Microfluidics and process miniaturisation for healthcare applications
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.
|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|
- 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