COMPAMED Innovation Forum 2021

Microfluidics for Mobile Diagnostics and the Development and Manufacture of Drugs and Vaccines

With the COMPAMED Innovation Forum, current medical technology topics are presented once a year by leading experts and discussed with the participants to identify current challenges and solutions and to prepare them for the relevant topics at COMPAMED, the largest European trade fair for suppliers to medical production.

In cooperation with Messe Düsseldorf, IVAM organizes this year's COMPAMED Innovation Forum as a digital event on June 16, 2021 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. (CET).

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The pandemic has shown us how important modern high technologies are to be able to carry out fast and effective research and development, e.g. for drugs, vaccines or diagnostic devices.

Microfluidic components allow a large number of experiments (high-throughput screening HTS) to be carried out quickly. This makes it possible to carry out a large number of tests in a very short time, e.g. to test the effectiveness of drugs or vaccines on living cells. The speed and accuracy of the tests are achieved, among other things, by the microstructures, which allow much better control of the physical and chemical parameters (e.g. temperature, pressure, reaction time). An additional advantage of these small structures is the low consumption of reagents.

In the last few months, developments of new devices and medicines have been carried out in a very short time. This would not have been possible without microfluidic components. Devices and components such as lab-on-a-chip, mobile diagnostic devices or chemical microreactors are already helping to fight the pandemic.

The lectures will show the individual aspects and possibilities of microfluidic applications. In the subsequent discussions, the users will discuss with the developers. One focus will be the experiences from the pandemic: How can we respond faster and more effectively to challenges such the development of drugs and vaccines for Covid-19?

The lectures will be held in English.

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If you have any questions please contact Ms. Orkide Karasu (+49 231 9742 7086 or


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COMPAMED Innovation Forum 2021

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021
COMPAMED Innovation Forum 2021
Christian Bigge
Messe Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, DE
Dr. Thomas R. Dietrich
IVAM Fachverband für Mikrotechnik, Dortmund, DE
Keynote: Microfluidic Platforms for a Rapid Development and Commercialization of Point-of-Care Tests
Dr. Holger Becker
microfluidic ChipShop GmbH, Jena, DE
Microscale Cell Culture – Engineered In-Vitro Environments
Luis Fernández
microLIQUID S.L., Mondragón, ES
Advanced Detection Schemes in Consumables for Life Science and Diagnostics by Including Surface Functionalisation in Microfluidic Flow Cells; Challenges and Opportunities
Dr. Alexios Paul Tzannis
IMT Masken und Teilungen AG, Greifensee, CH
Flow Control Management Strategies for Point of Care and Point of Use Devices
Jacques Pechdimaljian
Fluigent SA, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, FR
Miniaturizing Active Fluid Control for Higher Efficiency in Life Sciences
Christoph Wessendorf
memetis GmbH, Karlsruhe, DE
Florian Siemenroth
Bartels Mikrotechnk GmbH, Dortmund, DE
Choosing the Right Microfluidic Driver for your Compact and Mobile POC Diagnostic System
John Watson
TTP Ventus Ltd., Melbourne, GB
Boosting Development and Manufacturing of Modern Drugs Using Sensors. Lessons Learnt from COVID-19.
Dr. Gina Greco
Panel Discussion: How Can We Respond Faster and More Effectively to Challenges Such the Development of Drugs and Vaccines for Covid-19?
All presenters

Lars Blohm
CAMPTON Diagnostics GmbH, Itzehoe, DE
Henne van Heeren
EnablingMNT, Dordrecht, NL
Optional: Possibility of Networking
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