By Dr. Syeda Sadaf Akber
KARACHI: A one day seminar was organized at Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education on ” Laboratory on Chip and Microtechnology for Disease Diagnostics” delivered by DR. M Asim Faridi, who did his BS Biomedical Eng from SSUET, Karachi, MS Biotechnology from Linköping Sweden and PhD in Nano biotechnology from Royal Institute of Technology KTH Sweden. Recently he is affiliated with Gothenburg University Sweden.
He talked about the role of Micro & Nanotechnology in medical sciences, its implementation, major areas that can potentially be benefitted such as disease diagnostics and integration of a laboratory diagnosis processes on a single chip. He also discussed about how blood sample can be prepared for bacteria purification for sepsis diagnosis by micro technology, usage of ultrasound waves and micro-bubbles to selectively sort cancer cells in micro devices and he briefly presented the role of nano & microtechnology in drug testing and screening by talking about concept of organ on chip devices more specifically liver lobule on chip.