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Health technologies

Imec brings the power of chip technology to the world of healthcare.

Nano- and digital technologies are transforming all aspects of healthcare. From research and pharma manufacturing to prevention, diagnostics and therapeutics. Advanced solutions such as microdevices widen availability, lower costs, improve outcomes, and much more.

Building these solutions requires advanced infrastructure, and often a combination of various capabilities:

As the world’s leading R&D fab, imec is one of the few places where you can find this combination of infrastructure – including a fully equipped 200mm and 300mm cleanroom – and comprehensive expertise. And with more than twenty years of experience in health and life sciences under our belt, we can be your full-fledged strategic partner – right down to venturing support.

Below are examples of our current R&D activities in healthcare. Don’t hesitate to reach if you want to get involved or discuss your particular challenge.

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Technologies

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Coronavirus breath sampler

An easy way to determine contagiousness for COVID-19.

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Nanopores

The driver behind sequencing 4.0.

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Biosensors

Detecting more than 100,000 biomarkers in less than 5 minutes.

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PCR on chip

Accelerated PCR-based tests on silicon in minutes.

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High-throughput cytometry and cell sorting

Sort up to 30 million cells per minute on one cm2.

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Micro-electrode arrays

For high throughput, multi-modal cell interfacing.

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Neural probes

The new golden standard in neuroscience.

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Lens-free imaging

Continuously monitoring of life processes without disturbing them.

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DNA sequence analysis software

Streamline your genomic research with elPrep.

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Implantable devices

Leverage imec's innovative technologies to develop smaller and smarter implantable and insertable devices.

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Ingestible sensors

Explore our next-generation miniaturized ingestible technologies.

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Systems-on-chip for medical sensor devices

Get imec's assistance for the development of custom biomedical systems-on-chip.

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ULP radio for medical devices

Transfer data in a secure, low-power, and user-friendly way.

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Innovative algorithms for actionable insights

Turn raw data into actionable insights with algorithms optimized for digital biomarkers and connected health devices.

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Diagnostics

Pushing the boundaries of assay performance.

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Genomics and sequencing 4.0

Exploiting the power of Silicon nanotechnology in genomics.

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Cell and gene therapy

Silicon paving the way for cell and gene therapies.

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Medical imaging

Advanced imaging technology for enhanced and compact medical-grade imaging.

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Biomanufacturing

Use chip technology to shift to fast and accurate online and inline testing.

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Neuroscience

Explore neuromonitoring and -stimulation technologies.

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Vital sign monitoring

Discover the technologies that pave the way towards unobtrusive health monitoring.

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Gastroenterology and precision nutrition

Join imec’s research into non-contact and ingestible technologies to gain insight into digestive processes and enable personalized diets.

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Pain and stress monitoring

Use wearable technologies to leverage physiological pain and stress signals, and improve research and treatments.

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