Frankfurt, Germany, September 5, 2012 – The OE-A is growing worldwide. Additional new members are underscoring the role of the association as a leading international organization representing organic and printed electronics. The OE-A welcomed Belgian company Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. as its 200th member. “For a corporation that is internationally active and an end-user in pharmaceuticals and medical technologies, the global network of the OE-A is the ideal platform for cooperation for us”, explains Eric Snoeckx, Director Open Innovation & Networking, Janssen Pharmaceutica / Johnson & Johnson, Belgium.
Organic and printed electronics – thin, light, flexible and robust – enable numerous novel applications in health care, from smart packaging, which assists patients with administering medicine and drug dosage, to single-use diagnostic devices. Or even
intelligent bandages that monitor wound healing.
OE-A‘s Eighth Year Confirms Association‘s Success At All Levels
„The sector is developing into an established industry that is gaining great importance for the entire value chain. The increased involvement of established end-user industries is delivering strong interest from fields such as packaging, automotive and consumer electronics“, stated the Chairman of the OE-A, Dr. Stephan Kirchmeyer, Head of the Business Unit Functional Coatings at Heraeus Precious Metals GmbH & Co. KG, as he expressed delight about the 200th OE-A member. The OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association) was founded in December 2004 and represents the entire value chain of this emerging industry.