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Held in conjunction with AIP Member Society meetings, the Industrial Physics Forums explore new applications of physics, product developments and other opportunities for science in today's economic environment. The IPFs are unique, topic-specific conferences addressing application-focused research in the physical sciences emerging from academia and the private sector. They consist solely of invited talks grouped around several subtopics. 

Industrial Physics Forum on Fabrication, Imaging, and Sensing in Biological Systems
At the AVS 65th International Symposium & Exhibition
Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA
Oct. 21-26, 2018

The present IPF, the seventh at AVS since 2006, focuses for the first time exclusively on the biophysical/medical sciences and is co-hosted by the Biomaterials Interfaces Division. The program was designed to broaden the interest and perspective of the BID community through talks partially overlapping research areas of their interest, yet not routinely covered at prior AVS Symposia.
The program focuses on innovations in three subtopics of the biosciences: imaging and structural determination, bioanalytic sensing and diagnostics, and biomaterial assembly. Each topic is covered by five invited speakers in three consecutive morning sessions starting Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. The afternoons are set aside for contributed talks on topics related to the respective morning sessions. The event is preceded by the traditional BID Plenary session on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, with topics complementary to those of the IPF.

The session on imaging and structural determination highlights diverse experimental approaches based on infrared, visible, X-ray and mass spectrometric technologies, and encompasses advanced nonlinear optical, fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy, as well as synchrotron and X-ray free electron laser (XFEL) studies for dynamic and 3D imaging of biomolecules and subcellular structures at nanoscale resolution. 

The bioanalytic, biosensor and diagnostic session covers diverse sensing approaches from activated surfaces to discreet nano-sized biomolecular and patterned structures. Topics include advances in in-vitro and in-vivo approaches to disease detection, nanoparticles for monitoring biomolecular functions in their biological environment, subcellular sensors to probe biological processes in live cells, and sensitized surfaces acting as pressure and tunable photo-responsive sensors. 
The biofabrication session encompasses a structured build-up from basic tissue assembly to the prospects of full organ fabrication. The intermediary steps of vascular co-assembly and its accompanying challenges of supplying life sustaining nutrients and oxygen to the living cells will be amply covered. In addition, the scaffolding required to maintain the integrity of the assembling organ will be discussed, as well as the different approaches and challenges in 3D printing.