qPCR & Digital PCR Congress: USA


25th-26th Jul 2017


Pennsylvania Convention Center

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3rd qPCR & Digital PCR Congress: USA
Plus workshops


This conference is co-located with the Microfluidics Congress and NGS Tech & Applications Congress.

You can also enhance your itinerary with paid for pre & post event workshops, suitable if you are seeking a deeper understanding of a specific issue. So, for example, immediately following the qPCR and Digital PCR Congress: USA Michael Kubista, CEO, Tataa Biocenter will lead a two day workshop on How to get Good Quality Control in qPCR.

You are cordially invited to join our community of leading academics and scientists from biotechnology & pharmaceuticals organisations who are working to transform healthcare by harnessing the developments of these new and overlapping technologies.


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Bringing together over 150 industry and academic experts working in areas such as molecular biology/diagnostics, gene expression, genomics, biomarkers, pathogen detection, and miRNA analysis, the congress will examine the latest developments, opportunities and applications of both dPCR and qPCR through case studies across diverse areas such as oncology, infectious diseases, vaccines, clinical applications, microbiology, and other novel applications.

With increasing numbers of real-time PCR users purchasing digital PCR due to the reduction in its cost, absolute quantification, improved sensitivity, precision and greater robustness; and with the qPCR and Digital PCR market predicted to grow to $4.94 billion by 2021, this conference provides a timely opportunity to learn first-hand about dPCR whilst also keeping up to date with latest developments and strategies in qPCR.

The conference will provide an interactive networking forum to both further develop and answer your queries through a vibrant exhibition room full of technology providers showcasing their technologies and other solutions, poster presentation sessions, and expert led case study presentations from a 30-strong speaker faculty examining topics on 3 separate tracks covering:

Digital PCR: Possibilities & Opportunities

Covering advances in digital PCR technology development and novel applications in healthcare. There will also be talks that compare dPCR-based systems to qPCR and NGS and show how these techniques may be combined for improved medical research.

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qPCR: Strategies & Developments

Advances in qPCR methods, including assay design, sample preparation and quality control, multiplexing and parallel sequencing. The MIQE guidelines and standardisation are also explored.


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Healthcare Case Studies

Exploring applications of qPCR and ddPCR for miRNA analysis, biomarker discovery, disease surveillance, advanced diagnostics, and gene expression within healthcare.

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Free Resource

Jim HuggettJim Huggett, gave an half-hour lecture at Global Engage’s 2016 qPCR & Digital PCR Congress.

Hear his presentation and discover why he thinks that if Digital PCR had come along at the same time as qPCR, we wouldn’t be doing qPCR today.

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Peter RadstromPeter Radstrom, covered some of the aspects of pre-PCR, a concept to generate PCR-compatible samples

View his presentation to find out important aspects of pre-PCR such as the most effective choice of DNA polymerase and amplification facilitators.

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Marc Dumont Marc Dumont, is an environmental microbiologist at the University of Southampton.

He dedicates his research to methane-oxidising bacteria (e.g. methanogens and nitrifiers) in soils and other environments. Watch his presentation for free.

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The scope and breath of the qPCR & Digital PCR Congress is exemplified by these outstanding speaker presentations:

  • Nick Papadopoulos, Professor and Director of Translational Genetics, Johns Hopkins University – Liquid biopsies in the management of cancer
  • Kateryna Makova, Professor of Biology, Pennsylvania State University – Using droplet digital PCR for rare mutation validation and determination of copy number variation
  • Nicholas Adams, Research Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University – Adaptive PCR Based on Hybridization Sensing of Mirror-Image L-DNA
  • Fred Kramer, Professor of Microbiology, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics. New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University – SuperSelective Primers for Multiplex Real-time PCR Assays that Assess the Abundance of Rare Mutations Associated with Cancer
  • Jane Kuypers, Director of Respiratory Virology, University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson – PCR-based Methods for Respiratory Virus Studies
  • Lawrence J. Wangh, Professor of Biology, Brandeis University – ThermaStop™ and ThermaGo™: Innovative Reagents that Enhance PCR Specificity and Fidelity
  • Natacha Entz-Werle, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Strasbourg and Hospital of Strasbourg, France – qPCR in the diagnosis and prognosis of pediatric high grade osteosarcomas
  • Anthony Magliocco, Chair of Anatomical Pathology, Moffitt Cancer Center – Challenges and opportunities for digital PCR in the CLIA laboratory of the Moffitt Cancer Experience.                                                                                                                  
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1101 Arch Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

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Pricing and Registration

The conference package includes:

All conference sessions
Lunches and refreshments
Access to exhibition room
All networking forums
Conference workbook
e-documentation pack

Workshops are separately bookable. Click on the workshop link above.

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Option 1 – Please phone +44 (0) 1865 849841 and we will take your details over the phone
Option 2 – Please complete the form below


Paid for workshops are optional.
Proceed to step two if you do not want to attend a workshop.

Main Event You Will Be Attending

qPCR & Digital PCR Congress: USA

25th -26th July
Academic/Standard $499 | Solution Provider $1299

Step 1: Add Your Workshop(s)

Workshop: Innovations in digital nucleic acid amplification

24th July at 9am-1pm
Standard $200


Workshop: Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-chip technologies

24th July at 2pm-6pm
Standard $200


Workshop: NGS Tech & Applications

24th July at 2.30pm-6pm
Standard $200


Workshop: Tataa Biocenter

27th-28th July at 9am-5pm
Standard $699 Academic $499

Step 2: Click to Choose Your Delegate Package

Standard Fee

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Academic/Hospital/NFP Fee

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Solution Provider Fee

This fee applies to organisations offering services and/or business & technology solutions and also to business consultants.

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Step 3: Delegate Information


Conference Sponsors

  • Bio-Rad
    Platinum Sponsor
  • JN Medsys
    Gold Sponsor
  • Artel
    Gold Sponsor
  • New England Biolabs
    Gold Sponsor
  • Stilla
    Gold Sponsor
  • Vision Research
    Gold Sponsor
  • Fluigent
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Exiqon
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Photron
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Fish & Richardson
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • microfluidic ChipShop
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Elveflow
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Eurogentec
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Advanced Analytical
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Dornier
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Nova Biostorage
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Hahn Schickard
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Formulatrix
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Gelest
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • PacBio
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Singh Center
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • 10x Genomics
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Kloe
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Biomeme
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Andrew Alliance
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Perkin Elmer
  • Fast Track



Our sponsorship packages offer a wide range of attendance options to suit your budget and business needs in order to maximize return on investment.

If there is any other way you would like to sponsor or increase branding for your company at the event, please get in touch and we will be able to offer you a bespoke service.

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Twenty-Minute Prearranged One-to-One Meetings

You will be able to select which delegates you would like to meet in a series of prearranged twenty-minute one-to-one meetings, held during breakout sessions from the main conference agenda. In order to assist you with your choices, ten days before the conference we will provide you with profiles of all attending delegates and once you have made your choices we will combine this with delegate choices to provide you with a confirmed meetings schedule for the conference. Our conference team will be available at the sessions to ensure all your meetings take place on time. 

Pre or Post Event Workshops

 Host your own half or full day pre or post event workshop to a dedicated audience around a subject of your choice. Global Engage will assist with the marketing of your workshop to provide a guaranteed audience.

Pre-Event Marketing & Branding

Market to our event database and / or increase brand awareness through taking a poster position or sponsoring one of the refreshment breaks, lunches, drinks receptions or poster sessions. This can be supplemented by branding options such as placing your logo on the attendee lanyards or conference bags.


 Showcase your technologies and products throughout the conference in the dedicated exhibition areas where all refreshment breaks and lunches take place, as well as the networking drinks reception at the end of day one.

Speaking Opportunities

Options include:

  • 30-minute speaker presentations
  • Chairing / panelist positions during a 30-minute panel discussion
  • Hosting a 1-hour workshop within the conference program
Sponsorship Opportunities

For further details please contact
Gavin Hambrook or Nick Best
Telephone +44 (0) 1865 849841 or
email sponsorship@globalengage.co.uk

Contact us about sponsoring the
qPCR & Digital PCR Congress

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For details on attendees, packages and new opportunities, please contact our sponsorship team who will quickly provide everything you need to assess the conference for yourself.

Media Partners

  • Absave
  • AllSeq
  • Biochem Adda
  • Biocompare
  • Biosave
  • Global Information
  • International Journal of Functional Informatics and Personalised Medicine
  • GEN
  • Hospitals Management
  • Journal of Biotechnology
  • Labsave
  • PharmaVOICE
  • SciDoc Publishers
  • Select Science
  • Swiss Biotech Association
  • Technology Networks



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