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6th International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology

16 - 19 June 2019 | Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Following the success of the first 5 conferences, the 6th International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology will continue to bring together leaders from industry and academia to exchange and share their experiences, present research results, explore collaborations and to spark new ideas, with the aim of developing new projects and exploiting new technology for bio-sensing applications.

This year the conference will have one theme dedicated to bio-sensing technology for the internet-of-things and a post conference meeting with a particular focus on applications addressing challenges in telehealth and diagnostics.

Abstract submission deadline: 4 January 2019


Bio-sensing technologies are of growing importance in healthcare, agri-food, environmental and security sectors, and this is reflected in the continued growth of global markets for such technologies. Connectivity with the wider-world through the internet and the demand for data to drive big-data applications are other important drivers of bios-sensing technology development. This conference will provide a forum for accessing the most up-to-date and authoritative knowledge from both commercial and academic worlds, sharing best practice in the field as well as learning about case studies of successfully integrated bio-sensing technologies.

This year the conference will have one theme dedicated to bio-sensing technology for the internet-of-things and a post conference meeting with a particular focus on applications addressing challenges in telehealth and diagnostics.

Networking and partnering event
Building on the success of the partnering event at the 5th international conference we are again able to offer this exciting opportunity to delegates who can meet with companies and research organisations on Wednesday afternoon following the conference with a focus on the application of bio-sensing technology in telehealth.  This will give the opportunity for companies and academics to share ideas and needs to explore future exploitation of innovation in telehealth and point-of-care diagnostics.

The conference will include:

  • Presentations from leading specialists highlighting new opportunities in bio-sensing technologies
  • An opportunity to share best practice in the integration of technologies for bio-sensing
  • An exhibition of leading-edge, commercial technology
  • A poster forum for unveiling new research ideas and concepts
  • Networking opportunities
  • A strong industry focus with companies presenting their technologies

Themes
The major features required to develop a commercially successful bio-sensing technology are represented in the five themes of the conference. The scope and area of the invited talks in each theme is given below:

1. Biomarkers for novel biosensing applications
This broad theme seeks to showcase research that applies bio-sensing technology to detect and measure novel biomarkers or is applied in novel applications.  For example new disease markers being used as a target for applications such as rapid diagnostics.  Also included is the application of biosensing technologies for the measurement of biomarkers novel samples matrices. The focus of the theme being the novelty of the biomarker or application rather than the detection technology.

2. The biosensor surface
All biosensors relying on detecting a biological interaction on a surface.  In this theme there will be an opportunity to showcase research that focuses on the sensor surface, in particular understanding the immobilisation, stabilisation and interactions of biological molecules; this theme also includes research into bio-reactive surfaces such as nano-patterned surfaces, nano materials, whole cells, novel proteins and nucleic acids. For example, biological molecules integrated with silicon components at the micron and nano-scales.

3. Novel detection technologies
The emphasis in this theme will be on showcasing research focusing on new and emerging detection technologies used to develop novel biosensors and biosensing applications. This could involve a wide range of transduction technologies including optical, electrochemical, piezoelectric or magnetic measurements; novel sensors for bio-imaging. Micro and nano fabrication technologies used to develop and manufacture bio-sensors. The focus of this theme is on the signal generation rather than the biomarker or application.

4. Bio-sensing technology for the internet of things
This theme will explore challenges associated with integrating technologies to give a fully functional systems that can be integrated with internet applications.  This will give researchers will be able to showcase how they can integrate technologies to provide solutions in the wider world.  For example, the application of bio-sensing technology integrated with smart phones to assess health and wellbeing.  Other bio-sensing systems may be distributed around cities to monitor air quality and feed into disease prediction algorithms. Also included in this theme is research in the areas of new instrumentation, signal and image processing, data analysis and communications.

5. Impact of bio-sensing technology
This theme will focus on showcasing research that has developed into a commercial bio-sensing system or is close to being. Also covered within this theme will be evaluations and trials of novel biosensing systems in terms of the impact the technology has on society and markets trends.

Supporting publications

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