Micro and smart medical diagnostic equipment

Microfluidics and process miniaturisation for healthcare applications

MEDVIA and Sirris are hosting a free seminar on microfluidics and process miniaturisation for healthcare and life science applications. The information session is part of the project 'Medical Diagnostics Goes Micro and Smart'.

Miniaturising a testing or sample preparation process into a dedicated microfluidic device ('lab-on-a-chip') drastically reduces operating costs and the quantities of sample and reagents required, not to mention the waste generated. At the same time, it offers much faster results with greater accuracy.

Combined with smart flow, thermal control and accurate detection techniques, the miniaturised process is fully automated. This means it can be operated by a non-expert directly at the point of need, enabling immediate action based on the results.

Microfluidics technology is applicable to sectors as diverse as chemistry, pharmaceuticals, agri-food, life sciences and medical diagnostics. In this seminar, Sirris will demonstrate the techniques available in Belgium to develop a fully dedicated device specifically for your application and ready for mass production.


Note that the session is given several times at several locations and the programme varies per location.

  Time Topic Location Speaker
  15:30 Check-in and welcome drink    
  16:00 What is microfluidics, why use microfluidics, which production techniques exist All locations Denis Vandormael, senior project manager product development hub at Sirris
    An example demonstrator showing some generic process steps on a microfluidic system.  All locations Tania Drissen, senior engineer mechatronics at Sirris
    Inspiring cases Niel Bart Verleije, Voxdale
      Ghent Bart Verleije, Voxdale, and Mathieu Rabaey, Comate
      Diepenbeek Bart Verleije, Voxdale
      Leuven Mathieu Rabaey, Comate, and Mireille Maenhoudt, MiDiagnostics
  17:00 Networking reception    


For whom?

  • Companies with an interest in miniaturising a process onto a lab-on-chip device
  • Injection moulding and mould maker companies interested in micromanufacturing
  • Product development companies interested in microfluidics
  • Companies that provide smart components for microfluidic diagnostics

When and where

The seminar takes place on different dates and locations, to allow as many companies as possible to attend:

19 September 15.30-17.00, Science Park UAntwerp, Galileilaan, Niel


21 September 15.30-17.00, Tech Lane Ghent Science Park, Finocas, Technologiepark 48 Zone A2


5 October 15.30-17.00, BioVille Center, Abis building, Blue Room, Agoralaan, Diepenbeek


10 October 15.30-17.00, Sirris, Gaston Geenslaan 8, Leuven



The event is free, but registration is required


19 septembre 2023 15:30 - 17:00
21 septembre 2023 15:30 - 17:00
05 octobre 2023 15:30 - 17:00
10 octobre 2023 15:30 - 17:00


Free, but registration is required

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19 septembre 2023 15:30 - 17:00
21 septembre 2023 15:30 - 17:00
05 octobre 2023 15:30 - 17:00
10 octobre 2023 15:30 - 17:00


Free, but registration is required

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