The Knowledge Foundation Releases Program Update for the 14th Biodetection Technologies Conference

The Knowledge Foundation today released a Program update for the 14th Biodetection Technologies conference which will be held at the Marriott Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD from June 25-26, 2009.

Biodetection Technologies is an internationally recognized event for experts in detection and identification of biological and chemical threats and will explore the latest R&D developments as well as ready-to-market systems for major biothreat detection, identification, and analysis both in the field and at the point-of-care.

The keynote speaker from DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) will discuss the greatest challenge facing pragmatic biological sensors and diagnostic instruments. Other Program topics include:

  • Advances in Sensor & Detector Technologies
  • The Use of Nanotechnology
  • Point-of-Care Diagnostics
  • Bioinformatics for Biodefense
  • Optics & Fluorescence-Based Detection
  • Water Protection and Monitoring
  • Field Testing and Interpreting Results

Confirmed speakers include:

  • John A. Adams, PhD, JMAR Technologies, Inc.
  • George Anderson, PhD, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
  • Colin Brenan, PhD, BioTrove Inc.
  • Michael Connolly, PhD, Integrated Nano-Technologies, LLC
  • John W. Czajka, PhD, MBA, Smiths Detection Diagnostics
  • Filip Frederix, PhD, NXP
  • Graeme Frith, PhD, Exocyte Ltd.
  • Jorge E. Gonzalez, PhD, Caribbean Biotechnologies, Inc.
  • Kathryn M. Hansen, California Department of Public Health
  • H. James Harmon, PhD, Oklahoma State University
  • Guilhem Larigauderie, PhD, DGA/French Ministry of Defense
  • Bo Mattiasson, PhD, Lund University
  • Luis Moreno-Hagelsieb, PhD, Université Catholique de Louvain
  • Dennis L. Polla, PhD, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • Lou Reinisch, PhD, Veritide Ltd.
  • Yuliya Shakalisava, PhD, Dublin City University
  • Duncan Sharp, PhD, Nottingham Trent University
  • Willy A. Valdivia-Granda, PhD, Orion Integrated Biosciences Inc.
  • Hans van der Voorn, Izon Science Ltd.
  • Trevor Wagner, PhD, OpGen, Inc.
  • Reinhold Wimberger-Friedl, PhD, Philips Research
  • Yanxiu Zhou, PhD, Y&Z Innovation LLC

The Knowledge Foundation integrates scientific ingenuity and real-world applications by fostering collaborative research at the rapidly changing intersection of science and business. Known for providing members of its Technology Commercialization Alliance with direct and unbiased state-of-the-art scientific information, the Knowledge Foundation is uniquely qualified to provide wider exposure for important developments in the emerging fields of alternative energy, nanotechnology, and chemical/biological detection technologies.

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