Dr. Felix von Stetten studied agricultural engineering, dairy science and biotechnology before he obtained his PhD in Microbiology in 1999 from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. Thereafter, he worked as a scientist in the diagnostic industry, where he was involved in the development of methods for sample preparation, real-time PCR and DNA-arrays. In 2003 he joined the Laboratory for MEMS Applications at IMTEK, University of Freiburg, where he was involved in biofuel cell- and lab-on-a-chip-research. Since 2008 he heads the joint lab-on-a-chip research division of IMTEK and HSG-IMIT at Freiburg, Germany.
LabTube and LabDisk - Prospective Centrifugal Microfluidic Platforms for Sample-to-Answer Point-of-Care Nucleic Acid Testing
Friday, 19 September 2014 at 08:15
Add to Calendar ▼2014-09-19 08:15:002014-09-19 09:15:00Europe/LondonLabTube and LabDisk - Prospective Centrifugal Microfluidic Platforms for Sample-to-Answer Point-of-Care Nucleic Acid TestingLab-on-a-Chip, Microfluidics and Microarray World Congress in San Diego, California, USASan Diego, California, USASELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com
We have developed prospective centrifugal microfluidic platforms, i.e. LabTube and LabDisk, and unleashed their potential for sample-to-answer point-of-care nucleic acid testing (POC NAT). The LabDisk platform consists of a disk containing the prestored reagents, and a handheld processing device. Several novel microfluidic unit operations, as required for POC NAT have been developed. These include magnetic bead handling, radially inward pumping, and cross-contamination free aliquoting. All unit operations are compatible with low-cost monolithic manufacturing, which will facilitate the market entry. On the other hand, the LabTube platform comprises a lab-on-a-chip cartridge that can be processed by a standard laboratory centrifuge. It obviates the need for highly specialized processing devices and may help to circumvent the known market entry barriers for lab-on-a-chip. These platforms have been demonstrated for sample-to-answer POC NAT using different sample matrices, such as whole blood, tissue, tumor cells and bacterial pathogens.
Add to Calendar ▼2014-09-18 00:00:002014-09-19 00:00:00Europe/LondonLab-on-a-Chip, Microfluidics and Microarray World CongressLab-on-a-Chip, Microfluidics and Microarray World Congress in San Diego, California, USASan Diego, California, USASELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com