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 one of the themes of the conference will be dedicated to bio-sensing technology for the internet-of-things with an opportunity to follow this up at a post conference meeting to explore how bio-sensing technology can be used to overcome challenges in growing area of digital health.
Professor Richard Luxton
Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology, UWE Bristol, UK
Richard Luxton first studied clinical chemistry in the National Health Service for thirteen years at the Bristol Royal Infirmary before moving to the Institute of Neurology in London to study for a PhD in neuro-immunology, investigating antibody affinity in the CSF of patients with multiple sclerosis.
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At the University of the West of England he focused his research in the area of developing new rapid detection technologies for point of care diagnostics, environmental analysis, food safety and homeland defence applications. One area of research that has been particularly successful is the development of magnetic detection technology for use in immunoassays. Using this technology a magnetic-biosensor has been developed that will perform an assay in three minutes or less. A new company is being formed to commercialise the technology. Other areas of research include the rapid detection of change in cell systems using impedance spectroscopy and novel data interpretation algorithms.
In 2008 he launched the Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology, which seeks to develop new collaborations between industry and academia through inter-disciplinary research. Following the successful launch of IBST he launched the successful International Conference for Bio-sensing Technology in 2009, in conjunction with Elsevier, which will have its forth meeting in 2015.
In 2011 he was successful in launching the South West Biomedical Innovation Network which supports the commercialisation of innovation in small and medium enterprises in the South West of England. In 2012, together with Professor Janice Kiely, he launched a European funded Business Technology Centre to develop cell monitoring technology and supporting companies develop their products by enabling access to cutting edge technologies. Also in 2012 he was responsible for launching Medilink South West, a trade organisation for the biomedical sector in the South West of England and is currently the company chairman. He is also Chair of the Sensors in Water Interest Group, a trade body for the water industry.
Richard has led many large multi-partner projects to develop new technology for the rapid detection of analytes in food and water and is currently leading a NIHR funded programme to develop a rapid detection technology for salivary biomarkers.
Susana Liébana Girona, Pragmatic Diagnostics, Spain
Soo Beng Khoh, PMO Innovations, Malaysia
Janice Kiely, IBST, University of the West of England, UK
Monica Mir Llorente, Institute for Bioenginnering of Catalonia, Spain
David Pritchard, Altus Biomedical, UK
Cy Tamanaha, US Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Anthony Turner, Cranfield University, UK
Yıldız Uludag, TUBITAK-BİLGEM, Turkey
This conference is organised by Elsevier and the following partners:
Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology
University of the West of England
The 1st International Conference in Bio-Sensing Technology took place in Bristol, UK in 2009. The success of this paved the way for the 2nd International Conference in Bio-Sensing Technology (Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2011). The 3rd one took place in Sitges, Spain in 2013, the 4th in Lisbon, Portugal in 2015 and the 5th in Riva del Garda, Italy. These conferences are held in the “in between years” of Elsevier’s World Congress on Biosensors that is also held every 2 years.
In 2011 we had more than 350 attendees and this has now grown to almost 400!
26-29 May 2020 | Busan, Korea