 - 15:45 Farewell speech   Get-together  
15:45 - 16:30       Partnering // Business-Meetings

*Program in progress // Subject to modification

Keynote speakers 2018

PANEL 1 // Medical technology meets flexible electronics

 

Dr. Michael Meyer

KEYNOTE:Ecosysterms in MedTech: Strategy for global leaders

Dr. Michael Meyer
Siemens Healthineers - Siemens Healthcare GmbH

PANEL 2 // Diagnostics | Analytics

 

Marie-Luise Kriebitzsch

KEYNOTE:Data-driven personalized medicine

Marie-Luise Kriebitzsch
Roche Diagnostics GmbH

As Digital Business Manager Marie-Luise Kriebitzsch is part of the team for personalized medicine of Roche Diagnostics GmbH with focus on the commercialization of the Roche Digital Diagnostics and CDx portfolio.

Ms. Kriebitzsch holds a Dipl.-Ing. degree in computer visualistics with a focus on human medicine. She has worked in various roles for software providers in the healthcare sector and has developed and commercialised solutions with innovative software products and in the field of digital health.

The NAVIFY Tumor Board software supports teams of physicians in the implementation of tumor boards. The software simplifies the coordination of tumor boards as well as the collection, presentation and discussion of patient information. This helps to define and track customized therapies. In addition, the NAVIFY Tumor Board allows clinically relevant data to be combined with real data (RWD) and guidelines. Thus, the software contributes to fast, improved treatment decisions, which can be crucial for cancer patients.

PANEL 3 // New oncological concepts

 

PD Dr. med. habil. Stephan Fricke

KEYNOTE: High potential of new immunoncological therapies

PD Dr. med. habil. Stephan Fricke
Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI

PANEL 4 // Smart Medical Devices

 

Prof. Dr. Thomas Stieglitz

KEYNOTE: Flexible microimplants as interfaces to the nervous system

Prof. Dr. Thomas Stieglitz

University of Freiburg, Department of Microsystems Engineering - IMTEC, Laboratory for Biomedical Microtechnology

Thomas Stieglitz graduated in electrical engineering at the Technical University of Karlsruhe in 1993. He received his doctorate (summa cum laude) in 1998 and his habilitation in 2002 at the University of Saarland. From 1993 to 2004 he worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering in St. Ingbert/Saar in the field of neuroprosthetics. Since 2004 he has been working at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg as Professor for Biomedical Microtechnology at the Institute of Microsystems Technology (IMTEC). He is co-author of about 100 scientific journal articles, 300 conference papers and co-inventor of 18 patents. He is co-founder and consultant of the neurotechnical spin-off companies CorTec GmbH and neuroloop GmbH.

Stieglitz is deputy speaker of the BrainLinks-BrainTools excellence cluster and is involved in the development of miniaturized implants for the neurosciences and chronic applications for neurorehabilitation in the brain as well as in the peripheral nervous system. Electrode arrays for sensory feedback after amputation have been used in "sentient prostheses" for upper and lower extremities; selective vagus nerve stimulation for lowering blood pressure is being transferred to human studies.

PANEL 5 // Bioinformatics

 

Axel Nemetz 

KEYNOTE: Ask Dr. Watson!?! Healthcare opportunities with Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

Axel Nemetz

IBM Deutschland GmbH

Artificial intelligence is increasingly finding its way into the most diverse areas of our lives. Three examples from the healthcare sector are presented, which describe the benefits, existing hurdles as well as the dynamics and opportunities.

Axel Nemetz heads the Life Sciences division at IBM in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He has worked for health insurance companies, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies in Europe, the US and Asia and is familiar with the challenges and opportunities in healthcare. He completed his education with a doctorate in biophysics at the Max Planck Institute in Mainz.

Winner of T³ Technology Transfer Trophy 2018

For the successful transfer of an idea into the commercialization, biosaxony awards the T³ - Technology Transfer Trophy annually as part of the evening event. At bionection 2018, the life sciences company oncgnostics GmbH received the Technology Transfer Trophy. The oncgnostics GmbH is a company working on molecular diagnostics with main focus on the development of in-vitro diagnostics based on epigenetic biomarkers.

bionection 2018

bionection 2018

Topics 2018

Medical technology

Medical technology operates at the interface between technology, human beings and medicine. Engineering procedures and technologies are implemented to find innovative solutions for challenging medicals problems. The aim is to improve the patients’ condition and quality of life by developing innovative methods and products for diagnostics, therapy, nursing and rehabilitation.

Main topics:

  • Imaging diagnostics
  • Medical informatics
  • Implants
  • Bioprinting technologies / biomaterial
  • Endo- / Exoprosthetics
  • Cardiovascular medical devices
  • Minimally invasive medicine

Diagnostics | Analytics

Analytical techniques are an essential part of forensics and medical diagnostics. Sensitive detection methods for qualitative and quantitative assessment are developed, which allow a fast and precise diagnostics of infections, heart diseases, tumor diseases, autoimmune diseases, metabolic disorders and other diseases.

 Main topics:

  • Point-of-care diagnostics / Home-care diagnostics
  • Lab-on-chip
  • Microarray and chip technologies
  • Biomarkers
  • DNA analytics
  • Companion diagnostics

New oncological concepts

Early screening, fast and clear diagnosis and targeted, individualized therapy is considered to be highly relevant for cancer patients. In contrast to classical methods (such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy), new oncological concepts contribute to a better understanding of causes and mechanisms of cancer. These methods will enable patients to participate actively in the progress in cancer research and to boost chances of effective treatment and healing process.

Main topics:

  • Clinical studies in oncology
  • Innovative cancer screening and therapies
  • Liquid biopsy
  • Checkpoint inhibitors
  • Biopharmaceuticals

Smart Medical Devices

Smart medical devices are used as apparatuses by doctors to diagnose and treat diseases. They combine classical biotechnological processes and techniques other sectors, such as materials science, electrical engineering, information science and communication technology. Smart medical devices and components are used primarily in health industry, hospitals or home environment.

Main topics:

  • Microelectronics and microsystem technology for intelligent medical engineering
  • Sensor technology
  • Smart materials
  • Digital Health und Industry 4.0 / Internet of Things

Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics provides technical solutions for information storage, distribution and analysis to support compound areas of scientific research (biotechnology, biomedicine, systems biology etc.) working with large and complex datasets. The objective is to develop effective algorithms that are able to measure, to simulate, to analyze and to predict biological systems and processes in terms of quality and quantity.

Main topics:

  • Big data management
  • Sequencing, genome analysis and mapping
  • Translational medicine
  • Protein modelling
  • Gene ontology
  • Epigenomic data analysis
  • Computational neuroscience