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Portable microfluidic system for quantifying a population of cancer cells in suspension.

Tecnológico de Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

This technology consists of a portable microfluidic system for quantifying a population of cancer cells in suspension by electrokinetic forces and surface plasmon resonance.

Primary Application Area: Medical Devices

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: The technology requires little amount of sample and reagent little processing time. They are disposable devices. Portability allows access to a larger market. In addition, it has 2 electrokinetic pumps (beginning and end), which make moving the sample through microchannels. The sample is injected with another solution. Patent pending MX/a/2013/015285

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 640

Website: www.itesm.mx

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: Tecnologico de Monterrey funding for conducting research and technology patenting through the research chair and technology transfer programs.

Primary Sources of Funding: Personal Savings, Federal Grant, University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners