STRATEC Symposium

The Terra Gallery, February 20, 2018

You are invited to join key industry experts to discuss challenges that developments and innovations face today, to collaboratively discuss solutions, and to consider in-depth case-studies to bring ideas to the Life Sciences & IVD markets. Don‘t miss ample opportunities to network with attendees from around the world.

In parallel to the conference, a commercial exhibition will be organized. Companies willing to present their equipment, products and services may book an exhibition stand. This will include an opportunity to have a short oral presentation in a dedicated session. The exhibition space includes two badges and access to the whole event. For further exhibition information please contact:

General Agenda


11.00am Registration & Exhibition afterwards Lunch

12.50pm Introduction & Welcome

                Chris Mauracher - Managing Director (STRATEC Consumables GmbH)

01.00pm Leukochip: A microfluidic device for the efficient isolation of PBMCs – from the drawing board at the MGH to an industrial product

               Ravi Kapur - President & CEO (MicroMedicine, Inc.)

01.20pm Liquid Biopsy for Cancer: A Changing Landscape with High Expectations

               Stefanie S. Jeffrey - Chief of Surgical Oncology Research (Stanford University)

01.40pm The Next Step in CTC Isolation: The VTX-1 Liquid Biopsy System

                Elodie Sollier-Christen - Co-Founder, CSO & VP R&D (Vortex Biosciences, Inc.)

02.00pm Panel Discussion - “Liquid Biopsy in Oncology: Quo Vadis?”

               Moderator: Prof. Dr. S. S. Jeffrey (Stanford University)

               Dr. W. Koch (Roche Molecular), Dr. R. Kapur (MicroMedicine, Inc.),

               Dr. E. Sollier-Christen (Vortex Biosciences, Inc.),

               Dr. George Karlin-Neumann (Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.)

02.45pm Coffee Break & Exhibition

03.30pm Speed talk exhibitors

03.45pm Boosting biochip performance: modular parts, versatile materials, and flexible forms

               Richard C. Spero - CEO (Redbud Labs, Inc.)

04.00pm More Surface, More Binding – Better Results by Using an Extra Dimension

                Gordon Goodyear - President (3dbiosurfaces Technologies, LLC)

04.25pm Near Patient Therapeutic-Drug- Monitoring in Psychiatry

               Salvatore J. Salamone - Founder & CEO (Saladax Biomedical, Inc.)

04.50pm Electronic CMOS-based biosensors: From Basic Research to Real-Time Infectious Disease Detection

               Oren S. Knopfmacher - CEO & Co-Founder (Avails Medical, Inc.)

05.15pm The MagArray Story: From Idea to Clinic

                Shang X. Wang - Prof. and Ass. Chair of Materials Science & Engineering (Stanford)

05.40pm tba

               George Karlin-Neumann - Director of Scientific Affairs (Bio-Rad Lab, Inc.)

06.05pm Coffee Break & Exhibition

06.40pm Keynote Speech:  A Compact, Versatile Strategy for Multiplexed Digital Assays

               J. Michael Ramsey - Founding Professor of Applied Physical Sciences (UNC)

07.15pm Wrap up by Chris Mauracher followed by a Dinner


Duration of talks will be 20 minutes (keynote 30 minutes) - followed by 05 minutes Q&A


Exhibit hours

Registration & Lunch    11.00am-12.50pm

Symposium    02.50pm-03.30pm

(Coffee Break & Exhibition)


(Coffee Break & Exhibition)

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