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Moore4Medical: Accelerating Innovation in Microfabricated Medical Devices

Specific programme: Industrial Leadership: ECSEL – Joint Undertaking (JTI)
UPV/EHU Partner Status: Beneficiary
UPV/EHU PI: Jesus Ciriza
Project start: 01/06/2020
Project end:   31/05/2023

Brief description: Compared to the pace of innovation in electronic consumer products, the pace of innovation for medical devices is lagging behind. It is the overarching objective of Moore4Medical to accelerate innovation in electronic medical devices. The project addresses emerging medical applications and technologies that offer significant new opportunities for the ECS industry including: bioelectronic medicines, organ-on-chip, drug adherence monitoring, smart ultrasound, radiation free interventions and continuous monitoring. The new technologies will help fighting the increasing cost of healthcare by: reducing the need for hospitalisation, helping to develop personalized therapies, and realising intelligent point-of-care diagnostic tools. Moore4Medical will bring together 59 specialists from 12 countries who will develop open technology platforms for these emerging fields to help them bridge “the Valley of Death” in shorter time and at lower cost. Open technology platforms used by multiple users for multiple applications with the prospect of medium to high volume markets are an attractive proposition for the European ECS industry. The combination of typical MedTech applications with an ECS style platform approach will enhance the competitiveness for the emerging medical domains addressed in Moore4Medical. With value and IP moving from the technology level towards applications and solutions, defragmentation and open technology platforms will be key in acquiring and maintaining a premier position for Europe in the forefront of affordable healthcare.