Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 20, 2013
Industry leaders from around the world will convene in Cambridge, MA for Sample Prep East conference which will take place at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge December 9-10 2013. One of the many anticipated presentations will include Daniel Irimia, PhD, of Harvard Medical School as he presents “Neutrophil Chemotaxis Assay from One Drop of Blood”.
Daniel Irimia, PhD, MD, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
“Neutrophil Chemotaxis Assay from One Drop of Blood”
While the absolute neutrophil count is the most common blood tests in the clinic, it implicitly assumes that all neutrophils are normal and does not account for transient alterations of function. To estimate the risk for infections more accurately in patients with burn injuries, we designed a microfluidic device that measures neutrophil chemotaxis directly from one droplet of blood and employed it to identify interventions that restore normal neutrophil functions.
Sample Prep East Conference Overview:
SAMPLE PREP EAST Conference is the 8th meeting in the Knowledge Foundation’s Sample Prep Conference Series - an internationally recognized meeting for experts in sample preparation technologies for detection, identification, diagnostics and analysis of biomedical, biological and chemical agents, substances and threats in point-of-care, laboratory and field settings will explore the latest R&D developments, ready-to-market technologies, and their applications by exploring the following topical areas:
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