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Molecular Recognition Elements in Sensing Applications - Biodetection Technologies 2013

FARMINGTON, Conn., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Biodetection Technologies 2013 - the 21st conference in our Detection Technologies conference series - is an internationally recognized meeting for experts in detection & identification of biological threats and point-of-care analytical methods. This conference will review feedback from the end-users on biodefense and biomedical technologies and explore the cutting-edge in R&D and commercialization efforts in the field. The Conference is organized in conjunction and as part of the Knowledge Foundation's Next Generation Defense and Security Trade Show and Expo.


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Molecular Recognition Elements in Sensing Applications

Molecular Recognition Elements (MRE) are biomolecules with high affinity and specificity for a target. Of particular interest are single-stranded DNA (aptamer) and antibody fragment (scFv) MREs. Using conjugation chemistry these MREs may be incorporated into an array of sensing devices. MREs against pesticides and biowarfare agents have been isolated. Incorporation into optical sensing platforms has been achieved. This presentation will be given by Letha J. Sooter , of West Virginia University at Biodetection Technologies 2013.

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Point of Care Systems for Biosurveillance Symposium - Final Call for Speakers

The objective of the Biosurveillance Symposium is to bring together the biosurveillance community to begin a process of addressing the many shortfalls and requirements for biosurveillance. This symposium will take place on June 17, 2013 and there are very few speaker slots that still remain on the program.

The deadline to submit a proposal is April 12, 2013.

Contact GII at 860-674-8796 if you are interested in speaking at the symposium

Biodetection Technologies 2013 Program Outline

DTRA/JSTO's 24 Month Diagnostic Challenge - Phase II
Bradley R. Ringeisen , PhD, Joint Science and Technology Office (JSTO), U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)

Deep-Ultraviolet, Multi-Wavelength, Resonance-Raman Detection of Bacteria
Jacob Grun , PhD, Naval Research Laboratory

When is a Trace Detection "Significant"?
Steve Velsko , PhD, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

The LabTube Platform ?Disposable Cartridges for Automated Processing of Biochemical Assays in Standard Laboratory Centrifuges
Felix von Stetten , PhD, HSG-IMIT, University of Freiburg, Germany

Multiplex Detection in Blood and Plasma with a Resequencing Microarray
Robert Duncan , PhD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Development of Treatment Guiding Multiplexed Molecular Diagnostics for Drug Resistant Burkholderia maleiiand pseudomaleii
R. Paul Schaudies , PhD, GenArraytion Inc., and
COL Bret Purcell , USAMRIID

SAFETY Act: Risk Management for Providers of Anti-Terrorism Technologies
Bruce Davidson , U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate

Sepsis, MRSA, VAP: Molecular Pathogen and Antibiotic Resistance Detection in a Single Tube Multiplex LATE-PCR Assay
Arthur H. Reis, Jr , PhD, Brandeis University

Modeling an Approach to Define Sensitivity of Viral Detection in Sample Matrices Relevant to Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing ?Examples with Microarray Readout
Szi-Fei Feng , Merck and Co., Inc.

he Microfluidic Bioagent Autonomous Networked Detector (M-BAND) - Fully Integrated, Automated, and Networked Field Identification of Airborne Pathogens
Kimothy L. Smith , DVM, PhD, Positive ID - Microfluidic Systems

Enabling Tool for Lab-On-A-Chip Immunoassays: Development System for Pathogen Detection Devices
Claudia Gärtner, PhD, microfluidic ChipShop GmbH, Germany

Rapid, Sensitive and Specific Detection of Bacillus anthracis; A comparison of field deployable iiPCR detection system, POCKIT, and triplex qPCR reference assay on the Laboratory AB7500
Jessie D. Trujillo , PhD, Iowa State University

Point of Care Magnetorotation Assay for Ultra-Fast Drug Sensitivity Determination of Unidentified Bacteria
Raoul Kopelman , PhD, The University of Michigan

Novel Strategies for Point-Of-Care Diagnostics
Harshini Mukundan , PhD, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Development of the Integrated Diagnostic Nano- and Microsystems (title to be confirmed)
Frank Bier , Prof Dr, Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT, Germany

From Viruses to Cells: Tuneable Resistive Pulse Sensors for High Resolution Nano-to-Micro Particle Characterization and Label-Free Biosensor Readout
Darby Kozak , PhD, Izon Science Ltd

Novel Tools for Rapid Diagnosis in the Field Of Biomedicine: From Development to Applications
Panagiotis Karanis , PhD, University of Cologne, Germany

Electronic Solutions for Implementing, Tracking and Auditing EHS Programs
Patty Olinger , Emory University & Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation

Biosurveillance System Enables Detecting Biohazardous Substances of Unknown Origin in Drinking Water
Sergei Makarov , PhD, AttaGene, Inc.

Molecular Recognition Elements in Sensing Applications
Letha J. Sooter , PhD, West Virginia University

Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy as a Rapid, In-situ Clinical Diagnostic
Rosalie Multari , PhD, Applied Research Associates, Inc.

Deconstructing the Fear of Responding to a Biological Threat (title to be confirmed)
Christopher J. Cowen , U.S. Federal Agency HazMat Response Team

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