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Apparatuses and methods for pathogen detection using microfluidic biochips

Apparatuses and methods for pathogen detection using microfluidic biochips
Inventors: James Li, Sanjay Timilsina
Patent No. 11,027,273

Description:
This patent application embodies microfluidic microplate that detects acute infectious diseases through a rapid and sensitive test. This innovation is created with low cost materials and is an ideal device for remote and low-resource environment. Using an immunoassay to detect infectious diseases, this point-of-care device is comparable to the ELISA kits when looking at sensitivity and specificity. This detection device does not require any specialized equipment or a laboratory setting to perform immunological assay of a wide range of infectious diseases and cancer.

Abstract:
Certain embodiments are directed to a paper hybrid microfluidic microplate. In certain aspects, the hybrid microfluidic microplate is a low-cost, sensitive, and fast diagnostic apparatus for detecting pathogens, diagnosing disease and other bio-applications, especially for low-resource settings.

Issue Date: 06/08/2021
Application Date: 08/31/2017
Post Date: 05/09/2018

UTEP Docket No: 2015-028