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2012 Workshop on Capillary-based Microfluidics for Bioanalysis

The 2012 Workshop on Capillary-based Microfluidics for Bioanalysis took place at Boston University from 30 November - 1 December, 2012.  This workshop was hosted jointly by the Klapperich Laboratory and the Boston University Depeartment of Biomedical Engineering.  The first day consisted of lectures and a poster session, and the second day included several hands-on demonstrations and lab sessions.

The schedule of events is listed below. Stay tuned to this page for updates and for presentation slides after the workshop.

Second Annual Workshop on Capillarity-based Microfluidics for Bioanalysis

November 30 - December 1, 2012 in Boston, MA

  • Day 1: seminar series
  • Day 2: hands-on workshop

November 30, 2012 - Speakers:

*Note: talks on this day were webcast live here

8:15 am  Registration and light breakfast

8:45 am  Welcome and introduction

9:00 am  Dr. Richard Crooks, Department of Chemistry & BiochemistryThe University of Texas at Austin, “Amplification and Electrochemical Detection Strategies Implemented in Origami-based Paper Fluidic Devices.”

9:45 am  Dr. Karen Gleason, Alexander and I. Michael Kasser Professor of Chemical Engineering, MIT, “Paper Photovoltaics.”

10:30 am  Poster viewing and coffee break

11:00 am  Dr. Ratmir Derda, Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, “ 'Paper Petri Dishes': Point-of-Care Production, Culture, and Antibiotic Screening.”

11:45 am  Jose Gomez-Marquez, MIT- Little Devices Group, Cambridge, MA, “Design for Hack in Paper Diagnostics.”

12:15 pm Lunch and poster session

1:15 pm  Dr. John D. Brennan, Canada Research Chair in Bioanalytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, McMaster University, “Bioactive Paper Diagnostics for Assessing Food and Water Safety.”

2:00 pm  Dr. Bernhard Weigl, PATH, Seattle, WA, “2DPN and Other Non-Instrumented Assay Methods for Global Health Applications.”

2:45 pm  Poster viewing, coffee break, afternoon demo: Dr. Jacqueline Linnes, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, “Adher.io TB, A Paper-Based Drug Adherence Monitor.”

3:15 pm  Dr. Marya Lieberman, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame, “Fast Screening for Low-Quality Pharmaceuticals with Paper Millifluidic Devices.”

4:00 pm  Dr. Barry Lutz, Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, “Programming Paper Networks for Automated Point of Care Assays.”

4:45 pm  Closing remarks

5:00 pm  Group dinner and reception

December 1, 2012 - Hands-on Demonstrations:

9:00 am  Coffee and light breakfast

9:30 am  Demo session

10:30 am  Demo session

11:30 am  Demo session

12:30 am  Box lunch and closing remarks

1:00 pm  Close of conference

Demo Presenters:

Dr. Charlie Mace, Diagnostics for All, Cambridge, MA, “A Paper-Based Test for Liver Function.”

Dr. Marya Lieberman, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame, “Making and Testing a Paper Device to Detect Low-Quality Pharmaceuticals.”

Dr. Ratmir Derda, Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta,“Paper Petri Dishes.”

Dr. Paul Yager Laboratory, Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Flow Visualization by Electrochemical Marking.”

Dr. Paul Yager Laboratory, Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, "Controlled Release of Patterned Dry Reagents."

Dr. John D. Brennan, Canada Research Chair in Bioanalytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, McMaster University, “Bioactive Paper Diagnostics for Assessing Food and Water Safety.”