Monday, 10 April 2023

 Upcoming Microfluidics Consortium Meetings:

Zurich: April 18& 19

Boston: June 8&9

Cambridge UK: September 26 & 27

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Friday, 16 December 2022


Having been hosted by Broad Institute, Uni Cambridge and Uni Twente in the past year - come and join the Microfluidics Consortium physical Open Day in San Francisco on Feb 2 & 3! As we reclaim the physical domain with our largest format so far including  research and applications talks from industry leaders, hotseat presentations from early stage companies looking for partners, physical table-top demos, a physical ‘mixer’  with our good friends from Bay Area Microfluidics Network, jobsboard  and  all the ‘face-to-face’ networking you can handle as well as (on Feb 3) site visits to labs and companies around the Bay. Adding to the physical buzz delegates can use the Hopin app on their phones to reach delegates around the world as well.

With talks from microfluidics thought leaders including Juan Santiago (UC Stanford), Ali Lashkaripour  (UC  Stanford), Augusto Tentori (10X),  Kazi Tasneem (Genentech) and  Thomas Hahn (Festo) as well as hotseat presentations from  Wainaimics and Okoimera and site visits including to the  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory  and to Beckman Coulter, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Not able to be in San Francisco  that day? "no problem" we are virtually on Hopin as well with California content (replayed for 48 hours), vendor booths, jobs board and virtual networking.

Follow this link for agenda and registration:

Questions? Requests for bulk bookings, demo tables, sponsorship slots?  email me!

See you soon



PS: Next stops in 2023 include Zurich, Boston and Cambridge.


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Saturday, 3 September 2022

Microfluidics Global Expo - Oct 5th worldwise

 CfBI's Microfluidics Consortium is proud to bring you the Microfluidics Global EXPO - a rolling programme of talks, demos, jobs and networking for delegates around the world. It takes place on Oct 5th .. starting late afternoon in Australia and having passed thro Singapore and Europe we end up on the US West Coast early morning.

There will be phycial feeder meetings in Sydney, Paris, Cambridge and Boston organized by Consortium members streaming content into the EXPO.

The virtual EXPO has exciting features designed to add value to delegates. These include:

- virtual booths from leading vendors where movies are streamed an live chat is available

- replay feature so delegates can catch up on the talks they missed

- 1-2-1 virtual meetings already live 2 weeks before the event begins

- microfluidics jobs board

Follow this link to see content and registration.  Earlybird discounts apply until Sept 15.

Tell your (microfluidics enabled) friends! 

Thursday, 24 March 2022

Microfluidics Consortium Open Day in Boston USA on June 2 and June 3

The Microfluidics Consortium is returning to Boston on June 2 and 3  2022! We will be physically at the Boston Museum of Science (convenient for the Cambridge MA cluster - and with a skyline view over the Back Bay) and also virtually on Hopin.

Come and join us on Jun 2 (COVID compliant, of course! Numbers are limited to guarantee distancing! Vaccination Proof Required!) for a world class line up of: Networking, Research talks, Applications talks, Table top demos, Start-up pitches, Jobs promotion, and a 'jobs mixer' with our good friends - all with eats and drinks on us!

Speakers include:  Simon DoddSebastian Stöckeler ,Ming X. TanSamin AkbariDavid HertzogGirija Goya, and Ricard Gray

On June 3 we have a series of small site visits in the Boston Area 

Details and registration here: Microfluidics Consortium Open Day Meeting Boston ( If you are interested in a table top demo, sponsorship or 3+ delegate seats please contact me

See you there?

Friday, 14 January 2022

Microfluidics Consortium meeting in San Francisco Jan 27/28


The Microfluidics Consortium is returning to San Francisco on Jan 27/28th 2022! We will be physically at the INSEAD Business Innovation Hub down-town (convenient for Photonics West) and also virtually on Hopin.

Speakers include: Sindy Tang, Polly Fordyce, Amy E. Herr, Ph.D., Bryan Crane, Simon Dodd, Darwin Reyes, Sebastian Stöckeler ,Ming X. Tan, Monika Weber, David Franta.

Come and join us on Jan 27 (COVID compliant, of course! Numbers are limited to guarantee distancing! Vaccination Proof Required!) for a world class line up of: Mask-to-Mask Networking, Research talks, Applications talks, Table top demos, Start-up pitches, Jobs promotion, and a 'mixer' with our good friends from Bay Area Microfluidics Network - all with eats and drinks on us!

On Jan 28 we have a series of small site visits in the Bay Area including Beckman Coulter Diagnostics. and TRUMPF North America

Details and registration here:


Thursday, 19 August 2021


The Microfluidics Consortium is delighted to announce Microfluidics Global Expo - our flagship event - on Sept 29th.

This year we will be linking our familiar global virtual event to live physical meetings hosted by our members in Sydney, Beijing, Zurich, Paris, Boston and San Diego. Each physical meeting will control part of the virtual agenda - with the added delegate benefit of 'being in the room'

Join us from anywhere in the world to:
- Hear research and applications talks from global thought leaders
- Get to know top vendors and their products at their virtual booths
- Participate in themed discussion groups (members only!)
- Meet the hottest start-ups in our Microfluidics Hotseat (members only!)
- Network with other delegates ahead of the event and set up 1-2-1 video meetings with them using our 'Hopin' app on your mobile phone or laptop.
- Look for jobs in the Microfluidics jobs booth and set up 1-2-1 video meetings with representatives of the hiring companies.

This years headline themes include: Nanofluidics (University of Sydney), In-Vitro Diagnostics (Tsinghua University), Designer Emulsions (MicroCAPs), Organ on a Chip (Fluigent/IPGG), Flexible devices (3m/WebIndustries), Spatial Genomics/Sample Prep (Illumina)

Earlybird virtual delegate pricing ($150 for academics, $250 for professionals) applies until Sept 15. Follow this link for agenda, exhibitor details and registration.

Special Conditions apply to delegates wishing to attend the physical meetings or wanting to host virtual booths.  Contact me.

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Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Microfluidics Global Expo Sept 8th 2020

 Responding to Covid19 lockdown CfBI is 100% virtual these days! We have kept our consortium dates but are delivering these over Zoom. This has had some exciting side effects and we are delighted to welcome @Zeon from Japan and @BMF3D  into the MF11 consortium.


.. Now we are raising our game further by organizing  Microfluidics Global Expo  on Sept 8th. This is a virtual roadshow of demos and talks from the Microfluidics Consortium. We start in Singapore/Australia - move on to Europe / Africa and then hop over to the US finishing up in Seattle!

With speakers from all 5 continents this is truly an exhibition on which the sun never sets!

Delegate rates  start at $75 for academics and $150 for professionals so this is also affordable all over the world. There are also deals for exhibitors.  Follow this link for information and to sign up.  

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