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4th Microfluidics Workshop at METAS, Switzerland

After three successful and productive microfluidic standardisation workshops, the Microfluidics Association invite individuals, companies and associations active on the field to the fourth Microfluidics Workshop.
Where: Federal Institute of Metrology METAS
When: Wednesday, July the 11th – Thursday, July the 12th 2018
Save the day!
During the last years, several players in the field of microfluidics have been discussing the possibility of starting a Microfluidics Association with the firm target of working towards formalizing standardisation protocols, processes and guidelines in order to serve the whole
This workshop will be a great and exciting opportunity for stakeholders from all over the world to join in the discussion of future developments towards the standardization in the microfluidics area and meet in face to face their working groups.

Workshop Co-Chairs:

Hugo Bissig, METAS, Switzerland
Alexios Tzannis, IMT, Switzerland

For questions, please contact workshop secretary:


Click here to register online.

Hotel and Travel information

Travel information
Hotel information:
METAS has a contract with the «Fassbind» hotels at Berne («City-am-Bahnhof» and «Am-bassador»). Thus, our guests may profit of discount at these hotels as long as booking is made by METAS. The bill can, however, be paid by the guest upon departure. For description of the hotels, please refer to the website

Also, we can recommend the hotel “Goldener Schlüssel”, which can also be booked over the website

For bookings, please appeal primarily to your contact person at METAS. If he or she is absent, our reception team will look after your booking:
phone +41 (0)58 387 01 11

The tourist office at Berne will be pleased to help you find another hotel in Berne meeting your wishes and/or budget:
phone +41 (0)31 328 12 12

Preliminary program 4th Microfluidics Workshop

Wednesday, July the 11th

9.00–11.00: Plenary session
Welcome, introduction and general update Microfluidic Association
Update from working groups on Testing, Flow Control, Modularity and Microfluidic Connections
11.00-11.30: Coffee Break
11.30–13.00: breakout sessions
Testing, Flow Control, Modularity and Microfluidic Connections
13.00-14.00: Lunch break
14.00–17.00: Breakout sessions
Testing, Flow Control, Modularity and Microfluidic Connections
17.00-17.30: Plenary session: wrap up
19.00: Dinner

Thursday, July the 12th

9.00 – 10.30: Plenary session
Reporting from breakout sessions and discussion
10.30-11.00 : Coffee Break
11.00 12.30 breakout sessions, finalizing work and action plan
12.30 – 13.30: Lunch break
13.30-14.30: METAS lab tour

The provisional Steering Committee of the Microfluidics Association:

  • Holger Becker, MicroFluidic Chipshop, Germany
  • Marko Blom, Micronit, Netherlands
  • Henne van Heeren, enablingMNT, Netherlands
  • Lionel Matthys Fluigent, France
  • Darwin Reyes, NIST, USA
  • Alexios Tzannis, IMT, Switzerland
  • Nicolas Verplanck, CEA-LETI, France
  • Yu Zhou, Siemens Healthineers, USA