96. RAPID, POINT OF CARE ELECTROKINETIC SEPARATION DEVICES

Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Faculty Advisor(s): Sadik C. Esener

Primary Student
Name: Daniel Heineck
Email: dheineck@ucsd.edu
Phone: 858-534-0000
Grad Year: 2016

Abstract
While next-gen sequencing is rapidly moving from a research tool into regular clinical use, modern sample preparation techniques for isolating relevant nucleic acids bear close resemblance to those established 30-40 years ago. Limitations in preparation techniques are especially notable in extracting extracellular DNA and RNA from biological fluids, where rapid isolation of these products is important to avoid their respective degradation and contamination. Research into electrokinetic separation devices shows tremendous promise in enabling isolation of extracellular products, especially nucleic acids, at the point of care, thus maintaining the quality of the sample for subsequent amplification, sequencing and analysis. This poster will show recent development into novel clinical-centric devices for rapid electrokinetic isolation of extracellular products.

Industry Application Area(s)
Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments

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