A Microwave/Microfluidics Integrated Label-Free Detection and Content Sensing System for Point-of-Care Applications
Poster Apr 15, 2015
Gurkan Yesiloz, Muhammed S. Boybay, Carolyn L. Ren
We report the development of a droplet-based microfluidic device integrated with a microwave sensor and heater for simultaneous sensing and heating of individual nanoliter-sized droplets. it is demonstrated that droplets can be heated up more than 40 degrees above room temperature within milliseconds. For sensing performance, we validated that this microwave sensor can differentiate various different materials with subtle difference in their electrical properties (electrical conductivity and/or dielectric constant) at magnitude higher throughput.
Despite the developments in conventional PCR, the complexity of multiplex Real Time PCR is still limited due to the lack of sufficient detection channels. To achieve high-end multiplexing capacity on standard Real Time PCR machines, Anapa Biotech has developed the MeltPlex® technology (see box on right).READ MORE
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified more than 100 genetic loci associated with type 2 diabetes. The majority of these are located in the intergenic or intragenic regions suggesting that the implicated variants may alter chromatin conformation. This, in turn, is likely to influence the expression of nearby or more remotely located genes to alter beta cell function. At present, however, detailed molecular and functional analyses are still lacking for most of these variants. We recently analysed one of these loci and mapped five causal variants in an islet-specific enhancer cluster within the STARD10 gene locus. Here, we aimed to understand how these causal variants influence b-cell function by alteration of the chromatin structure of enhancer clusterREAD MORE