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Micro Transdermal Interface Platforms (MicroTips) For Wearable Delivery And Diagnostics
Estrel Convention Center, Berlin, Germany
Estrel Hall A
09:20 - 09:40
Micro Transdermal Interface Platforms (MicroTIPs) will fuse elements of transdermal drug delivery, microelectronics, sensor technology, and wireless communications. These intelligent, patch-like systems will be capable of independently diagnosing physiological conditions and autonomously delivering relevant therapeutic doses, while simultaneously relaying patient-centric information to clinical personnel and mhealth software platforms using secure wireless protocols.
This talk outlines recent progress at Tyndall towards various aspects of MicroTIPs technology, including microneedles for drug delivery and diagnostics, embedded sensors for system monitoring, and communications modules for control and feedback.
Speaker Biography (Conor O'Mahony)
Dr. Conor O'Mahony is a Senior Research Scientist with the Tyndall National Institute, and an Adjunct Professor at Chongqing Technology and Business University, China. His team is focussed on the development of Micro Transdermal Interface Platforms (MicroTIPs) - high-value, wearable systems that combine transdermal delivery, diagnostics, self-awareness and communications capabilities. These 'smart patches' interact with the outermost skin layers in a minimally invasive manner, and will blur the lines between implantable medical devices and the current generation of wearable electronics.
He is a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, has published over fifty peer-reviewed journal papers, and has filed nine patent applications. Dr O'Mahony has chaired two international conferences in Cork, and was a member of the team which received the inaugural University College Cork Research Team of the Year Award 2012.
Company Profile (Tyndall National Institute)
Tyndall National Institute is a leading European research centre in integrated ICT (Information and Communications Technology) research. Specialising in electronics and photonics, our mission is to deliver economic impact through research excellence. We work with industry and academia to transform research into products in our core market areas of electronics, communications, energy, health, agri-food and the environment. Tyndall National Institute generates approximately €30m in income each year, with over 85% coming from competitively won research contracts. With a network of over 200 industry partners and customers worldwide, the institute employs 500 staff, including 120 full-time graduate students. Tyndall plays an active role in Horizon 2020, and produces almost 300 peer-reviewed publications annually.