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SELECTBIO Conferences Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics: Emerging Themes, Technologies and Applications

Richard Chasen Spero's Biography

Richard Chasen Spero, CEO, Redbud Labs

Richard Spero is co-founder and CEO of Redbud Labs, where he leads both commercial activities and the company’s systems engineering team. He is a co-inventor of Redbud Posts, a MEMS chip covered with biomimetic cilia. Redbud Posts enable novel methods for fluid processing at the microscale, including pumping, mixing, cell sorting, and analyte isolation. This technology is used by point-of-care diagnostic device developers to improve assay speed, reliability, and performance. Prior to founding Redbud Labs, Dr. Spero earned his PhD in Physics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied blood clot rheology and developed novel systems for magnetic manipulation and time-dependent high content screening.

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Microfluidic Mixing: Generic Solutions to a Ubiquitous Problem

Tuesday, 3 October 2017 at 11:15

Add to Calendar ▼2017-10-03 11:15:002017-10-03 12:15:00Europe/LondonMicrofluidic Mixing: Generic Solutions to a Ubiquitous

Some microfluidic challenges are common across applications. Perhaps none is more pervasive than microfluidic mixing, which is a necessary but confounding problem in many devices. Done effectively, microfluidic can dramatically accelerate molecular assays, improve analytic precision, and boost sensitivity. Here we survey applications where mixing is essential to assay success, including 10x faster microarray assays, 200x faster reagent dispersal, and 5x reduction in hybridization time. We will discuss the prognosis for achieving a generic solution for microfluidic mixing, with a focus on methods that can be combined with practical cartridge manufacturing and assembly methods.

Add to Calendar ▼2017-10-02 00:00:002017-10-04 00:00:00Europe/LondonLab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics: Emerging Themes, Technologies and