Welcome to the SelectBIO 14th Annual Lab-on-a-Chip & Microfluidics 2021 Conference to be held in-person on-site at the Marriott Coronado Island Resort & Spa. Bringing together researchers and industry participants from both academia and industry, this established congress now in its 14th consecutive year, will discuss the latest innovations and developments in the Lab-on-a-Chip (LOAC) and Microfluidics fields.

Presentations will explore the latest advances in the Lab-on-a-Chip & 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. We focus 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. There is an Extensive International Perspective at this Conference with Speakers, Poster Presenters, Sponsors, and Exhibitors from the US, Europe, and Asia/Pacific. Running alongside the conference will be an exhibition covering the latest technological advances and associated products and services from leading solution providers within this field from around the world.

Registered delegates will have full access to the co-located and concurrent tracks and sessions to mix-and-match presentations and maximize networking:
Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics: Emerging Themes, Technologies and Applications 2021
Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics: Techologies, Companies and Commercialization 2021
Point-of-Care Diagnostics & Biosensors 2021
3D-Culture, Organoids and Organs-on-Chips 2021
There is a co-located exhibition with companies from around the world exhibiting on-site in person at the conference.

Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination Required in Order to Participate On-Site at this Event. Participants Not Vaccinated for Covid-19 Can Participate Virtually at this Event.

More information and registration

Virtual microtechnology conference with digital exhibition

Since 2017, the IVAM Hightech Summit has been held as a central point in the year when companies from micro and nanotechnology come together and present the latest developments and products as well as discuss the challenges for the future. In recent years, the digitalization of the working environment has always been a recurring theme.

The IVAM High-Tech Summit 2021 will be implemented as a purely digital event. Make your reservation August 25-26, 2021!

Virtual microtechnology conference on the topics

  • Microfluidics
  • Medical technology
  • Wearables
  • Organic electronics
  • Optics/photonics

MinacNed session August 25, 2021

On August 25, 2021 MinacNed is inivted to host a session on microfluidics with the title:

“Observations and challenges when using microfluidics in biosensing”

The team has invited 6 speakers from the MinacNed network, who will speak about different aspects around this theme:

Ir. Arthur Blom, Surfix
Waander van Heerde PhD, Enzyre
Christine Swinkels, Axxicon
Wouter Sparreboom PhD, Bronkhorst High Tech
Hugo Pérez-Garza PhD, DENSsolutions
Henne van Heeren PhD, EnablingMNT

We look forward to seeing you on August 25 between 12:15-14:15 at the MinacNed hosted session.

Digital supporting program

  • Company pitches
  • virtual exhibition space
  • Live video chat
  • digital networking area
  • official IVAM general meeting
  • Sponsorship options
  • Guaranteed leads through contact details of the participants

How do I benefit from participating in the IVAM Hightech Summit?

The central aim of the event is to establish efficient contacts. IVAM members and members of partner networks will have the opportunity to present their products, find customers, suppliers and research partners and talk about upcoming projects in the virtual room.

Virtual conference plus digital supporting program

The event will center on a microtechnology conference. Managed by the IVAM specialist groups, there will be different sessions on two days on topics such as microfluidics, medical technology, wearables or organic electronics. Further topics, e.g. optics/photonics or the area of ​​robotics or artificial intelligence e.g. for smart homes or the automotive industry are addressed.

Register if you want to present your ideas, technologies and products!

Show what your company/research institution has to offer!

What better way to explain your products than to show them, to demonstrate them? For this reason, there will be a virtual exhibition in which you can demonstrate your products and technologies in pictures and videos, offer descriptive documents for visitors to download and explain the advantages of direct video meetings.

Register if you want to show your technologies and products!

Find your customers in many direct conversations!

Find business partners, hold initial customer meetings or acquire partners for new research projects: Chat facilities and video conference systems will be available for this, which can be accessed directly from the individual exhibitor area.

There will be a networking area with different topics in which you can talk directly to other participants. The contact details of all your discussion partners and visitors to your stands are available to you.

More reach through sponsorship packages

You can achieve even more coverage with sponsorship packages: 30-sec web trailers, banners on the conference page, additional presentation options and more, put your company and your products at the center of interest. Talk to us about the possibilities!

Contact: Dr. Thomas Dietrich

Source: IVAM High Tech Summit

Microfluidics for Mobile Diagnostics and the Development and Manufacture of Drugs and Vaccines

With the COMPAMED Innovation Forum, current medical technology topics are presented once a year by leading experts and discussed with the participants to identify current challenges and solutions and to prepare them for the relevant topics at COMPAMED, the largest European trade fair for suppliers to medical production.

In cooperation with Messe Düsseldorf, IVAM organizes this year’s COMPAMED Innovation Forum as a digital event on June 16, 2021 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. (CET).

Please click here for the program

The pandemic has shown us how important modern high technologies are to be able to carry out fast and effective research and development, e.g. for drugs, vaccines or diagnostic devices.

Microfluidic components allow a large number of experiments (high-throughput screening HTS) to be carried out quickly. This makes it possible to carry out a large number of tests in a very short time, e.g. to test the effectiveness of drugs or vaccines on living cells. The speed and accuracy of the tests are achieved, among other things, by the microstructures, which allow much better control of the physical and chemical parameters (e.g. temperature, pressure, reaction time). An additional advantage of these small structures is the low consumption of reagents.

In the last few months, developments of new devices and medicines have been carried out in a very short time. This would not have been possible without microfluidic components. Devices and components such as lab-on-a-chip, mobile diagnostic devices or chemical microreactors are already helping to fight the pandemic.

The lectures will show the individual aspects and possibilities of microfluidic applications. In the subsequent discussions, the users will discuss with the developers. One focus will be the experiences from the pandemic: How can we respond faster and more effectively to challenges such the development of drugs and vaccines for Covid-19?

The lectures will be held in English.

Please register here

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Orkide Karasu (+49 231 9742 7086 or ok@ivam.de).

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