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Wednesday 08 November 2023 16:56

On October 26, the School of Engineering of the HES-SO Valais-Wallis in Sion hosted the 6th Swiss Symposium in Point-of-Care Diagnostics on the Energypolis Campus. More than 140 people from all over Switzerland participated in this event, which brought together representatives from medicine, industry, and research.

Exciting presentations from our speakers, discussion of current trends in near-the-patient in-vitro diagnostics, and networking with industry experts were the perfect opportunity to share knowledge. At the symposium's conclusion, Dr. Benjamin Easter, a physician-scientist from NASA's research program, offered a dream moment to the participants by addressing the health of astronauts on exploration missions. 

Also worth mentioning among the many fascinating speakers were Pierre Métrailler, head of rescue at Air-Glaciers, Andreea Wiese from Roche Diagnostics, and Alexandre Kuhn, professor of bioinformatics at the School of Engineering.

Their interviews, as well as those of many other participants and images of the event, are available in the video below:

 Photos and video 

This event was a great success and helped to strengthen the ties between the various players in the field.

The next Point-of-Care Symposium will occur on October 22, 2024, in Zurich.


Photos and Video of the 6th Swiss Symposium in Point-of-Care Diagnostics © 2023 by HES-SO Valais-Wallis (Laurent Darbellay) is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. To view a copy of this license, visit