World Leaders to Address Challenges and Technology Breakthroughs in Sample Preparation for Pathogen Detection at 5th Sample Prep Conference in San Diego from May 3-4

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Key Organizations from Around the World to Address Challenges and Technology Breakthroughs in Sample Preparation for Pathogen Detection at 5th Sample Prep Conference in San Diego from May 3-4

Leading organizations from around the world will convene in San Diego for the Knowledge Foundation’s 5th Sample Prep conference which will take place at the Hilton Resort & Spa from May 3-4, 2012.

Sample Prep is an internationally recognized event for experts in sample preparation for detection and identification of viruses, toxins and pathogens. This conference will address the major issues and state-of-the-art in the technologies for real-world sample preparation. Specific topics to be explored when world leaders convene for this high-level symposium include:

  • Sample prep with microfluidics
  • Sample prep-on-a-chip
  • Alternative sample prep technologies for viruses, toxins & pathogens
  • Sample prep as separate vs. integrated module approach
  • Nanotechnology challenges for sample preparation
  • Robust sampling methodologies (automation, high-throughput, combinatorial approach in                                                                                                                                 sample prep)
  • Food, water, air, and environmental sampling
  • Novel methods of extraction from tough (non-filterable) matrices
  • Single use sample concentration modules
  • Advanced lateral flow assays for sample prep
  • Nucleic acid or protein based sample prep for next generation sequencing
  • Sample prep technologies for detection/diagnostics vs. pharma

Distinguished Speaker Faculty

  • Raymond P. Mariella, PhD, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Mark W. Eshoo, PhD, ibis Biosciences, Inc., a subsidiary of Abbott Molecular
  • Steven S. Branda, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Michael Pollack, PhD, CTO, Advanced Liquid Logic, Inc.

-Alexis Sauer-Budge, PhD, Fraunhofer

  • Stephane Evoy, PhD,University of Alberta, Canada

-Rajaram Krishnan, PhD, CEO, Biological Dynamics, Inc.*
-Joseph Wang, PhD, University California San Diego

  • Michael J. Heller, PhD, University of California San Diego
  • Richard A. Montagna, PhD, Rheonix, Inc.

-Dennis W. Harris, DPhil., IntegenX, Inc.

  • Bruce Irvine, Claremont BioSolutions LLC
  • James M. Birch, PhD, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
  • Andre Marziali, PhD, Boreal Genomics Inc. & University of British Columbia

-Eric R. Rhodes, PhD, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

  • John P. Langmore, PhD, Rubicon Genomics, Inc.
  • Stephanie Thatcher, Idaho Technology, Inc.
  • David S. Alburty, InnovaPrep LLC
  • James P. Landers, PhD, ZyGEM Corporation University of Virginia*
  • Rolf Müller, PhD, Biomatrica, Inc.

-Steve Barrett, President and CEO, DetectGen, Inc., Canada

About The Knowledge Foundation
The Knowledge Foundation integrates scientific ingenuity and real-world applications by fostering collaborative research at the rapidly changing intersection of science and business. Known for providing members of its Technology Commercialization Alliance with direct and unbiased state-of-the-art scientific information, the Knowledge Foundation is uniquely qualified to provide wider exposure for important developments in the emerging fields of alternative energy, nanotechnology, and chemical & biological detection technologies.

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