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Sensors in Medicine 2014

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Sensor applications in medical diagnosis are growing at an astonishing rate.  Twenty five years ago, these applications were limited to laboratory measurement of blood gases and electrolytes.  Today biosensors are used in a variety of ways to monitor glucose in diabetes, detect and diagnose cancer and infectious diseases; new applications appear almost daily.  Linking sensors to mobile phone technology has made wearable sensors a reality, allowing individuals to monitor not only chronic diseases, but also their lifestyle as a key input to preventative medicine.

Sensors in Medicine 2014 will highlight the most innovative application of sensors in medicine, and promote the adoption of these new technologies by bridging academic, clinical and commercial worlds.

Tuesday 25th March 2014

08:30 Registration and coffee
09:00 Introduction and welcome
09:05 Keynote address: New sensor technologies and mHealth
Dr. Marc Bailey, Nokia
Digital Health
Chair: Prof. Chris Van Hoof, imec
09:45 Transforming Care through Digital Health
Don Cowling, Proteus Digital Health
10:25 Towards smartphone-connected diagnostics for infectious diseases
Prof. Rachel McKendry, University College, London
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Practical applications of wearable sensors in clinical research: expectations and challenges
Prof. Michael Marschollek, University of Braunschweig, DE
11:55 Sensor adaptation for continuous in-body and on-body monitoring
Prof. Pankaj Vadgama, Queen Mary University of London
12:20 Printed sensors for the helthcare sector
Dr. Laura Lopez, CETEMMSA Technological Centre, ES
12:40 Sensor development for medical applications: teaching old technology new tricks
Dr. Christopher Dawson, TTP The Technology Partnership
13:00 Lunch
Innovation Technology
Chair: Dr. Danny O’Hare, Imperial College, London
14:00 Microengineered devices for biomedical research
Prof. Nancy Albritton, University of North Carolina, USA
14:40 Designing nanomaterials for ultrasenstive biosensing
Prof. Molly Stevens, Imperial College, London
15:05 Microprobe arrays for minimally invasive continuous glucose monitoring in dermal interstitial fluid
Dr. Sanjiv Sharma, Imperial College, London
15:30 Tea break
16:00 Droplet microfluidics: towards ultra-high throughput biological experimenation
Prof. Andrew deMello, ETH Zurich, CH
16:40 Multiplexed infectious disease testing- Sound Point of Care diagnostics-
Prof. Jon Cooper, University of Glasgow
15:05 Panel Discussion: Challenges of Continuous In-Vivo Sensing
18:00 Cocktail reception – Exhibits and Posters
20:30 Reception ends

Wednesday 26th March 2014

08:30 Registration and coffee
09:00 Introduction and welcome
09:05 Keynote address: Sensor opportunities in medicine development
Dr. Thomas Keller, Glaxo Smith Kline
Breath Analysis
Chair: Dr. Michael Pringle, Consultant, USA
09:45 Sensor based breath analysis
Dr. Roland Pohle, Siemens Corporate Technology, DE
10:30 Point of care diagnostics based on organic and printed electronics technologies
Prof. Tony Killard, University of the West of England
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 On the potential of ion mobility spectrometry for medical applications
Dr. Wolfgang Vautz, ISAS – e.V, DE
12:15 FAIMS: A breathalyzer for disease?
Billy Boyle, Owlstone Ltd.
12:35 pH-active coated microcantilever electronic nose for breath diagnostics
Dr. Ruud Steenwelle, Uiniversity of Twente, NL
13:00 Lunch
Emerging Companies
Chair: Dr. Shaw Fox, Sphere Medical
14:00 Smart phone enabled acoustic biosensors
Dr. Dale Athey, OJ-Bio Ltd
14:30 Electrochemical detection of DNA at directly heated electrodes
Dr. Lars Kruger, Gensoric, DE
14:50 Novel photonic chip based non-invasive biosensor technology
Prof. Gin Jose, University of Leeds/ Glucosense Diagnostics
15:15 Tea break
Point of Care Diagnostics
Chair: Dr. Shaw Fox, Sphere Medical
15:30 Affordable sensors to detect micro-organisms using reagentless and label free impedance spectroscopy
Andrew Ward, University of Strathclyde
15:50 Point of Care testing of NO metabolites
Prof. M. Gabriela Almeida, New University of Lisbon, PT
16:10 PCB-based Technology incorporating μPCR and Micromechanical Capacitive Biosensors into a Lab-on-a-chip for medical diagnosis
Dr. Despina Moschou, National Centre of Scientific Research, GR
16:30 Delivering a portable, quantitative, rapid diagnostic system for point of care diagnostics
Courtney Nicholson, AgPlus Diagnostics
16:50 Poster Awards
17:00 Conference ends

Thursday 27th March 2014

Workshop: Starting and Growing a Sensor Company
Optional – spaces limited. Please register interest here
09:30 Registration and coffee
10:00 Workshop Session 1
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Workshop Session 2
16:30 Workshop ends


March 25, 2014 @ 8:30 am
March 27, 2014 @ 5:00 pm


Royal Geographic Society
1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR United Kingdom
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