Track II: Medical Devices
This track provides an integrated platform to enable development of advanced medical devices including biomaterials, design models and fabrication processes for implantable devices, biosensors, medical instruments, external prostheses, orthoses, as well as diagnosis and disease monitoring systems.
From novel multifunctional biomaterials to device design and prototype fabrication, and finally testing of the devices in clinically relevant environments, the students are provided the needed theoretical knowledge and are then challenged to prove their concepts by working in state-of-the-art research laboratories. Multidisciplinary teams of teachers and researchers are involved in this track to integrate the relevant topics and provide a focused program.
A wide range of medicals devices is covered. That include: biomaterials and implants able to repair and regenerate diseased tissues,fabricated by integrated technologies involving 3D printing, micro/nanofabrication and surface biofunctionalization, instruments for minimally invasive surgeries, virtual reality trainers and simulators with force/haptic feedback, prostheses, flexible and stretchable electronics and sensor microsystems for medical devices are in the focus of the education and research program of this track.
As already confirmed, the students following this track acquire unique multidisciplinary expertise that makes them ready to face the challenges encountered by the biomedical companies active in these fields as well as by the clinicians and research teams in hospitals, academia and research institutes worldwide. Such specialists represent the guarantee for finding the solution of ‘tomorrow’ related to medical devices for healthcare systems.