Dr. Marvin Slepian & ACABI Lecture Series: ‘Converting to Point-of-Care Devices’

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 12:00pm
Event Location: 

UA BIO5 Institute, Room 103
Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building
1657 E. Helen St.
Tucson, AZ 85721

The Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation (ACABI) and BIO5 Institute at the University of Arizona Present the Noontime Innovation Series – Spring 2019

Please join us on the following dates for a progressive series of topics aimed at developing new lab tech:

April 19 | “Converting to Point-of-Care Devices” (Keating Rm 103)

(The previous topics covered were: Jan. 25, “Innovation as a Process, Defining the Needs, Identifying our Strengths” | Feb. 15, “Identifying Technologies, Defining Instruments and Designs” | and March 22, “Defining Uses and Applications in the Laboratory”)

Opportunities for Enhanced Laboratory Instrumentation: What are the needs?

Where can we go? How do we achieve our goals?

Diagnostics and detection are vital for basic research, science, technology, applied development, translation and clinical investigation. As such, opportunities exist for enhanced instrumentation development focusing on new analytics, new detection means, enhanced sensitivity and discrimination, data storage and telemetry, device manufacture and miniaturization.

This series of midday discussions is aimed at identifying new opportunities for advancing the development of enhanced laboratory instrumentation. This is a chance to bring cutting-edge science and engineering, ongoing at UA, into “light and discussion,” to interface with areas of application and unmet need.

It is hoped that out of these discussions new collaborative opportunities will emerge leading to student engagement, grants, translational efforts and potential commercialization opportunities.

The Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation (ACABI) is an entity with a university-wide focus, aims at identifying unmet needs and coupling them with emerging science and technology, for effective interfacing leading to novel solutions development. It is a “creativity engine,” aimed at fostering and enhancing value for ongoing research at the University of Arizona to maximize real world utility of efforts.

About BIO5
The BIO5 Institute at the University of Arizona connects and mobilizes top researchers in agriculture, bioengineering, biomedicine, pharmacy, basic science and data and computational science to find creative solutions to humanity’s most pressing health and environmental challenges. Since 2001, this interdisciplinary approach has been an international model of how to conduct collaborative research, and has resulted in improved food crops, innovative diagnostics and devices, disease prevention strategies and promising new therapies. Learn more at BIO5.ORG.

For further information please contact:

Marvin J. Slepian, MD – Director
(520) 626-8543

John Jackson – Associate Director
(520) 626-8543

Event Flyer (please view, post and share with colleagues):
 ACABI.Bio 5 Instrument.v2.pdf