This invention allows an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to be performed on a highly portable, cost-effective microfluidic chip. The chip is manufactured with the necessary reagents and solutions pre-loaded, and requires only a minute blood sample to properly function. Results can be computed in six minutes or less, and only require a smartphone app to analyze the sample.
Description of Technology
Point of Care technology is in high demand throughout the world; particularly in regions of low development and areas difficult to access. As such, our inventors sought to provide a microfluidic screening technology that could be mass produced at a low cost, and portable enough to take anywhere. Due to the nature of microfluidic technology, only a small amount of the patient’s bodily fluids are required to provide a sufficient sample size. Advancements made in this invention’s pumping mechanism allows for a more robust, repeatable, and consistent method of driving fluids throughout the chambers, ultimately yielding a more reliable product.
- Higher degree of repeatability
- Robust micro-design
- Inexpensive raw materials, manufacturing
- Uniqueness in design of the pumping device
- Point of Care (POC) testing device for:
- West Nile
- Water quality testing
Licensing Rights Available
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Inventors: Dr. Peter Lillehoj
Tech ID: TEC2017-0062
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Michigan State University