Infectious Diseases: Novel diagnostics workshop

This two-day meeting will delve into common challenges shared by diagnostics developers. Through presentations and panel discussions, attendees will explore topics such as Technologies and Challenges, Regulatory and Adoption Challenges, and Regulation and Policy Perspectives.

This workshop is co-organised and funded by Imperial College London’s Institute of Infection, B2B2B Network, London In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, and DIAMONDS consortium. Funding is also provided by the UKRI IAA Healthy Society award and the Rosetrees Trust. 

Sessions and speakers

DAY 1: Monday, 25th March 

Introduction: Mike Levin (Imperial) and Aubrey Cunnington (Imperial)

Technological Challenges

  • Host biomarker-based diagnostics | Jethro Herberg (Imperial) , Myrsini Kaforou  (Imperial), David Antcliffe (Imperial)
  • Molecular diagnostics | Andrea Cabibbe (Ospedale San Raffaele), Pantelis Georgiou (Imperial/ProtonDx), Jesus Rodriguez Manzano (Imperial/ProtonDx)
  • Microfluidics and nanomaterials | Alex Sturm (Resistell), Mark Sutton (UKHSA), Leah Frenette (Imperial)
  • Biosensors and imaging | Eva Rennen (Nostics), Tara deBoer (BioAMP Dx), Tony Cass (Imperial), Magdalena Karlikowska (Cytecom)

Clinical applications and regulatory challenges

  • Early stage and real-world context of use | Peter Buckle (Imperial)
  • Imperial’s model for translation | Graham Cooke (Imperial), Mike Romanos (Imperial)
  • Clinician workflow integration | Daniela Cirillo (Ospedale San Raffaele), Christopher Longshaw (Shionogi)
  • Comparability and interoperability | John Hays, Nikolaos Strepis, and Andrew Stubbs (Erasmus MC)

DAY 2: Tuesday, 26th March

Clinical applications and regulatory challenges (continued)

  • Microbiology laboratory workflows | Elita Jauneikaite (Imperial) | Susan Poutanen (University Toronto)
  • LMIC: Diagnostics access &appropriateness | Florence Pradel (Fondation Merieux), Catherine Kibirige (Imperial)
  • Diagnostics stewardship | Tim Rawson (Imperial)
  • IP licencing, etc | Branwen Morgan (CSIRO), Vjera Magdalenic-Moussavi (Imperial)

Policy proposals

  • Regulatory alignment | Till Bachmann (U Edinburgh), Anita Suresh (FIND)
  • Incentives for clinicians and CHWs | Ala Mohan (CSIRO), Jordi Vila (Institute of Global Health Barcelona)
  • Monitoring effectiveness of diagnostics | Nicholas Graves (Duke-NUS)
  • Innovative economic models | Chantal Morel (KPM Centre for Public Management), Akhil Bansal (Schmidt Foundation)

Panel discussion with funders | Till Bachmann (University of Edinburgh)

Adoption of the London Declaration on Infectious Disease Diagnostics | Leonid Chindelevitch (Imperial/B2B2B network)