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Digital Course: Micro- and Nanofluidics in Diagnostics and Life Sciences: Technologies and Applications

CONFERENCE SERIES: Biomarkers & Diagnostics
Recorded at: Future Diagnostics


Digital Course: Micro- and Nanofluidics in Diagnostics and Life Sciences: Technologies and Applications

April 27, 2010

About this Product:The digital course was designed for scientists, managers, technicians and engineers to acquire a comprehensive overview of the field of microfluidics. Starting with the underlying physical principles of miniaturization, the course includes an introduction into microfabrication technologies for microfluidic devices covering a wide range of existing materials (glass, silicon, polymers) and manufacturing technologies and describes the complete development cycle of a microfluidic device from the design to the ready-to-use device. Applications of microfluidics in point-of-care and clinical diagnostics, analytical and synthetic chemistry, biotechnology and cell biology will be presented. The course provided an insight into the business aspects of the field and the uptake of microfluidic technology in various markets.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the basic physical principles and scaling laws governing miniaturization
  • Identify the suitable material for a given microfluidic application
  • Understand the basic technologies available for the microfabrication of glass, silicon and polymer materials and follow the device manufacturing process from design to the finished microfluidic device
  • Get to learn application examples of microfluidic devices in a wide range of disciplines
  • Understand the current state of the markets and obstacles in the commercialization process

About the Conference:
Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Inaugural Future Diagnostics, was held in Irvine, California, April 25-27, 2010. The forum focused on future molecular diagnostics highlighted innovative platforms, novel chemistry, and latest approaches to developing sensitive detection of analytes. The meeting was the first think tank for building future diagnostics platforms and a forum for presenting new papers. There was ample discussion around moving novel diagnostics to the clinic and strategies for success.  

About the Presenter: 

Holger Becker, Co-founder and CSO, microfluidic ChipShop GmbH, Germany

Biography: 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.  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, being nominated for the German Founder’s Prize in 2004. He lead the Industry Group of the German Physical Society between 2004 and 2009 and is Chair of 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.

About this Product:
2 Presentations
Over 144 slides
251 minutes
Single Copy - $345.00
Site License - $1,380.00

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