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SELECTBIO Conferences Lab-on-a-Chip & Microfluidics

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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Hype, Hope and Hubris: The Quest for a Killer Application in Microfluidics

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 at 16:30

Add to Calendar ▼2015-03-17 16:30:002015-03-17 17:30:00Europe/LondonHype, Hope and Hubris: The Quest for a Killer Application in MicrofluidicsLab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics in Berlin, GermanyBerlin,

Almost 25 years after the introduction of the concept of the "miniaturized total chemical analysis system (┬ÁTAS)" and about 15 years after the gold digger`s frenzy about how this technology would revolutionize all aspects of chemical, biological or diagnostic protocols, it is worth to have a look how this technology has matured (or at what places it might have made a wrong turn). Currently, a significant part of the early day's promises are being fulfilled and the number of commercial applications and products is rapidly growing. A review on roadblocks as well as success factors for the commercialization of microfluidic devices will be given as well as an overview on commercially available manufacturing routes with their specific application to microfluidics. Various examples for developments of microfluidic applications and their manufacturing technologies will be presented.

Add to Calendar ▼2015-03-17 00:00:002015-03-18 00:00:00Europe/LondonLab-on-a-Chip and MicrofluidicsLab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics in Berlin, GermanyBerlin,