26-27 September 2023
EPIC Technology Meeting on Photonics for Bio and Life Science Applications at PARK INNOVAARE
Baden, Switzerland

Hosted by
EPIC Members
290.00 Excl. VAT
Invited companies
290.00 Excl. VAT
490.00 Excl. VAT

Biophotonics agglutinates all the technologies related with the interaction of light with biological organisms, tissues, cells and molecules. We have seen in the last years an amazing evolution with a great amount of developments and new technologies, which allows us to understand more in detail the behavior of different living beings, their internal structure and their reaction against certain chemical compounds and other external agents. All this information is very valuable to develop new products and to improve the performance of the existing solutions and devices dedicated to healthcare and medical applications.
In this meeting, we bring together the key companies developing photonics devices and components with researchers and end-users to discuss the current technology trends and emerging applications. We will discuss about the different imaging and analytical technologies involved in the visualization and characterization of biological samples, such us spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction, optical microscopy, OCT, Raman spectroscopy/imaging or fluorescence microscopy. We will pay attention to the mechanisms involved in the interaction of light with different tissues, very interesting to improve their properties or they performance by the absorption of energy in the irradiated area, and we will find which applications are trendier nowadays. And, last but not least, we will also talk about the last developments in fabrication and 3D printing for bio and life sciences, including bioprinting, 2 photon polymerization or additive manufacturing. We will find how those technologies can help to develop new components to support the different techniques of imaging and analysis, but also how their combination with cells, growth factors, and/or biomaterials allow the fabrication of biomedical parts.


25 September, Monday

19:00 – 22:00 Pre- Event Dinner (venue – TBA. soon) (optional)

26 September, Tuesday

08:00 Departure by the bus transfer from Hotel Du Parc (address: Römerstrasse 24, 5400 Baden) for companies visits (optional)
08:00 – 11:30 Companies visits: Dectris, SwissNeutronics and IFTest (optional, separate registration needed on the registration form, number of places limited)
11:30 Departure by the bus transfer from the last company to PARK INNOVAARE

11:30 Departure by the bus transfer from Hotel du Parc to PARK INNOVAARE (optional)

12:00 – 13:00 Registration & networking lunch @ PARK INNOVAARE
13:00 – 13:05 Welcoming by EPIC
13:05 – 13:15 Welcoming by PARK INNOVAARE

13:15 – 15:30 SESSION 1: Bio-Printing and Other FabricationTechnologies for Bio and Life Sciences
13:15 – 13:45 KEYNOTE: TBA
13:45 – 14:00 TBA
14:00 – 14:15 TBA
14:15 – 14:30 TBA
14:30 – 14:45 APE Berlin – Edlef Büttner, Senior Scientist (Germany)
14:45 – 15:00 Femtoprint – Rosanna Toscano, Business Developer (Italy)
15:00 – 15:15 TBA

15:30 – 16:15 Networking coffee break

16:15 – 18:15 SESSION 2: New Developments on Bioimaging
Moderator: Antje Knopf, Professor for Medical Image Processing at FHNW (Switzerland)
16:15 – 16:45 KEYNOTE: PSI – Paul Scherrer Institute High-resolution 3D X-ray Imaging at the Swiss Light Source: Instrumentation and Biology Applications – Mirko Holler, Scientist (Switzerland)
16:45 –17:00 TBA
17:00 –17:15 Lyncée Tec – Yves Emery, CEO (Switzerland)
17:15 –18:00 Presentations
18:00 – 18:15 GratXray – Martin Stauber, Co-founder & CEO (Switzerland)

18:30 Departure by the bus transfer to the dinner place
19:00 – 22:30 Networking dinner @ Grand Casino Baden (address: Haselstrasse 2, 5400 Baden, Switzerland)
22:30 Walk from Casino to hotels

27 September, Wednesday

08:00 Bus transfer from Hotel du Parc to PARK INNOVAARE
08:20 – 08:50 Welcoming coffee break
08:50 – 09:00 Recap by EPIC

09:00 – 10:45 SESSION 3: Novel Spectroscopy and Analytical Techniques
09:00 – 09:30 KEYNOTE: TBA
09:30 – 10:45 Presentations

10:45 – 11:30 Networking coffee break

11:30 – 13:15 SESSION 4: Biosensors based on Photonics Technologies
11:30 – 12:00 KEYNOTE: TBA
12:00 – 12:15 TBA
12:15 – 12:30 Fraunhofer HHIPhotonic Integrated Circuits for Biosensing – Axel Schönau, Research Associate (Germany)
12:30 – 12:45 TBA
12:45 – 13:00 TBA
13:00 – 13:15 TBA

13:15 – 14:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Company tour @ PARK INNOVAARE

15:15 Departure by the bus transfer to Zurich airport (optional)


You can book your accommodation in Baden using THIS LINK. The bus transfers to / from PARK INNOVAARE as well as the dinners places will be organized only from / to Hotel Du Parc. The other hotel suggested – Limmathof Baden Hotel & Novum Spa – is within 800 m, so participants staying there are requested to come to Hotel Du Parc for the transfer.

Please note that competing conference (not related with photonics) is being organized at the same time in Baden, so we strongly recommend to book your accommodation as soon as possible. 

Mirko Holler
Co-founder, CEO at GratXray
Research Associate at Fraunhofer HHI
Edlef Büttner
Senior Scientist at APE Berlin
Business Developer at Femtoprint

More speakers will be announced soon.

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Program Manager
Antonio Castelo, PhD
Antonio Castelo, PhD
Technology Manager for Bio-Medical and Lasers
Event Manager
Neringa Noreikiene
Neringa Noreikiene
Events Manager