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SELECTBIO Conferences Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe 2022

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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Microfluidics for Low-Throughput Assay Automation

Tuesday, 21 June 2022 at 15:30

Add to Calendar ▼2022-06-21 15:30:002022-06-21 16:30:00Europe/LondonMicrofluidics for Low-Throughput Assay AutomationLab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe 2022 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The

Lab automation reduces errors, improves consistency, and reduces costs. But while lab automation equipment is typically optimized for processing hundreds or thousands of samples per day, most labs work with much lower throughput—say, 10–100 samples per day, and therefore their workflows are almost always performed by hand. Redbud Labs has developed an automation platform optimized for low- to medium-throughput. We use a novel microfluidic agitation method to maximize reaction yield for sample prep and other assays, 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.

Add to Calendar ▼2022-06-21 00:00:002022-06-22 00:00:00Europe/LondonLab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe 2022Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe 2022 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The