Integrating Sample Preparation

Integrating SAMPLE PREPARATION conference, a part of the Knowledge Foundation’s Detection Technologies Conference Series - an internationally recognized meeting for experts in sample preparation technologies for detection, identification and analysis of biological and chemical agents and threats, will explore the latest R&D developments as well as ready-to-market technologies by exploring the following topical areas:

- Increasing recognition of sample preparation as the biggest challenge for biodefense
  and biomed detection applications

- Sample preparation as a separate system vs. an integrated module approach

- End-user prospective for biodetection and sampling technologies and devices

- Is remote detection without sample preparation a viable option?

- Major challenges of sample preparation system integration approach

- Recent advances standalone sample preparation systems technology development

- Point-of-care/clinical applications for pathogen/virus/threat sampling, detection
  and analysis

- Food, water, air, and environmental sampling

- Alternative and disruptive approaches to sample preparation technologies

Our group of leading experts from government, academia and industry will address the following discussion issues of focused technology development and implementation:

- Robust methodologies for sample collection, (pre-)concentration, lysis,
  and target extraction

- Sample preparation with micro- and nanofluidics

- Novel methods of extraction from tough (non-filterable) matrices

- Nucleic acid or protein based sample prep for next generation sequencing

- Nanotechnology and miniaturization challenges for sample preparation

- New assay and sequencing technologies for sample preparation, detection
  and analysis

- Field-ready devices: compatibility/reliability/scalability

- Reducing false positives by adequate sample preparation and processing

December 8-9, 2011
Marriott Wardman Park • Washington, DC USA

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