Dinner Short Courses*

Dinner short courses at the Biodefense World Summit 2019 are designed to be instructional and interactive. Time is also built into the schedule for Q&A throughout. Instructors are recognized authorities in their fields or have teaching experience. These courses will enhance your learning experience and maximize your time at the summit.

TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

SC1: Sample Preparation Technologies for Pathogen Detection - Detailed Agenda

Instructor: Dave Alburty, CEO, InnovaPrep LLC

This course will discuss sample preparation technologies for detection, identification and analysis of biomedical, biological and chemical agents, biothreats in point-of-care, laboratory and field settings. It will review the novel and rapid technologies for sample preparation,application of analytical strategies and automation in biodetection.

SC2: Commercializing the Next Generation of Biodefense Tools and Technology - Detailed Agenda

Instructor: Judy Nguyen, PhD, Head Scientist, Readiness Acceleration and Innovation Network


This course will discuss the path to the commercialization of new technologies for biodefense. RAIN’s approach to R&D provides opportunity for collaborative technological development that is absent in more traditional research in non-university or government labs. Accelerating the path to commercialization is critical to developing medical and life science technologies that improve the quality of life for citizens and military personnel and enhance readiness at the regional and national level. This workshop will highlight the facilitation of collaborative development and demonstrate some of the cutting-edge technologies being developed.

* Separate registration required for short courses