Monday 5 November 2018
17:00 – 18:00 h
Sponsored by SCIENION and Biosensing & Diagnostics (BSD), Wageningen University & Research, and presented by Dr Aart van Amerongen, BSD, Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands and Hans Dijk, SCIENION, Germany
Scienion is a leading supplier of quality instrumentation and services for low volume liquid handling. The group BioSensing & Diagnostics (BSD) from Wageningen University & Research develops rapid, simple and/or microarray (immuno)assay formats. The workshop will give an overview of the current innovation in diagnostic testing, encompassing new, multi-analyte technologies and approaches to diagnostics with a focus on the actual test production. The workshop will cover basic test concepts in molecular diagnostics, assay design, validation, standards and QC, and an update on various assay formats and equipment (how to choose the right arrayer in your situation). SCIENION and BSD will share their vision on the future of rapid test diagnostics such as in microarraying, multi-analyte testing, automation and quantitative data analysis. There will be an opportunity to explore innovative solutions to current test manufacturing, ranging from lateral flow-based test strips to multi-analyte and miniaturised ELISA formats. The workshop objective is to discuss the practical implementation of multi-analyte tests, the evaluation of field test and laboratory use of these technologies and some sustainable solutions with respect to test cassette material. Time will be set aside for open discussion, debate and the formation of collaborations. SCIENION and BSD aim to facilitate an environment in which all involved in test manufacturing and diagnostics can learn from each other and share information and experiences.
Sponsored by Bio-RadBio-Rad is a leading provider of rapid methods for the detection of foodborne pathogens and quality indicator organisms. This workshop will give an overview of Bio-Rad’s complete solutions for food safety testing, focusing on real-time PCR methods that significantly reduce time to results with unparalleled sensitivity and specificity. The presentation will focus on practical applications and benefits of using real-time PCR for detection of common pathogens such as Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes and STECand will also introduce a new PCR method for detection of Enterobacteriaceae. In addition, a novel, innovative method will also be discussed for efficient removal of free DNA in a sample without the need for toxic chemicals such a PMA. A live demonstration will be conducted to give users a chance to experience the ease of use of the method first hand and to see how real-time PCR methods can be implemented into the workflow of any laboratory, small, medium or high throughput. The workshop objective is to give a clear picture of the power of real-time PCR and its advantages in food safety diagnostics.
Tuesday 6 November 2018
12:45 – 13:45 h
The MycoKey approach on mycotoxin monitoring aims at providing straightforward, fast, timely and cost-effective solutions for growers and other stakeholders in the agro-food industry to reliably determine the amounts of mycotoxins.
The workshop will provide an overview of current developments in this field by EU and Chinese partners: :
The Agile Team Diagnostics (ATD) from Wageningen University & Research is a collaboration of four groups that develop and apply diagnostic tests and that each belong to an application-directed contract research institute within Wageningen UR with different focus areas: