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SELECTBIO Conferences Point-of-Care, Biosensors & Mobile Diagnostics Europe 2019

Jean-Manuel Segura's Biography



Jean-Manuel Segura, Professor, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland Valais

Jean-Manuel Segura is professor of chemistry at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland since 2008. He graduated in 1995 from EPF Lausanne in chemistry and obtained his Ph.D. in 2000 from ETH Zürich in physical chemistry followed by post-doctoral and group leader positions at Leiden University, at EPFL and at the Ludwig Institute, His current research interests include the development of novel paper-based point-of-care in-vitro diagnostics tests and the design and application of novel “smart” sensor molecules such as supramolecular biosensors.

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Paper-based Analytical Devices For the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Infectious Diseases at the Point of Care

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 at 16:45

Add to Calendar ▼2019-06-18 16:45:002019-06-18 17:45:00Europe/LondonPaper-based Analytical Devices For the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Infectious Diseases at the Point of CarePoint-of-Care, Biosensors and Mobile Diagnostics Europe 2019 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The NetherlandsSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com

The diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases require many in vitro diagnostic (IVD) tests to guarantee an accurate and efficient intervention. First, testing of generic inflammation markers such as CRP enable a rapid determination of the origin of the infection, either bacterial or viral. Then detailed analysis of genetic material or of specific biomarkers enables identification of the pathogen in order to select the most appropriate treatment. Finally, monitoring of the administrated therapeutic drugs in the blood allows for personalizing the dose in order to optimize efficacy while avoiding side effects. Performing these different tests at the point of care provides many benefits, in particular a more rapid intervention.

Paper offers many advantages as a material to produce IVD tests as it is cheap, amenable for mass manufacturing, easy to dispose after performing the test and it provides many functionalities for designing a test such as capillary-driven motion of liquids. Two main types of paper-based analytical tests exist with the lateral-flow assays, ideal to perform immunoassays, and the microfluidic paper-analytical devices, microPAD, ideal to perform enzymatic assays.

I will present our most recent results in developing various paper-based IVD tests for the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases at the point of care. A particular emphasis will be put on a microPAD test for the monitoring of therapeutic antibiotics in the blood.


Add to Calendar ▼2019-06-18 00:00:002019-06-19 00:00:00Europe/LondonPoint-of-Care, Biosensors and Mobile Diagnostics Europe 2019Point-of-Care, Biosensors and Mobile Diagnostics Europe 2019 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The NetherlandsSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com