Biomedical MEMS and Sensors 2013: 2nd Annual Conference and Exhibition
Tuesday, April 16 – Thursday, April 18 2013
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
This event will focus on MEMS technologies for biomedical applications, or BioMEMS. The biomedical MEMS device market size is currently approximately $1.7 billion. In these applications, it is advantageous to miniaturize currently available components and systems due to form factor and cost considerations. Furthermore, many applications are newly enabled by MEMS technologies and would not be possible at all without miniaturization. BioMEMS 2013 will primarily focus on the following application areas:
Topics will include:
- Sensors: applications include pressure, thermal, radiation, flow and magnetic sensors used in medical devices as well as implanted systems.
- Diagnostics: applications include portable assaying and sample preparation of blood, urine, cells, tissues, bodily fluids. For example, microfluidic and lab-on-a-chip devices to diagnose diseases in portable instruments and smaller sized bench top systems.
- Health screening: applications include preventive medicine such as early detection of cancer through consumer, over-the-counter devices that are to be used on a day-to-day basis.
- Individualized treatment: applications include the integration of diagnostics with therapy and treatment on portable, smart lab-on-a-chip devices; for example, treatment is to be specifically based on the exact disease variation as well as the patient genotype and current health factors.
- Drug delivery systems: applications include both transdermal and implanted techniques; for example, micro needles that provide convenience and precisely measured amounts of dispensed drugs. Smart, MEMS based drug delivery systems also enable continual drug delivery monitoring and improve patient compliance.
- Tissue engineering: applications include experimental (R&D) and clinical techniques to biologically fabricate artificial tissues and organs such as teeth and liver.
- Organ prosthesis: applications include artificial cochlea and cornea structures made from silicon and other standard MEMS materials.
- R&D tools: applications include biological arrays and assays to understand the response of cell in vitro to a variety of chemical, thermal and mechanical stimuli.
- Surgery and minimally invasive procedures: applications include micro surgical tools as well as neural stimulation and measurement electrodes.
Conference info and registration: http://www.biomems2013.com/