(A) Mobile Phone Platform for Genomic Disease Detection
Although tuberculosis (TB) is the second deadliest infectious disease worldwide, there are no TB diagnostics that combine speed, accuracy and low cost. In collaboration with UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco, we are developing a portable, point-of-care device for diagnosis of TB and associated drug resistance.
(B) Point-of-Care Medical Device for Diagnosis of Sepsis
For the septic patient, rapid identification of the causative agent and administration of the proper antibiotic is critical to patient outcome. We developed a portable, automated system for the purification, amplification and detection of bacterial DNA from human whole blood, via Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification.
Contact: Brian Baker