Leuven.Inc seminar 'Point-of-care diagnostic tools'

This seminar is a joint organization of Leuven.Inc and Leuven Medical Technology Center (L-MTC), powered by Flanders Smart Hub.

Point-of-care diagnostic tools allow to perform diagnostic tests at the site of patient care, without intervention of a (central) clinical lab. Key goal is to receive test results quicker, resulting in immediate clinical decision making, inside or outside the hospital.

POC diagnostics is a growing market, wherein new technologies offer new opportunities and services. It is a multidisciplinary domain bringing together medicine, biology, chemistry, nanotechnology, membrane technology, ICT, … etc.
What are the latest evolutions and technologies related to point of care diagnostics? What are key improvement opportunities? Where are we heading for in the future ?

To provide an answer to the questions above, we kindly invite you to our seminar, which will provide an excellent opportunity to meet up with people in this domain.

Practical aspects

Date: Tuesday February 14th, 2012
Location: Thermotechnisch Instituut, Kasteelpark Arenberg, 3001 Leuven (Heverlee)


13h30:Registration and coffee
14h00:Welcome and introduction
Peter Raeymaekers, Coordinator Flanders' Care
14h15:Trends and evolutions from an end user perspective
Marc Sabbe, Professor UZ Leuven, Emergency Medicine
14h45:Improvement opportunities in the view of general practitioners
Frank Buntinx, Professor Department of General Practice K.U. Leuven & University of Maastricht
15h15:New technologies allow faster clinical decision making
Rob Geraerdts, Managing Director Roche Diagnostics Belgium
15h45:Coffee break
16h15:Development of biosensors in point of care testing tools
Filip Frederix, New Business Development Manager Biosensors NXP
16h45:Low-cost wafer scale polymer optofluidics for point-of-care diagnosis
Heidi Ottevaere, Researcher, BPHOT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
17h15:Complex diagnostics systems offering immediate and simple solutions for patients and doctors
Geert Maertens, CSO Biocartis
17h45:Q & A
18:15Drinks and networking

The interventions will be held in English 

Participation fee

60 euro (excl. VAT): researchers affiliated and billable to academic institutes
120 euro (excl. VAT): members of Leuven.Inc/FSH partners
160 euro (excl. VAT): all others

Participation in our activities at -50% discount via KMO-portefeuille
Pijler OPLEIDING: Leuven.Inc Approval number DV.O106761
More info:


Registrations before Tuesday February 7th, 2012, preferably via the online registration form (use the 'Register' button) or by email to admin@leuveninc.com (including all contact and invoice details).

After registration you will receive a confirmation and route description. The registration fee is payable after receipt of invoice. Cancellation after subscription is not possible. However, replacement by a colleague is allowed.*

* As an (Associate) Company Member you can be replaced by a colleague. As an individual Member you can only be replaced by another Individual Member. When this is not possible, Leuven.Inc will charge an extra fee for the replacement by a non-member.

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