The Science INSIDE Webinar Series
When Results Matter:
How to Increase Urine & Saliva Test Accuracy with Porous Polymers

Recorded on: Feb. 25, 2021

13:00 Malaysia Standard Time
14:00 Japan & Korea Standard Time
15:00 Australia Eastern Standard Time
10:30 India Standard Time

In this webinar, engineers working on in-vitro diagnostic tests can learn how the materials used in front-end sample collection can impact the accuracy of the test results.  Inaccurate test results due to poor design and material choice can have devastating consequences for the consumer and the test’s overall brand image.  Learn how many challenges with test accuracy can be solved by the material used in sample collection – including absorption rate and uniformity, sample contaminates, quality variation, and how the material fits within the device.  Take a tour of how porous polymer materials are used today for urine and saliva sample collection, and how they compare with other materials such as cellulose, glass fiber and other woven materials.

When you attend this webinar, you will:

  • Understand the science behind front-end sample collection for urine and saliva tests
  • Learn how test accuracy is impacted by material selection
  • Take a tour of various materials used in sample collection
  • Learn what questions to ask in order to find the right sample collection material for your IVD test

*This webinar is not available to Porex competitors.

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Krista Ewing – Market Manager, Diagnostics

Krista Fridley Ewing, PhD currently serves as a Market Manager for Diagnostics. Krista earned her bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and graduate degrees (MSE, PhD) in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed post-doctoral research at Georgia Tech and worked in multiple genetic laboratories prior to joining Porex in 2017. At Porex, her background in academic and clinical laboratories helps her to support our customers developing assays for diagnostic use.

Natalie Schlage – Market Manager, Diagnostics

Natalie Schlage serves as a Market Manager for Diagnostics. She joined Porex in 2013. Mrs. Schlage has an array of technical and commercial experience in a variety of material and biotechnologies as well as markets globally, having held a variety of positions in international sales and business development. Prior to Porex, Mrs. Schlage was with Macherey-Nagel GmbH, Germany, a company focusing in the Chemical Water Analysis, Chromatography and Bioscientific Test Kits and Rapid Tests. Mrs. Schlage has her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Hannover, Germany as well as a Master’s Degree in Business (MBA) from FOM University Cologne, Germany.