The $1,000 genome is here and genomic diagnostics are moving into the clinic. But it’s still not clear what that will look like. Will there be “big-iron” central facilities, like the data processing centers of the pre-PC era? Will there be a desktop-computer-sized lab-on-a-cart in hospital wards and doctors’ offices, like the EKGs rolled out for physicals? Or could we actually see a hand-held Star Trek Tricorder? The demands of clinical practice will shape the design space of future devices for clinical genomics…and new technologies and devices will in turn shape clinical practice.
We’ll talk with pioneers in genomic device development about how emerging electronic technology and clinical demands will meld high-performance electronics, microelectromechanical systems, fluidics, biochemistry, and the ability to store, retrieve, and analyze astounding amounts of information.
Watch the IEEE Spectrum Webinar: Bedside Genomics: Designing Next-Generation Medical Devices
Sponsored by IBM
WHEN: March 26, 2014 16:00 ET / 13:00 PT / 20:00 GMT
WHO: Leroy E. Hood, M.D., Ph.D. Co-founder and president of Institute for Systems Biology.
Douglas McCormick, IEEE Spectrum "Tech Talk"
WHERE: Register NOW at http://spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/bedside-genomics-designing-nextgeneration-medical-devices