Printed electronics for health

Printed electronics is a source of innovation in healthcare. It meets the challenges of the functions expected of medical devices: thinness, lightness, strength, flexibility, conformability, etc. It is a new generation of electronic devices adapted to the comfort and daily use of patients. The Institute develops, structures and leads the Printed Electronics – Health ecosystem by creating synergies between the expectations of hospital practitioners in terms of medical devices, the technological and scientific expertise of partner laboratories and the know-how of electronics and IOT manufacturers.

Printed electronics

This technology is not a substitute for “traditional” (i.e. silicon-based) electronics but a complement for a number of applications. Printed electronics is a multidisciplinary field that calls upon different skills in chemistry, physics and electronics. This combination of new materials and large-area production techniques opens up a wide range of electronic functions that can be manufactured and integrated at low cost.
Simple or complex electronic functions are realized with organic or inorganic materials printed on flexible or rigid substrates. The specifications of each product define the printing processes, the functional ink formulations and the associated substrates.
In the healthcare sector, the prospects for electronic functions available on flexible, light and thin substrates are multiple and foresee an exponential growth.

Capteur de pression, d'humidité, de température
Antenne NFC, RFID pour la transmission d'information à distance
Antenne NFC, RFID
Biocapteur à bas d'ADN, enzymatiques, basé sur le anti-corps
Biocapteur ADN
intégration logiciel et matériel pour les objets connectés
Objet connecté

An environmental technology

Printed electronics leave a small carbon footprint in the development of medical devices. The manufacturing process is based on solutions used at ambient conditions. The production processes are based on additive deposition of very thin layers with a reduced number of steps. By contract to conventional cleanroom technologies, printed electronics uses low power and water consumption. In addition, printed electronics uses non-toxic substrates such as plastic (potentially recycled), paper, glass substrates or other eco-friendly materials.
The overall approach of the printed electronics players to eco-design is the introduction of the circular economy from the product design stage.

The research teams

PRINTUP INSTITUTE relies on a unique set of instruments and scientific expertise in all the fields necessary for product development.

Medical devices

A number of products connected to printed electronics are currently being developed to produce thin, flexible, light devices that can be easily integrated into existing tools and that can be recycled. Various properties are brought to them: extreme sensitivity to deformations, vibrations, energy or temperature variations. These devices require only low energy consumption compatible with nomadic applications. Moreover, these devices can generate their own energy from vibrations or ambient heat.

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PRINTUP INSTITUTE : électronique imprimée pour la santé

The institute focuses on three lines of medical devices

Telemedicine - Point of Care

Reusable equipment: breathing aids, probes, etc. Connected equipment and products: telemedicine devices Skin patches - Biosensors - In Vitro Diagnostics

Skin patches - Biosensors - In Vitro Diagnostics

Consumables, implantables, single-use or individual materials: defibrillators, implantable orthopedic prostheses, wound devices, dressings, etc.

Remote information

Authentication, traceability, capture and transmission of information


Dispositifs médicaux : Matelas intelligents dans les hôpitaux pour éviter les escarres

Smart mattresses in hospitals to prevent pressure sores

Dispositifs médicaux : Tapis de sols avec de l’électronique imprimée pour le comptage, la détection et la pression des mouvements

Floor mats with printed electronics for counting, detecting and pressing movements

Dispositifs médicaux : Capteurs de pression pour les prothèses orthopédiques

Pressure sensors for orthopedic prostheses

Point of care

Dispositifs médicaux : Surveillance en temps réel des paramètres physicochimiques du patient grâce à des capteurs

Real-time monitoring of the patient's physicochemical parameters using sensors (pressure, temperature, pH, chemical content of physiological fluids, heart rate, monitoring of UV exposure).

Dispositifs médicaux : Tests glucose pour les diabétiques

Glucose tests for diabetics

Smart dressings

Dispositifs médicaux : Pansements et implants intelligents

Smart dressings and implants

Dispositifs médicaux : Délivrance autonome de la dose appropriée de médicaments avec capteur de détection du niveau de blessur

Autonomous delivery of the appropriate dose of medication with wound level detection sensor: analysis of UV radiation on the skin with analysis sensors


Dispositifs médicaux : Bandelettes de test sanguin multi-marqueurs

Easy-to-use multi-marker blood test strips, portable connected readers and applications for data transmission to healthcare professionals

Dispositifs médicaux : Duplications de cellules pour test ADN, pour détection du covid

Cell duplicates for DNA testing, for covid detection

In Vitro Diagnosis

Dispositifs médicaux : Surveillance pour la femme enceinte

Monitoring of the pregnant woman

Dispositifs médicaux : Surveillance des crises épileptiques ou d'arythmies cardiaques avec des capteurs adaptés aux contours du cerveau ou du cœur

Monitoring of epileptic seizures or cardiac arrhythmias with sensors adapted to the outlines of the brain or heart

Remote information

Dispositifs médicaux : Systèmes d’authentification et de traçabilité pour matériels chirurgicaux

Medical devices: Authentication and traceability systems for surgical devices

Dispositifs médicaux : Des étiquettes intelligentes surveillent l'humidité, la température et même le pH

Smart labels monitoring humidity, temperature and even pH

Dispositifs médicaux : Transport de sang ou d’organes : traçabilité et transmission de température de poches de sang ou d’organes

Blood or organ transport: traceability and temperature

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