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“Light-to-Cure”: Steps from Photonics to Improved Care of Neonates Born Preterm

“Light-to-Cure”: Steps from Photonics to Improved Care of Neonates Born Preterm
April 28, 2017 | Politecnico di Milano, Aula Magna – Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, Milan

According to the Global Action Report published by The World Health Organization in 2012, preterm births are 15 million every year and rising. BabyLux - An Optical Neuro-Monitor of Cerebral Oxygen Metabolism and Blood Flow for Neonatology - provides an innovative tool to monitor and assess brain blood flow and oxygenation in extremely preterm neonates.

A precise, non-invasive integrated system is the key to enable neonatologists to prevent neurological damages due to lack of oxygenation in the brain, frequently accompanying premature births.
BabyLux takes up complete R&D works and extends already tested prototypes to the level of demonstrator, bridging the gap between research products and commercialization. For the first time ever, the system uses photonic technologies, such as diffuse correlation spectroscopy, DCS, and time resolved near-infrared spectroscopy (TRS), in an innovative combination.

If you want to learn more about BabyLux project you just have to attend the event which will be held on April 28, 2017 at Politecnico di Milano.
The meeting is organized by Politecnico di Milano (Department of Physics), Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, ICFO-Institute of Photonic Sciences, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT, Hemophotonics SL, PicoQuant GmbH, Loop, Capital Region of Denmark and Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico and supported by SIN (Società Italiana di Neonatologia).

Funded by the European Commission under the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP), as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Program (Grant agreement n. 620996), BabyLux is a quite demanding challenge, an important initiative lead at an international level in 4 different countries: Italy, Spain, Germany and Denmark.


9.00 | Welcome Address
Gianantonio Magnani, President, Fondazione Politecnico di Milano
Tanya Nikolova, Photonics Unit, European Commission

9.15 | BabyLux
Goals and achievements
Alessandro Torricelli, Department of Physics, Politecnico di Milano
Critical evaluation of clinical results
Gorm Greisen, Department of Neonatology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen

10.30 | Coffee Break

10.50 | Roundtable
BabyLux project and then? Priorities in technical development, standardization and clinical studies
Turgut Durduran, ICFO, Institute of Photonic Sciences, Castelldefels, Barcelona
Adelina Pellicer, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid
Heidrun Wabnitz, PTB (Physikalisch-Technische Bunde¬sanstalt Braunschweig), Berlin
Martin Wolf, University Hospital Zurich
Discussion moderated by Gorm Greisen, Department of Neonatology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen

11.50 | The point of view of the market: ready for BabyLux?
Udo Weigel, HemoPhotonics SL
Margherita Milite, Siemens Healthineers

12.30 | Q&A

Ordine degli Ingegneri di Milano will award 3 credits (CFP) to the participants.

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For more information please visit the website at www.babylux-project.eu

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