The future of medical diagnostics

Diagnosing diseases quickly and accurately is at the heart of all healthcare. Recently, there have been impressive breakthroughs in the sensitivity, speed and simplicity of diagnostic instruments. But it is a long way from research breakthroughs to practical application.

Today, cancers diagnosed before tumors metastasize are often cured. And if feverish travelers could be tested between airport security and boarding, virus outbreaks like Ebola would be less threatening. More accurate diagnostics could slow down the spread of antibiotic resistance as antibiotics could be used only when they are effective.

Several research breakthroughs have made diagnostic instruments more sensitive, faster and simpler. The step to practical application is often a big one. This is due to shortcomings in the innovation support system and growing global competition.


Professor Fredrik Höök, Chalmers

Genetic Diagnostics in Practice – from Nutrigenomics to Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) and Rejection
Professor Mikael Kubista, TATAA Biocenter AB

Future diagnostics and wellness testing
Professor Ulf Landegren, Uppsala University

Realizing nanotechnology in drug development
Stefan Geschwindner, Principal Scientist, AstraZeneca

Welcome to a seminar organized by IVA’s Department of Electrical Engineering.