SensUs Event 2020

SensUs 2020 has challenged talented student teams from all over the world to develop innovative biosensing systems for the measurement unbound valproate, a biological drug that is used to treat epilepsy. The Teams have presented their work on August 28, in an event full of students, industry experts, patients and healthcare professionals. The SensUs Event has been an unique chance to listen to inspiring talks, explore innovations and expand your network. This year, the Event has been held totally online and healthcare enthousiasts from all over the globe have joined.

Thank you all for joining and we hope to see you next year!

Program booklet

 

28th of August

Program SensUs Contest

Friday 28th of August 2020
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Opening

The grand opening of the fifth edition of the SensUs Contest!

During the opening, the Theme, Teams and Jury will be introduced by our awesome Master of Ceremonies Annabel Romijn!

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Pitches round 1

The Teams will pitch their ideas on their business model for the Translation Potential award and their technical ideas for the Creativity award. These pitches will happen in five different channels, see the table below for which Teams present in each channel.


 

Time

Channel 1

Channel 2

Channel 3

Channel 4

Channel 5

13:45-14:00

Pitch creativity SenseNC

Pitch Translation Potential Helvet’Sens

Pitch creativity TruSense

Pitch Translation Potential Minerva

Pitch creativity LxUs

14:00-14:15

Pitch creativity SenseGlasgow

Pitch Translation Potential UppSense

Pitch creativity UT+

Pitch Translation Potential BiosensUM

Pitch creativity DeTectUs

14:15-14:30

Pitch creativity Sensing Barcelona

Pitch Translation Potential AUSense

Pitch creativity EpiSense

Pitch Translation Potential T.E.S.T. 2020

Pitch creativity AixSense

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Pitches round 2

 The Teams will pitch their ideas on their business model for the Translation Potential award and their technical ideas for the Creativity award. These pitches will happen in five different channels, see the table below for which Teams present in each channel.

 

Time

Channel 1

Channel 2

Channel 3

Channel 4

Channel 5

14:30-14:45

Pitch creativity Minerva

Pitch Translation Potential SenseNC

Pitch creativity Helvet’Sens

Pitch Translation Potential UT+

Pitch Translation Potential SenseGlasgow

14:45-15:00

Pitch creativity UppSense

Pitch Translation Potential TruSense

Pitch creativity BiosensUM

Pitch Translation Potential Sensing Barcelona

Pitch Translation Potential EpiSense

15:00-15:15

Pitch creativity T.E.S.T. 2020

Pitch Translation Potential LxUs

Pitch creativity AUSense

Pitch Translation Potential DeTectUs

Pitch Translation Potential AixSense

 

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Key note: Innovations in Personalized Healthcare: Time for quality, not quantity

Alain van Gool

This Key-Note will be presented by Alain van Gool, professor Personalized Healthcare and he heads the Translational Metabolic Laboratory at the Radboud university medical center, with a strong passion in the application of biomarkers in translational medicine and personalized healthcare. His professional background since 1991 is a mix of academia, pharmaceutical industry, applied research institutes and university medical centers. He has been leading technology-based biomarker laboratories, cross-functional expert teams, therapeutic project teams and public-private consortia, many of which were focused on the discovery, development and implementation of translational biomarkers in a variety of therapeutic areas. His technical expertise resides most strongly in molecular profiling (various Omics approaches), analytical biomarker development, and applications in translational scientific research.

Topic

The key-note will be about the fact that we have reached a fantastic period in biomedical science. Exponential developments in molecular technologies such as next generation sequencing and mass spectrometry have enabled us to obtain increasing insights in the molecular components of human biology and their interactions. Novel personalized diagnostics and high precision therapies that modulate selected disease mechanisms are now driving the new paradigm of precision medicine. The parallel strong developments in digital biomarker platforms like wearables and apps further drive the personalized aspect of health management, even towards prevention of un-health. Collectively, we now aim to translate interdisciplinary research to knowledge, understanding and actionable decisions for people to maintain and/or improve their health. However, while embarking on the road towards precision medicine, we are rediscovering that human physiology is a highly complex system and that we need multiple viewing angles to begin to understand the complexity, identify its key nodes and define optimal personalized therapies. To innovate to the next level, we need to be fully aware of the many lessons learned thus far and use these to translate novel molecular technologies to clinical practice. Promising developments will be highlighted.

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Closing

The Closing will be the final part of the SensUs Contest.

During the Closing, we will award the Teams with the best technical ideas, business model and the most votes their awards. We will also announce the runners-up. The theme of next year will be revealed in addition to the upcoming Events.

Location

Eindhoven University of Technology

Groene Loper 3

5612 AE Eindhoven

The Netherlands

Location