9th Annual Biomarkers Congress
Systems Integration in Biodefense
The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC
1150 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC
http://www.healthtech.com/Conferences_Overview.aspx?id=72084

Schedule of Presentations:

Monday, August 18, 2008
07:30:00 Registration and Morning Coffee
08:30:00 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks John C. Carrano
08:40:00 DARPA Technology Programs in Biodefense: A Strategic Technology View Barbara McQuiston,
09:15:00 Undefined
09:50:00 Systems Biology in Medical Development Joseph M. Palma
10:25:00 Coffee Break
11:00:00 Analysis of the Department of Homeland Security’s Detect-to-Protect (D2P) Biological Sensor Field Tests Michael Finnin
11:30:00 Building an Effective Partnership between the Private Sector and Government for Biodefense Countermeasure Development Bradley T. Smith
12:00:00 Technology Challenges in Biological Threat Characterization J. Patrick Fitch
12:00:00 New Presentation
12:00:00 New Presentation
12:30:00 Luncheon Presentation (Sponsorship Available) or Lunch on Your Own
14:00:00 Chairperson’s Remarks Kenton L. Lohman
14:10:00 Fully Automated DNA Preparation Microsystem for Air Samples Marion Ritzi
14:40:00 One-Step Pathogen Specific DNA Extraction from Whole Blood on a Centrifugal Microfluidic Device Yoon-Kyoung Cho
15:10:00 Collection, Focusing, and Metering of DNA in Microchannels Using Addressable Electrode Arrays for Portable Low-Power Bioanalysis Victor M Ugaz
15:40:00 Identification of Biothreat Agents Using Gel-Drop Microarrays in a Microfluidic Format Christopher Cooney
16:10:00 Refreshment Break, Exhibit and Poster Viewing
16:45:00 A Simple Cassette for the Processing of Nucleic Acids Present in Human Fluid Samples Haim H. Bau
17:15:00 Rapid SNP Diagnostics Using Asymmetric Isothermal Amplification and a New Mismatch-Suppression Technology Yoshihide Hayashizaki
17:45:00 Networking Reception
18:45:00 Close of Day One
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
08:00:00 Morning Coffee
08:30:00 Chairperson’s Remarks Kevin P. O’Connell
08:40:00 Microluidic Biothreat Detection and Forensic Identification Systems Joanne Horn
09:10:00 A High-Speed Biothreat Detection System Using Silicon Chip-Based PCR David W. Robbins
09:40:00 Coffee Break, Exhibit and Poster Viewing
10:10:00 Detection of Nucleic Acid and Toxin Targets on an Automated Portable System Shuqi Chen
10:40:00 Near Real-Time Biological Threat Detection for Commercial Building Security Applications
11:00:00 Total Facility System Integration and Response for Biologics Threat Detection Anthony D Bashall
11:20:00 COLLABORATION AND BUSINESS CHALLENGES: Gap Analysis and Investment Perspective Expert Panel: Penrose “Parney” Albright, Cole Van Nice
12:00:00 New Presentation
12:10:00 Luncheon Presentation (Sponsorship Available) or Lunch on Your Own
13:30:00 Chairperson’s Remarks: Steven Buchsbaum
13:40:00 Technical Hurdles Facing Homeland Security Bio-Countermeasures Development Keith B. Ward
14:15:00 NIAID Biodefense Diagnostic Program: Filling the Technology Research Gaps Maria Y. Giovanni
14:50:00 Leveraging Cell Phone Technology to Make Point-of-Care Diagnostics Accessible in the Developing World Boris Nikolic
15:20:00 Refreshment Break, Exhibit and Poster Viewing
16:00:00 REIMBURSEMENT AND REGULATORY ISSUES Expert Panel: Thomas A. Gustafson, Steven I. Gutman, Kathleen Claessens, Paul Radensky
17:00:00 Close of Conference
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