An exciting opportunity is available for exhibiting and sponsoring companies eager to contribute more to the Conference on the Industrial Stage!
These 20 minute presentations should focus on issues of broader interest to this large audience, such as:
- Scientific and technological challenges which have/ had to be solved
- Design and application-related solutions in product development
- Experiences learned in transitioning scientific results to a commercial product
- Manufacturing solutions for microfluidic-enabled products
- Market experiences
- Performance of microfluidics-enabled products in comparison to conventional solutions
Each presentation will be listed on the website and in the Conference program.
Exhibiting companies interested in participating should complete the contract on page 4 of the Exhibitor/Sponsorship Prospectus.
Tuesday, 29 October
Industrial Stage 1a
Title: NEW APPLICATIONS IN PRESSURE CONTROL AND DROPLET GENERATION IN MICROFLUIDICS
Presenter: France Hamber, Ph.D.
Industrial Stage 1b
Fluigent's broad range of solutions for use in microfluidic technologies and nanofluidics applications offer greater control, automation, precision, and ease of use. If you're seeking to replace high-precision syringe pumps or other conventional instruments, we offer excellent solutions that minimize contamination and ensure full control of flow rates. In this industrial stage, we will present our new solutions and applications in pressure control and droplet generation.
Title: SE ROLE HEN VALYRĪHA KORZION ISSE MICROFLUIDICS - THE USEFULNESS OF VALYRIAN STEEL FOR MICROFLUIDICS
Affiliation: microfluidic ChipShop GmbH
Presenter: Holger Becker, Ph.D.
Industrial Stage 1c
In the transfer from academic lab work to a commercial microfluidics product, materials and manufacturing methods play a decisive role. This presentation will point out some of the critical stumbling blocks during this transition together with suggestions on how to select materials and manufacturing methods to make academic microfluidic designs scaleable for a later industrial manufacturing.
Title: THE TASTE OF PRECISION
Affiliation: CETONI GmbH
Presenter: Melanie Büttner, Ph.D.
Industrial Stage 1d
Microfluidic biological as well as chemical applications are not only characterized by contrasts such as resistance to harsh chemicals vs. sterility of the system, they also have one thing in common: precise and pulsation-free fluid delivery.
The unique modularity of the CETONI-system allows a variety of applications merged with our software to automate these processes. In this presentation we show how the different advantages of the neMESYS syringe pump series can be used for customer-specific applications. And a short insight about a customer setup will be given. A compact setup for precise and reproducible delivery of liquid taste stimuli was developed. The high precision and easy usability of the neMESYS syringe pumps, combined with an elaborated setup, allowed the researchers to present taste stimuli with high precision to earn reproducible results.
Title: INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR NEXT-GENERATION MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES
Affiliation: EVG Group (EVG)
Presenter: Bernd Dielacher
Wednesday, 30 October
Industrial Stage 2a
As Lab-on-a-Chip devices are increasingly getting more complex including components of different form factors and materials, thus advanced and scalable integration processes are required. As a market leading supplier of wafer bonding and nanoimprint lithography (NIL) equipment, we will demonstrate how these technologies are applied to microfluidics chips. We will discuss processes for hybrid integration schemes such as CMOS integration and will show how NIL can be used to integrate on-chip optical bio-sensing by nanometer-scale resolution patterns.
Title: DIAGNOSTIC CONSUMABLES: WHERE IS THIS CHALLENGING MARKET HEADED?
Affiliation: SCHOTT NEXTERION
Presenter: James Downs, MBA, Ph.D.
Industrial Stage 2b
The growth in the use of automated health-care related diagnostic consumables is exploding. However, creating these consumables can be quite challenging.
Globally, profound scientific advances are occurring in medical diagnostic technologies. These technologies will play an increasingly important role in delivering more efficient medical care as our health care systems are burdened by multiple demographic and cost factors.
However, harnessing these advances in such a way as to functionalize them into a miniaturized consumable will require both a deep understanding of the underlying technical challenges and a broad set of manufacturing capabilities to overcome them. As a published economist whose focus is on innovation in highly knowledge-intensive industries, in this presentation, James Downs will overview the particular challenges of this dynamic environment and highlight the capabilities needed to address them effectively.
Title: SENSORS FOR ONLINE MONITORING OF O2, PH AND CO2 IN MICROFLUIDICS
Affiliation: PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH
Presenter: Daniela Obermaier
Cell and µ-tissue culture in microfluidics gained huge popularity during the past years. Small volumes and controlled geometry makes microfluidics a perfect tool to conduct fast and reproducible experiments. On the way towards mimicking physiological in vivo conditions in microfluidics, the volume restrictions and its implications on e.g. oxygen and nutrient availability have to carefully kept in mind. Monitoring of important culture parameters is crucial but challenging in microfluidics and millifluidics. Optical chemical sensors are perfectly suited for this purpose since they allow for minimal or even non-invasive monitoring in very small volumes. We present different sensor formats for online monitoring of oxygen, pH and carbon dioxide in microfluidic chips.