Tech Launch Arizona;
Animal & Plant Quarantine Agency, South Korea;
Past funding: BIO5 Institute; Desert Tech; WAESO; NVRQS; NIH; NSF; Arizona Department of Commerce; BMD; University of Arizona
|Food Safety and Environmental Monitoring
Objective: Low-cost smartphone detection of foodborne and waterborne pathogens from microfluidic devices.
Researchers: Tu San Park, Pei-Shih Liang, Scott Angus, Cayla Baynes, Lily Walsh
Current funding: WSP
Past funding: Desert Tech
|1. Microfluidic device is attached to a smartphone for optical detection.
2. Smartphone quantifies immunoagglutination scattering from paper microfluidics.
3. Wine tasting on paper microfluidics.
4. Monitoring bacterial contamination from soil with microfluidic device.
5. Monitoring H1N1 flu from a mock-up human environment with microfluidic device.
|Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
Objective: Use of RGD-nanoparticle trapped nanostructured surfaces for better endothelialization or tissue in-growth on vascular grafts.
Researchers: Jessica Gamboa, Ariana Nicolini, Michael Bollig, Erin Cahill
Collaborators: Prof. Marvin Slepian (U Arizona)
Current funding: NIH Cardiovascular Training Grant (T32HL007955)
Past funding: BIO5 Institute; NIH NIBIB (R03EB006754)
|1. Nanostructured ensemble surface, created by e-beam nanolithography and size-dependent self-assembly.
2. Flow-resistant adhesion and proliferation of HUVECs on nanostructured surface.
3 & 4. Linear alignment of fibroblast on sinosoidal wave pattern, towards cellular irrigation.|
|Fast PCR Diagnostics
Objective: Extremely fast (<3-min thermocycling), portable, and all-in-one PCR device for on-site pathogen identification.
Researchers: Dustin Harshman, Scott Angus, Christopher Fronczek, Tu San Park, Roberto Reyes, Soohee Cho
Current funding: Animal & Plant Quarantine Agency; Tech Launch Arizona; NIH Cardiovascular Training Grant (T32HL007955)
Past funding: WAESO
|1. Wire-guided droplet manipulator device.
2. Disposable circular cartridge heating module.
3. Wire-guided droplet manipualtions for DNA extraction.
4. Droplet PCR thermocylcing in less than 3 min (for 20 cycles).|
Last revised: September 12, 2013.