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SELECTBIO Conferences Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe 2023

Maiwenn Kersaudy-Kerhoas's Biography

Maiwenn Kersaudy-Kerhoas, Professor of Microfluidic Engineering, Heriot-Watt University

Maïwenn Kersaudy-Kerhoas is a Professor of Microfluidic Engineering at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. She leads a multi-disciplinary research group of biologists and engineers. Her work has focused on the development of robust, reproducible and affordable prototyping methods for point-of-care diagnostics. She has developed several pre-analytical tools for liquid biopsies applications with clinicians, including blood plasma separation devices, cell-free DNA extraction cartridges and a finger-actuated blood processing device. In 2013, she received a five year Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship and in 2018 a Healthcare Technology Challenge Award from the UK Engineering and Physical Science Council. In 2019 she was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering ‘Frontiers of Development’ and Global Challenge Research Fund seed funding to develop an advanced sepsis diagnostic tool via cell-free microbial nucleic sequencing with clinical partners around the world. She is a recipient of the 2023 Royal Academy of Engineering Frontiers Champion award, which she will use for the creation of a Frugal Diagnostic network.

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Resolving the Pre-Analytical Gap: Blood Handling and Processing in Microfluidic Format

Monday, 19 June 2023 at 14:00

Add to Calendar ▼2023-06-19 14:00:002023-06-19 15:00:00Europe/LondonResolving the Pre-Analytical Gap: Blood Handling and Processing in Microfluidic FormatLab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe 2023 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The

Pre-analytics, or the manipulation and transformation of raw samples prior to their analysis, remains an important challenge for point-of-care devices. Demonstrating new sensing modalities on raw, rather than contrived samples, is sometimes considered as the ‘last frontier’. If done improperly, the pre-analytical phase can impact the quality of the sample analysis, and lead to diagnostic errors. This presentation will detail the design, production and use of simple, robust and modular devices for venous and capillary blood handling (covering blood transportation and metering, blood lysis, plasma separation and cell-free nucleic extraction) in microfluidic format. Our typical starting sample volume range spans from a few microliters to several milliliters and our devices have applications in point-of-care liquid biopsy workflows, from prenatal testing, drug-induced liver injury, and infectious disease diagnostic.

Add to Calendar ▼2023-06-19 00:00:002023-06-20 00:00:00Europe/LondonLab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe 2023Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe 2023 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The