FIP Seminar Series - Dr. Scott Bornheimer "Designing and developing simple and easy to use diagnostic systems"
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hudson Hall 208
Dr. Scott Bornheimer
Dr. Scott Bornheimer of BD Biosciences There is a growing opportunity to combine new technologies and create innovative, accurate, and affordable in vitro diagnostic (IVD) systems with unparalleled ease-of-use and results available during a single patient visit. These systems can dramatically impact patient lives and improve healthcare delivery in both developing and developed countries. Despite exciting research progress in these types of systems for cytometry, clinical chemistry, immunoassay, and molecular detection, the path from invention to product is long and complicated. This seminar will highlight the design, technical challenges, and development of several such systems, focusing on a recently commercialized technology for multiplexed CD4, %CD4, and Hb testing for HIV patients, and exploring technologies in various stages of development in automated low-cost microscopy and multiplexed immunoassay.