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BioNanoNet and PARIS LODRON UNIVERSITY OF SALZBURG organised the Austrian Microfluidics Initiative (AMI) workshop “Biomedicine on Chip” on 11th of September 2019 at the premises of the University of Salzburg attracting about 40 participants from both science and industry.
 
The event was officially opened by Dr. Günter Lepperdinger (PLUS) and Andreas Falk, MSc (CEO BioNanoNet).
 
Dr. Martin Fischlechner started the workshop scientific session with his introduction to the prototyping-FabLab “SPOC laboratories”. Also he gave a presentation about “3D printing of biochips”.
 
Dipl-Ing. Barbara Bachmann of the Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry at TU Wien presented the work done related to Biochip design and prototyping.
 
Dr. Michael Harasek (TU Wien) gave insights in the university’s activities in the field of “Fluidic Modelling”.
 
DI Dr. Werner Haselmayr from JKU Linz presented “New Perspectives on Droplet Microfluidics”.
 
Univ. Prof. John W. C. Dunlop from PLUS gave insights in the activities by the MorphpPysics Group with his presentation on “Morphogenesis on Chip”.
 
Roland Zauner, MSc from the Centre of Expertise for Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) and Special Clinic for “Butterfly Children” gave a presentation in “Plasma Separation-on-chip” and pictured how microfluidics could play a game changing role in the treatment EB patients.
 
To conclude the series of talks, Felix Spira from Molecular Devices GmbH gave insights in the world of “Advanced Cell Imaging”.
 
An important part of the workshop was to discuss future plans for collaboration towards an interdisciplinary knowledge and communication platform for the enhancement of competences in microfluidic technology, chip based analysis and data acquisition. To fully benefit from the broad range of activities and services, join the network by contacting the BioNanoNet team (office@microfluidics-austria.at).
 
Thank you especially to Dr. Günter Lepperdinger for being a great host!
 
The Austrian Microfluidics Initiative (AMI) was launched by the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) in 2017 to bring together relevant engineering, analytical and biomedical expertise in Austria and bridge existing “research-to-product gaps” in microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip systems and organ-on-a-chip technology. The Initiative is supported by BioNanoNet and its strategic positioning is implemented by Austrian universities and industrial partners.
 
Univ. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Peter Ertl is the spokesperson for the Austrian Microfluidics Initiative.
 
The goal of the Austrian Microfluidics Initiative is to (a) promote scientific collaborations be-tween industry and academia, (b) support technology transfer activities, and (c) review future scientific challenges. Please visit www.microfluidicsaustria.at for further information.
 
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from the left: Günter Lepperdinger, PhD (University of Salzburg, Aging Research, Stem Cell Biology, and Healthy Longevity Sciences), Dr. Michael Harasek (Technische Universität Wien, Institute of Chemical, Enviromental & Bioscience Engineering)
 
 
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