We want you!

We are looking for new board members!  Are you interested in connecting with lots of different companies, organizations, and interesting individuals in the medical technology sector? Do you want to get better at organizing events? Or are you just fascinated by finances? You can learn these skills, and so many more, by doing a board year with us!

A board year at Eir is part-time, this means there’s a lot of flexibility. On average you will spend 4 hours a week on board-related tasks. These tasks can be anything, but all come down to making our association the best it can be!

If you’re interested in hearing more about this, please subscribe below! We’ll organize an info-lunch for those interested.  If you’d like more details beforehand, please send us an e-mail or contact one of the board members individually!

Care & Cure Science Café

On the 28th of May, from 15:00 until 16:00, the next Care & Cure Science Café will be held!

C3Te has invited Dr. Ana Sobota to talk about “Plasma and its applications in the medical field”

Plasma is the 4th state of matter. Most of the known universe is in the plasma state, plasma is used in many of the crucial industrial processes today, but it can also be used in medicine. To develop the medical applications expertise in a wide range of disciplines is necessary, from (plasma) physics all the way to clinicians. My focus is on the plasma physics aspects. I research atmospheric pressure non-thermal plasmas and how they interact with different targets. This is crucial for the understanding of how plasmas affect (living) tissue and for developing a successful application in medicine.

Due to the Corona situation the Care & Cure Science Café will be in the form of a webinar (participants will receive the MS Teams link on the day of the webinar).

Care and Cure Innovation Lecture – by Ad Reniers and Huib Visser


We have arranged for Ad Reniers and Huib Visser, two staff members from the Electromagnetics group of the EE department, to give a lecture about their Care & Cure projects that are happening at the university. This presentation will give you an indication of what kind of projects the university can offer for internships or graduation projects, but is also great to give more insight into the Care & Cure field in general!

The lecture will be held during the lunch break (12:30-13:30) on the 21st of May in Flux 1.02.  Besides that, the lecture will be streamed via MS Teams. Are you interested in this lecture, subscribe now!

Lunch Lecture Neways – Challenges to be solved in Medical Hardware Engineering

On the 4th of May during the break, from 12h30 until 13h30, Neways will host a lunch lecture to tell you everything about their company. The lecture will take place via MS Teams.

Neways Technologies solves customer challenges in a number of industry domains, specifically also in medical devices. They make available embedded systems designs to customers, thereby enabling their customers to deliver great value and innovative solutions to the market. Together with their customers they are striving for serving patients with the best healthcare.

In hardware engineering for embedded systems in medical applications several aspects are special compared to hardware engineering in general. There are a number of challenges to be solved besides the tasks that generic domain hardware engineering provides. The spectrum ranges from pure documentary work due to regulatory reasons to functional safety. After all, the main challenge one faces in medical hardware engineering is single fault condition safety, whereas the medical device shall remain single fault safe after the single fault condition.

By example those and several other typical medical domain challenges are shown and how these can be solved.
As a special example the so called CellVAS therapy device will serve.
This device enables treatment of e.g. autoimmune diseases by applying very low current of very specific frequency characteristic on the patients skin.

Are you interested in this online lecture, subscribe now!
(The MS Teams link will be sent on the day before the event only to subscribed participants).

Save the Date – Activities Q4


Save the date of the three upcoming activities of M.A. Eir!

  • On the 4th of May during the break (12h30 – 13h30), Neways will host a lunch lecture to tell you everything about their company.
  • On the 21st of May during the break (12h30 – 13h30), Ad Reniers and Huib Visser from the Electromagnetics group of the department of Electrical Engineering will tell you about their Care & Cure related projects in the university. This presentation will give you an indication of what kind of projects the university can offer e.g. for internships or graduation projects.
  • Finally, on the 28th of May in the afternoon, the next edition of the C3Te Care & Cure Science café will take place.

More information about the activities and opening of the subscriptions will follow soon!