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SELECTBIO Conferences Circulating DNA, Circulating RNA, Circulating Tumor Cells

Kenneth Kotz's Biography

Kenneth Kotz, Assistant in Bioengineering & Instructor, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Dr. Kotz is a scientist with a faculty appointment at the Harvard Medical School. His main research focus is the integration of optics, microfluidics, and sensors to improve blood diagnostics. Ken received his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in physical chemistry and later trained at SRI International, where he built complex optical systems for cell- and tissue-based diagnostics. Since joining MGH, he has focused on working with large teams of clinicians and researchers to create new blood processing and monitoring tools. He developed a novel cell isolation technology for a large multicenter clinical genomics and proteomics study. He has also created new microminature tools for the optical detection of cells in whole blood. In addition to his research role at MGH, he is a co-founder of General Fluidics, Corp., which aims to incorporate diagnostic technologies into new medical devices for point-of-care monitoring of patients.

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Microfluidic Immunoaffinity Technology for Cell Isolation in Complex Clinical Samples

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 at 16:00

Add to Calendar ▼2015-03-24 16:00:002015-03-24 17:00:00Europe/LondonMicrofluidic Immunoaffinity Technology for Cell Isolation in Complex Clinical

Given the relative ease of collection, the peripheral blood is an ideal sample for genomic and proteomic monitoring of physiological perturbations in response to injury or disease. Translation of these advanced molecular tools into the clinic, however, has been difficult because of the technical challenges involved in sample collection and processing, including: (1) sample processing time; (2) blood volume; and (3) quality of the end product. We developed a set of microfluidic tools that overcomes many of the current difficulties in clinical sample processing. This talk will highlight the different technologies created in our lab for different sample types that have been successfully translated into a clinical research setting.

Add to Calendar ▼2015-03-23 00:00:002015-03-24 00:00:00Europe/LondonCirculating DNA, Circulating RNA, Circulating Tumor