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SELECTBIO Conferences Innovations in Microfluidics 2021

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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Single-Button Nucleic Acid Extraction for Rapid, Reliable Molecular Testing

Thursday, 18 March 2021 at 14:45

Add to Calendar ▼2021-03-18 14:45:002021-03-18 15:45:00Europe/LondonSingle-Button Nucleic Acid Extraction for Rapid, Reliable Molecular TestingInnovations in Microfluidics 2021 in BostonBostonSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com

There are myriad exciting microfluidic platforms for molecular analysis, but few are designed to work with raw samples. We describe a new initiative at Redbud Labs to enable single-button sample preparation on a microfluidic cartridge, focusing on nucleic acid extraction for amplification and sequencing applications. Our method combines gold-standard laboratory biochemistry with cartridge-ready™ chips, MXR™DryPak and STR™BeadPak, to deliver lab-quality yield, fast runtimes, and compact design. We will also share strategies employed to develop our platform on a highly compressed timeline.


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