Tuesday, 15 March 2016

08:00

Registration


Day One Session
Session Chair: Maria Teresa Fernández-Abedul, Professor, University of Oviedo, Spain

09:00

Nanophotonic Lab on Chip Platforms for Ultra-sensitive Analysis at the Point-of-care
Laura Lechuga, Professor & Group Leader, Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2) CSIC and CIBER-BBN, Spain

We present the optoelectronic lab-on-a-chip integration of highly sensitive nanophotonic biosensors for the direct, label-free and multiplexed detection of disease biomarkers directly in human samples. Advantages as miniaturization, relevant sensitivities, robustness, reliability, and mass production at low cost can be offered by our devices. 

09:30

Alberto EscarpaKeynote Presentation

Labs on a Chip Integrating Nanomaterials and Self-propelled Molecular Machines: New Platforms for Clinical and Food Safety Diagnosis
Alberto Escarpa, Professor of Analytical Chemistry, University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain

Micromotors and nanomaterials represent one of the most exciting areas of analytical micro and nanotechnologies. In this keynote presentation, selected examples with high significance in food and clinical diagnosis, involving Janus and tubular micromotors for smart chemical sensing and biosensing “on the fly” will critically be presented.

10:30

Droplet Microfluidics for Drug Delivery – Using Light and Magnetism
Nicole Pamme, Professor, The University of Hull, United Kingdom

Droplet microfluidic platforms offer controlled conditions for (i) smart photopolymeriation of drug delivery microgels and (ii) magnetic manipulation for layer-by-layer deposition drug delivery vesicles.

11:00

Coffee and Networking in Exhibition Hall

11:30

Nancy AllbrittonKeynote Presentation

Microdevices for Cells and Tissues
Nancy Allbritton, Professor and Chair, University of North Carolina, United States of America

Microassay platforms enable the selection, interrogation, and analysis of cells holding the promise for multiplexed assays of signal transduction pathways to address critical preclinical and clinical needs.

12:30

Happy Marriage Or A War Of The Roses? Spectroscopy And Microfluidics
Holger Becker, Chief Scientific Officer, Microfluidic ChipShop GmbH, Germany

Spectroscopic methods such as Raman spectroscopy and SERS are intrinsically label-free detection method and therefore of interest to be used in microfluidic systems. We will present various application and system examples and highlight the challenges in the use of such systems in Life Science applications.

13:00

Scienion AGTechnology Spotlight:
Ultra-Low Volume Liquid Handling Solutions
Guilhem Tourniaire, European Sales Manager, Scienion AG

A quick overview of SCIENION’s ultra-low volume dispensing technologies and applications.

13:05

Lunch & Networking in Exhibition Hall

14:30

DolomiteTechnology Spotlight:
3D Printing of Fluidically Sealed Devices
Yann Lecouturier, Regional Director of Europe and China, Dolomite

Microfluidics is now established as a multidisciplinary field covering numerous applications in engineering, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, clinical diagnostics, nanotechnology and biotechnology. A significant challenge that remains is to overcome the prohibitive cost and timescales to obtain a device prototype. This talk presents a novel system utilising 3D printing technology, Dolomite’s Fluidic Factory, which overcomes these challenges and allows rapid prototyping of micro- and milli- fluidic devices and components.

14:45

Human Physiome On a Chip: Merging Tissue Engineering and Systems Pharmacology
Murat Cirit, Director at Translational Center of Tissue Chip Technologies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America

Systems pharmacology approaches to microphysiological systems (MPS) enable mechanistic data interpretation and, hence, in vitro in vivo translation (IVIVT) of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and parient specific response biomarkers.

15:15

Acoustic Holograms to Shape Microfluidic Flows: Applications in Medical Diagnostics
Jonathan Cooper, Professor, Glasgow University, United Kingdom

To better control the interaction between surface acoustic waves and microfluidics, we have introduced the use of frequency dependent periodic arrays known as phononic crystals. These can create interesting new liquid manipulations, e.g. on-chip centrigugation, cell lysis through shear, cell separation, liquid heating and atomization.

15:45

Coffee and Networking in Exhibition Hall

16:15

From Lab on a Chip Devices to True Care@Home Solutions: Opportunities and Bottle Necks
Antoni Homs, Senior Researcher, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), Spain

During the last 25 years, solutions coming from labs dealing with microfluidic technologies, combined with new opportunities arising from the development of novel nano and micro fabrication capabilities, have smoothed the path to create truly usable point-of-care devices aimed for patients’ home usage. But, which alignments may be needed to turn these health paradigm-changing devices into a reality?

16:45

Plasmonic Lab on a Chip for Diagnostics
Romain Quidant, Professor, Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain

We review our recent advances in the optical, label free detection of biomolecules based on gold nanoantennas integrated into start-of-the-art microfluidics.

17:15

Drinks Reception

Wednesday, 16 March 2016


Day Two Session
Session Chair: Miguel Holgado Bolaños, Group Leader, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

09:00

Lab on a Chip Devices for Chemical Analyses on Cell Phones
Daniel Filippini, Professor, Linkoping University, Sweden

Disposable lab-on-a-chip devices, which are conceived as only accessory for chemical detection in cell phones, are presented, as well as the 3D printing fabrication procedures used for the microfluidics and for optical coupling elements.

09:30

Aydogan OzcanKeynote Presentation

Democratization of Next-Generation Imaging, Sensing and Diagnostics Tools
Aydogan Ozcan, Chancellor's Professor, University of California-Los Angeles; Associate Director, California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), United States of America

In this presentation I will discuss some of the emerging applications and the future opportunities/challenges created by the use of mobile phones and other consumer electronics devices as well as their embedded components for the development of next-generation imaging, sensing, diagnostics and measurement tools through computational photonics techniques.

10:30

In Situ Chemical Imaging of Biomolecules and Biointerphases using Microfluidics
Xiao Ying Yu, Senior Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, United States of America

This presentation will showcase our latest results of single cells and live biofilms using a vacuum compatible microfluidic interface coupled with a variety of chemical imaging techniques.

11:00

Coffee and Networking in Exhibition Hall

11:30

Ute NeugebauerKeynote Presentation

Lab on a Chip Devices With Spectroscopic Readout For Biomedical Applications
Ute Neugebauer, Group Leader, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena, Germany

We will present the combination of Raman spectroscopy with specially tailored chip-based sampling approaches for biomedical diagnosis like rapid identification of pathogens embedded in complex matrices, identification of circulating tumor cells and therapeutic drug monitoring.

12:30

An Integrated Opto-Fluidic Platform For Applications In Drug Development, Point Of Care And Companion Diagnostics
René Heideman, CTO and Co-Founder, LioniX bv, Netherlands

Opto-fluidics is the combination of Micro-fluids with Integrated Optics. The TriPleX platform is very well suited for creating very compact, ultra sensitive and widely applicable opto-fluidic sensor applications in drug development, Point-of Care- and Companion Diagnostics. Several applications will be presented.

13:00

Lunch & Networking in Exhibition Hall

14:30

Micronit MicrofluidicsTechnology Spotlight:
Lab on Chip Platform Technologies for Point of Care Testing and Cell Culturing
Monica Brivio, Strategic R&D Manager, Micronit Microfluidics

After a brief company overview, this presentation focuses on recent advances in platform technologies developed at Micronit for applications within (point-of-care) diagnostics and cell culturing. A few examples of demonstrators developed within research projects are presented to illustrate the applicability of the developed technologies.

14:45

All-aqueous Multiphase Systems for Bio-inspired Engineering of Functional Materials
Anderson Shum, Associate Professor, University Of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The presentation will outline how aqueous two-phase systems can be manipulated in microfluidic devices for forming functional bio-materials.

15:15

Thread Microfluidics With Pin-Based Electroanalytical Detection
Maria Teresa Fernández-Abedul, Professor, University of Oviedo, Spain

Thread is an unexplored material that has many advantages when used for analytical applications. In this work, stainless-steel pins were integrated in different analytical systems, including thread-based platforms, as a new generation of low-cost mass-produced electrodes.

15:45

Coffee and Networking in Exhibition Hall

16:15

3D Sensing and Integration for Lab on a Chip Devices
Carlotta Guiducci, Professor, Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne, Switzerland

We present a new strategy to achieve arrays of singularly-addressable vertical elements generating highly-confined electric fields for impedance cytometry and the manipulation of single cells.

16:45

Photonic Lab on a Chip: Mergence of Photonics and Microfluidics for Life Science Applications
Andreu Llobera, Researcher, Institut de Microelectronica de Barcelona, Spain

The Photonic lab on a chip paradigm: Synergistic mergence of photonics and microfluidics using low cost materials for life science applications, and more specifically to perform real time spectroscopy on a chip.

17:15

Close of Conference