Detection Technologies conference set for November

The 17th Detection Technologies conference, hosted by the Knowledge Foundation, will be held November 9-10, 2010, at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.

The conference is internationally recognized for experts in identification and detection of chemical and biological threats. The event will exhibit the latest research developments and systems ready-to-market in the areas of biothreat identification, detection and analysis at the point-of-care and in the field.

Dr. Frances Ligler, senior scientist for biosensors and biomaterials at the Naval Research Laboratory, will deliver this year’s keynote address. Dr. Ligler will discuss new concepts for the integration of microfluidics and optics, molecular recognition, improved approaches to biosensor system integration and simplified fabrication technologies.

Dr. Paul Schaudies of the Committee on Effectiveness of National Biosurveillance Systems will present a review on the study charge, the findings and recommendations of the committee, and the committee deliberation and process.

The presentations will be available in person and online via a live webcast.

Other distinguished faculty that will be present at the conference include Alexander N. Asanov of TIRF Technologies, Steven S. Branda of Sandia National Laboratories, and William Chadsey of BioWarn, LLC.

Other topics in the program include point-of-care pathogen detection, rapid reliable continuous automated detection and PCR vs. non-PCR based detection techniques.