Innovation Event


Category: Medtech

Place: Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area AG, Gewerbestrasse 24, 4123 Allschwil

Adrian Sprenger

Your contact person

Adrian Sprenger

Dr. | Project Manager Entrepreneurship, Medtech

Tel. +41 61 295 50 23

event Medtech


Medical Apps: Classification and Challenges (MDD & MDR)



The use of health applications on smartphones becomes more prominent every day. According to recent estimates we expect around 1.8 billion smartphone users to download a health application this year. In several cases the distinction between apps used for medical and those for wellness or fitness purposes becomes more difficult. The workshop shows how essential this distinction is in order to ensure that apps used for medical purposes comply with the corresponding European regulations. The speaker will be available for additional questions for 45 minutes after the workshop. By showing practical examples this workshop helps to understand:

  • when a software application becomes a medical device and
  • how to classify software as a medical device under the current Medical Device Directive and the future Medical Device Regulation

Date: 17.07.2018, 16:00 – 18:30
Location: Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area, Gewerbestrasse 24, 4123 Allschwil


16:00      Presentation                
17:15 Q&A Session
18:00 Networking
18:30 End


Registration and Cancellation
Participation to the event is free of charge; however, your registration is compulsory. Please use this link to register for the seminar (REGISTRATION CLOSED). If the seminar is overbooked, we only admit one person per company. Registration will be confirmed or declined one week prior to the event. In case you later find you cannot attend, please kindly use the link in the registration confirmation sent to you by email to cancel your registration and free your spot for someone else.
Startup projects are preferred
If applicable, please include a short description of the project for which you would like to attend the seminar. As the economic promotion of the Basel area, we specifically support startup projects from the region with our free seminars and workshops. Hence, startup projects from Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft and Jura are handled with priority, remaining seats are given to all other registrations according to registration date.
About the speaker
Oliver Hilgers is the Head of the Active Medical Devices Team at CE plus, a regulatory service provider located in Germany. Oliver is an expert for Medical Software/Apps according to the European Directive and looks back on ten years experience in CE-marking Medical and also In Vitro Diagnostic Devices. Being a member of several committees for medical software development according to IEC 62304 helps him to discuss the latest trends and software practices and to transfer his experience to the clients. Oliver´s passion is to support software developers to make sure that innovative Medical Software reaches the patient´s computer or smartphone quickly and safely.


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