Tech Launch Arizona;
Past funding: BIO5 Institute; NSF; SWEHSC (NIH) Seoul VioSys; APQA; WSP; Tech Launch Arizona; Desert Tech; WAESO (NSF); NVRQS; NIH; Arizona Department of Commerce; Theradiag; University of Arizona
Collaborators: Prof. Raymond Wong (U Arizona); Prof. David Galbraith (U Arizona); Prof. Kelly Reynolds (U Arizona)
Objective: Smartphone- and Arduino-based biosensors for diagnosing tissue and blood
Researchers: Matthew Bills, Tiffany Ulep, Cayla Baynes, Katelyn Sosnowski, Ryan Zenhausern, Brandon Nguyen, Alana Gonzalez, Laurel Dieckhaus
|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.
Researchers: Soo Chung, Matthew Bills, Christian Jennings, Elizabeth Budiman, Katelyn Sosnowski, Brandon Nguyen, Sean Perea
|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.
Researchers: Tiffany Ulep, Kattika Kaarj, Kenneth Schackart, Patarajarin Akarapipad, Katelyn Sosnowski, Laurel Dieckhaus
|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.
Researchers: Kattika Kaarj, Kenneth Schackart, Marianne Madias, Patarajarin Akarapipad, Jennifer Ngo, Christina Loera
|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: August 29, 2018.