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SELECTBIO Conferences Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics: Emerging Themes, Technologies and Applications

Marko Blom's Biography

Marko Blom, Chief Technical Officer, Micronit Microtechnologies

Marko Blom has been the CTO at Micronit Microtechnologies since 2005 and has extensive experience in management of high-tech development projects. Prior to this he worked as a research scientist for Polymer Laboratories. During his PhD and subsequent work Marko has developed a deep understanding of microfluidics and MEMS applications and of the enabling technologies required for the development of products in these fields. Currently Marko acts as coordinator for a European project (MFManufacturing) combining a large number of partners from the microfluidics field working on standardization of microfluidics technologies at various levels.

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Latest Advancements in Microfluidic Flow Control and Microfabrication Technologies for Diagnostic, Organ-on-Chip and MEMS Applications

Tuesday, 3 October 2017 at 14:00

Add to Calendar ▼2017-10-02 00:00:002017-10-02 01:00:00Europe/LondonLatest Advancements in Microfluidic Flow Control and Microfabrication Technologies for Diagnostic, Organ-on-Chip and MEMS

We will present the latest advances in flow control, together with commercially and scientifically relevant examples. Flow control will be discussed in a broad sense showing membrane-based valves and capillary flow control. We will show integrated membrane valve examples realized via adhesive-free techniques, combining a range of validated thermoplastic and elastomeric materials, with actuation via pneumatic but also via other means. Furthermore, we will present integration of the electrostatic triggering mechanism of a capillary burst valve in a low-cost, thermoplastic chip, enabling sequential capillary flow in fully autonomous Point-of-Care devices. On the chip design and fabrication side we will show workflow automation for the chip and process design process, partially enabled by recently initiated ISO standardization efforts. Combined with this we will present standardized top-down and edge-connect micro-to-micro and micro-to-macro fluidic and electrical interfacing. Finally, we will show new fabrication technologies using laser-based processing, next to integration techniques particularly relevant to the Organ-on-Chip field, integrating membranes and sensing elements, among others enabling TEER (transepithelial electrical resistance) and oxygen sensing.

Add to Calendar ▼2017-10-02 00:00:002017-10-04 00:00:00Europe/LondonLab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics: Emerging Themes, Technologies and