Workshop | Microfluidics Regenerated: New Approaches, Applications, and Enabling Technologies

By February 19, 2014Uncategorized, Workshop

June 17, 2014 – June 19, 2014

17900 Jamboree Rd

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Description:

This 2.5 day course focuses on innovative technologies for quantitative microfluidic devices.  A lecture series designed from classical development approaches to manufacturing processes will be presented and paired with practical “Hands On” laboratory sessions.

Topics Include:

  • Novel Approaches to Existing & NextGen Devices
  • Cell-free Microreactor Arrays for Multiplexed Analyses in Biotech & Synthetic Biology
  • Exploring Advances in Diagnostics & Biomarkers
  • Rapid Detection of Bacterial Toxins in Microfluidic Assays
  • Paper-based Microfluidics for Low Costs Diagnostics
  • Gas Plasma for Low Cost Surface Modification of Microfluidic Devices & Components
  • From Bench-top to Product: The Commercialization of Microfluidic Devices
  • High Performance Labels & Display Methods for Point of Care Diagnostics
  • Technical Challenges in the Development of Simplified Nucleic Acid Diagnostic Tests
  • Real Time Inspection & Quality Control of Devices
  • Miniaturization Biosensors for Use In Vitro Diagnostics
  • Design Essentials for Successful Microfluidic Devices
  • Microfluidics: The Next Generation

 

Irvine_WorkshopFee Includes:

  • 2 Nights Lodging at the Hotel Irvine at Jamboree
  • Lecture Series Complete with Course Workbook
  • Practical Materials
  • Reception on Tuesday Evening
  • Wednesday Evening Dinner Extravaganza
  • Breakfast and Lunch on Wednesday & Thursday

DAY ONE
Session Chair: Barbara McIntosh

2:00 – 2:30 Registration­
2:30 – 2:45 Welcome & Introductions
2:45 – 3:45 Novel Approaches to Existing & NextGen Devices
Dr. Robert Matson, President, QuantiScientifics
3:45 – 4:30 Survey of Micro Analytical Systems to Explore Advances in Diagnostics & Biomarkers
Dr. David Cohen, Lead Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
4:30 – 4:45 Coffee Break
4:45 – 5:30 Cell-free Microreactor Arrays for Multiplexed Analyses in Biotech and Synthetic Biology
Dr. Brent Lutz, Founder & CEO, Covitect
5:30 – 8:00 Reception

DAY TWO
Session Chair: Scott Williams

7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 – 9:15 Advanced Substrates for IVD Applications
Dr. Matthew Misner, Material Scientist, GE Global Research
9:15 – 10:00 Paper-based Microfluidics for Low Costs Diagnostics
Dr. Matthew Stewart, Senior Scientist, Diagnostics for All
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:15 Gas Plasma for Low Cost Surface Modification of Microfluidic Devices & Components
Mikki Larner, Vice President, Plasma Technology Systems
11:15 – 12:00 Rapid Detection of Toxins in Microfluidic Assays
Dr. Robert Hnasko, Scientist, USDA
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 Quantitative Dispensing & Inspection Options for Microfluidics
Felix Beltran, Sales Manager, BioDot Inc
1:45 – 2:45 Practical Session:  Substrate Conditioning
2:45 – 3:00 Coffee Break
3:00 – 3:45 Digital Tools for Developing Electrochemical Biosensors
Dr. Henry Wieck, Scientist, Polygenesis Corporation
3:45 – 4:30 From Bench-top to Product:  The Commercialization of Microfluidic Devices
Dr. David Wright , CEO, Wi Medical Device Development
5:00 Meet in the lobby for dinner

DAY THREE
Session Chair: David Moore

7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast, Hotel Checkout
8:30 – 9:15 High Performance Labels & Display Methods for Point of Care Diagnostics
Dr. Brendan O’Farrell, President, DCN Diagnostics
9:15 – 10:00 NextGen PCR Device
TBD, Manufacturing Operations, GenMark Dx
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 – 11:00 Design Essentials for Successful Microfluidic Devices
John Zeis, Founder, ZedMed
11:00 – 12:00 Practical Sessions: Printing & Development
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 Automated Assembly Approaches
Dr. Jorma Venalainen, President, JOT
1:45 – 2:30 High Performance Fluorescence Detection in Microfluidic & Point of Care Devices
Dr. Roberto Spricigo, Scientist, Qiagen
2:30 – 3:30 Practical Sessions: Analysis
3:45 – 4:15 Transitioning IVD Tests to the Future
Dr. Robert Matson, President, QuantiScientifics
4:30 Close of Meeting and Certificate Distribution