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EPIC-member organization: 200 euros
non-EPIC member organization: 350 euros
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Programme and details
- Dates: 25 October 2012
- Venue: Paris, as part of OPTO 2012 at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Center
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Determine the opportunities and challenges for biophotonics business development for the next 5 years with a specific focus in the break-out groups on the exploitation of Raman-based, SPR and related evanescent-field sensors.
Workshop Theme: Health, Safety and Environment
- Indoor air quality, ensuring safety of food and water
- Sensors and systems for health diagnostics and personalized medicine
- Quality control for air, water and food:
Air, water and food are basic to all human life on the planet. Compact and low-cost Raman sensors could potentially meet the challenge to monitor the quality of these three essentials in many settings. What requirements need to be met in order to implement widespread deployment within 5 years?
- Personalized targeted medicine:
At present, prescribed drugs are only working for less than 50% of the patients. 'Personalized Medicine' will rely on the concurrent development of 'companion diagnostics' to screen and monitor patients during the treatment. Last year, the Food and Drug Agency (USA) announced that a new drug will only be allowed on the market if it can be proven to be effective for the particular patient based on a screening test. SPR and other evanescent-wave sensors are good candidates to address this application.
9:00-12:00 Oral presentations of roadmaps, markets and end-user requirements by key-speakers:
- Dennis Matthews, Univ California, Davis
- Jürgen Popp, IPHT –Jena
- Philippe Benech, PrediGuard, Marseille
- Ruth Geiger, Horiba Jobin-Yvon, Bensheim (tbc)
- Yole Développement, Lyon
Poster presentations of research and development that could address challenges
12:00-13:30 Networking Luncheon
13:30- 16:30 Breakout Sessions to formulate solutions, roadmap elements, R&D needs
Breakout topics are:
- Understanding biologist’s needs: the next challenges for technologies developers.
- Biophotonics in Homecare: when and where?
- Security for Food, Air and Water. How do Raman and SPR sensors stack up against Cytometry?
- Is Biophotonics the key enabler for Personalized Medicine?
16:30-17:30 Discussion and debate of break-out results
17:30 Cocktail Reception
To propose a poster presentation, please download and fill out the poster application form
The poster application deadline is 12 October 2012.