Baabi Das, Founder and President of Zansors, will be co-presenting a session on Enabling Point-of-Care Diagnostics at the Next Generation Dx Summit with Zhenyu Li, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science, George Washington University on Tuesday, August 19th 2014. The pair will present and discuss recent microfluidic technology developments in the laboratories of George Washington University that are being commercialized by Zansors to offer next-generation tools for realizing both medical tricorder-like handheld in vitro diagnostic (IVD) systems and wearable lab-on-a-chip systems. Additionally a fully automated handheld immunoassay system will be discussed as well as a bendable, stretchable microfluidic system based on oxidative stress and other biomarkers.
Zhenyu Li, Ph.D., focuses his work on the integration of nanophotonics and microfluidics, or Optofluidics, for life sciences and medicine, particularly single cell analysis for stem cell and cancer research, and portable integrated biosensors for point-of-care diagnostics, environmental monitoring and food safety inspection. He earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.
About the Next Generation Dx Summit
Access to next generation diagnostics will only be gained through careful creation and management of partnerships in the community around development, commercialization, reimbursement and regulation. This year’s Next Generation Dx Summit will showcase advances in personalized medicine through a comprehensive program encompassing companion diagnostics, infectious disease, cancer molecular markers, point-of-care, inherited disorders, cell-free DNA and single-cell sequencing. This event has become the meeting place for major players in the expanding arena of diagnostics. It will showcase key components of their successful adoption in the clinic and advancement to the market.