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Developing Clinical Point-of-Care (POC) Diagnostics

September 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am - September 27, 2018 @ 12:30 pm


This one-and-a-half-day workshop will be held at the McMaster Innovation Park on Sept. 26th and 27th.  It will be a unique and dynamic event bringing together clinicians from various health fields with specific needs for POC diagnostics, McMaster researchers generating new technologies relevant to diagnostics and companies that develop, market and sell diagnostic-based technologies.  The goal of this dialogue is to address common challenges in the clinical diagnostics field and identify opportunities for collaboration with FPC-BEAM.  The workshop represents an excellent opportunity to:

  • Understand the path to developing POC Dx from ideation to commercialization
  • Be introduced to the FPC-BEAM centre and capabilities for Dx development
  • Understand product development and regulatory pathway requirements
  • Be informed of the industry’s needs, pain points, and industry barriers
  • Seek opportunities for networking with companies for potential partnerships or collaborations
  • Speak with professionals and entrepreneurs about commercialization and intellectual property protection
  • Identify funding opportunities such as grants, industry collaborations and investment
  • Educate and/or identify opportunities for students/trainees in commercialization and industry collaborations


September 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am
September 27, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
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McMaster Innovation Park
175 Longwood Road South
Hamilton, Ontario L8P0A1 Canada
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