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Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip (LOAC) for Point-of-Care (POC) Diagnostics Applications: Technologies, Applications, Research Trends.



Held in conjunction with Lab-on-a-Chip Asia - Microfluidics, Point Of Care Diagnostics & Organ-on-a-Chip

18 Nov 2015, at 09:00-12:00 in Singapore

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Course Title:  

Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip (LOAC) for Point-of-Care (POC) Diagnostics Applications: Technologies, Applications, Research Trends.  

Scope of this Short Course:  

The course will provide a broad overview of Lab-on-a-Chip (LOAC) technologies 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 commercialization and latest trends in the academic world. The course is suitable for scientists, technicians, engineers but also business developers who would like to develop a deeper understanding of Lab-on-a-chip technologies as a key element for the development of new product in a broad range of markets, especially as it relates to POC diagnostics development. 

Learning Objectives:  

  • Understand the role of microfluidics technology in the development of new products. 
  • Learn about development and modularization strategies in product development. 
  • Understand different microfabrication methods for low and high volume production. 
  • Understand economic aspects in the development and manufacturing of Lab-on-a-chip 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. 
  • Get an overview on current trends in LOAC research. 

Topics and Course Organization

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

All Attendees of this Course Receive Electronic Copies of the PowerPoint Presentations from Dr. Gärtner as well as lots of recent Articles and Reviews on LOAC/Microfluidics and POC Diagnostics. These materials are invaluable for R&D presentations and business plans.

Claudia Gärtner

Claudia Gärtner, CEO, Microfluidic ChipShop GmbH