Terrific to see a great crowd at the FluidicMEMS event on November 4th! Attendees from institutions and companies both large and small gathered to discuss microfluidics from a variety of perspectives: prototype designs, commercialization, and more. Academic representation included MIT, Harvard, Boston University, Northeastern, Tufts, and Massachusetts General Hospital. From the industry side we were fortunate to have the CEO ofOn-Q-Ity, Mara Aspinall, join us as well as founders and teams from a number of companies in the area, including Seventh Sense Biosystems, GnuBio, RainDance Technologies, Quanterix,AdvanDX, Biocius, Schlumberger, and others.
Midway through the evening we heard Boston University Professor Catherine Klapperichpresent her latest work on microfluidic systems for low-resource settings.
Catherine Klapperich talks about microfluidic sample preparation and diagnostics for global health.
The purpose of the FluidicMEMS gatherings: to support the microfluidics innovation cluster by encouraging cross-functional interactions.
FluidicMEMS organizing team (from left): Joost Bonsen, A.J. Kumar, Lily Kim, John Mills
Thanks to major sponsor Dolomite Microfluidics and co-sponsor Zeta Instruments for making the event possible, and to Microsoft’s New England Research and Development Center for generously hosting us. Also, thanks to fellow FluidicMEMS organizers: Joost Bonsen, A.J. Kumar, and John Mills! If you are in the Boston area and are interested in participating as an attendee or sponsor, please drop us a line.