The ninth annual BIO-Europe Spring® conference was held March 9–11, 2015 in Paris, France at the Paris expo Porte de Versailles conference center.

Substrates for plasmonic sensors in a flow-through configuration are mostly fabricated by cost-intensive clean room processes, whereas high-volume diagnostic devices are typically made of polymers. This contrast could limit the application of this efficient flow regime in mass-produced devices. In order to become more compatible with polymer processing, a commercially available polycarbonate filter membrane has been evaluated as a substrate for plasmonic flow-through biosensing.

Surface-imprinted polymers allow for specific cell detection based on simultaneous recognition of the cell shape, cell size, and cell membrane functionalities by macromolecular cell imprints. In this study, the specificity of detection and the detection sensitivity for target cells within a pool of non-target cells were analyzed for a cell-specific surface-imprinted polymer combined with a heat-transfer-based read-out technique (HTM).

The Lab-on-a-chip European Congress 2014, was held in Berlin on the 10th and 11th of March. This congress on lab-on-a-chip brought together leaders from both academia and industry to discuss innovative developments in this exciting field. It provided an excellent snapshot of this rapidly growing field.

This was an opportunity for MICROBIOMED project to present a poster comprising all technical developments. Contacts were made with some industrial actors which were present in Berlin.

2-day training seminar in Genk

The second biennial Conference on Micro and Nanotechnology in Medicine will promote vigorous and open dialogue towards the development of cutting edge technologies for faster, more quantitative, and less expensive biomedical solutions using advances in Micro and Nanotechnology.

The Eighteenth International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS 2014) will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, USA from October 26 - 30, 2014. µTAS 2014 continues a series of Conferences that are the premier forum for reporting research results in microfluidics, microfabrication, nanotechnology, integration, materials and surfaces, analysis and synthesis, and detection technologies for life science and chemistry.

This conference will provide an overview of the point-of-care testing landscape, from novel technologies to regulatory approval. Experts in their field will share their views on point-of-care in the clinical setting. The aim of this meeting is to bring together life science researchers that work at the interface between biology and chemistry to discuss problems, highlight solutions and facilitating collaborations.

The TechConnect World is the world’s largest multi-disciplinary multi-sector conference and marketplace of vetted innovations, innovators and technology business developers and funders.

SELECTBIO welcomes you to its 2nd Annual Circulating Biomarkers Conference. This conference held in the city of Boston close to world-leading research institutions and hospitals seeks to bring together academic researchers, clinician-scientists, as well as researchers from companies all focusing on various classes of biomarkers. Also, this event is an excellent meeting place for business development and marketing professionals from companies seeking to network with top-tier researchers from world-leading institutions.