TechConnect Innovation Program

Fluid-Screen

Integrated Microfluidic Devices LLC, MA, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

A portable, hand-held device that can detect and identify bacteria in fluids (water, blood, urine etc.) in under 30 minutes as opposed to the current standard of 24-48 hours. It uses a patent-pending silicon technology developed at Yale University to detect single bacteria directly, without any need for culture growth.

Primary Application Area: Biotech & Biological Sciences

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 5

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Every year 47 million people in the U.S. alone get a food or water borne infection due to bacterial contamination in water; because current testing methods take days to show results. Fluid-Screen is the next critical step in water safety as it shrinks this process into less than 30 minutes.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Early-stage Startup (Seed)

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 44T

Website: www.fluid-screen.com

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Other

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners