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3 for 2 Offer SELECTBIO Conferences Exosomes, EVs and Stem Cells Summit 2020EV-based Diagnostics, Delivery & TherapeuticsCirculating Biomarkers World Congress 2020Single Cell Analysis 2020Single Molecule Analysis and Label-Free DetectionePoster Award Prize

Microfluidics-enabled Products in Diagnostics and the Life Sciences: Development, Applications and Commercialisation Strategies


Held in conjunction with Lab-on-a-Chip European Congress

09 Mar 2014, at 13:30 - 17:00 in Berlin, Germany

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Who Should Attend?

The course will provide a broad overview of microfluidics as an enabling technology for new product development in diagnostics and the life sciences. Emphasis is put on the complete development process for commercial microfluidics-enabled products, covering aspects of development strategies, manufacturing technologies, application cases, markets as well as aspects of commercialisation. The course is suitable for scientists, technicians, engineers but also business developers who would like to develop a deeper understanding of microfluidics as a key technology for the development of new product in a broad range of markets.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the role of microfluidics technology in the development of new products.
  • Learn about development and modularisation strategies in product development.
  • Understand different microfabrication methods for materials such as glass, silicon and polymers for low and high volume production.
  • Understand economic aspects in the development and manufacturing of microfluidic devices and systems.
  • Learn about examples of successful and unsuccessful microfluidic product introductions.
  • Understand the current state of the markets and obstacles in the commercialization process.


  • Topics and Course Organisation

  • Introduction
  • Challenges in product development
  • A case study
  • Commercialization issues
  • Physical principles
  • Materials
  • Microfabrication methods
  • Application and products
  • Design Advice
  • Conclusions

Holger Becker

Holger Becker, Chief Scientific Officer, microfluidic ChipShop GmbH