P19084: Lateral Flow Assays Alternative


Project Summary Project Information

Lateral flow assays (LFA’s) are used to diagnose patients using biomarkers of interest. Current LFA’s are expensive and aren’t sufficiently sensitive enough to give results for diagnosis in a timely manner. In under-resourced settings (rural locations, developing world) this can cause an ill patient to leave clinic before receiving a diagnosis, thus preventing treatment and may proliferate the disease.

The goal is to create a low-cost rapid diagnostic prototype. The device should be low cost and more efficient than currently used products. The rapid diagnostic device should also be marketable to under-resourced clinics.

Intial research will be conducted through a proof of concept experiment based approach. Once it is therotically possible, steps will be taken to explore designing a prototype device.

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Project Name
Alternative to Lateral Flow Assay
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Faculty Guide
Mike Zona, mfzddm@rit.edu
Primary Customer and Sponsor
James Roussie, jroussie@simpore.com, (585) 944-3623

Team Members

Cassandra Walinski, Spencer Perry, Akash Patel, Connor Murdock

Cassandra Walinski, Spencer Perry, Akash Patel, Connor Murdock

Member Major Project Role Contact
Connor Murdock Industrial and Systems Engineer Project Manager/Purchaser ctm9286@rit.edu
Cassie Walinski Biomedical Engineer Facilitator crw7049@rit.edu
Akash Patel Biomedical Engineer Communications/Purchasing asp1109@rit.edu
Spencer Perry Biomedical Engineer Lead Engineer sjp8175@rit.edu

Work Breakdown: By Phase


Planning & Execution

Imagine RIT

Gate Reviews

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Build & Test Prep

Subsystem Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation (Verification & Validation)

Work Breakdown: By Topic

Project Management Design Tools Design Documentation Implementation Validation Presentation & Dissemination


Performance vs Requirements

Project Schedule

Risk Assessment

Problem Management

Use Cases

Bench Marking

Functional Decomposition

Morphological Analysis

Pugh Analysis

Bill of Material

Final Concept Breakdown

Test Plans

Test Results

Technical Paper

Imagine RIT Poster

Lightning Talk Slide


SimPore, Professor VanWinkle, and Michelle Horan