Patch Factory

The introduction of innovative wearable patches and other healthcare devices faces limitations due to insufficient production capacity for high-volume manufacturing that meets European Medical Device Regulations and CE certification standards. Manual work in the production process and assembly further hinders large-scale manufacturing, particularly for volumes exceeding 10,000 pieces. This challenge not only impedes medical device quality but also poses risks associated with logistics and disruptions caused by factors such as pandemics or political reasons.

Patch Factory project

The ambitious goal of the Patch Factory project is to overcome the bottleneck in implementing remote wearable solutions across the healthcare cycle, from prevention to therapy. Key project objectives include:

  • Establishing an open-access patch foundry for mass-printed electronics in Brabant.

  • Demonstrating the pilot line's capabilities through pre-selected use cases.

  • Expanding the ecosystem to include more Dutch and European stakeholders and developing a sustainable service business model.

The primary objective of the Patch Factory project is to accelerate the health transition by establishing a comprehensive patch factory. This facility aims to meet the production demands of health-related printed electronic devices, catering to companies, SMEs, and startups based in Brabant. The collaboration seeks to address the growing need for a dedicated production facility within the region.

OPZuid iniative

The Patch Foundry project, initiated by OPZuid, is a collaborative effort involving key partners such as TracXon, Holst Centre, Salvia Bioelectronics, Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij (BOM), and Elitac Wearables. This innovative initiative is generously funded by Stimulus OPZuid and co-funded by the European Union.