OCTOBER 18-20, 2021

Diagnostics & Bio Imaging

Diagnostics & Imaging

Symposium Co-Chairs

Prakash D. NallathambyPrakash D. Nallathamby
Research Assistant Professor
Notre Dame University

Eric GaleEric Gale
Assistant Professor
Harvard Medical School

Key Speakers

Caitlin TresslerMALDI Imaging: Taking Biomedical Research to the Next Level of Molecular Microscopy
Caitlin Tressler
Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Ryan RoederEngineering nanoparticle probes for detecting disease and monitoring therapy with computed tomography
Ryan Roeder
Professor, University of Notre Dame; Founder, Spinesmith LLC

The 2020 Diagnostics & Bio Imaging symposium will highlight innovations in development and commercialization of diagnostic and imaging technologies and imaging materials for clinical and health applications. Submit an abstract and plan to join researchers and innovators from around the world at this exciting event.

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2021 Symposium Sessions

Monday October 18

1:30COVID-19: Diagnostics

Tuesday October 19

8:30Biotech & Medtech Track Keynotes
10:30Innovations in Diagnostics I
1:30Innovations in Diagnostics II

Wednesday October 20

10:30Applied Biomaterials: Drug/Gene Delivery
1:30New Nano Delivery Technologies

2021 Symposium Program

Monday October 18

1:30COVID-19: DiagnosticsBaltimore 4
Session chair: Jeannine Coburn, Worcester Polytechnic Institute & Prakash Nallathamby, University of Notre Dame
1:30Merging biochemistry and photonic chip technology to enable ubiquitous point-of-need and at-home diagnostics
D. Vermeulen, SiPhox, Inc., US
1:55Low-cost diagnostic biosensors for COVID-19
C. de la Fuente, University of Pennsylvania, US
2:20Femtomolar SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Detection Using the Microbubbling Digital Assay with Smartphone Readout
P. Wang, University of Pennsylvania, US
2:45SalivaDirect: A simplified and flexible platform to enhance SARS-CoV-2 testing capacity
A.L. Wyllie, C.B.F. Vogels, O. Allicock, A.E. Watkins, M.E. Petrone, D. Yolda Carr, C.A. Harden, D.E. Brackney, C.C. Kalinich, M. Breban, I.M. Ott, R. Sikka, L. Kadiri, N.D. Grubaugh, Yale School of Public Health, US
3:05Ultrafast COVID-19 Diagnosis using Saliva Sample
A. Ramanujam, G.G. Botte, Texas Tech University, US
3:25Rapid and Inexpensive Point-of-Use (POU) Testing for SARS-CoV-2 Quantification with Membrane-Based in-Gel Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (mgLAMP) System
J. Li, Y. Zhu, X. Wu, A. Gu, L. Dobelle, C.A. Cid, M.R. Hoffmann, California Institute of Technology, US
3:45Fast COVID-19 diagnosis with deep learning and chest X-rays: from toy datasets to clinical applications, pp. 165-168
S.D. Dias, P.E.M. Lopes, FastCompChem, Lda, PT

Tuesday October 19

8:30Biotech & Medtech Track KeynotesWoodrow Wilson C
Session chair: Jeannine Coburn, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
8:30Integrating Nanotechnology with 3D Bioprinting for Vascularized Tissue Regeneration
H. Cui, T. Esworthy, L.G. Zhang, The George Washington University, US
9:00Innovation in Interbody Spinal Fusion Implants with Porous and Bioactive Composites: The Journey from Concept to Commercialization
R.K. Roeder, University of Notre Dame, US
9:30Accessing Intracellular Targets for Therapeutic Gain in Major Diseases
S. Dhar, University of Miami, US
10:30Innovations in Diagnostics IMagnolia 3
Session chair: Prakash Nallathamby, University of Notre Dame
10:30Engineering Nanoparticle Probes for Detecting Disease and Monitoring Therapy with Computed Tomography
R.K. Roeder, T.E. Curtis, C.J. Evans, T.A. Finamore, L. Li, T.L. McGinnity, P.D. Nallathamby, University of Notre Dame, US
10:55Multifunctional Dendronized Nanoparticles for Cancer Therapies
M-C. Daniel, University of Maryland Baltimore County, US
11:20Non-Specific Gold Nanoparticle – Blood Serum Protein Interactions: Not Foe, but Powerful Tool for In Vitro Diagnostic Applications
Q. Huo, University of Central Florida, US
11:45Glycation of the lipoprotein ApoAI is a novel biomarker for early predicting diabetic cardiovascular complications
A. Arias-Alvarado, S. Ilchenko, E. Reed, S. Kashyap, T. Kasumov, Northeast Ohio Medical University, US
1:30Innovations in Diagnostics IIMagnolia 2
Session chair: Prakash Nallathamby, University of Notre Dame
1:30MALDI Imaging: Taking Biomedical Research to the Next Level of Molecular Microscopy
C. Tressler, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, US
1:55Microbubbling Digital Assay
P. Wang, University of Pennsylvania, US
2:15PEST-enabled Precision Medicine Platform for Viral Diagnostics and Therapeutics
X. Wang, S. Yao, Atom Bioworks, US
2:35A Bioaffinity Approach to Circulating Tumor Cells Capture
K. Morris, C. Bilynsky, A.-L. Papa, The George Washington University, US

Wednesday October 20

10:30Applied Biomaterials: Drug/Gene DeliveryBaltimore 4
Session chair: Jeannine Coburn, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
10:30Examining and exploiting lymphatic vessels for drug delivery at mucosal surfaces
K. Maisel, University of Maryland, US
11:00Identifying the cytosolic fate of DNA nanostructures
D. Mathur, K. Rogers, S.A. Díaz, M. Muroski, W.P. Klein, L. Field, J.B. Delehanty, I.L. Medintz, George Mason University, US
11:20Novel Guidewire Design and Coating for Continuous Delivery of Adenosine During Interventional Procedures
E. Brewer, Z. Brown, M. Foreman, A. Lowman, E. Menshikova, E. Jackson, Rowan University, US
1:30New Nano Delivery TechnologiesBaltimore 4
Session chair: Puneet Tyagi, AstraZeneca & Steve Zullo, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
1:30Nanotechnology-based Tools for Addressing Viral and Cardiovascular Diseases in Pregnant Women
S. Dhar, University of Miami, US
1:55Targeted Transport of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria by Soil Protists
L.M. Shor, C. Hawxhurst, J.L. Micciulla, D.J. Gage, University of Connecticut, US
2:15The Development of Quick-Set, High-Solids Pharmaceutical Tablet Coatings
T. Kalantar, M. Ladika, H. Shao, S. Dean, K. Harris, P. Sheskey, K. Coppens, K. Balwinski, D. Holbrook, Dow, Inc., US
2:35mRNA: from addressing global pandemics to medicines of the future
L. Santos, AstraZeneca, US
3:00Investigation of Lyophilized Platelet Interactions with Human Platelets In Vitro
B. Schnoor, A.-L. Papa, George Washington University, US
3:20A Cancer-Favoring, Engineered Vaccinia Virus for Cholangiocarcinoma.
S.Y. Yoo, Pusan National University, KR

Topics & Application Areas

  • Novel Approaches for Diagnostics & Assays
  • Lab on a Chip Diagnostics
  • Rapid Field Assays & Diagnostics
  • Infection Monitoring & Reporting Technologies
  • Nanoparticle-Based Imaging & Diagnostics
  • Wearables & Diagnostics Agents for Non-invaseive Diagnosis
  • Big Data Analysis & Predictive Diagnostics
  • Advances in MRI, X-ray CT & PET-SPEC
  • Contrast Agent Technology for Early Diagnosis
  • Other

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