Miniaturized Microfluidic Devices Workshop Outline – Day 1

8:30 – 8:45 Welcome & Introduction
  1. Purpose of the workshop
  2. Instructors
  3. Facilities
  4. Agenda Review
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8:45 – 10:15 Microfluidics, Fully Integrated DNA Analysis, and Forensics DNA Analysis
  1. Introduction to Network Biosystems
  2. Microfluidics principles and history
  3. Development of an integrated DNA system
  4. Status of the self-contained human identification system for use in forensic DNA analysis
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10:15 – 10:30 Break  
10:30 – 12:00 Biochip-based Separation and Detection
  1. Genebench-FX™ platform
  2. Multi-channel microfluidic biochip design and fabrication
  3. Properties and optimization of sieving matrix
  4. Principles of separation and detection
  5. Goals for system resolution, sensitivity, and precision
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12:00 – 1:00 Lunch  
1:00 – 2:45 Genebench FX™-Series 100 Performance
  1. Detailed performance data
  2. Third party comparison to CE
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2:45 – 3: 00 Break  
3:00 – 5:00 Genebench FX™ Demonstration
  1. Instrument set-up
  2. Biochip preparation
  3. Standard separation run(s)
  4. Fast separation protocol
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Tan, McSheehy

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