Free Micronit webinars 13, 26 May and 2 June

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The spotlights are on lab-on-a-chip technology these days. Understandable, because many solutions concerning COVID-19 revolve around this technology. Labs-on-chips not only play a vital part in the tests that point out whether someone is infected with the virus, but also in the process of unravelling the genetic code of the virus in order to develop a vaccine.

The underlying technology for labs-on-chips is microfluidics. It is indispensable in procedures such as DNA sequencing and single cell analysis and it forms the basis of point-of-care products that enable the decentralization of diagnostics.

In the coming weeks, our experts will be available to share their knowledge about this vital technology with you. They will appear in three different webinars. Each webinar has its own focal point, but they all give an outlook on the possibilities of microfluidics in biomedical procedures. The duration of each webinar will be about 45-60 minutes.
We warmly invite you to attend one or all of the following webinars: 

  • 'Using microfluidic technologies for DNA sequencing and single-cell analysis' - by Dr. Mark Olde Riekerink
  • 'Using microfluidic technologies for Point-of-Care diagnostics' - by Dr. Monica Brivio
  • 'Let's make droplets!' - by Erik Linnartz

Using microfluidic technologies for DNA sequencing and single-cell analysis

This webinar will provide insight into microfluidic technologies and hybrid solutions that may have an enormous impact on the progress in science and healthcare. The webinar will focus on how microfluidics has driven the enormous technology progress in Life Science applications like DNA sequencing and single-cell analysis. Several market and technology trends will be presented and the use of microfluidic technologies in these rapidly growing fields will be further discussed.


Wednesday 13 May

11.00 CEST

11.00 PDT ( = 20.00 CEST)

As Micronit’s Sr Business Development Manager in the field of Life Science Research, Mark Olde Riekerink focusses on the development of lab-on-a-chip devices in application areas like genomics and single cell analysis. In 2007, he started working for Micronit as an R&D Project Manager. As of from 2001, Mark had been working at Philips Corporate R&D (Applied Technologies, Eindhoven) in several semiconductor and healthcare related projects. Mark received his PhD degree in Polymer Chemistry and Biomaterials research at the University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands) in 2001.

Using microfluidic technologies for Point-of-Care diagnostics

Microfluidics enables the automation and integration of complex operations on-chip, with reduced sample and reagent volumes. This webinar will focus on how microfluidic technologies have driven progress in in-vitro diagnostics, with a tremendous impact on the way healthcare is delivered to the public, through decentralization. The use of this technology in the vastly expanding field of point-of-care diagnostics will be discussed, as well as current market trends in this field.


Tuesday 26 May
11.00 CEST
11.00 PDT ( = 20.00 CEST)

Monica Brivio is Senior Strategy & Business Development Manager of the BioMedical unit of Micronit Microtechnologies. Monica joined the company in 2012 as an R&D Project Manager and later Strategic R&D Manager. As a former Assistant Professor at the Technical University of Denmark and leading researcher at both Uppsala University (Uppsala, Sweden) and the Science for Life Laboratory (Stockholm, Sweden), Monica has many years of experience in the field of lab-on-a-chip technologies and microfluidics for applications in chemistry and life science. She received her PhD degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands) in 2005.

Let's make droplets!

With microfluidic droplet generation, very specific and reproducible, micro-sized droplets can be created in a highly controlled manner. In this hands-on webinar, you can witness a live set-up of one of Micronit’s droplet generators. Also, the distinctions between different droplet generators will be pointed out. Next to that, a view will be given of the industries in which this droplets technology is rapidly gaining in importance.

Tuesday 2 June
11.00 CEST
11.00 PDT ( = 20.00 CEST)

In 2015, Erik Linnartz joined Micronit as R&D Design Engineer. His current position is Technical Product Manager, which he has been fulfulling since January 2018. With a background in science and a passion for communication, Erik also made several explanatory videos for Micronit. Erik received his master’s degree in Applied Physics at the University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands) in 2014.