The group is developing a handheld device capable of accepting a raw sample from a person and providing disease specific diagnosis; with results available in minutes rather than days. The sample will be processed using lab-on-a-chip technologies combining biochemistry, molecular diagnostics, MEMS/NEMS based microfluidics and electronics including wireless technology within the handheld device. DoC Lab intends to produce a modular platform as outlined below.
Our main objectives are to produce an automated device with:
- Raw sample input (blood, urine, saliva, swabs)
- Multiple pathogen detection
- Rapid sample in to answer out <30mins
- Single use (disposable), closed loop microfluidic cartridges
Other research interests include paper based molecular diagnostics, sample preparation, surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), antimicrobial resistance and organ-on-a-chip.
Automated device in development
Low cost isothermal platform and disposable microfluidic cartridge
Modular system overview
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