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SELECTBIO Conferences Lab-on-a-Chip and 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 Sample Prep: A Practical Platform For Low-Throughput Automation

Tuesday, 14 December 2021 at 10:30

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Many labs routinely process just a few samples per day—say 10, 20, or 50. These assays are almost always performed by hand, because lab automation solutions are designed for much higher throughput. Redbud Labs is is using microfluidics to develop a solution for sample prep that enables automation of low- to medium-throughput workflows. Our platform is unique in building on gold-standard magnetic bead chemistry to ensure backwards compatibility with labs’ existing workflows. We use a novel material for microfluidic agitation technology to maximize reaction yield for these bead-based reactions, resulting in lab-quality yield, fast runtimes, and a compact design. We will report on performance of this system in a range of assays, from nucleic acid extraction to protein enrichment for immunoassays. We will also share strategies employed to develop our platform on a highly compressed timeline.

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