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SELECTBIO Conferences Circulating Biomarkers World Congress 2019

Utkan Demirci's Biography

Utkan Demirci, Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

Utkan Demirci, PhD, is a professor with tenure at Stanford University School of Medicine at the Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection. Before moving to Stanford, he was an associate professor of Medicine and Health Sciences and Technology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Harvard- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Health Sciences and Technology. His group is focused on the development of point-of-care technologies and creating microfluidic platforms for sorting rare cells and exosomes for infectious diseases and cancer. His early work founded the basics of 3-D bioprinting of cells and biomaterials.

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Chemistry-Free Microfluidic Technologies to Sort Cells for Health and Disease

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 at 16:00

Add to Calendar ▼2019-03-27 16:00:002019-03-27 17:00:00Europe/LondonChemistry-Free Microfluidic Technologies to Sort Cells for Health and DiseaseCirculating Biomarkers World Congress 2019 in Coronado Island, CaliforniaCoronado Island,

Micro- and nano-scale technologies can have a significant impact on medicine and biology in the areas of cell manipulation, diagnostics and monitoring. At the convergence of new technologies and biology, our research is centered on enabling solutions to real world problems at the clinical level. Emerging nano-scale and microfluidic technologies integrated with biology offer innovative possibilities for creating intelligent and mobile medical lab-chip devices that could transform diagnostics and monitoring, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. In this talk, we will first present an overview of our laboratory's work in the areas focused on applications in magnetic levitation methods for assembling cells and chemistry free sorting of rare cells from whole blood. Cells consist of micro- and nano-scale components and materials that contribute to their fundamental magnetic and density signatures. Previous studies have claimed that magnetic levitation can only be used to measure density signatures of non-living materials. Here, we demonstrate that both eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells can be levitated and that each cell has a unique levitation profile. Furthermore, our levitation platform uniquely enables ultrasensitive density measurements, imaging, and profiling of cells in real-time at single-cell resolution. This method has broad applications, such as the label-free identification and sorting of CTCs and CTM with broad applications in drug screening in personalized medicine. Second, we will present some of our efforts on developing new tools to isolate extracellular vesicles from blood, urine and cell cultures. I will also share some of the clinical implications of these technologies indicating the broader potential that chemistry-free and label-free microfluidic-based technologies have in medicine.

Add to Calendar ▼2019-03-27 00:00:002019-03-29 00:00:00Europe/LondonCirculating Biomarkers World Congress 2019Circulating Biomarkers World Congress 2019 in Coronado Island, CaliforniaCoronado Island,