Business and Technologies Insight Forums Seoul 2017

All Insight Forums will be conducted in English

19-21 September 2017
Seoul, Korea

The-K Hotel Seoul Geumkang,
#70 Baumoe-ro 12-gil Seocho-gu, Seoul
Room: Geomungo, C Hall (19 Sept)
Gayageum A Hall (20-21 Sept)

Biosensors For Health Diagnostics


Critical business intelligence covering forecasts, players, case studies, opportunities and technology and market assessment

Biosensors are used prolifically in the global healthcare market for the diagnosis and monitoring of diseases and health conditions such as diabetes, cancer and infectious diseases. With increasing population size and density, growing access to healthcare, and emerging technologies this market is set to continue expanding.

Since entering the market in the 1970's biosensors have evolved and diversified, with a wide range of technologies being leveraged to target different market segments, making for a complex landscape. This forum will explain the various formats of technologies used for biosensing, the key players utilising them, and why each are suited for different applications. Important considerations in the design and manufacturing processes for biosensing technologies will be addressed, along with an outline of the complex supply chains that have evolved to provide for increasingly more intricate devices.

Attendees will gain a thorough understanding of the emerging technologies which are entering the market and positioned to cause large disruption, including point-of-care molecular diagnostics and breathalyzers. Additionally, improvements to existing technologies to counter this disruption will be detailed. Analysis of incumbent and emerging technologies will provide insight into which are likely to take the largest market share and how the competitive landscape will look in the future.

The market is currently undergoing a period of transition, with biosensors for diagnostics moving closer to the point-of-care. This forum will address the driving forces behind this global trend, along with others that are gaining traction, and how the market is evolving to meet the growing demands of patients. Opportunities for capitalizing on current and upcoming trends will be outlined, including discussion of the likely areas of expansion in the addressable market for biosensors in healthcare.

What you will learn?

All of these sectors comprise of a complex and rapidly changing technology and market landscape, which can make it difficult to identify genuine opportunities for companies involved or wishing to get involved or to see the current state of play.

This forum addresses both the business and technologies involved - providing deep depth including significant market data to allow you to understand these complex landscapes. Attendees will leave with a clear, quantified view of the markets, technology assessment and development roadmaps, key player profiles and their strategy for market adoption, with lessons from success and failures.

The forum is hosted by IDTechEx, which is widely cited as a global expert on these topics. Research is based on direct interviews with companies, in addition to attendance of conferences and tradeshows around the world. IDTechEx analysts are deeply technical (typically PhD level) and commercially experienced, conducting research from bases in Europe, Asia and USA in eight languages. This event is targeted to those involved in growth strategy, business development, research and engineering, innovation management. It is attended by companies involved in material supply, equipment manufacture, component and device manufacture, OEMs and systems integrators.

This forum can be attended on its own or in addition to the other sessions, which are complementary in subject matter. A discount is available for booking multiple sessions.

All Insight Forums will be conducted in English



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Forum 4 / Agenda

20 September / Afternoon / Room: Gayageum A Hall

IDTechEx Korean Analyst Danny Jung, will be available at this Insight Forum for further discussion.

Please join IDTechEx Analysts for lunch and networking from 13:00-14:00


  • 13:00 - 14:00
  • Lunch, networking and registration
    for the afternoon session
  • 14:00 - 14:45

Overview of Biosensors

Compiled by Dr Laura Baers, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Typical configurations for biosensors today
  • Main players
  • Lateral flow assays
  • Electrochemical test strips
  • Microfluidic cartridges
  • Key market segments
  • Key market trends
  • 14:45 - 15:15

Glucose monitoring

Compiled by Dr David Pugh, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Market and forecast for glucose monitoring
  • Glucose test strips
  • Artificial pancreas and wearable glucose monitors
  • 15:15 - 15:40

Wearable biosensors

Compiled by James Hayward, Senior Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • wearable biosensors to monitor activity
  • wearable sensors to monitor vital signs
  • wearable sensors in clinical trials
  • 15:40 - 15:55
  • Networking break
  • 15:55 - 16:40

Point of Care Molecular Diagnostic

Compiled by Dr Laura Baers, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Emerging technologies at the point-of-care
  • Key applications for molecular diagnostics
  • Lab-on-a-chip
  • Main players
  • Disruption to the diagnostics market
  • Market forecast for point-of-care molecular diagnostics
  • 16:40 - 17:00

Improvements to lateral flow immunoassays using new materials and smartphones

Compiled by Dr Laura Baers, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Scale of the market
  • Immunoassays vs. molecular diagnostics
  • New materials
  • Utilizing smartphones
  • 17:00 - 17:30

Breath sensing

Compiled by Dr David Pugh, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Analysis of individual biomarkers in breath
  • Technologies enabling breath analysis
  • Breath analysis for diagnostic screening
  • Breath analysis for point of care monitoring
  • Market forecasts for breath analysis devices
  • 17:30 - 17:50
  • Conclusions and questions with IDTechEx
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Timings and the agenda are subject to change

About IDTechEx

Since 1999 IDTechEx has provided independent market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technologies to clients in over 80 countries. Our clients use our insights to help make strategic business decisions and grow their organizations. IDTechEx is headquartered in Cambridge, UK with additional offices in Boston, USA; Berlin, Germany; Tokyo, Japan; and Seoul, Korea.

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