Sponsors

Sponsorships for BioMEMS 2013 are available. For further information and questions about sponsorships, please click here.

  • http://www.roguevalleymicro.com

    Platinum Sponsor

    TSpecializing in MEMS and biomedical device fabrication, Rogue Valley Microdevices is a full service MEMS foundry that combines state-of-the-art process modules with the engineering experience and expertise to seamlessly go from custom design to device manufacturing. With our extensive list of process capabilities, all front-end processing is performed in house. Maintaining all MEMS process capabilities in house enables us to decrease manufacturing lead-times while improving device yield and performance.

    Rogue Valley Microdevices offers over 50 unique MEMS manufacturing and thin film processes to support our worldwide customer base. Our MEMS and thin film processes are designed to handle silicon wafer substrates, as well as a variety of other material such as quartz, glass and aluminum nitride wafers. Our goal is to minimize process development time, keeping your cost and lead-time to a minimum. We have extensive MEMS manufacturing experience and understand how important it is to have a robust and repeatable process.

    Rogue Valley Microdevices is based in beautiful Southern Oregon. We supply services to customers with a wide variety of applications, including those in MEMS, semiconductors, biotechnology and nanotechnology. To contact us, please go to: http://www.roguevalleymicro.com/contact.php.

  • http://www.nordson.com

    Gold Sponsor

    Nordson Corporation operates in more than 30 countries around the world delivering precision technology solutions to help customers succeed worldwide. The company engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for dispensing adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials and other materials, fluid management, test and inspection, UV curing and plasma surface treatment, all supported by application expertise and direct global sales and service. Nordson serves a wide variety of consumer non-durable, durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, construction, and general product assembly and finishing.

  • http://www.ggba-switzerland.ch

    Silver Sponsor

    The Greater Geneva Berne area is a Swiss economic development agency representing the interest of six Swiss cantons (states) in Western Switzerland: Berne, Fribourg, Geneva, Neuchatel, Valais and Vaud. Surrounded by France, Germany and Italy, our region offers a welcoming environment for companies to collaborate, develop and commercialize their technologies on an international scale. With our dense and sophisticated life science and microtechnology clusters representing nearly 5000 companies, more than 500 labs, and 120,000 workers, these sectors have converged to create an academic and commercial environment of international renown in the MEMS, sensors, and high-tech biomedical sectors.

    Companies are drawn to our region because of the potential for synergies and close collaboration with our unique institutions such as the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) with 19 specialized labs in microtechnology, the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM), the Swiss Foundation for Research in Microtechnology, our six cantonal universities, and our three University Hospitals of Berne, Geneva, and Lausanne.

    Research is a top priority in Switzerland where more scientific publications and patents are filed per capita than anywhere else in the world. Our region's above average spending on fundamental and applied research is the result of long-standing policies and initiatives to attract investment and collaboration in high value-added sectors.

    We offer an accessible regulatory environment; an open clinical community; low taxes; an educated, multilingual, multicultural workforce; science parks and incubators; networking platforms; state-funded collaboration programs; and a world-class quality of life.

    As a government sponsored association, our mission is to provide support and assistance to companies (MEMS, sensors, life sciences, etc.) interested in the benefits that Switzerland can bring to them. Our support ranges from facilitating relationships with potential partners to helping negotiate the regulatory environment to all aspects of establishing an enterprise in Switzerland. For more information, please contact Matt Julian at 512-301-3337 (office), 512-586-7035 (cell) or m.julian@ggba-switzerland.ch (email).

  • http://www.lnf.umich.edu

    Program Sponsor

    The National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) is an integrated network of user facilities, supported by the National Science Foundation, serving the needs of nanoscale science, engineering and technology researchers across the country. The goal of the NNIN is to enable rapid advancement in science and engineering at the nanoscale by providing researchers with efficient access to nanotechnology infrastructure (fabrication, characterization and computational capabilities and facilities) and support from experienced staff members.

    The Lurie Nanofabrication Facility (LNF) at the University of Michigan is one of the NNIN sites that offers 24/7 semiconductor processing capabilities on production-level equipment supported by a professional staff. With 1,160 m2 (12,500 ft2) of ISO class 4/5/6 and 7 (Class 10/100/1000 and 10,000) cleanrooms for processing pieces, 100 mm and 150 mm wafers, we have processing capabilities for silicon and organic devices, MEMs and bioMEMs, fluidics and biofluidics, and nanoimprint technologies.

    With such an available suite of established technologies for a large range of applications, the LNF is ideal for rapid feasibility assessment of ideas and pilot/low-volume products. Whether you want to assess new process adjustments for your product without compromising your current process, explore new device directions, or simply take advantage of our advanced characterization capabilities, the LNF provides the complete cleanroom experience for your high tech needs. The LNF is also part of the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN), an integrated network of user.

    With over $20M in state-of-the-art equipment, we provide the training and experience that will turn your ideas into reality. A full list of available equipment and capabilities are available online at http://lnf.umich.edu/index.php/capabilities.

  • http://bme.cwru.edu

    Lunch Sponsor

    The Case School of Engineering is nationally ranked as one of the top engineering schools with a 125-year history of excellence. The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University promotes human health through education and research that bridges the gap between medicine and engineering. Our faculty and students play leading roles ranging from basic science discovery to the creation, clinical evolution, and commercialization of new technologies, devices and therapies. In short, we are “Engineering Better Health”. Founded in 1968 as one of the pioneer programs in the world, we’ve established very successful and comprehensive programs in research and education. A cornerstone of our success has been active collaboration, which is embodied by intensive interactions between students and faculty in classrooms and research laboratories. Collaborations are also greatly facilitated by our prime location adjacent to the outstanding research and clinical resources within northeast Ohio.

  • http://www.kent.edu

    Lunch Sponsor

    Kent State University is internationally recognized for its biomedical research. Current research strengths across the many disciplines at Kent State are particularly compatible with the bioengineering fields of tissue regeneration, biomaterials, biocompatibility, sensors and implanted devices. Our researchers are developing transdermal implants for amputees, improving neural function with implanted electrodes, creating implanted sensors for monitoring blood chemistry and vital signs and designing drug delivery devices that can be implanted or worn on the skin. Our researchers are also developing new medical sensors using advanced organic and polymeric materials to measure biomarkers and other biochemical indicators of disease, injury and trauma. Other materials research focuses on improving the biocompatibility of materials, decreasing the risk of infection from implanted devices, producing Lab-on-a-Chip devices for diagnostic and therapeutic applications and creating a new generation of flexible electronic medical devices for implantation and other applications. Kent State is also known for its research strengths in flexible electronics and liquid crystals within its Liquid Crystal Institute™(LCI).

  • http://www.memsjournal.com

    Organizing Sponsor

    MEMS Journal is the only independent publication that provides comprehensive coverage of the latest developments in the rapidly emerging MEMS industry. Our weekly newsletter is specifically designed for MEMS professionals and reports on the top MEMS stories from 7000+ sources worldwide. We cover the most notable MEMS industry and academia developments to ensure that our subscribers explore and take advantage of the latest investment, commercialization and partnership opportunities. Our newsletter also reports on the newly granted MEMS patents. Subscription benefits and features include:

    Comprehensive MEMS news coverage
    7-14 MEMS and microsystems news stories every week
    Interviews with MEMS industry leaders
    Latest MEMS patents and patent applications
    MEMS and semiconductor equipment brokerage
    Sample chapters from newly published MEMS books
    MEMS whitepapers and presentations

    Our publication was founded in 2003, currently has more than 21,200 subscribers worldwide and attracts top-level executives, engineers and researchers who are active participants in the MEMS community. In 2012, we've been growing at about 250+ new subscribers per month and are planning a number of new initiatives in 2013 to accelerate our growth even further. To subscribe and join our 21,200+ subscribers, please go to: www.memsjournal.com/subscribe.htm.

  • http://www.smartmicrosystems.com

    Organizing Sponsor

    The Desich SMART Center develops manufacturable packaging integration solutions for customers developing next-generation MEMS products by leveraging world-class facilities and a highly experienced engineering team to accelerate product time to market.

  • http://www.bioohio.com

    Association Partner

    BioOhio, founded in 1987 as Edison BioTechnology Center and formerly Omeris, is a non-profit organization designed to build and accelerate bioscience industry, research, and education in Ohio. The mission of BioOhio is to accelerate bioscience discovery, innovation, and commercialization of global value, driving economic growth and improved quality of life in Ohio.

    As Ohio's bioscience membership and development organization, we are focused on networking the distributed and outstanding bioscience assets of Ohio to accelerate growth of a globally competitive bioscience industry.

  • http://www.massbio.org

    Association Partner

    The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio), a not-for-profit organization that represents and provides services and support for the Massachusetts biotechnology industry, is the nation’s oldest biotechnology trade association. Founded in 1985, MassBio is committed to advancing the development of critical new science, technology and medicines that benefit people worldwide.

  • https://meptec.org

    Association Partner

    MEPTEC (Microelectronics Packaging and Test Engineering Council) is a trade association of over 400 semiconductor suppliers, manufacturers and individuals committed to enhancing the competitiveness of the back-end portion of the semiconductor business. MEPTEC is concerned exclusively with assembly, packaging and test issues and is dedicated to the advancement of that segment of the industry. Since its inception 30 years ago, MEPTEC has provided a forum for semiconductor packaging and test professionals to learn and exchange ideas that relate to assembly, test and handling. Through its membership and an Advisory Board consisting of individuals from many different segments of the back-end semiconductor industry, MEPTEC continuously strives to improve and elevate the roles of assembly and test professionals in the industry.

  • http://www.biobusinessmag.com

    Media Partner

    Bio Business and LAB Business pack double the punch with their flip-style design, providing our 41,000+ audience with everything they need to know about Canada’s laboratories and life sciences. Bio Business and LAB Business are published six times a year in print and digital formats with advertising options for each. Our editorial team delivers incisive reporting of news, cutting edge research, business trends and breakthrough discoveries shaping Canada’s scientific landscape.

  • http://electronicdesign.com

    Media Partner

    Electronic Design provides leading-edge technical information to electronics engineers and engineering managers around the world. Electronic Design keeps its readers abreast of rapid technological advances and their applications at the chip, board, and systems levels.

  • http://medicaldesign.com

    Media Partner

    Medical Design magazine, now in its 12th, provides the in-depth features and news that readers need most for staying abreast of the exponential changes occurring in today’s medical-device and diagnostic industry. Print and online content (www.medicaldesign.com) provide valuable coverage of manufacturing advances and product design breakthroughs. Regular departments include FDA & regulations, news from contract manufacturers, designing with advanced materials, R&D, tubing technology, packaging, and other innovations. And insightful blogs by the editorial team provide unique perspectives on industry issues and trends. All this makes Medical Design the source for the design and manufacturing of medical devices.

  • http://www.medicaldevicedaily.com

    Media Partner

    Medical Device Daily, the world’s leading med-tech news source, is delivered electronically to your desktop every business morning. Receive up-to-the minute information to seize every opportunity. Tap into the most important news affecting med-tech! Receive daily alerts on breaking news developments. Includes focused sector-specifics: CV technologies, diagnostics, cancer, orthopedics and neurology. Visit us at www.medicaldevicedaily.com.

  • http://www.mems-exchange.org

    Media Partner

    The MEMS and Nanotechnology Exchange (MNX) has been providing services to the U.S. research community since 1999. We have completed over 2300 unique development and fabrication projects for our customers. We have thousands of MEMS and Nano process technologies available in our advanced processing facility, along with technical assistance from experienced and talented fabrication and process development engineers. MNX can provide a complete range of services to researchers who need a trusted partner at any project phase, including early-stage development, design and modeling, prototype fabrication, or transition to manufacturing. Contact us at www.mems-exchange.org to ask how we can help you quickly and affordably transform your concept from prototype to production!

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