Del Mar Photonics - Ti:Sapphire CW and femtosecond lasers for optofluidics - CW dye lasers for single molecule spectroscopy

Agenda

Day One - Thursday 28th October 2010

08:00

Registration

Session: Technologies in the Lab-on-a-Chip Space

09:00

Compact, Cost-efficient Stopped-Flow System
Klaus Stefan Drese, Scientific Director Research and Development, Institut fuer Mikrotechnik Mainz
A powerful miniaturized, cost-efficient Stopped-Flow system is described. Based on a microfluidic disposable chip the developed device shows a dead time of just 7ms. The ability of kinetic measurements in absorption and fluorescence mode makes this system competitive to conventional commercial systems.

09:30

Functional Integration on a Chip: Strategies and Methods for Complex Microfluidic Devices
Holger Becker, Director, Microfluidic ChipShop
As the commercialization of microfluidic devices progresses, more complex and fully integrated microfluidic devices are becoming available. We present examples and strategies for their development.

10:00

On-chip Processing in Continuous Flow Utilizing Magnetic Forces
Nicole Pamme, Senior Lecturer, Hull University
Microfluidic devices are presented for continuous flow analysis and synthesis on the surface of microparticles employing external magnetic fields to manipulate magnetically susceptible particles.

10:30

Coffee and Networking in Exhibition Hall

11:15

Keynote Presentation
Developing a Microfluidic Platform for Forensic DNA Analysis and Potential Human Diagnostic Applications
Paul Kinnon, President & CEO, ZyGEM
Development of a Microfluidic Device for human identification and future diagnostic applications will be discussed.
 

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Session: Lab-on-a-Chip for Diagnostics Applications

11:45

Integration of Immunoassays into Lab-on-a-chip Devices for Infectious Diseases
Xavier Muñoz, Senior Researcher, Microelectronics Institute of Barcelona

12:15

Lunch and Networking in the Exhibition Hall

13:30

Poster Viewing

14:30

Do-it-yourself Point-of-care Molecular Analysis
Vincent Gau, President, Genefluidics

15:00

Personalized Cardiac Care using Magnotech Reliable and Fast Magnetic Point-of-care Biosensor Technology
Peggy de Kievit, Research Engineer, Phillips Research
We present a handheld integrated device for the rapid and sensitive detection of cardiac troponin I. Our technology is based on a novel analytical technique that significantly reduces the assay time relative to the state-of-the-art by combining active magnetic particle labels, actuating magnets and optical detection. The speed, ease-of-use and high analytical sensitivity of the test make it well suited for demanding point-of-care medical diagnostic applications which require a short turnaround time, high performance and reliability.

15:30

Coffee and Networking in Exhibition Hall

16:15

Bio-ferrofluidics for Lab-on-a-Chip and Rapid Diagnostics Applications
Hur Koser, Professor, Yale University
We present a new microfluidic paradigm that utilizes bio-compatible ferrofluids for rapid mixing of biomolecules, as well as controlled manipulation and sorting of live cells. This approach can substantially reduce incubation times and increase sensitivity in diagnostic assays by delivering target moieties directly to sensor arrays.

16:45

Applications of Digital Microfluidics in Clinical Diagnostics
Michael Pollack, Founder, Advanced Liquid Logic
Digital microfluidics enables a wide range of assay formats to be flexibly implemented on a low-cost lab-on-a-chip device. An overview will be presented of current efforts at Advanced Liquid Logic to apply this technology in Clinical Diagnostic applications.



Session: Lab-on-a-Chip Market Trends

17:15

Lab-on-a-chip for Proteomics and Metabolomics
Daojing Wang, Principal Investigator, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

17:45

Drinks Reception
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Day Two - Friday 29th October 2010

09:00

Microfluidics and the Real World How Large a Niche?
Raymond Mariella, Senior Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
There is a desire to find alternatives for the time-tested centrifuge and porous filters/membranes Microfluidic techniques offer alternatives, but handling 1-mL [or larger] samples with μfluidics can be a challenge.

09:30

Emerging Markets of Microfluidic Applications
Frederic Breussin, Market Analyst, Yole Development

 

Del Mar Photonics - Ti:Sapphire CW and femtosecond lasers for optofluidics - CW dye lasers for single molecule spectroscopy



Session: Lab-on-a-Chip for Drug Discovery and Development R&D

10:00

High-throughput On-chip Whole-organism Manipulation for In-vivo Drug and Genetic Discoveries
Mehmet Fatih Yanik, Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
We present key microfluidic and ultrafast optical technologies for high-throughput whole-organism manipulations for complex genetic and drug studies at sub-cellular resolution in vivo. In particular, we used these technologies to perform large-scale in vivo chemical screens to identify neuroregenerative compounds.

10:30

Coffee and Networking in Exhibition Hall

11:15

Development of a Microfluidic Free Solution Capillary Electrophoresis Platform for Combinatorial Library Screening
Ketan Bhatt, Senior Research Engineer, CFD Research Corporation

11:45

Diagnostic MicroFluidics Assays: Lab Benchtop to Lab-on-Card
Steve Jackinsky, Director of Diagnostics, Wi Inc Medical Device Development
In this presentation we will discuss the steps of development of a microfluidic device to closely match a benchtop assay.

12:15

Lunch and Networking in the Exhibition Hall

Free Workshop
The Reverse-Phase Protein Microarray Platform:
Applications in Preclinical and Clinical Studies

13:30

Poster Viewing

14:30

Glass-ceramic Substrate Micro-fabrication as Novel Genomic and Proteomic Platforms
Colin Buckley, Chief Medical Scientist, LifeBioScience

15:00

Increasing Lab-on-a-chip Data Density Through Improved Fabrication Techniques
Wilbur Catabay

, Vice President Technology, SVTC Technologies
Decreasing cost per sequence requires increasing data density on lab-on-a-chip. We will share how to utilize fine lithography, etch and bonding capabilities typically only available in advanced semiconductor facilities to achieve current and future data density requirements.
15:30

Coffee and Networking in Exhibition Hall

16:00

Lab-on-a-chip Micro-fluorescence-activated-cell-sorter (uFACS)
Yu-Hwa Lo, Professor, University of California at San Diego
We present a lab-on-a-chip microFACS system. The device combines microfluidics, photonics, and bioMEMS technologies on a single platform to sort cells at high throughput and single-cell resolution. The uFACS has been used to sort mammalian cells and bacteria for various applications.

16:30

Close of Conference

Del Mar Photonics - Ti:Sapphire CW and femtosecond lasers for optofluidics - CW dye lasers for single molecule spectroscopy