Past funding: Seoul VioSys; APQA; WSP; Tech Launch Arizona; BIO5 Institute; Desert Tech; WAESO (NSF); NVRQS; NIH; NSF; Arizona Department of Commerce; Theradiag; University of Arizona
Objective: Handheld PCR system utilizing interfacial tension for pathogen identification.
Researchers: Dustin Harshman, Tu San Park, Tyler Toth
Collaborator: Prof. David Galbraith (U Arizona)
|1. DOTS qPCR device.
2. DOTS qPCR with smartphone monitoring of interfacial tension.
3. Interfacial effects enable low theshold cycle detection and inhibition relief.|
Objective: Smartphone biosensors for medical diagnostics
Researchers: Tu San Park, Cayla Baynes, Soohee Cho, Robin Sweeney, Tigran Nahapetian
|1. Smartphone attachment for quantifying the band intensities from lateral flow assays.
2. Smartphone-based fluorescence microscope.
3. Paper microfluidics for quantifying bacteria.
4-5. Smartphone application for quantifying the optical signals from paper microfluidics.
|Tissue Engineering and Organ-on-a-Chip
Objective: Use of nanostructured surfaces for tissue engineering and organ-on-a-chip applications.
Researchers: Ariana Nicolini, Soohee Cho, Tyler Toth, Collin Gilchrist
Collaborators: Prof. Terrence Monks (U Arizona)
|1-2. Nanostructured ensemble surfaces on e-beam nanopatterns and electrospun nanofibers.
3. Organ-on-a-chip system.
4. In situ GGT monitoring on organ-on-a-chip.|
Objective: Lab-on-a-chip or light-scatter biosensing for air quality.
Researchers: Katherine McCracken
|1. Lab-on-a-chip is attached to a smartphone for optical detection.
2. Monitoring H1N1 flu from a mock-up human environment with lab-on-a-chip.
3. CFD simulation for aerosol transport within animal housing.
4. Mie scatter simulation for microbeads and dust particles.
|Food Safety and Water Quality
Objective: Lab-on-a-chip for food safety and water quality.
Researchers: Katherine McCracken, Tu San Park, Robin Sweeney
Collaborator: Prof. Kelly Reynolds (U Arizona)
|1. E. coli detection from lettuce.
2. Salmonella detection from poultry packaging.
3. Monitoring bacterial contamination from soil with lab-on-a-chip.
4. Monitoring microbial contamination on ground beef with smartphone.
5. Wine tasting on paper microfluidics.
Last revised: June 15, 2015.