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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.
|Ilmar Begishev||Supply Chain Managementfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Clair Cunningham||Co-Lead Engineeremail@example.com|
|Angel Rosario Ortiz||Co-Lead Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alex Ryan||Project Manageremail@example.com|
|Brody Smith||Design Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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AcknowledgementsWe 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.