COMPAMED Innovation Forum 2021: Microfluidics

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

Read more at IVAM event page


jun 16 2021


14:00 - 17:00

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: jun 16 2021
  • Time: 08:00 - 11:00
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