Microfluidics consists of components such as valves, pumps and mixers for manipulating and transporting the fluid at micrometer to nanometer scale. This interdisciplinary field has a wide range of application areas including environmental sensing, medical diagnostics, drug discovery, drug delivery, microscale chemical production, combinatorial synthesis and assays, artificial organs, and micropropulsion, microscale energy systems.
The global microfluidics market is projected to reach USD 58.8 billion by 2026 from USD 20.7 billion in 2021, growing at a CAGR of 23.2%. Rise in demand for Point-of-Care (POC) devices is expected to significantly drive the market. Microfluidics-based devices need a fraction of the sample for data interpretation. The application of microfluidics has enabled conventional laboratory procedures to be shifted to Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC). The market is also driven by demand for high-throughput screening methodologies, low-volume sample analysis, demand for in Vitro Diagnostics (IVD), and development of advanced lab-on-a-chip technologies. Microfluidics offers high return on investment and helps in cost control by minimizing errors.
SIMTech’s Microfluidics and LOC MasterClass aims at providing participants from industry, government laboratories, and academia, with state-of-the-art overview and analysis of current and emerging microfluidic and lab-on-a-chip technologies. The MasterClass is conducted by international leaders in microfluidics research, innovation and commercialization.
No prior microfluidics knowledge is required.
The MasterClass will discuss the fundamentals of microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip technology, including the fluid mechanics theory, microfabrication for microfluidics, characterization techniques, and the micro flow control. The course also highlights on the applications of microfluidics and LOC, introduce the microfluidic components for life sciences, chemistry, point-of-care diagnostics, Organ on a Chip, etc. Examples of emerging commercial microfluidic products (diagnostics cartridge, wearable systems, DNA amplification platforms) will be analysed during the sessions. Detailed case studies about microfluidic new product development will be given on the applications for disease diagnosis, prognosis and precision therapy, as well as the soft microfluidic wearable sensors for healthcare.
"I attended the Microfluidics Masterclass organised by SIMTech in 2020 during the Covid period. The course is well organised with detailed and simple walk-through on Microfluidics with world-class experts, providing great knowledge and insight to Microfluidics. I strongly recommend this Masterclass for those who wishes to have understanding on the know-how on Microfluidics and their application."
Dr Poh Tuang Yeow,
Research Scientist from Denka Singapore