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Seminar - Microfluidics and process miniaturization for healthcare applications

Oct 10, 2023
15:30 - 17:00
Sirris - Gaston Geenslaan 8 - 3000 Leuven
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MEDVIA and Sirris are hosting a free seminar on microfluidics and process miniaturization for healthcare and life science applications. The information session is part of the project Medical Diagnostics Goes Micro and Smart and takes place in several different locations to allow as many companies as possible to attend. In Leuven, the seminar will be organized on October 10th, 2023.

Miniaturizing a testing or sample preparation process into a dedicated microfluidic device (lab-on-a-chip) drastically reduces operating costs and the quantities of sample and reagents required, not to mention the waste generated. At the same time, it offers much faster results with greater accuracy.

Combined with smart flow, thermal control and accurate detection techniques, the miniaturized process is fully automated. This means it can be operated by a non-expert directly at the point of need, enabling immediate action based on the results.

Microfluidics technology is applicable to sectors as diverse as chemistry, pharmaceuticals, agri-food, life sciences and medical diagnostics. In this seminar, Sirris will demonstrate the techniques available in Belgium to develop a fully dedicated device specifically for your application and ready for mass production.

Who should attend?

  • Companies with an interest in miniaturizing a process onto a lab-on-chip device
  • Injection molding and mold maker companies interested in micromanufacturing
  • Product development companies interested in microfluidics


15.30: Check in & welcome drink

16.00: Presentations by Sirris: Denis Vandormael, senior project manager product
development hub, and Tania Drissen, senior engineer mechatronics

Additional presentations:
Leuven: Mathieu Rabaey of Comate, Mireille Maenhoudt of MiDiagnostics

17.00: Networking reception


Sirris & Medvia, supported by Leuven MindGate


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