Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology

IBST Launch Event

IBST is an initiative of UWE, Bristol

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IBST is a member of Medilink South West, the region’s life science industry network.

IBST is a member of the Health & Life Sciences Sector Group.

Our purpose is to engage with local life sciences, health and social care organisations to explore areas that could be developed to promote the health and life sciences business sector in the West of England LEP region.






09.30 Registration

Biosensing opportunities
10.00 Welcome from Steve West, Vice Chancellor of the University of the West of England and Dr Simon Aliwell from the Sensors and Instrumentation KTN
10.15 Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology Overview - Dr Richard Luxton and Dr Janice Kiely
10.25 Biotech in New Jersey - Stanley North, Chair of International Trade and Investment Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association More
10.45 Overview of Hackensack University Medical Center - Dr Stephen Suh, Laboratory Director of the Tumor Bank & Genomics Program More
11.00 Break, posters and displays

Integrating technology
11.30 System integration - Dr Jason Betley, Bio Product Development Manager, Smiths Detection More
11.50 Optical sensors - Dr Gerry Ronan, Chief Executive Officer, Farfield Scientific Ltd More
12.10 UWE and Bristol University collaboration for breath analysis - Professor Norman Ratcliffe, University of the West of England More
12.30 Lunch and Networking, Posters and displays

Application areas
14.00 Healthcare - Dr Leonard Fass, Director Academic Relations, GE Healthcare More
14.30 Environment - Dr Simon Browning, Principal Scientist, Environment Agency More
15.00 Tea, Networking and Posters