14:30 – 16:15
Special Session – Eclipse Project: ECL-based Infectious Pathogen (bio)SEnsor
Chairs: S. Conoci / L. Prodi / L. De Cola
The ECLIPSE project (https://eclipse-project.eu, funded by EU Pathfinder) developed a new platform exploiting innovative ultrasensitive protocols for the detection of pathogens. The project builds on the combination of interdisciplinary elements to facilitate the transfer to industry, including (i) ElectroChemiLuminescence (ECL) as a very sensitive and simple transduction mechanism, (ii) bio-, nano-, and supramolecular-based signal amplification structures for high sensitivity, and (iii) recognition strategies affording high affinity and selectivity based on the Phage-Sandwich and the Surface Cooperative Hybridization technologies.
11:45 – 13:00
Special Session – Microphysiological platforms: in-situ and real-time monitoring advances
Chairs: E.Martinelli / E. Sciurti
The scope of this special session is to highlight the latest results on the in-situ and real time monitoring advances for the Microphysiological Systems (MPS) and complex Organ-On-Chip, devices considered a mature translational tool for precision medicine research and drug development. A special focus will be encouraged on chemical and physical parameters monitoring with embedded and contactless sensing principles.
11:45 – 13:00
Special Session – Sustainable Sensors
Chairs: M. De Vittorio / V. Ferrari
The session pivots on the term sustainable that can broadly target quite diverse yet important and timely aspects in sensors, including energy harvesting for self sufficiency, ultra-low power consumption electronic techniques and systems, disposable/minimal-impact devices based on paper, fabrics or biodegradable materials, sensors that enable advanced functionalities to provide environmental monitoring/protection/preservation or energy/resource savings in industry, agriculture, domotics and smart city scenarios, and more.
14:30 – 16:10
Special Session – Microsystems technologies in Italy
Chair: L. Lorenzelli
The scope of this special session is to illustrate the research, the technological orientations in Italy and the future challenges offered by the connection between design, modelling, and innovative micro/nanotechnologies for MEMS. The involvement of key research and industrial representatives will offer a podium for sharing the progress in the MEMS sector in distinct sectors such as biomedical, automotive, space and telecommunications. In Italy, these technologies and trends are an important part of the strategy of many national research and industrial actors.