Fall 2010 IAB
September 15 to 17

Industry Perspectives:
Dr. AmirAli H. Talasaz (Sr. Director of Scientific Research, Illumina)

Point-of-Care Platforms: Integrated Sample-to-Answer Bioanalyzers for Urgent Medical Care

Abstract: "For many years, clinical diagnostic tests are performed in centralized laboratories. With recent technology advancements, new solutions have been offered to transition the testing to the patient bedside. In this talk, we will discuss the whole economy of patient care and when point-of-care platforms will be advantageous over reference lab tests. We will then show the significance of sample-to-answer genome bioanalyzers in urgent patient care. Finally, we will talk about the vision for future technologies which can enhance medical care while reducing overall health care cost."