Open Call for photonics-based medical devices

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MedPhab, Europe’s first pilot line for photonics-based medical devices, is organizing an Open Call for external companies developing medical products.

MedPhab funding initiative launches Open Call to support Photonic Medical Device Innovation

26 April 2021, Finland - MedPhab, Europe’s first pilot line for photonics-based medical devices announces a call for proposals to support companies adopting advanced photonics technologies for the development of new medical diagnostics solutions.

We offer a wide range of photonics technologies comprising fiber optics, photonic reader modules, photonic integrated circuits and microfluidics. The MedPhab consortium consists of research organizations and industrial parties with ISO13485 certificate allowing the seamless development from early phase proof-of-concept to regulated pilot production. Depending on the phase of the development, the most suitable MedPhab party or parties are selected as developer.

The technology offered by MedPhab can help companies to develop solutions for various applications, such as, hospital use to enable real-time information and monitoring of the treatment progression, novel home care services, wearables and equipment for in-vitro diagnostics.

The MedPhab Open Call provides financial support for pioneer business cases. European-based SMEs may receive a support of 75% of their innovation project costs, whereas large-scale European companies receive a 50% support. The first cut-off date for expressing your interest is July 15th, 2021.

To learn more about MedPhab and the Open Call, visit Additionally, join the webinar on May 11th at 11:30 CEST, where the Open Call selection criteria and application mechanisms will be detailed.


MedPhab has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 871345.

Project acronym: MedPhab

Project full name: Photonics Solutions at Pilot Scale for Accelerated Medical Device Development

Project grant agreement number: 871345


For additional information, please contact:

Jussi Hiltunen (MedPhab coordinator), e-mail: [email protected]

Help desk (Open Call support), email:  [email protected]


MedPhab Open Call
Jussi Hiltunen
Jussi Hiltunen
Research Professor