1st Austrian Microfluidics Initiative (AMI) symposium

Date: Thursday, February 28th, 2019 – all day event

Location: TUtheSky – Getreidemarkt 9, TUW 1060 Vienna

Following the global trend of automation, miniaturization, and integration, microfluidic devices are considered next generation analytical tools in biotechnology, ecotoxicology, and medicine. Consequently, microfluidics development builds on expertise from various fields of science, information technology, engineering and techtransfer activities/commercialization. Key concern for any microfluidic development effort is the time as well as costs associated to go from idea to functional prototype to product.
To address this research to product gap, the Austrian Microfluidics Initiative needs your inspiration, imagination and ingenuity to shape future biochip-based industries.

Event outline

The 1st meeting of the Austrian Microfluidics Initiative (AMI) will introduce key players of/to the Austrian microfluidic community with established competences in modelling, manufacturing, and miniaturizing fluidic analysis as well as implementing functional microfluidic processes. The forum targets to initiate communication between industrial device manufactures, biotech/ diagnostic companies, non-academic research organizations, academic researches and medical professionals as well as funding agencies and governmental representatives. The goal of the Austrian Microfluidics Initiative is to (a) promote scientific collaborations between industry and academia, (b) support technology transfer activities, and (c) review future scientific challenges.

The 1st AMI meeting will feature current R&D projects, technological capabilities and industrial applications as well as translational activities in Austria.



The challenges of developing new therapies and diagnostics for "Rare Diseases" are addressed in many different research activities, on national as well as on international level. BioNanoNet puts "Rare Diseases" into the middle of the "1st Austrian Microfluifdics Initiative (AMI) Symposium" to:

  • Raise awareness on microfluidic solutions among the rare disease community
  • Discuss application possibilities of microfluidic technologies in the field of rare diseases
  • Facilitate interaction between microfluidics experts and medical experts

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The event is free of charge! The number of participants is limited! First come, first serve!


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