BIOIDENT Unveils its Lab-On-A-Chip Prototype Based on Printed Semiconductor Technology
Product News Dec 18, 2006
BIOIDENT Technologies Inc., has unveiled a lab-on-chip prototype with fully integrated opto-electronic readout system. By leveraging printed organic photonics, BIOIDENT has delivered a nanotiter plate prototype which is made to conduct multiple tests in parallel on a single chip.
BIOIDENT’s PhotonicLab™ Platform can enable disposable lab-on-a-chip solutions that can eliminate the need for bulky readout systems and can provide immediate test results.
The BIOIDENT prototype consists of a 1”x3” nanotiter plate- a type of lab-on-chip device with multiple wells that can hold testing agents to perform laboratory functions. With BIOIDENT, the nanotiter plate includes a fully integrated photodetector array based on printed semiconductor technology with a single pixel under each well.
This array is designed to convert light into electrical signals,that can enable analysis on multiple agents simultaneously and in real-time. By placing the detector directly beneath the sample, the relative motion of the sample and detector are unnecessary.
BIOIDENT’s printing process can be used on other lab-on-a-chip systems, including microfluidics, opening up opportunities and applications for real-time analysis of chemical and biological substances.
“With this prototype, BIOIDENT takes a significant leap forward in the industry to make the vision of lab-on-a-chip systems a reality,” said Dr. Wasiq Bokhari, CEO for BIOIDENT Technologies.
“Working with our partners, we look forward to delivering breakthrough point of use tests for water and food analysis, chemical and biological agent detection and in- vitro diagnostics.”
According to BIOIDENT, it is able to deliver this prototype by leveraging its own PhotonicLab™ Platform, which uses organic semiconductor, based technology to print light emitting and detecting capabilities directly on to any surface, including glass, enabling on- chip analysis and diagnostics.
The company uses established testing protocols to deliver real-time and in-situ multi-parameter detection capabilities for all categories of chemical and biological analytes.
The nanotiter plate for the prototype was provided by Microfluidic ChipShop GmbH in Jena, Germany.