Customer Education

Rapid Point Of Care Test Development Workshop –
A Hands-on Multi Day Experience


In partnership with Kinematic Automation

Workshop Title: Rapid Point Of Care Test Development Workshop – A Hands-on
Multi Day Experience

Date: March 20–22, 2018
March 20–21
Introduction to Rapid Point of Care Tests
March 22
Advanced Level Topics

Location: Washington Duke Inn
3001 Cameron Blvd
Durham, North Carolina

Registration fees and payment:
3-day technical seminar $695 USD; lunch and dinner are included.
Advanced Level Topics (day 3 only) $195 USD; lunch included.
The fee will be invoiced upon registration.

Hotel reservation:
You may reserve a room at Washington Duke Inn at the group rate of $267 USD per night. More information on how to make a reservation for this rate will be sent to you with your registration confirmation email.

Cancellation of registration:
Cancellation in writing should be addressed to:
Darla Falk
MilliporeSigma
Email: darla.falk@sial.com



 Abstract

Join MilliporeSigma and Kinematic Automation in Durham, North Carolina for our 3-day technical seminar. This course will take you through the development and manufacture of a rapid point of care test, incorporating raw materials, research and development considerations plus machinery. Attendees will become familiar with all these aspects further through handson practical sessions. Learn about future technologies and market trends from industry leaders and take advantage of great networking opportunities.

Topics that will be covered include: 

Day 1 and 2 Topics:

  • Design Considerations for Lateral Flow Test Strips
  • Reagent Chemistries and Labels of Choice for Rapid Point of Care
  • Rapid Point of Care Test Cassette Development Process, Manufacturing and Costs
  • Increasing Sensitivity in Rapid Point of Care Tests
  • Design for Automation
  • Interfering Antibody Blockers
  • Lab Exercise: Construction and Testing of Functional Rapid Point of Care Tests

Day 3 Topics:

  • Selecting Pad Materials
  • Adhesives and Converting for Rapid Point of Care Test Devices
  • Use of Dyed and Fluorescent Estapor Microspheres
  • Blocking Agents and Stabilizers for Rapid POC Tests
  • Antibody Selection for POC Testing
  • Troubleshooting Rapid Point of Care Tests

 Agenda

 
Day 1, Tuesday, March 20
Start Presentation Title Presenter
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration and Check-in Matt Coussens, Ph.D., Darla Falk, MilliporeSigma
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Rapid Point of Care Market Overview
Shawn Gaskell, MilliporeSigma
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Veterinary POC Diagnostics Chris Lambillotte, SafePath
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Break  
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Design Considerations for Test Strips Michael Mansfield, Ph.D., MilliporeSigma
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Reagent Chemistries and Labels of Choice for Rapid POC Tests Michael Mansfield, Ph.D., MilliporeSigma
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM Break  
2:15 PM - 4:15 PM Lab Exercise I: Construction of Functional Rapid Point of Care Tests Michael Mansfield, Ph.D., MilliporeSigma
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM POC Test Cassette Development Process, Manufacturing and Costs Mary Buchanan, Luke Helm, Symbient
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Evening Activity  
     
Day 2, Wednesday, March 21
Start Presentation Title Presenter
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM Benefits of Gold in Lateral Flow Denise Glasscock, Arista Biologicals
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Design for Automation Dave Carlberg, Kinematic
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Break  
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Interfering Antibody Blockers Mark McCurley, MilliporeSigma
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch  
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Adhesives and Converting for Rapid Point of Care Devices Jennifer Ponti, Lohmann
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Lab Exercise II: Testing of Functional Rapid Point of Care Tests Michael Mansfield, Ph.D., MilliporeSigma
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Break  
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM Equipment Review, Product Demo, Table Show MilliporeSigma, Kinematic, BBI, Lohmann, Symbient,
SafePath, Arista Biologicals
     
Day 3, Thursday, March 22
Start Presentation Title Facilitator
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM TBD BBI
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Selecting Pad Materials Michael Mansfield, Ph.D., MilliporeSigma
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Break  
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Use of Dyed and Fluorescent Estapor Microspheres Hugues de Crémiers, Ph.D., Merck
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Antibody Selection for Rapid POC Tests Rich Trigila and/or Mike Moehlenbrock, Ph.D., MilliporeSigma
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Estapor Bead Conjugation Workflow and Troubleshooting Zi Teng Wang, Ph.D., MilliporeSigma
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM Break  
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Troubleshooting Rapid Point of Care Tests Michael Mansfield, Ph.D., MilliporeSigma
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM Surveys and Close-out Matt Coussens, Ph.D., MilliporeSigma

** Agenda subject to change

For more information, please contact technicalworkshops@sial.com or:

Darla Falk
Customer Education and Training  
MilliporeSigma
Phone: 314-236-8702
Email: darla.falk@sial.com