7th annual Sample Prep 2013

Venue: Hilton San Diego Resort

Location: San Diego, California, United States

Event Date/Time: May 09, 2013 End Date/Time: May 10, 2013
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 04, 2013
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SAMPLE PREP 2013 Conference, a 7th meeting in the Knowledge Foundation’s Sample Prep Conference Series - an internationally recognized meeting for experts in sample preparation technologies for detection, identification, diagnostics and analysis of biomedical, biological and chemical agents, substances  and threats in point-of-care, laboratory and field settings will explore the latest R&D developments, ready-to-market technologies, and their applications by exploring the following topical areas:

  • Robust methodologies for sample collection, (pre-)concentration, lysis, and target extraction
  • ritical role of sample prep in early diagnostics
  • Rapid sample-to-sequence techniques
  • Point-of-care sampling, detection and analysis
  • Sample preparation with micro- and nanofluidics
  • Sample prep-on-a-chip
  • Robust sampling methodologies (automation, high-throughput, combinatorial approach in sample prep)
  • Alternative amplification techniques for sensitive sample prep
  • Sample preparation as a separate system vs. an integrated module approach
  • End-user prospective for biodetection and sampling technologies and devices
  • Alternative and disruptive approaches to sample preparation and applications
  • Field-ready devices: compatibility/reliability/scalability




Novel robust sampling and bioforensic techniques will be reviewed as applicable to biodefense, field & point-of-care biomedical & clinical applications, food & water testing, and environmental & agricultural sampling. Our group of leading experts from government, academia and industry will address the following discussion issues and areas of focused technology development and implementation:

  • Target enrichment and background depletion techniques
  • Isolation of dilute objects on cell and molecular levels
  • Immiscible phase purification
  • Novel methods of extraction from tough (non-filterable) matrices
  • Nucleic acid and protein based sample prep for next generation sequencing
  • Nanotechnology and miniaturization challenges for sample preparation
  • New assay and sequencing technologies for sample preparation, detection and analysis
  • Standardization and regulatory issues in sample preparation across different applications
  • Sample prep technologies for detection/diagnostics vs. pharma


1775 E Mission Bay Dr.
San Diego
United States