Monday 6 May | 14:00 – 17:00

SC1: Technologies, Applications and Commercialization of Point-of-Care Diagnostics - Detailed Agenda

Instructor: Holger Becker, PhD, Founder & CSO, microfluidic ChipShop GmbH, Germany

This short course will provide an overview on the technological aspects of POC system developments. It will introduce current technologies such as microfluidics, sensors, paper- and smartphone-based approaches and discuss their trends and limitations. The course will discuss a variety of POC systems in different stages of their development, from early stage to established diagnostic systems in the clinical routine. Market aspects of POC systems as well as practical examples of commercialization for molecular diagnostic, immunological and clinical tests will be presented.

SC2: Biomarkers in Liquid Biopsy: CTCs, ctDNA and Exosomes - Detailed Agenda


Lorena Diéguez, PhD, Group Leader, Department of Life Sciences, Nano4Health Unit, Medical Devices Research Group, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Portugal

Roberto Piñeiro Cid, PhD, Cancer Modeling Lab, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria de Santiago de Compostela- Roche-Chus Joint Unit

Biomarkers for early disease detection, therapeutic efficacy monitoring and outcome prediction are the key to precision medicine. Liquid Biopsy studies disease biomarkers in body fluids and can be paramount for precision medicine in cancer. The analysis of biomarkers in peripheral blood improves cancer diagnosis and treatment success. This course will give you a comprehensive overview and update on the established biomarkers, available technologies and clinical applications of liquid biopsy.