Session Chairs: Thiago Paixão/Wendell Coltro
Keynote Speaker: Charles S. Henry, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Microfluidics: A growing area
Microfluidics is a rapidly developing area of research, and scientists are continually discovering different possibilities to apply this area in new technologies. At the intersection of engineering, physics, chemistry, nanotechnology, and biotechnology, microfluidics is revolutionizing the way patients are diagnosed, monitored and treated, and it is unlocking the potential for reduced reagent consumption and thus, cost. This section will examine the latest developments in the technologies and techniques being used for progressing medical research, as well as the challenges and future of microfluidics. Some of the topics to be covered: Point-of-care diagnostics, Organ-on-a-chip, Droplet microfluidics and 3D printing of microfluidic devices.