Over the past few years, the SNAP-tag technology has become a methodology with great potential in a variety of applications, e.g. the (specific) visualization of individual proteins and studies of protein interaction in living cells. Furthermore, the tag can be used for immunopurification and detection of recombinant proteins or site-specific coupling of recombinant proteins to surfaces. Next to the in vitro applications, it also enables detection of tagged proteins in vivo.

Biosensors are used for a variety of applications in medicine and biology. A critical step during the development of such devices is the coordination of biological and technical requirements. The design of the device, as well as of the sample chamber and its functionalized surface are of great importance. Depending on the surface, the method of coupling of the desired receptor has to be adapted, to guarantee functionality and biological activity during the measuring process.

Breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer in women worldwide. According to estimates nearly 480,000 women died because of breast cancer in 2008. Therefore it is increasingly important to develop a method, which identifies breast cancer at an early stage, so that a therapy can be induced very fast. The Interreg IV-A project MICROBIOMED (MICROtechnologies for BIOMEDical applications) was funded to achieve this goal by developing an in vitro diagnostic tool.

2-day traing seminar
September 3& 4, 2013

The University of Hasselt participated at the two days workshops titled “Engineering of Functional Interfaces” on July, 8th & 9th 2013.

The Biomedica Summit 2013 was held in Aachen, Germany, 18 – 19 June.

Our MicroBioMed booth was managed by project partners from Belgium, Germany and Netherlands. It was a good time to make a first public presentation of the project and to meet international players from the Bio-Medical sector. Attendees were impressed by our technologies and are now looking forward to the product realization.

We were pleased to present the characteristics of our future lab-on-a-chip device which will help drastically the human diseases detection.

Biomedica 2013- Where Science & Business meet
The leading interdisciplinary congress in Life Sciences organised within the Top Technology Region
(Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands)

2-day training seminar at Technifutur, Liège - Belgium, 29 & 30 april 2013

Microfluidics, from concept to product :

  • commercialization strategies
  • fabrication technologies
  • product examples

more on  the attached file named 'Microfluidics seminar'

Edited by : Technifutur, Frédéric Cambier

TechConnect World is uniquely designed to accelerate the commercialization of innovations, out of the lab and into industry. TechConnect World is divided into a Technical Research Program and an Innovation Partnering Program, gathering the world's leading market-focused research and commercially-viable innovations into the largest global technology accelerator program.

Following events are co-located : Nanotech, Microtech, Biotech and Cleantech.


The 2013 Breast Cancer Symposium is a two -day multidisciplinary meeting for breast cancer clinicians and other oncology team members who treat and care for patients with breast cancer.


Edited by : GIGA, Aline Lausberg