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Marya Lieberman's Biography

Marya Lieberman, Professor, University of Notre Dame

Professor Marya Lieberman received her B.S. degree in chemistry at MIT. She earned her Ph.D. in 1994 at the University of Washington on the de novo design of protein structure, and then did two years of postdoctoral research on semiconductor-liquid junction solar cells at Cal Tech. She joined the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Notre Dame as an assistant professor in 1996, and was appointed as an associate professor in 2002. She is currently full Professor.
Prof. Lieberman has published more than forty papers on nanotechnology, analytical chemistry, and materials science topics. Recently, her group has begun work on paper millifluidic devices that can carry out complex analytical tasks. She is a member of the Eck Institute for Global Health and the NDnano Center, and she heads the Personal Diagnostics track in the Center for Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics at Notre Dame.

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Paper Test Cards for Rapid Field Screening of Medications

Thursday, 18 September 2014 at 09:00

Add to Calendar ▼2014-09-18 09:00:002014-09-18 10:00:00Europe/LondonPaper Test Cards for Rapid Field Screening of MedicationsPoint-of-Care Diagnostics World Congress in San Diego, California, USASan Diego, California,

Serious problems with the quality of both human and animal medications have been found in most of the developing world.  Although there is general agreement that removing low quality pharmaceuticals from the supply chain would be a good idea, there is no global program in place to monitor the quality of pharmaceuticals.  Existing analytical methods for pharmaceuticals lack the combination of low cost, reliability, rapid turn-around, and scalability needed in low-resource settings.  My research group has been trying to crack this problem by developing paper test cards to assay pharmaceutical dosage forms.  The prototype test card incorporates a library of chemical tests that generates a chemical profile of active ingredients and excipients present in a pharmaceutical.  We are now using the test cards at a project site in Kenya where we are attempting to find fake drugs using a random sampling process across 350 pharmacies in Western Kenya.  In this talk, I will demo the test card, show how it performs with different types of substandard and falsified drugs, and discuss the manufacturing and image processing challenges of scaling up the test cards.

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