Category: Event

JR presents MIH and Open Call services at NanoBioTech

From 14-16 November 2022, Joanneum Research had a booth at NanoBioTech – The Annual European Conference on Micro- & Nanoscale Technologies for the Biosciences – to present the Microfluidics Innovation Hub and NGM Open Call to attendees. Project coordinator Anja Haase and Jan Hesse represented NGM at the conference, located in at the Eurotel Montreux beside Lake Geneva, Switzerland.
The concentrated program included a keynote speech by 2016 Nobel Prize winner Ben Feringa (University of Groeningen), several renowned speakers and 5 snapshot oral presentations of posters.
Each day roughly 20 people visited the booth and asked about structuring, electrode printing and the technologies in general of NGM partners. Attendees came mainly from European universities and research organizations.

George Tsekenis (BRFAA) presenting NGM @ TNT2022

The 22nd edition of the Trends in Nanotechnology International Conference (TNT2022) is being launched following the overwhelming success of earlier Nanotechnology Conferences. TNT2022 will take place in Tirana (Albania) for the 2nd year in a row in particular to launch a new conference series denominated nano Balkan from 3-7 October.

This high-level scientific meeting TNT series aims to present a broad range of current research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology as well as related policies or other kind of initiatives such as nanoAlb. 

Catch the presentation from Goerge Tsekenis from BRFAA – Biomedical Research Foundation Academy Of Athens on 𝐍𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐌𝐢𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐥𝐮𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐬: 𝐥𝐨𝐰-𝐜𝐨𝐬𝐭. 𝐦𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐋𝐚𝐛-𝐨𝐧-𝐚-𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐠𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐩𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐞𝐭𝐲 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠.

Webinar “We Get Microfluidics Rolling”, 13 Oct. 2022, 15:00 CEST

The MIH webinar series continues with a group of powerhouse experts presenting a topic that’s at the core of what we do at NextGenMicrofluidics. If you’re curious about why we say ‘We Get Microfluidics Rolling’, join us on October 13, Thursday at 15:00 to 16:30 CEST and listen to experts from Joanneum Research, Temicon, Micronit, Inmold and micro resist technology talk about the Advantages of Roll-to-roll Replication in Microfluidics.

 

The webinar is moderated by Microfluidics Innovation Hub General Manager Ronald Tingl and features the following presenters:

Anja Haase, Senior Scientist @ JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH

Jan Kafka, Chief Executive Officer @ Inmold A/S

André Bleise, Director Global Sales & Marketing @ Temicon GmbH

Alvaro Conde, Senior RD Scientist @ Micronit b.v.

The webinar will cover a range of topics on:

  • Mastering and Tooling
  • Roll-to-roll UV Replication
  • Roll-to-roll Extrusion Coating
  • Back-end Processing

We can’t wait to let you know more about our roll-to-roll technologies for high-throughput manufacturing and how they can revolutionize your microfluidic device production.

Webinar “Lab-on-a-Chip for Molecular Diagnostics”, 29 Sept. 2022, 13:00 CEST

PRESENTER: Dr. Jörg Nestler

Dr. Jörg Nestler has more than 15 years of experience in lab-on-a-chip development. He is the Founder and Managing Director of BiFlow Systems GmbH (Germany), which was founded in 2011 and aims to make complex diagnostics accessible to everyone at any time.

 

What topics will be covered in the webinar:

  • Lab-on-a-Chip
  • Microfluidics
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Microarrays
  • Nucleic Acid Amplification
  • Multiplexing
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Antibiotic Resistance Testing

NGM presenting @ BMT Focus Session “Nanotechnologies for Safe & Sustainable Biomedical Applications” on 28 Sept.

The biomedical engineering community will come together again in the heart of the Alps. Innsbruck with its unique combination of urban flair and impressive mountain scenery will provide an inspiring atmosphere to meet colleagues and friends, exchange scientific ideas, discuss current trends, initiate new research and make new contacts.

BNN encourages NextGenMicrofluidics beneficiaries and all interested parties to join our focus session “Nanotechnologies for Safe & Sustainable Biomedical Applications”.

Chairs: Andreas Falk, Susanne Resch, and Clemens Wolf, BioNanoNet Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (BNN), Austria

Dr. George Tsekenis from Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens is going to give a presentation titled “NextGenMicrofluidics: low-cost, high-throughput manufacturing approaches for the development of microfluidics-based molecular diagnostics devices” during this focus session” on 28 September 2022 in Innsbruck, Austria.

 

ABSTRACT

 

NextGenMicrofluidics: low-cost, high-throughput manufacturing approaches for the development of microfluidics-based molecular diagnostics devices (Zena Chakim, Dimitris G. Karadimas, Jenny Graunitz, Joerg Nestler, Claude Leiner, Martin Smolka, Anja Haase, Jan Hesse, Richard Benauer, Andreas Flanschger, Andreas Mader, Wilfried Weigel, Nastasia Okulova, Jan Kafka, Conor O’Sullivan, Mirko Lohse, Janine Brommert, Christoph Stöver, Goran Bijelic, George Tsekenis)

 

Introduction

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of population-scale screening to identify infected and often asymptomatic individuals, making the need for low-cost and reliable tests that can be widely-implemented even more pressing.

Methods

To address this need, and within the context of the H2020 NextGenMicrofluidics project, we have focused on the development of a microfluidic-based Lab-on-a-Chip (LoC), for the multiplexed detection of SARS-CoV-2 as well as Influenza A (both H1N1 and H3N2), combining a roll-to-roll (R2R) fabricated sensor foil with an injection-molded cartridge. Detection of viral genetic material relies on the Linear-after-the-Amplification (LATE) PCR protocol, while their detection is achieved through hybridization with a virus- and strain- specific microarray of probes, spotted onto an appropriately-functionalized polymer foil. The latter also serves as a waveguiding element, where a sensitive TIRF (total internal reflection fluorescence) readout is realised. Integration of the probe-spotted foil with a disposable microfluidic cartridge, consisting of several reservoirs for reagents as well as a capillary chamber for viral RNA amplification by means of convective PCR (cPCR), permits further reductions in the LoC footprint to be attained. Finally, liquids are moved within the cartridge by integrated electrochemical micropump, making PCB-based fluidic actuation obsolete.

Results

Herein, the sensitive and selective detection of viral genetic material in real patient samples with the use of the novel LoC is demonstrated, while the challenges faced upon integrating the individual and highly-heterogeneous components of the molecular diagnostics assay are also discussed.

Conclusion

The proposed microfluidic-based LoC addresses the current global demand for sustainable and efficient processes in the diagnostics field as it enables high-throughput, cost-effective manufacturing, while the high degree of process parallelisation accomplished renders it suitable for the test quantities needed for mass screening and viral strain discrimination.

 

COMPAMED, 14 – 17 November 2022, Düsseldorf, Germany

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MicroNanoConference, 1 – 2 November 2022, Twente, Netherlands

Where industry meets science, where problems can find solutions and where trends, challenges and new technologies are highlighted

 

The international MicroNanoConference 2022 brings together science and industry to show how micro and nanotechnology can help to tackle social issues in Nano4Society. The language at the MicroNanoConference is English.

 

NGM presents poster at NanoWeek 2022 in Cyprus

Clemens Wolf (BNN) presented the poster “Next Generation of Microfluidics for safe and sustainable diagnostics devices” at NanoWeek 2022 in Limassol, Cyprus from 20-24 June 2022. A highlight of the week was the outdoor poster session overlooking the sea, where participants could wander through the poster stands at a leisurely pace.

NanoWeek is co-organized by NanoCommons and the EU NanoSafety Cluster projects. The theme of the 2022 conference was Evolution of Nanosafety and materials sustainability as we transition into Horizon Europe”.

Webinar: Promoting your Research on Social Media (7 Sept. 2022)

You are warmly invited to our partner BNN’s upcoming webinar: Promoting your Research on Social Media on Wednesday, 7 September from 10 – 11 am CEST.

BNN is holding this webinar for all of their projects and members, including NextGenMicrofluidics project. This workshop is not for social media experts but rather for those of us that want to learn some Do’s and Don’ts for setting up your Twitter and LinkedIn accounts so that you can do effective promotion and then move on with your life!

The workshop will cover:

  • Setting up your profile with the most important info
  • How to post most effectively with the least amount of effort
  • Mistakes to avoid
  • Examples from real accounts in our sector

Find more details and the workshop link here: https://www.bnn.at/events/social-media-webinar

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NGM @ Knowledge for Growth

 

19 May 2022, ICC Ghent, Belgium

 

Microfluidics Innovation Hub (MIH) and JOANNEUM RESEARCH had a booth at Knowledge for Growth (#kfg2022), where they presented the Hub as well as NextGen Microfluidics and our Open Call. Knowledge for Growth is one of Europe’s finest life sciences conference with delegates from biotech, pharma and medtech, agricultural and chemical industry as well as investors, universities, and topnotch research institutes.