With more than 100 online participants this event attracted a lot of specialists in the field. The presentations covered an amazing field of applications from the research phase as well as applied methods. Session one covered the applications for healthcare and session two had a focus on Nano-particle detection for nano-safety. Although both topics are not strictly separated.
Read briefly what the talks were about and follow the link to the presentations.
We learned from Prof. Yogendra Kumar Mishra, SDU, about new materials for sensing that base on ZnO in the form of tetrapods with fantastic properties allowing not only 3D structures but also the infiltration with other materials. The sponge-like structures allow the trapping of bacteria and have the potential to detect viruses applying antibodies. (Link to presentation)
Dr. Fabian Lofink, Fraunhofer ISIT, gave us insights on piezoelectric materials and their applications to MEMS sensors and a focus on AlScN and its recently discovered ferroelectricity. (Link to Fraunhofer ISIT)
A presentation by Dag Winther Svendsen, Abena, of integrated sensors and real-time data collection to help patients with incontinence problems gave practical insights into the development at Abena. (Link to webpage)
Lars Blohm, Campton Diagnostics, develops in cooperation with the Fraunhofer ISIT a silicon-based biochip platform that is applicable for a wide range of immunological and molecular-biological based tests. ( find the presentation here and the webpage)
Assoc. Prof. Jacek Fiutowski, SDU, introduced several methods that were investigated in the course of the CheckNano project to detect nanoparticles as they pose possible hazards to humans. To be able to detect them in real-life samples a combination of several methods seems best including separation and enrichment of nanoparticles and then a detection. (find the presentation here)
Dr. Coline Bretz, LS Instruments, introduced the possibilities that Static (SLS) and Dynamic (DLS) Light Scattering offers. New developments were explained, including the Modulated 3D Cross-Correlation technology for sample characterization. ( Link to the webpage .)
Dr. Christoph Johann, Wyatt Technology, is a specialist in asymmetrical Flow-FFF for the characterization of nanoparticles in dilute suspensions. Field-Flow Fractionation has the potential to separate nanoparticles in complex media. (find the presentation here and the webpage )