Session 01: Applications of Microfluidics & Lab-on-a-chip
Lab-on-a-chip (LOC) devices integrate and scale down laboratory functions and processes to a miniaturized chip format. Many LOC devices are used in a wide array of biomedical and other analytical applications including rapid pathogen detection, clinical diagnosis, forensic science, electrophoresis, flow cytometry, blood chemistry analysis, and protein and DNA analysis. LOC devices can be fabricated from many types of material including various polymers, glass, silicon, or combinations of these materials.
Session 02: Droplet-based, Digital, Centrifugal Microfluidics
Droplet-based digital microfluidics is a topic with growing relevance to biological, chemical, and health science fields. The high precision and excellent reagent economy of such systems are unparalleled. There are, however, fundamental challenges related to actuation and sensing in terms of system scalability, and these challenges are addressed within this chapter. In particular, a new digital microfluidics multiplexer is shown to overcome contemporary on-chip micro drop motion addressability issues and eliminate droplet interference challenges. At the same time, an integrated folded-cavity optical sensor provides highly localized and sensitive probing of internal fluid refractive indices. The complete system offers improved micro drop motion and sensing capabilities for future lab-on-a-chip technologies.
Session 03: Point-of-care & Biosensors
Point-of-care testing (POCT) is essential for the rapid detection of analytes near to the patient, which facilitates better disease diagnosis, monitoring, and management. Recent years have witnessed tremendous advances in point-of-care diagnostics (POCD), which are a result of continuous developments in biosensors, microfluidic, bioanalytical platforms, assay formats, lab-on-a-chip technologies, and complementary technologies. This special issue targets the critical advances in POCD and provides guided insights and directions for future research. It enables quick medical decisions, as the diseases can be diagnosed at a very early stage, leading to improved health outcomes for patients by enabling the early start of treatment. The global POCT market is expected to grow from US$ 23.16 in 2016 to US$ 36.96 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate of 9.8% from 2016 to 2021.
Session 04: Wearables & Mobile Diagnostics
Wearable devices are currently at the heart of just about every discussion related to the Internet of Things. The requirement for self-health monitoring and preventive medicine is increasing due to the projected dramatic increase in the number of elderly people until 2020. Developed technologies are truly able to reduce the overall costs of prevention and monitoring. This is possible by constantly monitoring health indicators in various areas, and in particular, wearable devices are considered to carry this task out. These wearable devices and mobile apps now have been integrated with telemedicine and telehealth efficiently, to structure the medical Internet of Things. This paper reviews wearable healthcare devices both in scientific papers and commercial efforts.
Session 05: Micro-chemistry & Micro-systems
Micro-total analysis systems, or the so-called "Lab-on-a-chip", have attracted increasing attention because of their ability to integrate multiple biochemical processes at pL/nL-scale in a single device using microfabrication technology. The advantages of miniaturizing and integrating genetic analysis include high speed, less reagent consumption, and a reduction in the size of instruments. The development of microsystems or "Lab-on-a-Chip" for both biological and chemical applications is a fast-growing field due to the ability of these devices to perform a complex set of successive operations at a scale not easily handled by human experimenters. If few of these systems have reached the market nowadays, there are many public and industrial researchers working together on worldwide research programs. In this paper, we first present the two microsystem archetypes, the microarrays, and the microfluidic systems, and some of their applications in chemistry and biology (chemical microarrays, chemical microreactors, DNA chips, and micro separation).
Session 06: Nano-channel, Micro-channel, and Mini-channel
Micro-channels are characterized as stream sections that have pressure-driven measurements in the scope of 10 to 200 micrometers. Methods/Statistical Analysis: It is assumed that the present work would provide new direction to the researcher in the field of the microchannel heat sink. Findings: Subsequent to looking into the progression in warmth exchange innovation from a verifiable point of view, the benefits of utilizing microchannels as a part of high warmth flux cooling applications are examined and research done on different parts of micro channel heat exchanger execution is assessed. Application/Improvements: The present condition of manufacturing innovation is looked into, taxonomically sorted out, and found to offer numerous new potential outcomes for building micro-channels.
Session 07: Optofluidics, Plasmonic, and Bioimaging devices
Bio-imaging generally indicates imaging techniques that acquire biological information from living forms. Recently, the ability to detect, diagnose, and monitor pathological, physiological, and molecular dynamics is in great demand, while scaling down the observing angle, achieving precise alignment, fast actuation, and a miniaturized platform become key elements in next-generation optical imaging systems. Optofluidics, nominally merging optic and microfluidic technologies, is a relatively new research field, and it has drawn great attention in the last decade. Given its abilities to manipulate both optic and fluidic functions/elements in the micro/nanometer regime, optofluidics shows great potential in bio-imaging to elevate our cognition at the subcellular and/or molecular level.
Session 08: Tissues-on-a-chips and 3D Cell Culture Systems
Lab on a chip and microfluidics are important technologies with numerous applications from drug delivery to tissue engineering. LOC integrates fluidic and electronic components on a single chip and becomes very attractive due to the possibility of their state of art implementation in personalized devices for the point of care treatments. The implementation of microfluidic devices within life sciences has furthered the possibilities of both academic and industrial applications such as rapid genome sequencing, predictive drug studies, and single-cell manipulation. In contrast to the preferred two-dimensional cell-based screening, three-dimensional (3D) systems have more in vivo relevance as well as the ability to perform as a predictive tool for the success or failure of a drug screening campaign.
Session 09: Drug Discovery in Microfluidics
Microdevices, since their inception in the last decade of the twentieth century, have changed our view of science, due to their potential applications in fields ranging from optics, semiconductors, and the microelectronics industry to drug discovery and development, point-of-care clinical diagnostics, sensitive bioanalytical systems and other areas of the biological sphere. The potential applications of microfluidic platforms for drug discovery applications comprise high-throughput screening in target selection, lead identification/optimization, and preclinical testing. The application of microfluidics in chemical analysis, as well as the analysis of metabolites in blood for studying pathology, is also discussed.
Session 10: Microfluidics Simulation
Simulations of microfluidic devices are carried out for instance in the process of designing new apparatus for drug delivery. Whatever the case, fluid flow simulation is only a part of the larger development process. After carrying out flow investigation, one can investigate for instance transport and diffusion of chemical species in such a device. The Microfluidics Module brings you easily-operated tools for studying microfluidic devices. Important applications include simulations of lab-on-a-chip devices, digital microfluidics, electrokinetic and magneto-kinetic devices, and inkjets. The Microfluidics Module includes ready-to-use user interfaces and simulation tools, so-called physics interfaces, for single-phase flow, porous media flow, two-phase flow, and transport phenomena.
The report "microfluidics market by Application (Genomics, Proteomics, Capillary Electrophoresis, IVD (POC, Clinical Diagnostics), Drug Delivery, Microreactor, Lab Tests), Component (Chips, Pump, Needle), Material (Polymer, Glass, Silicon) - Global Forecast to 2023", The microfluidics market is expected to reach USD 27.91 Billion by 2023 from an estimated USD 10.06 Billion in 2018, at a CAGR of 22.6%. The growing use of polymers is expected to lower the price of microfluidic products. In addition to this, growing investments, favorable regulatory policies, and growth in healthcare and biotechnology industries in emerging Asian markets are expected to provide potential growth opportunities for players operating in the microfluidics market.
North America accounted for the largest share of the microfluidics market in 2018, followed by Europe and Asia Pacific. The largest share of the North American region is mainly attributed to the higher incidence rate of chronic diseases, availability of insurance coverage for laboratory testing procedures, enough reimbursements for medical devices, and presence of well-structured distribution channels in the region. In addition, high demand for self-administration and home healthcare devices, and increasing applications of micropumps, inhalers, and transdermal microneedles for chronic conditions such as migraine, diabetes, cancer pain, and asthma have further resulted in the large share of this market.
The global microfluidic devices market size is predicted to reach $6.4 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 23% during the forecast period. The market is driven by factors such as an increase in demand for point-of-care testing products, microfluidic technologies for the miniaturization of chips, and rising demand for genomics and proteomics.
Global microfluidics market size by summing up the value of market segments divided on the basis of type of component, application, and materials. Further, each of these segments are sub-divided to cover all relevant categories.
The North American region holds the largest market share in the market for microfluidics. This is attributed to factors, such as the well-established healthcare system, better reimbursement policies, and the higher adoption of novel therapeutics among the general population. Microfluidics is a vastly growing field in the United States, in terms of high budget sanctions for R&D. Molecular diagnostics and point-of-care diagnostics widely use microfluidic technology for various applications, and hence, they occupy a major market share in the United States. Owing to this, the United States has the largest market share of 88% in North America and is expected to grow at a rate of 18.8% over the forecast period.
Some key industry contributors are Illumina, Inc., Agilent Technologies, Caliper Life Sciences (acquired by PerkinElmer, Inc.), Cepheid, Danaher Corporation, Life Technologies Corporation (acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.), Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., Abbott Laboratories, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, and Fluidigm Corporation.
Companies are introducing new products to strengthen their market position. For instance, In February 2015, Illumina, Inc. Launched neoprene, an automatic DNA and RNA sample preparation platform. Through the neoprene microfluidics cartridge, 16 samples are prepared at a time. Innovation and research & development by the market players in the microfluidics segment are expected to propel the market growth in the coming years.
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Meetings International recognizes the commitment and amazing work in all fields of academics and research. By recognizing their contribution; Meetings International inspires and motivates scholars, researchers and academics by awarding the Best YRF and Researcher Awards in all academic disciplines and categories along with other specific awards. These awards include a prestigious Certificate of Award with other gifts.
Best Poster Awards
To be eligible for the award Students interested in having their posters considered for the Microfluidics-2020 conference, must have submitted an abstract of their poster to the conference. The award committee will consider all posters that relate to the study of public opinion, whether they focus on theory, substantive findings, research methods, and/or statistical techniques used in such research. All posters will automatically be considered for the Poster Award and the posters will take place in the conference venue Poster Judges will select the best posters. The winners will be formally announced during the closing ceremony. The winners will receive a certificate award.
Outstanding Masters/Ph.D/Post. Doc Thesis work presentation Awards
Microfluidics 2023 gives the opportunity to young researchers in different fields of conferences. The best participants are selected as per their research abstract before the conference. If you are a young and dynamic researcher then you can join our conferences to explore new ideas and research. A panel of judges will select the best YRF. Best YRF will be recognized publicly at the end of the conference. The Best YRF Award will be given to the most outstanding presentation presented by a participant who has registered under the student category. Undergraduates, Master's students, and Ph.D. students will be considered under this category. Selection of the YRF will be made on the basis of the participant's contribution to the respective research field each submission will be accepted based on the sessions of the conference. Irrelevant submissions will be rejected. The acceptance and rejection of abstract submissions will be selected by the committee. All submissions will go through quality checking. The final approved abstract will consider for the YRF award.
Keynote Speaker Awards
Microfluidics 2023 chooses a relevant keynote speaker to speak at the conference. All accepted keynote speaker proposals will be considered for the Best Keynote Speaker Award. The committee will select a number of candidates for the award among the accepted proposals. The winner will be selected at the conference, taking into consideration both the proposal and the presentation. The best keynote speaker can help to boost motivation, change their way of thinking and make the audience energized and inspired. For Keynote the person should be eminent or highly affiliated like Dean, Professor, HOD, Chairpersons, CEO, CFO, MD, etc. Selection of the Best Keynote Speaker will be made on the basis of the participant's contribution and years of experience in the respective research field. Each submission will be accepted based on the quality of the abstract and conference theme. Irrelevant submissions will be rejected. The acceptance and rejection of abstract submissions will be selected by the Organizing committee. All submissions will go through quality checking. The final approved abstract will consider for the Keynote award.
Outstanding Speaker Awards
Microfluidics 2023 believes in recognizing our best speakers. The best speaker is selected as per their research abstract before the conference. All winners are determined by a selection panel. This award is designed to recognize and identify outstanding speakers who have achieved recent extraordinary eminence and success. Being an outstanding speaker means delivering a message that engages an audience. The outstanding speaker award will also be given on the basis of the organization and professionalism of the presentation, the communication skills of the presenter, and the appropriate use of time. Each session will be evaluated separately. For a speaker, the person should be Professor, Researcher, Scientist, Entrepreneur, etc. Selection of the Speaker will be made on the basis of the participant's contribution to the respective research field. Each submission will be accepted based on the quality of the abstract and conference sessions. Irrelevant submissions will be rejected. The acceptance and rejection of abstract submissions will be selected by the Organizing committee. All submissions will go through a procedure of quality checking by our team. The final approved abstract will consider for the outstanding speaker award.
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Young Scientist Awards at Microfluidics 2023 for the best research in the field of Microfluidics and Bio-MEMS
Meetings International is announcing the Young Scientist Awards through the 8th International Microfluidics Congress (Microfluidics 2020) which is scheduled in Dubai, UAE during December 04-05, 2023. This Microfluidics conference focuses on “Driving the future with Microfluidics & Bio-MEMS".
Microfluidics 2023 and upcoming conferences will recognize participants who have significantly added value to the scientific community of Microfluidics and provide them with outstanding Young Scientist Awards. The Young Scientist Award will provide a strong professional development opportunity for young researchers by meeting experts to exchange and share their experiences at our international conferences.
Microfluidics 2023 focuses mainly on Microfluidics, Bio-MEMS, Lab-On-Chip, Micro-Chemistry, and Micro-Channel conference operating committee is providing a platform for all the budding young researchers, young investigators, post-graduate/Master students, Ph.D. students, and trainees to showcase their research and innovation.
Eligibility: Young Scientists, faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, Ph.D. scholars, and bright Final Year MSc and M.Phil. Candidates. Persons from Scientific Industry can also participate.
Benefits: The Young Scientist Feature is a platform to promote young researchers in their respective areas by giving them a chance to present their achievements and future perspectives.
To receive the award, the awardee must submit the presentation for which the award is given, for publication on the website, along with the author's permission. Failure to submit the PPT, and permission within the designated timeframe will result in forfeiture of the award.
The official announcement of the recipients will occur after the completion of the Microfluidics Conference.
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