FluidicMEMS events are informal gatherings of people from academia, medicine, industry, and business to meet and explore how microfluidic and BioMEMS technology will impact healthcare, research, and beyond.

Upcoming Event
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Past Events

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)  - RSVP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker: Ravi Kapur, PhD, CEO & Co-Founder at MicroMedicine
Topic: Traditional cell isolation methods such as density gradient centrifugation are time-consuming and do not deliver the consistency and performance needed. Micromedicine focuses on delivering innovative, easy-to-use, automated microfluidic cell-isolation technologies to deliver results with greater consistency, higher yield, and improved efficiency.

Where: LabCentral - 700 Main Street Cambridge, MA 02139

Sponsorship: This FluidicMEMS event is sponsored by Fluigent

This will be a joint event with the Microfluidic Consortium organized by The Centre for Business Innovation (CfBI). CfBI creates globally connected communities of individuals in the worlds leading clusters. These include consortia of blue chip companies, government departments and universities working together on fast moving areas of business process or technology.

Keynote Talk by:

Ravi Kapur, PhD , CEO and Co-Founder at MicroMedicine

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)  - RSVP Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker: Paulo A. Garcia, CEO & Co-Founder at Kytopen
Topic: "A Scalable High-Throughput Cell Engineering Platform"

Kytopen is an MIT startup leveraging microfluidics and electrokinetics to engineer biology. Dr. Garcia will discuss their recent work towards an automated cell engineering platform that will enable new discoveries in immunotherapies and microbiome therapeutics. Kytopen is funded by The Engine and the NSF SBIR program. 

Where: LabCentral - 700 Main Street Cambridge, MA 02139

Sponsorship: This FluidicMEMS event was sponsored by Fluigent

This will be a joint event with the 9th Microfluidic Consortium organized by The Centre for Business Innovation (CfBI). CfBI creates globally connected communities of individuals in the worlds leading clusters. These include consortia of blue chip companies, government departments and universities working together on fast moving areas of business process or technology.

Keynote Talk by:

Paulo A. Garcia, CEO and Co-Founder at Kytopen

"A Scalable High-Throughput Cell Engineering Platform"

Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)  - RSVP Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker: Scott Manalis, Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of Biological Engineering, MIT
Topic: "A New Approach for Personalized Medicine in Cancer"

There remains a pressing need for rapid and facile platforms to characterize therapeutic sensitivity that allow for: real-time decision making, identification of rare subpopulations with therapeutic resistance, analysis of very small samples (e.g. minimal residual disease), and preservation of viability to facilitate downstream assays that characterize phenotypic, genotypic, transcriptional and other determinants of sensitivity. I will describe how my lab together with collaborators at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute are addressing this need using new strategies for predicting therapeutic response in which biophysical properties are measured at the single-cell level. 

Where: LabCentral - 700 Main Street Cambridge, MA 02139

Sponsorship: This FluidicMEMS event was sponsored by Fluigent

This will be a joint event with the 8th Microfluidic Consortium (June 22-23) organized by The Centre for Business Innovation (CfBI). CfBI creates globally connected communities of individuals in the worlds leading clusters. These include consortia of blue chip companies, government departments and universities working together on fast moving areas of business process or technology.

Keynote Talk by:

Scott Manalis, Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of Biological Engineering at MIT

"A new approach for personalized medicine in cancer"

Monday, February 29, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST) 

 

 

 

 

Speaker: Rathi Srinivas, Chief Scientific Officer of Novopyxis
Topic: Dr. Srinivas will discuss Novopyxis' handheld needle-free transdermal delivery system (Droplette), which generates an enhanced aerosol that allows safe, painless delivery of drugs 60% larger than what can be absorbed topically deep into skin to treat a large range of painful dermal diseases. 

Where: LabCentral - 700 Main Street Cambridge, MA 02139

Sponsorship: This FluidicMEMS event was sponsored by Sembler

Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST) - RSVP Here 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers: Marta Fernandez Suarez, VP of Assay R&D at Daktari Diagnostics; and Aaron Oppenheimer, current VP of Product Design at 
SystemOne and founder and former VP at Daktari Diagnostics.
Topic: Daktari Diagnostics is a Cambridge, MA-based, venture-funded technology company developing healthcare solutions to enable enhanced disease management in developed and developing countries. Daktari is building a point-of-care diagnostic platform using a microfluidic, single-use, assay-specific disposable and a portable reader. In this talk, the speakers will focus on some of the design and 
manufacturing challenges in turning microfluidics technologies into commercial in vitro diagnostics (IVD) products.

Where: LabCentral - 700 Main Street Cambridge, MA 02139

Sponsorship: This FluidicMEMS event is sponsored by Sembler

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker: Roshan Kumar, Group Leader, HiFiBiO Cambridge​
Topic: HiFiBio has developed an integrated process for rapidly identifying therapeutic antibodies from immune repertoires, combining phenotypic screening of single B-cells by droplet-based microfluidic cell sorting with genotypic recovery of barcoded antibody sequences

Where: LabCentral - 700 Main Street Cambridge, MA 02139

Sponsorship: Our October 2016 event is sponsored by Posalux new glass micro fabrication SACE technology presented by Design 1 Solutions

Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker: David A. Weitz, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard Univerisity
Topic: TBC

Where: LabCentral - 700 Main Street Cambridge, MA 02139

Sponsorship: This FluidicMEMS event is sponsored by Dolomite and Fluigent

Monday, February 29, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST) 

 

 

 

 

Speaker: Rathi Srinivas, Chief Scientific Officer of Novopyxis
Topic: Dr. Srinivas will discuss Novopyxis' handheld needle-free transdermal delivery system (Droplette), which generates an enhanced aerosol that allows safe, painless delivery of drugs 60% larger than what can be absorbed topically deep into skin to treat a large range of painful dermal diseases. 

Where: LabCentral - 700 Main Street Cambridge, MA 02139

Sponsorship: This FluidicMEMS event was sponsored by Sembler

Monday, February 29, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST) 

 

 

 

 

Speaker: Rathi Srinivas, Chief Scientific Officer of Novopyxis
Topic: Dr. Srinivas will discuss Novopyxis' handheld needle-free transdermal delivery system (Droplette), which generates an enhanced aerosol that allows safe, painless delivery of drugs 60% larger than what can be absorbed topically deep into skin to treat a large range of painful dermal diseases. 

Where: LabCentral - 700 Main Street Cambridge, MA 02139

Sponsorship: This FluidicMEMS event was sponsored by Sembler

Monday, November 9, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker: Armon Sharei, CEO and Co-Founder of SQZ Biotech.
Topic: Dr. Sharei will discuss SQZ's Cell Squeeze technology, a microfluidic platform which has been developed to efficiently deliver material directly in to a cell's cytosol, addressing a significant challenge in many research and therapeutic applications.. 

Where: LabCentral - 700 Main Street Cambridge, MA 02139

Sponsorship: This FluidicMEMS event was sponsored by Sony DADC

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker: Remi Villenave of Emulate Inc. and the Wyss Institute at Harvard.
Topic: Remi will be discussing Emulate's organ-on-chip technology, focusing on airway-chip applications. 

Where: LabCentral - 700 Main Street Cambridge, MA 02139

Sponsorship: This FluidicMEMS event was sponsored by Sony DADC and Fluigent

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker: Adrian Briggs, Director Molecular Biology R&D at AbVitro
Topic: Dr. Briggs will discuss some recent developments in the AbVitro high-througput single-cell antibody pairing technology platform.

Where: Microsoft N.E.R.D. Center in Kendall Square at One Memorial Drive.

Sponsorship: This FluidicMEMS event was sponsored by Dolomite Microfluidics and hosted by Microsoft