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SELECTBIO Conferences Lab-on-a-Chip, Microfluidics and Organs-on-Chips Course 2021

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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Microfluidics Technologies for Point-of-Care Diagnostics Applications: Technologies, Applications, Research Trends

Monday, 12 July 2021 at 16:00

Add to Calendar ▼2021-07-12 17:30:002021-07-12 18:30:00Europe/LondonOrgan-on-a-Chip: A Paradigm Shift for Drug Development and Personalized MedicineLab-on-a-Chip, Microfluidics and Organs-on-Chips Course 2021 in Virtual EventVirtual EventSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com

This section of the course will provide a broad overview of microfluidics as an enabling technology for new product development in point-of-care diagnostics (POC). The course will explain the main advantages of using microfluidics technologies, and will cover aspects of product development strategies, manufacturing technologies, application cases, markets as well as aspects of commercialisation and latest trends in the academic world. Recent product examples will be presented as well as lessons learned during all stages of the development and commercialization process of microfluidics-enabled POC devices. The course is suitable for scientists, technicians, engineers but also business developers who would like to develop a deeper understanding of microfluidic technologies as key elements for the development of new products in point-of-care diagnostics.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the advantages of microfluidics technology for applications in POC
  • Understand the role of microfluidics in the development of new products.
  • Learn about development strategies in product development.
  • 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 microfluidics POC research

Topics and Course Organization
  • Introduction into microfluidics
  • Technological strategies in product development for POC
  • Case studies
  • Commercialization issues
  • Examples for application and products
  • Research trends
  • Conclusions

Organ-on-a-Chip: A Paradigm Shift for Drug Development and Personalized Medicine

Monday, 12 July 2021 at 17:30

Add to Calendar ▼2021-07-12 17:30:002021-07-12 18:30:00Europe/LondonOrgan-on-a-Chip: A Paradigm Shift for Drug Development and Personalized MedicineLab-on-a-Chip, Microfluidics and Organs-on-Chips Course 2021 in Virtual EventVirtual EventSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com

This section of the course will offer a broad introduction into the organ-on-a-chip field for scientists, technicians, engineers but also business developers who would like to develop a deeper understanding of this technology for the use in drug development and personalized medicine. The course covers basic principles of organ-on-a-chip (OoaC) or microphysiological systems (MPS), discusses material and manufacturing aspects of such devices and provides an overview over current solutions both for single organ and multi-organ systems. Insights into the development of the OoaC market and commercialization strategies will be given, together with application examples in different fields.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basic concept of organ-on-a-chip technology
  • Learn about different materials and manufacturing methods available for the realization of OoaC devices.
  • Understand economic aspects in the development and manufacturing of OoaC devices and systems.
  • Learn about examples of currently available OoaC devices and their commercial applications.
  • Understand the current state of the markets and obstacles in the commercialization process.
Topics and Course Organization
  • Motivation for OoaC technology
  • Physical and biological principles of the technology
  • Materials and manufacturing methods for OoaC devices
  • Examples for applications and products
  • Aspects in commercializing OoaC devices and systems
  • Conclusions


Add to Calendar ▼2021-07-12 00:00:002021-07-12 00:00:00Europe/LondonLab-on-a-Chip, Microfluidics and Organs-on-Chips Course 2021Lab-on-a-Chip, Microfluidics and Organs-on-Chips Course 2021 in Virtual EventVirtual EventSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com