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Please note that the 2nd International Conference on Label-Free Technologies has taken place. We are not currently accepting abstracts for this conference.

Late poster abstract submission deadline: 30 January 2015

The abstract submission deadline for oral and poster presentations has now passed. However, the organisers will continue to accept late abstracts for consideration for posters only and should be submitted using the online abstract submission system by 30 January 2015.

Abstracts are invited on the following topics:

  • What is the need in label-free sensing?

Demonstrate examples of high-impact applications, such as point-of-care diagnostics, high throughput screening, food or environmental safety.

  • What we have learned?

A major difficulty with label-free sensing has been discrimination of signal vs sample background. What new approaches help overcome this limitation to sensitivity?

  • Where are we now?: Newer Optical Methods

Discussions of advanced technologies such as hyperspectral imaging, high Q resonance systems, holographic methods, and integrated optical systems would be welcome.

  • Where are we now?: Impedance and Electrochemical

New materials and manufacturing technologies are making such systems less expensive and more amenable to incorporation into point-of-use systems. We invite presentation on uses not possible in the past or devices that open up new opportunities for sensing.

  • Mass Spectrometry

Miniaturization of mass spectrometers is happening now. What applications are ripe for transition to these small systems and what new applications are opening up?

  • How do we transition the technology to meet the need for label-free sensing?

Commercialization strategies are important for us all to understand.  What is the best way to get our systems to the appropriate consumer.  What are the opportunities and barriers?  Provide an example of a new technology and its path to market.

  • New technologies

Breakthroughs in optical and electronic technologies follow the development of new materials and processing methods. Carbon nanotubes, quantum dots, and metamaterials provide good examples. What new materials do you have with potential for revolutionary sensors?

  • New opportunities for applications

Where will label-free sensor technologies provide actionable information that currently does not exist with easy access?

For revisions or queries regarding abstracts already submitted

If you do not receive acknowledgement for your abstract submission or you wish to make any essential revisions to an abstract already submitted, please DO NOT RESUBMIT your abstract, as this may lead to duplication. Please contact us with details of any revisions or queries. Please quote your reference number if you have one.