POCT Meeting

Date

April 17–18, 2024

 

Location

Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI
Perlickstraße 1
04103 Leipzig
Germany

 

Topics

  • Innovation for clinical testing
  • Innovations in home care testing: From infectious to chronic disease monitoring
  • Novel technologies for POCT: From assays to microfluidics
  • Production technologies for POC devices: From hot embossing to injection moding
  • POCT for global health applications

 

Keynotes

  • Dr. Maria Bauer, STRATEC Consumables GmbH, Anif, Austria
  • Prof. Oliver Hayden, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Prof. Klaus-Peter Hunfeld, Northwest Hospital Frankfurt, Germany
  • Prof. Marcela Viviana Karpuj, Weizmann Institute of Science & Braude, Karmiel, Israel
  • Dr. Kevin Land, Global Access Diagnostics, Thurleigh, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Peter Luppa, Technical University Munich, Germany
  • Merijn Sanders, Voxdale GmbH, Berlin, Germany
  • Prof. Leyla Soleymani, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
  • Prof. Philipp Tinnefeld, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany

 

Registration

Registration is closed.

 

Program – Wednesday, April 17, 2024

12:15–12:45 pm
Check-in

12:45–2:00 pm
SESSION: INNOVATIONS FOR CLINICAL TESTING

Chairs: Biemann, Ronald (University Hospital Leipzig, Germany)  |  Kuhlmeier, Dirk (Fraunhofer IZI, Leipzig, Germany)

Innovative POCT technologies – Preparing for the era of change
Keynote:
Luppa, Peter (Klinikum rechts der Isar Munich, Germany)

POCT – Expectations and needs from clinical practice
Biemann, Ronald (University Hospital Leipzig)

Modern molecular pathogen diagnostics in the hospital
Keynote:
Hunfeld, Klaus-Peter (Northwest Hospital Frankfurt, Germany)

2:00–2:15 pm
Break

2:15–3:30 pm
SESSION: INNOVATIONS IN HOME CARE TESTING – FROM INFECTIOUS TO CHRONIC DISEASE MONITORING

Chairs: Pöhlmann, Christopher (SensLab GmbH, Leipzig, Germany)  |   Wenzel, Elisabeth (Fraunhofer IZI, Leipzig, Germany)

Point-of-no-return to central laboratory
Keynote:
Hayden, Oliver (Technical University of Munich, Germany)

Unveiling Rapid Pandemic Response: Conserved Regions in the SARS-CoV-2 Genome through Comparative Bioinformatic Analysis
Keynote:
Karpuj, Marcela Viviana (Weizmann Institute of Science & Braude, Karmiel, Israel)

Self-powered biosensor towards glucose diagnostic in point-of-care
Moreira, Felismina (Center for Innovation in Engineering and Industrial Technology, Porto, Portugal)

3:30–3:45 pm
Break

3:45–4:30 pm
INDUSTRY SESSION: THE NEXT GENERATION OF LATERAL FLOW ASSAY – MULTIPLEXING ON UNISART STRUCTSURE MEMBRANES

sponsored by Sartorius Stedim Biotech GmbH & Scienion GmbH

Jarling, Talena (SCIENION GmbH, Berlin Germany)

Witte, Judith (Sartorius Stedim Biotech GmbH, Göttingen, Germany)

4:30–4:45 pm
Break

4:45–5:45 pm
SESSION: POCT FOR GLOBAL HEALTH APPLICATIONS

Chairs: von Braun, Amrei (University Hospital Leipzig, Germany)  |  Sandetskaya, Natalia (Fraunhofer IZI, Leipzig, Germany)

POCT for global health applications 
Keynote: Land, Kevin (Global Access Diagnostics, Thurleigh, United Kingdom)

Point-of-care ultra-portable single-molecule bioassays for one-health
Macchia, Eleonora (University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy)

Enhanced detection with prussian blue-based nanocubes: A novel electrochemical biosensor for bovine serum albumin analysis
Martins, Gabriela (Center for Innovation in Engineering and Industrial Technology, Porto, Portugal)

5:45–6:00 pm
Break

6:00–6:45 pm
SESSION: DNA TECHNOLOGIES FOR POCT

Chairs: Smith, David (Fraunhofer IZI, Leipzig, Germany)  |  Kuhlmeier, Dirk (Fraunhofer IZI, Leipzig, Germany)

Bionsensing enhanced by DNA nanotechnology
Keynote:
Tinnefeld, Philipp (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany)

Aptamers as specific recognition elements in PoC diagnostics
Menger, Marcus (Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology, Branch Bioanalytics and Bioprocesses IZI-BB, Potsdam-Golm, Germany)

6:45 pm
GET-TOGETHER

 

Program – Thursday, April 18, 2024

9:30–11:00 am
SESSION: NOVEL TECHNOLOGIES FOR POCT – FROM ASSAYS TO MICROFLUIDICS

Chairs: Luppa, Peter (Klinikum rechts der Isar Munich, Germany)  |  Oswald, Nina (Fraunhofer IZI, Leipzig, Germany)

Nucleic acid-based biosensors for point-of-care diagnostics and continuous monitoring
Keynote: Soleymani, Leyla (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada)

Development of devices for collection of large volumes of exhaled breath condensate and their application in clinical research
Kuban, Petr (Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic)

Signal amplification for highly sensitive point-of-care immunoassays
Nickels, Philipp (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany)

Neighborhood Diagnostic – Digital ecosystem for patient-oriented diagnostics and treatment support in rural areas
Wenzel, Elisabeth (Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology, Leipzig, Germany)

Paper disc interfaced Prussian blue nanocube modified immunodevice for electrochemical detection of diverse biomarker at point of care
Verma, Nidhi (Institute of Advanced Research, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India)

11:00–11:15 am
Break

11:15 am – 12:15 pm
INDUSTRY SESSION – COMPANY PITCHES

supported by Saxony Trade & Invest Corp. (Wirtschaftsförderung Sachsen GmbH)

Chairs: Oswald, Nina (Fraunhofer IZI, Leipzig, Germany)  |  Menge, Alina (Fraunhofer IZI, Leipzig, Germany)

Sciospec Scientific Instruments GmbH
Wegner, Sebastian

MicroAcoustix
Hartmann, Stefanie

Voxdale GmbH
Dieryckx, Tim

Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co. KG
Pfeifle, Dieter

diaxxo AG
Gregorini, Michele

OPERON S.A.
Toribio, Tomas

EKF Diagnostics GmbH
Pöhlmann, Christopher

Dx365 UG
Mitrofanov, Filipp

WIR! sind DIANA
Oswald, Nina

12:15–1:15 pm
POSTER SESSION

Chairs: Kuhlmeier, Dirk (Fraunhofer IZI, Leipzig, Germany)  |  Sandetskaya, Natalia (Fraunhofer IZI, Leipzig, Germany)

Paper based lateral flow assay biosensor for reverse transcriptase- LAMP amplified nucleic acid detection using biotin and FITC labels
Agarwal, Saloni (University of Potsdam, Germany)

Advancements in miRNA detection: Harnessing the potential of a silicon nitride photonic biosensing platform
Costache, Florenta (Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS, Dresden, Germany)

Rapid analyses using a PCR-POCT device in an automated environment: The pandemic as an example of application
Freese, Christian (Fraunhofer Institute for Microengineering and Microsystems IMM, Mainz, Germany)

Integration of capillary-driven microfluidic blood plasma separation techniques into point-of-care testing sensor disposables
Gärtner, Eric (Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU, Chemnitz, Germany)

Colorimetric cellulose-based test strip for the rapid assessment of pathogens exposure
Guerreiro, Joana (University of Minho, Braga, Portugal)

Identification of mAB’s unknown antigen and epitope fingerprints in a single experiment
Kern, Karolin (Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI, Leipzig, Germany)

Design of a capillary controlled POCT device using multiscale simulation methods
Loebel, Sascha (Chemnitz University of Technology, Chemnitz, Germany)

Successful implementation of novel point-of-care tests: The importance of the systematic involvement of research, development, end user, health authorities and patients
Markwart, Robby (University Hospital / Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany)

Angle resolved light scattering as a highly sensitive characterization tool for microbiological cells in microfluidic applications
Munser, Anne-Sophie (Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF, Jena, Germany)

Molecularly imprinted polymer for CA 15-3 protein detection: A promising biosensor for advanced point-of-care applications
Oliveira, Daniela (Center for Innovation in Engineering and Industrial Technology, Porto, Portugal)

Integration of chemiluminescence-based SPARCL assay on microfluidic platform with SPAD-based CMOS line sensor IC for rapid cytokine detection
Schäfer, Eric (Institute for Microelectronics and Mechatronics Systems, Ilmenau, Germany)

1:15–2:00 pm
Break

2:00–3:15 pm
SESSION: PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES FOR POC DEVICES – FROM HOT EMBOSSING TO INJECTION MODING

Chairs: Eckert, Udo (Fraunhofer IWU, Chemnitz, Germany)  |  Gärtner, Eric (Fraunhofer IWU, Chemnitz, Germany)

High precision molding in combination with high precision R2R embossing
Keynote:
Bauer, Maria (STRATEC Consumables GmbH, Anif, Austria)

Production technologies – Transfer from design to production
Keynote:
Sanders, Merijn (Voxdale GmbH, Berlin, Germany)

UV-imprinting of microstructured polymer foils for biomedical disposables
Hackl, Claudia (Leibniz Institute of Surface Engineering, Leipzig, Germany)

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