Advanced Diagnostics Forum


Organized by JAIMA, Co-hosted by A*STAR-BMRC


In collaboration with the (A*STAR) Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research, JAIMA will hold the forum on the theme of "The Advanced Diagnostics Innovation" in March 24 (Monday), 2014 in Singapore.

Date                      : 24 March 2014 Monday 9:00〜16:40
Singapore Venue      : A*STAR (Breakthrough and Discovery Biopolis, Matrix Building)
Organizer             : JAIMA (Japan Analytical Instruments Manufacturers' Association)
Co-host                       : A*STAR-BMRC
egistration                : Free



The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (AstarSTAR) is the lead agency for fostering world-class scientific research and talent for a vibrant knowledge-based and innovation-driven Singapore. AstarSTAR oversees 14 biomedical sciences and physical sciences and engineering research institutes, and six consortia & centres, located in Biopolis and Fusionopolis as well as their immediate vicinity.


JASIS (Japan Analytical & Scientific Instruments Show) has newly been renamed in a commemoration of the 50th holding celebration of the Analytical Instruments Exhibition (JAIMA EXPO organized by JAIMA: Japan Analytical Instruments Manufacturers’ Association) as well as the 35th holding in Tokyo of the Scientific Instruments Show (SIS organized by JSIA: Japan Scientific Instruments Association).

JASIS is now trying to establish a new program named “Advanced Diagnostics Innovation” in order to accelerate in near future advanced diagnostics using an analytical instrumentation, high technological devices, tools and chemistry at the new market creation in 2013. JASIS will have a great opportunity to make any business alliance possibility between Japanese industry and AstarSTAR/Biopolis where a lot of interesting applications are developed at an increased rate.

We wish the Advanced Diagnostics Forum will be able to give you a great opportunity to open a door in your business development in Life Science market.



About the forum   

Forum Title : Advanced Diagnostics Forum 
Organizer : Japan Analytical Instruments Manufacturers’ Association (JAIMA)  
Co-host : A*STAR - BMRC
Date and time
: March 24 (Monday) / 9:00 〜16:40
Venue : Breakthrough and Disvovery Biopolis, Matrix Building
Capacity : 150 people (Tentative)
Language : English
Registration : Free

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PROGRAM (24 March, 2014)

Venue: Theatrettes Breakthrough and Discovery, Matrix Building, Biopolis

9:00   Registration

9:30   Welcome Address
            1) Benjamin Seet (Biomedical Research Council, A*STAR)
            2) Haruhisa Takeuchi (The Ambassador of Japan to Singapore)

9:45   Keynote Lecture                        

            The Singapore Bioimaging Consortium: From Genes to Man
                        Patrick Cozzone (Singapore Bioimaging Consortium,

            Harnessing the Power of Genomics for Clinical Application
                        Christopher Wong (A*STAR GIS / POLARIS)

            Collaborative Platforms for Digital Pathology and in vitro Hepato-toxicity Testing
                        Isabel Hui (A*STAR, IBN / Invitrocue)

10:45   Short Break

10:55   JAIMA’s Approach to Advanced Diagnostics
                        Takeshi Kawamoto (JAIMA)

            Invited Session

11:05   Technologies for High Sensitivity Diagnosis
                        Yoshihiko Suda (Konica-Minolta Inc.)

11:35   Industrialization of Genetic Testing with Microarrays
            – Introduction of Japanese microarray platform companies –
                        Hiroki Nakae (Japan Micro Array Consortium)

12:05   Buffet Lunch - Poster / Booth Session
            Invited Session (cont’d.)

13:00   Magnetically Promoted Rapid Immunoassay Systems Using Functionalized Fluorescent Magnetic Beads
                        Kotaro Terada (Tamagawa Seiki Co., Ltd.)

13:30   Microscopic Thermometry in a Living Cell by Fluorescent Nanoprobes
                        Madoka Suzuki (WABIOS, Waseda University)

            Presentations by JAIMA Member Companies

13:50   Advanced Imaging & Mass Spectrometry Analysis for Early Diagnosis of Critical Illnesses
                        Sandy Nargund (Shimadzu (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd.)

14:20   Improving Allergy Diagnosis by Simultaneous Detection of Various Allergens by Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging
                        Chiraz Friedman (HORIBA Scientific) and
                        Ramdane Benferhat (HORIBA (China) Trading Co., Ltd.)

Coffee Break

15:00   Advancing the Elemental Dynamics of Life Science Applications with Tandem Mass Spectrometry
             – Japan’s and World’s First Agilent 8800 Triple Quadrupole ICP-MS (ICP-QQQ)

                        Masahiko Endo (Agilent Technologies Japan, Ltd.)

15:30   The Next “Paradigm Shift” in the Research of Biological Sciences with JEOL
                        Anindito Sen (JEOL Ltd.)

16:00   Introduction of Latest Technologies and Applications on Scanning Electron Microscope
                        Masamichi Shiono (Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation)

Closing Remarks

                        Kentaro Hayashi (Managing Director, JAIMA)

NOTE: The aforementioned program is tentative and subject to change without notice.