This conference will explore the latest advances in the Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Fields. Focus at this conference will also be given to some of the many applications of Lab-on-a-Chip, from life science research, to taking diagnostics to the point-of-care/point-of-need and body-on-a-chip/organs-on-a-chip. the conference focuses on LOAC device production technologies, novel designs/technologies for manufacture, as well as the key application areas for LOAC from research to diagnostics as well as 3D-bioprinting and the convergence of microfluidics technologies with biofabrication and 3D-printing.
Latest advancements in microfluidic flow control and microfabrication technologies for diagnostic, organ-on-chip and MEMS applications
We will present the latest advances in flow control, together with commercially and scientifically relevant examples. Flow control will be discussed in a broad sense showing membrane-based valves and capillary flow control. We will show integrated membrane valve examples realized via adhesive-free techniques, combining a range of validated thermoplastic and elastomeric materials, with actuation via pneumatic but also via other means. Furthermore, we will present integration of the electrostatic triggering mechanism of a capillary burst valve in a low-cost, thermoplastic chip, enabling sequential capillary flow in fully autonomous Point-of-Care devices. On the chip design and fabrication side we will show workflow automation for the chip and process design process, partially enabled by recently initiated ISO standardization efforts. Combined with this we will present standardized top-down and edge-connect micro-to-micro and micro-to-macro fluidic and electrical interfacing. Finally, we will show new fabrication technologies using laser-based processing, next to integration techniques particularly relevant to the Organ-on-Chip field, integrating membranes and sensing elements, among others enabling TEER (transepithelial electrical resistance) and oxygen sensing.
Presenter: Marko Blom, Chief Technical Officer
Date: Tuesday 3 October 2017, 14.00 h.
Date: Wednesday 4 October 2017
Time: 10.30 -12.30 h.
Date: 2-4 October 2017
Time: 13.00 - 20.00 h. (2 Oct.), 8.00 - 19.30 h. (3 Oct.) & 8.00 - 15.00 h. (4 Oct.)
Location: Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa, 2000 Second Street, Coronado, California, 92118, USA