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10th Microfluidics Consortium  (meets Berkeley Jan 30th)


This Consortium brings together stakeholders in Microfluidics from across Europe and the USA to learn about state-of-the-art, recent applications, market dynamics as well as to collaborate to address  key issues which are constraining growth and scale-up.

DiagramParticipants with interests including those listed above benefit by:

  • Learning from successes and experiences in other industries/sectors,
  • Identifying and promoting good practices for example

          - Precursors to standards (eg connectors and chip holders)

          - Intellectual property management

  • Meeting stakeholders and influencers in 'Grand Challenges' for microfluidics
  • Hearing pitches from start ups seeking help and investment in our "Microfluidics Hot Seat" formula,
  • Promoting their products and services through our international open day events, news feeds  & in online directories,
  • Building technology and market intelligence portfolios,
  • Participating in a confidential trusting community of experts,
  • Sharing the costs with 20-25 other organizations,
  • Doing more with less.
Each year, half the consortium meetings take place in North America and half in Europe. We regularly organise study tours to the Pacific Rim 

In the USA we work closely with two 'Cadet' microfluidics communities:

      sharing events, initiatives and insights which increase our reach and contact base.

While the consortium's work is confidential. Its members have created public domain websites www.microfluidicsdirectory.com and www.microfluidicsinfo.com  to support the industry with news, white papers, jobs and more

"Looking forward to join and participate - your meetings are always fabolous" - Ali Tinazli - HP VP Lifesciences USA

"This huge event for microfluidics researchers was extremely interesting to establish a network and find synergy in microfluidics experiences." - Eloise Perriset Merck Millipore France

"Being led by industry, the Microfluidics Consortium meeting is marvellously complementary to the more academic conferences like microTAS" - Henne v. Heeren : Industry Expert Netherlands.  

Download executive summary here, contact CfBI for formal prospectus / sign up process