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On-demand production of entirely customised minimally invasive medical devices

Objective

With the development of powerful real-time imaging modalities, the sector of minimally invasive surgery has grown massively in the last decades. The easy and reliable navigation of the medical devices used in these environments is one of the key aspects for the success of such an operation. Currently, only a limited spectrum of devices for these interventions is available defined by the medical device manufacturers. The physician has to choose from this available (predefined) product range. However, for a successful outcome of advanced minimally invasive interventions it is essential to fulfil the needs of the physician who has to solve a complex task: navigating and operating in the human vascular system without having a direct view. Each physician has her or his own imagination of the ideal device for a specific intervention regarding handling and visibility. To maximise the ease of use of the medical devices and, thus, to optimise the outcome of the intervention a customised product would be the perfect solution.

Therefore, the OPENMIND will develop the first highly flexible process chain for the on-demand production of entirely customised minimally invasive medical devices. This process chain will close the gap between efficiently produced standard products and individually designed products, enabling even the production of small batch sizes down to single batches in a continuous, automated and fully monitored process chain. The OPENMIND project will be using a guide wire as demonstrator device for showing the successful outcome of the project. The process chain will be completed by a comprehensive monitoring and data mining toolset. All relevant process data will be monitored and analysed in order to reduce development times by predicting appropriate parameter sets for the manufacturing of new customised products. Furthermore, the data will be used to realise automated optimisation of the running process.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/surgery
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data mining
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/automation and control systems
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/cardiology/cardiovascular diseases
  • /engineering and technology/medical engineering/medical laboratory technology/diagnostic technologies

Call for proposal

H2020-FoF-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 769 246,25

Participants (8)

DIRIBET SPOL SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 381 978,75
Address
Vit Halka 1654
266 01 Beroun
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 508 125
Address
Calle Velazquez, No 94 Primera Planta
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDAZIONE POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 188 958,75
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
NANO4IMAGING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 302 090
Address
Pauwelsstrasse 17
52074 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BLUEACRE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 600 295
Address
Aiken Business Park Old Coes Road
Dundalk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TAMPONCOLOR TC - DRUCKMASCHINEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 574 996,25
Address
Hans-bockler-strasse 8
63263 Neu-isenburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GIMAC INTERNATIONAL SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 612 853,75
Address
Via Gazza 5
21040 Castronno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IN-CORE SYSTEMES
France
EU contribution
€ 590 025
Address
10 Rue Ampere Aktiland
69680 Chassieu
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)