Lab chip for Complex Disease Diagnostics

Lab-on-a-chip provides an innovative way for performing complex scientific procedures while reducing experimental time, cost and chemical waste. Our group is pursuing developing of a LOC that has potential for a wide variety of applications such as cell isolation, cell lysis, genomic extraction and detection of complex diseases such as Cancer. A benefit of the technology is that it could avoid the use of multiple and sometimes invasive methods for detection of cancer such as: MRI, CT scans, PET scans, complete blood count tests, blood protein testing, tumor marker test, circulating tumor cell test and biopsies. Our goal is to eliminate the ambiguity and invasive nature of the current testing measures and provide an effective point-of-care alternate.