The 22nd Meeting of the International Society for Molecular Recognition, the Affinity 2017, took place at the Pierre and Marie Curie Campus in Paris, France, from 25th to 29th of June. About 130 participants from academia and industry met to review advances in the field of (bio-)molecular recognition and affinity technology.

New trends in molecular recognition

The Affinity 2017 covered a broad spectrum of research and applications, from modelling and screening over affinity materials and separation to different biosensors and assays. This year, a strong focus was laying on molecularly imprinted polymers as recognition elements for biomedicine and diagnostics. Participants from the far East (Japan, China, Singapore) over Europe to the far West (USA) shared their knowledge with the audience, giving talks or presenting their results at the poster session.

All these scientific contributions were rounded off by a well organised social programme with a boat cruise on the river Seine at night and a conference dinner in the famous Parisian Cabaret “Paradis Latin”.

Our résumé

We from Biametrics want to thank the organisers very much for a nice conference at the Jussieu Campus in Paris, giving us the possibility to present our new applications and devices at our booth in a sunny atrium. We also appreciate the inclusion of the scientific talks given by the exhibitors to the regular program. From the discussions with the visitors of our booth we learned that new powerful bioanalytical applications and devices for biomolecular interaction analyses at an affordable price are needed by the scientists currently. We are happy to deepen the cooperation with you and to jointly work on the success of your applications. Also, we are looking forward to the next Affinity Conference in 2019.

This article was written by
Goran was Fundraiser and Technical Writer at Biametrics until end of 2017. He holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry and has been working with label-free technologies since 2001.