The annual IVAM-conference “Systems Integration” will be held in England this year on October 9 at Microsystems (UK) under the title “Microfluidics in Industry and Life
is one of the leading manufacturers of microfluidics using injection moulding techniques.
The event will demonstrate the importance of microfluidic products for automated processes in chemistry, biotechnology and medicine. Manufacturers and users will present and discuss new technologies and applications. The presentations will cover topics such as mobile diagnostics, chemical production in microreactors or organ-on-a-chip.
The afternoon before the conference you have the opportunity to visit the production facilities of Microsystems in Warrington.
The presentations are structured in three sessions:
The event is important to you if you are
Technologies for Microfluidic Components Production
Equipment with Microfluidic Components
Applications for Microfluidic Components
Microfluidics plays an increasingly important role in industry and in applications for everyday life.
developer and manufacturer of microfluidic components and systems,
user of microfluidic solutions,
interested in the optimization of your chemical production processes by microreactors,
developing mobile, diagnostic or therapeutic devices,
active in researching and developing new biotechnological processes.
The production of chemicals in microreactors is more efficient, controllable and sustainable than in conventional chemical plants.
Mobile diagnostic and therapeutic devices are not possible without microfluidic components that process small amounts of liquids.
To make this work, a lot of different additional components need to be in place: (micro) pumps, sensors, electronic hardware, control and analysis software and others.
Different materials and production methods are well developed, e.g. injection molding of polymer materials, etching of glass and silicon, or mechanical structurization of metal. Bonding techniques to close channel systems are essential. Surface modification is necessary to make the components hydrophilic or hydrophobic, biocompatible and smooth. In all these process steps, the requirements for tolerances and accuracy are very high.
The workshop will give an overview on technological possibilities and current applications.
It will also address unsolved issues and new research results. The speakers come from different industrial areas and are looking forward to a discussion with the participants about needs and requirements for new applications in new markets. The seminar will help to understand challenges and to find solutions. The networking options during breaks like lunch and dinner provide an ideal framework to start co-operations between the participants.
Also visit the IVAM Focus Group Microfluidics the evening before
Perhaps you are also interested in participating in the IVAM Focus Group Meeting
incl. Guided Tour at Microsystems UK
? All information about the IVAM Focus Group Meeting on the eve of Systems Integration
can be found here.