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Lab on Chip and Point of Care: from idea to production

November 7th at 6 p.m.

Laura Boschis, Trustech Srl, Italy in conversation with Lea Udovč, Slovenian Press Agency, Slovenia

Personalized medicine and home care require a new approach to diagnostics. A remotely medical device must be easy to use, requires little manual skills, and must be cheap but guarantee the same performance as laboratory methods. A bird’s eye view describes the path necessary to design a Lab on Chip and the difficulties that must be faced to achieve industrialization phase.

Laura Boschis is Master in Chemistry, CEO of Trustech Srl. Ms. Boschis has worked as a researcher for ten years in the field of optoelectronics telecommunication devices at CSELT, the Italian National Research Center for Telecom. She has been working for four years at Agilent Technologies dealing, where she has developed different knowledge of materials and micro processing techniques. From 2005 to 2011 she collaborated with the Politecnico di Torino as research projects manager in nanotechnology especially for biology applications, and dealing with technology transfer for the same themes. She collaborates with government agencies as a consultant and has participated in several Italian delegations to exchange programs with other countries. In 2008 she founded together with other partners Trustech and since 2011, with the acquisition of a cleanroom laboratory, she has become Trustech CEO. In the last years she maturated experience in strategic market on bio and chemical sensors partecipating to international fairs (“Medica”,“Analytica”, ”BioEurope”). In Flamin-go project, she acts as project manager and technological supervisor.

Lea Udovč is an award-winning journalist, science editor and head of the video department at the Slovenian press agency (STA). Her journalistic work encompasses interviews and in-depth stories on various topics ranging from medicine, astrophysics, technology, energy, neuroscience, environment, biology to history, geography, gender and sexuality. She has conducted and published several high-profile interviews with some of the most prominent names in science, including Nobel Laureates. Her work has been acknowledged in Slovenia and elsewhere, winning third place in the competition for the European Science Journalist of the Year Award 2023. She was also awarded a National Debutant Award by the Association of Slovenian Journalists and became a nomenee for the European science writer of the year award, both in 2018. Apart from her editorial duties, she passes her knowledge to younger generations as a guest lecturer in science journalism courses.