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Sample Prep 2012



May 3-4, 2012, San Diego, USA

Sample Prep is an internationally recognized event for experts in sample preparation for detection and identification of viruses, toxins and pathogens. This conference will address the major issues and current state-of-the-art in the technologies related to the important phases of real-world sample preparation such as:  

- Sample collection
- (Pre-) concentration
- Lysis
- Target extraction
- Transfer to analytical module

Novel robust sampling and bioforensic techniques will be reviewed as applicable to biodefense, field & point-of-care biomedical & clinical applications, food & water testing, and environmental & agricultural sampling. Our group of leading experts from government, academia and industry will address the following discussion issues and areas of focused technology development and implementation:
• Sample prep with microfluidics
• Sample prep-on-a-chip
• Alternative sample prep technologies for viruses, toxins & pathogens
• Sample prep as separate vs. integrated module approach
• Nanotechnology challenges for sample preparation
• Robust sampling methodologies (automation, high-throughput, combinatorial approach in sample prep)
• Food, water, air, and environmental sampling
• Novel methods of extraction from tough (non-filterable) matrices
• Single use sample concentration modules
• Advanced lateral flow assays for sample prep
• Nucleic acid or protein based sample prep for next generation sequencing
• Sample prep technologies for detection/diagnostics vs. pharma


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