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The Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) is a common diagnostic tool for diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis. The ELISA test requires a specifically equipped laboratory along with trained staff, frequently making it difficult to use as a diagnostic tool. The emerging field of Diagnostic Microfluidics (DMF) potentially offers new methods for automated and resource efficient Lab-On-A-Chip (LOAC) type screening devices which could make these techniques more available to healthcare professionals. This technology may allow for a significant increase in the speed of the testing process, this shortens waiting periods for those who may be sick or even terminally ill, and allows for beginning treatment as soon as possible.

The goal is to create an enclosure that can deliver fluid and provide a controlled environment for the DMF device. The enclosure must allow electrical connections from the control system to pass through to the chip. The system must allow desired reagents to be delivered to the chip on demand without removing upper substrate of the device. The reagents must be easy to switch for the next protocol. The system must be compatible with different reagents and size should reflect the application.

3D CAD Models Final Product
Project Name
Packaging I- Enclosure with Environmental Control and Fluid Delivery
Project Number
P15611
Project Family
Microfluids Packaging
Start Term
Fall 2014 (2141)
End Term
Spring 2015 (2145)
Faculty Guide
Michael Zona, mfzddm@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Dr. Michael Schertzer, mjseme@rit.edu
Sponsor (financial support)
Dr. Michael Schertzer, mjseme@rit.edu
RIT DMFL

Team Members

(Left -> Right) Ilmar Begishev, Clair Cunningham, Alex Ryan, Brody Smith, Angel Rosario Ortiz

(Left -> Right) Ilmar Begishev, Clair Cunningham, Alex Ryan, Brody Smith, Angel Rosario Ortiz

Member Role Contact
Ilmar Begishev Supply Chain Management ixb6715@rit.edu
Clair Cunningham Co-Lead Engineer cmc4177@rit.edu
Angel Rosario Ortiz Co-Lead Engineer axr6957@rit.edu
Alex Ryan Project Manager acr9695@rit.edu
Brody Smith Design Engineer bas4579@rit.edu

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MSD I & II MSD I MSD II

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Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the following people and organizations for helping this project become a reality:

Kate Gleason College of Engineering, Caldwell Manufacturing Co., Michael Schertzer, Michael Zona, Elizabeth DeBartolo, Michael Schrlau, Peter Dunning, Steven Day, and David Hathaway.


Planning & Execution | Problem Definition | Systems Design | Detailed Design | Build, Test, Document | Publications & Presentations | Photo Gallery