Conference - Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Biodetection Technologies 2013 - the 21st conference in our Detection Technologies conference series - is an internationally recognized meeting for experts in detection & identification of biological threats and point-of-care analytical methods. This conference will review feedback from the end-users on biodefense and biomedical technologies and explore the cutting-edge in R&D and commercialization efforts in the field, including:
• Point-of-care/clinical applications for pathogen/virus/threat detection and identification
• Rapid/cost-effective/sensitive/selective/reliable detectors for low resource conditions
• Simple, easy-to-use devices for air-, water-, and food borne pathogens without PCR
• End-users, vendors, OEMs, and first-responders perspective and experience from deployed and near deployment stages
• Point-of-care assays for resource limited, lab and clinical settings; mobile labs
• Technological challenges for rapid/early/specific sensitive detection; multi-sensing
• Reagentless vs. reagent biodetection systems
• Use Raman, Mass spectroscopy, LIBS, TRPS and other spectral methods for robust biodetection
• Role of nanotechnology and system miniaturization; MEMS and bioMEMS
• Use of biochip technology; microfluidics
• Advances in microarray and sequencing technologies
• Bioinformatics and forensics for biodefense
• Reducing false positives vs. detector sensitivity
• Field-deployable devices: portability/compatibility/reliability/scalability
• Non-PCR vs. PCR based detection techniques
• Feedback from end-users; issues of sensitivity/testing/evaluation/validation
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June 18, 2013 - June 19, 2013
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