Scientific Program

Pre-event workshop

Hosted by: Effectum Medical

Wednesday  October 19, 2022

Location: GAIA Hotel, Centralbahnstrasse 13, 4002 Basel

15.30 – 17.30

In vitro diagnostic regulatory requirements – in vitro tests, software, instruments

Annalisa MacagnoSenior Project Manager, Quality Management and Regulatory Affairs, Effectum Medical

Rolf Kaufmann, Senior Project Manager, Quality Management and Regulatory Affairs, Effectum Medical

Pre-event dinner

Wednesday  October 19, 2022 at 19:00

Location: Restaurant Schnabel, Trillengässlein 2, 4051 Basel

Take the opportunity to exchange ideas with experts from science and industry.

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Thursday  October 20, 2022

Location: FHNW Campus Muttenz, Hofackerstrasse 30, 4132 Muttenz


08.00 – 09.00

Exhibition set-up

09.00 – 09.45

Registration and coffee

Symposium opening: Welcome!

Session chaired by Laura Suter-Dick
Symposium Chair
Group Leader Cell Biology and In Vitro Toxicology, FHNW

09.45 – 10.00

Word of welcome

Falko Schlottig, Director, School of Life Sciences FHNW

10.00 – 10.15

Life sciences cluster Basel

Deborah Strub, Head of Cluster and Initiatives and Member of the Executive Board, Basel Chamber of Commerce

Medical session: A look inside the clinic

Session chaired by Dominik Meinel,
Team Leader, In Vitro Diagnostics, FHNW

10.15 – 10.35

Stroke triage at the ambulance using POCT blood biomarkers

Joan Montaner, Director of the Neurovascular Research Lab and Neurology Department HVM, Seville

10.35 – 10.55

Remote vision monitoring – a case study

Leslie Fendt, PHC Integrated Solutions Product Leader, Roche

10.55 – 11.25


Point-of-care in everyday clinical practice

Pietro Vernazza,  Former Head of Infectiology, Kantonsspital St. Gallen

11.25 – 12.10


Sex and gender differences along the patient journey, a first step toward optimizing care for persons living with AD and beyond – the work of the Women’s Brain Project

Antonella Santuccione,  Co-founder and CEO, Women’s Brain Project
Chief Medical Officer, Altoida

12.10 – 13.45

Lunch, networking and poster session

Innovation session: Advances in industry

Session chaired by Samantha Paoletti
Symposium Co-Chair, CSEM

13.45 – 14.05

First-in-kind molecular diagnostics for endometriosis based on biomarker discovery from single-cell RNA sequencing

Cinzia Donato, R&D Manager, Scailyte

14.05 – 14.25

The evolution of point of care

Andreea Wiese, Head of Partnering, Point of Care, Roche Diagnostics

14.25 – 14.45

Ava fertility tracker: wearable and AI for personalized health monitoring

Christophe Verjus, Leader of the Project Office and Business Development for Digital Health, CSEM

Martin Batliner, Director Hardware, Ava Women

14.45 – 15.00

Posters – Oral short communication

15.00 – 15.15

Coffee break, networking and poster session

Research session: Hot off the lab bench

Session chaired by Marc E. Pfeifer
Symposium Co-Chair, HES-SO Valais-Wallis

15.15 – 15.35

Microfluidics platforms for advanced diagnostic and biomedical applications

Petra Dittrich, Associate Professor for Bioanalytics at the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, ETH Zurich

15.35 – 15.55

Control strategies at the POC for propofol anesthesia administration

Alena Simalatsar, Professor UAS at the Institute of Systems Engineering, HES-SO Valais-Wallis

15.55 – 16.15

Rapid rule-out of preeclampsia through protein ratio analysis at the point-of-care

Chris Wood, Research Associate at the Institute for Chemistry and Bioanalytics, FHNW

Mathias Wipf, CEO and Co-Founder, MOMM Diagnostics

16.15 – 17.00


Global trends in point-of-care diagnostics: new opportunities and challenges

Gyorgy Abel, Medical Director, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Beth Israel Lahey Health
Instructor in Pathology, Harvard Medical School

17.00 – 17.30

Conclusion and presentation of poster awards

17.30 – 18.30

Apéro riche

Latest update: 2022.09.28. Please note that the program is subject to change without notice.