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Bio-MEMS and Micro Technologies for Health and Well-being

Following the increasing interest from the microelectronics community in medical applications, this year we are introducing an exciting programme, which includes talks from global players as well as from innovative UK companies. The speakers will share their stories, successes, technical and business challenges and their views on the integration in the clinical setting.

The global demographics are changing and it is predicted that in the next 10 years, the number of people over age 60 will surpass one billion and by 2050 it will reach 2 billion. This will have a significant impact in the healthcare system, which needs to start adjusting for this change.

Therefore, it is critical that healthcare moves from a curative approach to an early diagnostic and prevention approach, which is delivered as much as possible at local clinics or in patients’ home. The rapid advances in microelectronics and life science research is enabling the development of rapid and accurate diagnostic tests on a patient’s condition outside of the traditional lab/hospital setting. Thus the shift from curative to preventative approaches and point of care is being facilitated by rapid gene sequencing techniques and early detection utilising microfluidic devices and lab-on-a-chip technologies to name a few. According to TechNavio's analysts, it is expected that the global market for point of care devices is expected to reach $5.2 billion in 2014.

This session will be to benefit of any company and business strategy professional interested in entering the healthcare market.


10.40 Welcome & Introduction
Dr Gabriela Martinez, NanoKTN

10.50 The Abbott Point of Care i-STAT System: Accelerating Patient Care Decision Making
Dr Craig Jeffrey, R&D Principal Scientist, Abbott Point of Care (Canada)

11.15 Micro Technologies and Hand-held Diagnostics
Dr Sam Whitehouse, Chief Operating Officer, QuantumDX Ltd (UK)   

11.40 Integrated Sensors for Point of Care Detection
Prof John C de’Mello, Co-founder, Molecular Vision Ltd (UK)   

12.05 High Volume Disposable Resonators for Health Monitoring: Concept to Product
Dr Richard Day, CEO & Founder, Highland Biosciences Ltd (UK) 

12.30 Break for lunch

13.15 Examples of Nano Technology in Healthcare and Challenges of Large Scale Manufacture
Dr Steven Setford, Director of Core Science & Engineering, Lifescan Scotland Ltd (A Johnson and Johnson company)

13.40 Bio-MEMs for Safety Critical Medical Devices
Sebastien Cuvelier Mussalian, Senior Consultant, Team Consulting (UK)   

14.05 Close of session
Dr Gabriela Martinez, NanoKTN


This seminar session is organised by the NanoKTN and will take place at Micro Nano Mems 2013.

Attendance is free of charge and you can register on the Micro Nano Mems website here.

If you are interested in exhibiting at Micro Nano Mems 2013, NanoKTN members are entitled to a 15% discount. Quote 'NanoKTN' when booking.



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All Day
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Birmingham NEC