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


3rd Dec 2017


London, United Kingdom
Novotel Hotel

Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-chip technologies for commercial product development: strategies, technologies, markets and applications

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the role of microfluidics technology in the development of new products.
  • Learn about development and modularisation strategies in product development.
  • Understand different microfabrication methods for low and high volume production.
  • Understand economic aspects in the development and manufacturing of Lab-on-a-chip devices and systems.
  • Learn about examples of successful and unsuccessful microfluidic product introductions.
  • Understand the current state of the markets and obstacles in the commercialization process.
  • Get an overview on current trends in LOC research.

Topics and Course Organisation

  • Introduction
  • Challenges in product development
  • Case studies
  • Commercialization issues
  • Materials and microfabrication methods
  • Application and products
  • Design Advice
  • Conclusions


Who Should Attend?

The course will provide a broad overview of Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC) technologies as an enabling technology for new product development in diagnostics and the life sciences. Emphasis is put on the complete development process for commercial microfluidics-enabled products, covering aspects of development strategies, manufacturing technologies, application cases, markets as well as aspects of commercialisation and latest trends in the academic world. Recent product examples will be presented as well as lessons learned during all stages of the development and commercialization process of LOC-enabled devices.

Workshop Leader

Holger Becker, Co-Founder and CSO, microfluidic ChipShop GmbH, Germany

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Novotel London West
1 Shortlands, Hammersmith International Centre, LONDON, W6 8DR, UNITED KINGDOM

Tel +44 (0) 208 741 1555    |    Email [email protected]


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