Portable diagnostic devices – the new world of disease diagnostics

27 Aug 2015
Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Portable diagnostic devices – the new world of disease diagnostics

Diagnosing illness and disease can be an expensive and time consuming endeavor. For the patient it is often a painful and invasive procedure.


Chemists and engineers are the new innovators in disease identification, developing technologies to improve diagnosis – reducing cost, speeding up the turn-around time for results and allowing for diagnosis ‘on the go’. The Convergence Science Network is pleased to present a panel discussion on an exciting development in the field of biomedical engineering and patient care in which Australia has exceptional expertise.  The expert panellists from research and industry will provide an overview of their work on ‘smart bandages’, instant blood glucose monitoring, and painless microneedles. They will answer your questions on how the field of portable diagnostic devices has advanced and what we can expect in the future.
 

The panel members are:

  • Professor Nicolas Voelcker, Deputy Director, Mawson Institute, ARC Centre for Bio-Nano Science and Technology, University of South Australia
  • Dr Simon Corrie, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology and ARC Centre for Bio-Nano Science and Technolgy, The University of Queensland
  • Dr Alastair Hodges, Chief Scientist, Universal Biosensors

The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr Simon Tucker, former Vice-President, Biota Pharmaceuticals.

Event Details:

5.00 PM – 6.00 PM Serving of refreshments
6.00 pm – 7.15pm Presentations and panel discussion
Thursday, 27 August 2015
Lecture Theatre 230, Level 2 
Melbourne Graduate School of Education
234 Queensberry Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053
Australia

Link to register here