The 7th Swiss Analytical Scientists meeting CHanalysis2023 took place in March in Beatenberg. Professor Marc Pfeifer, head of the Diagnostic Systems research group at the Life Technologies Institute, presented a keynote lecture on the topic «Analytical tools in diagnostics: Quo vadis?»
In his presentation, Prof. Pfeifer gave an overview of the global market, of technological developments and milestones in in vitro Diagnostics (IVD) and more specifically in Point-Of-Care Diagnostics (POC).
He showcased examples how diagnostic testing is getting closer to patients and consumers, for instance with wearable sensors and at-home diagnostic instruments.
Marc Pfeifer presented a POC Diagnostic system, aimed for the detection of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), that is currently in development, the challenges and the opportunities associated with increasing the technological readiness level (TRL). The publication regarding the detection of mTBI is available here.
The meeting was organized by the Swiss Chemical Society (SCS). Professor Franka Kalman, member of the board of the Division of Analytical Sciences of the SCS invited Prof. Marc Pfeifer on behalf of the SCS.
The next Point-Of-Care Diagnostics meeting in Switzerland will take place on October 25/26, 2023 in Sion.
More information on the Swiss Symposium in Point-Of-Care Diagnostics on www.pocdx.ch