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Future Diagnostics




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We wish to thank the following for their educational grant in support of this activity: 

KMC Systems 

Lead Supporting Publications: 

Bio-IT World 

Genetic Engineering &
Biotechnology News



The Scientist 

Supporting Publications: 

Drug Discovery News 

Genome Technology 

INSIGHT Pharma Reports 

Pharma Voice 

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Pre-Conference Short Courses

Sunday, April 15: 1-4pm

12:00-1:00pm Short Course Registration

Microfluidics Technology and Market Trends*

In recent years, microfluidic and micro/nano technologies have transformed research and experienced impressive market growth allowing novel applications and market avenues. The impact of these enabling technologies will make it essential to adapt current strategies to meet future demands. This course will bring attendees up to date on technological advances, commercial applications of microfluidic technology, and market trends. Macroeconomic and regulatory aspects in the commercialization of new diagnostics products based on those micro technologies are becoming more and more urgent topics in the invention and development of new products. An overview of the microfluidic market for in vitro diagnostics will be presented as well as keys to market entry and future perspectives.

1:00 Opening Remarks

1:05 Overview of Microfluidic Technology Advances

Richard Selden, M.D., Ph.D., CEO, NetBio

1:50 Break

2:10 Commercialization of IVD Technologies

Ali Tinazli, Ph.D., Director, Business Development & Sales, BioSciences - North America, Sony DADC Austria AG

2:55 Survey of Technology Trends and Perspective on Hurdles to Market Entry

Leanna Levine, Ph.D., President and CEO, ALine, Inc.

3:40 Panel: Future Perspectives (with speakers)

4:00 Close of Course                      

*Separate Registration Required

*This course is not CME accredited 

Tuesday, April 17 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Guidelines for Commercial Launch of Novel Diagnostics 

This short course is focused on development of molecular diagnostics as they make their way from identification of a medical need through to commercial launch. The course will emphasize identification of critical hurdles that when addressed early, can materially accelerate progress. Vital areas to be addressed include disease management, validation, reimbursement strategies including provider engagement, regulatory pathway decisions and education of the medical community. Examples and case studies of diagnostic companies will be shared to illustrate a real world roadmap including:

  • Disease Management
  • Assay Validation
  • Regulatory Pathways and Considerations
  • Reimbursement
  • Acceptance and Adoption

Bill Cook, Principal, WECA
Dwight Denham, MBA, Director, Clinical Research, Health Economics &. Reimbursement Affairs (CHRA), Beckman Coulter, Inc.

*Separate Registration Required

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