What is it about?
Sensitive detection of antibodies for medical diagnosis needs specialized equipment and trained personnel. By combining the use of nanoparticles, microfluidics, and magnetism, we developed a small and simple device that detects antibodies in a short time, with excellent sensitivity, and with a small volume of reagents.
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Why is it important?
This is the first time this kind of device is done in a thermoplastic, ideal for mass production. Our system can be automatized and adapted to work without the need for specialized laboratory equipment or trained personnel. The perspective is to develop a simple diagnosis device that will allow making fast, sensitive, and cheap tests. Unlike rapid tests, like lateral flow, our device can make quantitative tests.
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This page is a summary of: Micro–nanoparticles magnetic trap: Toward high sensitivity and rapid microfluidic continuous flow enzyme immunoassay, Biomicrofluidics, January 2020, American Institute of Physics,
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