Program details released for Sample Preparation Conference

The program details have been released for the 4th Sample Preparation Conference in which experts in sample preparation for detection of toxins, pathogens and viruses will address the major issues and state-of-the-art technology for the profession.

Sample Prep will be held at the Hilton Resort & Spa in San Diego, California from April 4 through April 5, 2011, and is hosted by the Knowledge Foundation, a group that integrates real-world applications and scientific ingenuity through collaborative research.

Some of the topics that will be explored include clinical and point-of-care applications for advanced sample prep technologies, advances in microfluidic technologies for sample preparation, integrating sample prep and detection into commercial systems, the critical role of sample prep in biodefense, overcoming sample prep challenges for food and water safety, and improvements in automated nucleic acid extraction and purification.

A few of the distinguished speakers for the Sample Prep event include Kingsley Amoako of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Robert E. Carlson of Receptors, LLC, Andre Marziali of Boreal Genomics Inc. and the University of British Columbia, Kelly D. Goodwin of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, and D. Michael Connolly of Integrated Nano-Technologies, LLC.

The Knowledge Foundation uses events like this to provide wider exposure to developments in emerging fields like nanotechnology, chemical and biological detection technologies, and alternative energy.