SPECIAL ABSTRACT REQUIREMENTS
Submissions to this conference must include:
  • 100-word text abstract (for online program)
  • 250-word text abstract (for abstract digest)
  • 2-page extended abstract (for committee review only). The extended abstract must be submitted as a separate PDF document limited to two pages, including tables and figures. Include author names and affiliations; text; any figures, tables, or images; and sufficient data to permit committee review.


  • The purpose of this conference is to provide an international technical forum to showcase recent advances in microfluidics, BioMEMS, and medical microsystems. Microfluidic devices and systems have created a tremendous interest in many application fields, including life sciences, point of care (POC) diagnostics, and environmental applications. They offer many advantages over the existing macroscale systems, including compact size, disposability, higher speed and parallelism of analyses, increased functionality and decreased sample/reagent volumes. In the life sciences, recent research efforts have focused on bio/chemical analyses, pharmaceutical high-throughput systems, and biomaterial surface modification. The interaction of microsystems with living cells and tissues opens a pathway to novel methods of medical diagnostics and therapeutics. Thus, the range of interests has expanded from the molecular scale over single cells to more complex biological systems, and finally, living organisms. Further, several conventional methods in medical engineering for diagnosis and therapy have also been shifting towards miniaturization and MEMS technologies, including minimally invasive surgery, in vivo and ex vivo monitoring, and smart implants. Last, but not least, environmental applications have focused on developing inexpensive sensors for in situ monitoring of contaminants in the environment for public safety or measuring a person's exposure to environmental contamination.

    For many of these applications, microfluidics and other MEMS technologies are essential, as they provide the functional basis of many research tools as well as commercial devices and applications. Thus, over the past several years, there has been a significant increase in the activities associated with understanding, development, and application of micromechanical and microfluidic devices and systems for BioMEMS and medical microsystems.

    Papers are solicited on the following major topics and other related subjects:

    Micro/Nano Fluidic Components
    Microfabrication Technologies for Microfluidics and BioMEMS
    Applications of Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems
    BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARD
    A cash prize sponsored by microfluidic ChipShop GmbH will be awarded to the best student paper.

    Judging and Requirements
    Presentations and manuscripts will be judged based on scientific merit, impact, and clarity. Candidates for the award need to be the presenting author, a full-time student, must have conducted the majority of the research presented in the paper, and must submit their manuscript by the deadline in January 2021.

    Nominations
    To be considered, submit your abstract online, select “Yes” when asked if you are a full-time student, and select yourself as the speaker.
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    Conference BO307

    Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems XX

    This conference has an open call for papers:
    Abstract Due: 11 August 2021
    Author Notification: 11 October 2021
    Manuscript Due: 29 December 2021
    SPECIAL ABSTRACT REQUIREMENTS
    Submissions to this conference must include:
  • 100-word text abstract (for online program)
  • 250-word text abstract (for abstract digest)
  • 2-page extended abstract (for committee review only). The extended abstract must be submitted as a separate PDF document limited to two pages, including tables and figures. Include author names and affiliations; text; any figures, tables, or images; and sufficient data to permit committee review.


  • The purpose of this conference is to provide an international technical forum to showcase recent advances in microfluidics, BioMEMS, and medical microsystems. Microfluidic devices and systems have created a tremendous interest in many application fields, including life sciences, point of care (POC) diagnostics, and environmental applications. They offer many advantages over the existing macroscale systems, including compact size, disposability, higher speed and parallelism of analyses, increased functionality and decreased sample/reagent volumes. In the life sciences, recent research efforts have focused on bio/chemical analyses, pharmaceutical high-throughput systems, and biomaterial surface modification. The interaction of microsystems with living cells and tissues opens a pathway to novel methods of medical diagnostics and therapeutics. Thus, the range of interests has expanded from the molecular scale over single cells to more complex biological systems, and finally, living organisms. Further, several conventional methods in medical engineering for diagnosis and therapy have also been shifting towards miniaturization and MEMS technologies, including minimally invasive surgery, in vivo and ex vivo monitoring, and smart implants. Last, but not least, environmental applications have focused on developing inexpensive sensors for in situ monitoring of contaminants in the environment for public safety or measuring a person's exposure to environmental contamination.

    For many of these applications, microfluidics and other MEMS technologies are essential, as they provide the functional basis of many research tools as well as commercial devices and applications. Thus, over the past several years, there has been a significant increase in the activities associated with understanding, development, and application of micromechanical and microfluidic devices and systems for BioMEMS and medical microsystems.

    Papers are solicited on the following major topics and other related subjects:

    Micro/Nano Fluidic Components
    • fluid delivery, transport, and control
    • micro -valves, -pumps, -mixers, and -reactors
    • nanofluidic devices and systems
    • microdroplet generation and manipulations
    • micro-heating/cooling devices
    • emerging microfluidic approaches (inertial microfluidics,electrofluidics, paper/textile microfluidics)
    • optofluidics
    • CAD, modeling, and analysis.

    Microfabrication Technologies for Microfluidics and BioMEMS
    • polymer microfabrication methods
    • emerging fabrication technologies (e.g., 3D printing/additive manufacturing)
    • fluidic modules and interconnects
    • fluidic packaging and assembly
    • microstructuring of organic materials
    • functional materials for microfluidics and BioMEMS
    • surface texturing and modification.

    Applications of Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems
    • point-of-care (POC) medical monitoring and diagnostics
    • nano bio/medical sensors
    • optofluidics, on-chip waveguides and optical detection
    • cell-based sensing devices and systems, flow cytometry
    • implantable medical microsystems
    • sensors and systems for environmental monitoring
    • sensors and systems for in vitro/in vivo monitoring and diagnosis
    • cells, tissues, and organisms on-a-chip
    • microfluidic-based drug development and analysis.

    BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARD
    A cash prize sponsored by microfluidic ChipShop GmbH will be awarded to the best student paper.

    Judging and Requirements
    Presentations and manuscripts will be judged based on scientific merit, impact, and clarity. Candidates for the award need to be the presenting author, a full-time student, must have conducted the majority of the research presented in the paper, and must submit their manuscript by the deadline in January 2021.

    Nominations
    To be considered, submit your abstract online, select “Yes” when asked if you are a full-time student, and select yourself as the speaker.
    Conference Chair
    Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
    Conference Chair
    microfluidic ChipShop GmbH (Germany)
    Conference Co-Chair
    Bastian E. Rapp
    Univ. of Freiburg (Germany)
    Program Committee
    Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Program Committee
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
    Program Committee
    IBM Research - Brazil (Brazil)
    Program Committee
    Univ. of Calgary (Canada)
    Program Committee
    FounderTraction (United States)
    Program Committee
    Aquarian Microsystems (United States)
    Program Committee
    National Cheng Kung Univ. (Taiwan)
    Program Committee
    Pacific Northwest National Lab. (United States)
    Program Committee
    Univ. of Illinois at Chicago (United States)
    Program Committee
    Thomas Stieglitz
    Albert-Ludwigs-Univ. Freiburg (Germany)
    Program Committee
    Sindy Kam-Yan Tang
    Stanford Univ. (United States)
    Program Committee
    Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
    Program Committee
    Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V. (Germany)
    Program Committee
    Intellectual Ventures Management, LLC (United States)
    Additional Information
    SPIE 3D Printing, Fabrication, and Manufacturing Award

    SPIE 3D Printing, Fabrication, and Manufacturing highlights papers from BiOS, LASE, and OPTO that showcase innovative ways to apply this multidimensional / multidisciplinary technology. One winner will be selected from each symposium. This award will be presented at the LASE Plenary Session at SPIE Photonics West.

    REQUIREMENTS:
    • During the abstract submission process, add related track "3D" when prompted.
    • Be the presenter of an accepted paper at Photonics West
    • Apply for the award by 17 November 2021 11:59 PM PDT

    APPLY ONLINE: https://spie.smapply.io/prog/3DPrintingAward2022
    • Opens 15 October 2021 12:00 AM PDT
    • Closes 17 November 2021 11:59 PM PDT
    • Provide an 800 to 2000-word summary explaining how your research is connected with 3D printing, manufacturing, or fabrication.
    • Provide your SPIE Paper Number, paper title, and abstract.


    AWARD WINNERS:
    The award winners will be contacted prior to the conference to confirm their availability to accept the award at the LASE Plenary Session.