Past funding: Tech Launch Arizona; BIO5 Institute; NSF; SWEHSC (NIH) Seoul VioSys; APQA; WSP; Desert Tech; WAESO (NSF); NVRQS; NIH; Arizona Department of Commerce; Theradiag; University of Arizona
Collaborators: Prof. Raymond Wong (U Arizona); Prof. Kelly Reynolds (U Arizona)
Objective: Smartphone- and Arduino-based biosensors for diagnosing tissue and blood
Team leaders: Matthew Bills, Tiffany Ulep
|1-2. Smartphone app quantifies optical signals from paper microfluidics.
3. Smartphone-based fluorescence microscope takes images from paper microfluidics.
4. Instant optical scanner device for identifying skin infection, wound infection, and cancer biopsy.|
|Water Quality and Food Safety
Objective: Handheld biosensors for water quality and food safety.
Team leaders: Soo Chung, Matthew Bills, Alexander Day
|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.
|Handheld LAMP and PCR
Objective: Handheld LAMP and PCR systems utilizing interfacial tension for pathogen identification.
Team leaders: Tiffany Ulep, Kenneth Schackart, Alexander Day
|1. Mie scatter and interfacial tension-based real-time quantification from emulsion LAMP.
2. DOTS qPCR device with smartphone monitoring of interfacial tension.
3. Interfacial effects enable low theshold cycle detection and inhibition relief.|
Objective: Paper-based organ-on-a-chip for angiogenesis, drug/food toxicology, and neuromuscular junction studies.
Team leaders: Kattika Kaarj, Kenneth Schackart
|1. Nanostructured ensemble surfaces on e-beam nanopatterns and electrospun nanofibers.
2. Smartphone-based in situ monitoring of organ-on-a-chip.
3. Angiogenesis on paper-based organ-on-a-chip.
4. Arduio-based organ-on-a-chip system for inducing flow and mechanical stimuli to paper-based organ-on-a-chip.|
Last revised: January 4, 2019.