As the internationally leading trade fair for medical suppliers and healthcare product developers, Compamed is the hotspot for complex high-tech solutions. Running in parallel with Medica, Compamed is set to initiate more dynamic interactions between the fields of medical technology and medical devices.
Microsystem technology solutions for mobile diagnosis, monitoring, and therapy systems are the current focal points for medical engineers. Smart sensors, energy storage systems for use in wearables, microtechnology applications for intelligent implants, or printed electronics offer predictive and reliable analytical tools. Still, the potential sources of unexpected attacks, whether intended or unintentional, have to be anticipated by design. With the proliferation of connected devices, the need to protect medical units against error, mishap, or malicious intent has skyrocketed.
For the first year, Wibu-Systems will exhibit at Compamed as part of the VDMA – the German Engineering Federation, Medical Technology Hall 08A, booth P13. This specific working group, of whose board of directors Oliver Winzenried, CEO of Wibu-Systems, is a member, has focused its attention on the entire value chain, from material suppliers to mechanical engineering and medical technology manufacturers. The collaboration among all engineering healthcare stakeholders offers an important stimulus for dialogues and new synergies.
Join us at the Compamed Suppliers Forum on November 15th, 1.35-2.05 pm, for a lecture on “Industrie 4.0 and Medical Technology: New Business Models for Manufacturers”, in which Oliver Winzenried will characterize the practical approaches to monetizing software in current times, not just as a way to generate an ROI, but also to create new streams of income.
With its expertise in embedded security, Wibu-Systems’ role lies in opening new opportunities for medical manufacturers. Hijacking medical devices from afar might seem a sensationalist scenario, but it is already a real threat in a world where connected devices suffer security leaks and breaches. Malicious actions or simply poor maintenance can give way to chain reactions, where data is corrupted, devices are tampered with, and patients’ lives are jeopardized.
CodeMeter®, the all-in-one technology for protection, licensing, and security from Wibu-Systems, plays a dual role on the medical scene: it provides integrity protection for the machine code and versatile license lifecycle management, thus safeguarding technical product know-how and enabling new commercialization opportunities.