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SELECTBIO Conferences Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics: Companies, Technologies and Commercialization

Holger Becker's Biography

Holger Becker, Chief Scientific Officer, Microfluidic ChipShop GmbH

Dr. Holger Becker is co-founder and CSO of microfluidic ChipShop GmbH. He obtained physics degrees from the University of Western Australia/Perth and the University of Heidelberg. He started to work on miniaturized systems for chemical analysis during his PhD-thesis at Heidelberg university, where he obtained his PhD in 1995. Between 1995 and 1997 he was a Research Associate at Imperial College with Prof. Andreas Manz. In 1998 he joined Jenoptik Mikrotechnik GmbH. Since then, he founded and led several companies in the field of microsystem technologies in medicine and the life sciences. He lead the Industry Group of the German Physical Society between 2004 and 2009 and is Conference Chair for the SPIE "Microfluidics, BioMEMS and Medical Microsystems" conference as well as acting as regular reviewer of project proposals on national and EU level and for several journals devoted to microsystem technologies.

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Why Do Not All Microfluidics Entrepreneurs Drive Ferraris?

Tuesday, 3 October 2017 at 14:00

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Almost 30 years after the introduction of the concept of the “miniaturized total chemical analysis system (µTAS)”, it is worth to have a look how his technology has matured. In this respect, microfluidics has performed what is known in the field of technology economics as a “Gartner`s hype cycle”. Although no single “killer application” so far has conquered the markets, it is the long list of widely accepted advantages which nowadays makes Lab-on-a-Chip technology an essential tool in product development in almost any field of the life sciences. So why are not more lab-on-chip system visible in the labs these days? The presentation will focus on the recent technical and commercial trends in the transformation of lab-on-chip concepts into real-world products and tries to indicate some waypoints and stumbling blocks on the way to  entrepreneurial success.

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