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Workshop 1 - Point-of-Care Platforms for Clinical Diagnostics

Whether in doctors' offices, at clinics, or out in the field, Point-of-Care (PoC) devices enable the fast and reliable identification of risks on a molecular level in an automated way. PoC platforms, being diagnostic tools, are the first step to efficient treatment of the disease they are intended for.

In case of malaria, a typical disease that needs diagnosis at the point-of-care, the critical system requirements are full automation operation with minimum external intervention and specificity detection between diseases of the same symptom. With cardiac diseases, a patient should be able to have a blood analysis of a complete set of biomarkers within minutes and with high sensitivity, because elevated marker levels may rapidly lead to a heart attack.

Target groups:

The workshop appeals to a wide range of R&D scientists and engineers, medical doctors, decision makers, and product developers, active in microsystems technology and applications in diagnostics.

The aim of the workshop is to present an overview of PoC solutions currently at development or commercialization level and familiarize the research community about recent advances in the field of PoC.

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Workshop Organizer: Dr. Konstantinos Mitsakakis, HSG-IMIT & IMTEK, University of Freiburg, Germany

Confirmed speakers:

Prof. Dr. Roland Zengerle, HSG-IMIT & IMTEK, University of Freiburg, Germany
Welcome and Introduction

Prof. Reto Brun, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Current situation of tropical diseases and the need for novel PoC diagnostics

Dr. Klaus Drese, Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz - IMM, Germany
How to raise the chance for success of a microfluidic based point of care test?

Mr. Sascha Geidel, Fraunhofer ENAS, Chemnitz, Germany
EU FP7-ICT Project "PodiTrodi" (PoC for infectious diseases)

Prof. Sanjeev Krishna, St' George's University of London, United Kingdom
EU FP7-HEALTH Project "Nanomal" (PoC for malaria & tuberculosis)

Dr. Konstantinos Mitsakakis, HSG-IMIT & IMTEK, University of Freiburg, Germany
EU FP7-ICT Project "DiscoGnosis" (PoC for tropical diseases)

Dr. Ljuban Grgic, University College London, United Kingdom
EU FP7-HEALTH Project "RID-RTI" (PoC for respiratory tract infections)

Dr. Claudia Gärtner, microfluidic ChipShop, Jena, Germany
EU FP7-SEC Project "Multisense-Chip" (PoC for biological pathogen detection)

Dr. Emmanuel Delamarche, IBM Research, Zurich, Switzerland
Capillary-driven microfluidics for point-of-care diagnostics

Dr. Felix von Stetten, HSG-IMIT & IMTEK, University of Freiburg, Germany
The centrifugal microfluidic LabDisk platform and its potential for sample-to-answer point of care testing

Prof. Aydogan Ozcan, UCLA, Electrical Engineering, USA
Smartphone based microscopy, biomedical sensing and diagnostics

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