Photonics for Biomedical Applications
Tyndall National Institute, UCC
PhotonHub Demo centre
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Photonics plays an important role in many biomedical applications, from diagnosis and sensing of disease and infection to minimally invasive imaging of tissue during clinical procedures.

This one-day hands-on training course provides industry, especially those developing new products or addressing an application need, with a detailed overview of important photonic-based biomedical devices and how they are applied in clinical environments.

The course will focus on three technology demonstrators; 1) Optical fiber-based catheter sensor for blood flow monitoring; 2) Integrated photonic biosensor for rapid disease detection; 3) Miniaturised imaging device for minimally invasive surgical procedures. Course attendees will learn how these biomedical devices are designed, fabricated and tested. They will also learn how early-stage prototypes can be scaled to volume manufacturing.

  • Understanding of key features of photonic design for biomedical applications
  • See the fabrication processes to produce early-stage biomedical devices (hands-on activity)
  • See and evaluate working biomedical devices (hands-on activity)
  • Understand the photonic product design process and manufacturing ecosystem
No experience Medium experience
It is desirable but not essential that course attendees have a basic understanding of photonics. The course is ideally suited to those planning to develop new photonic products, establish in-house or outsource packaging development and manufacturing.
Tyndall Institute
250 Euros per person
catering and project consumables
9 persons
Groups of 3/6/9 persons per course
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