TechConnect Innovation Program

Miniature Acoustic Cellular Disruption and Biological Detection using Acoustic Wave Biosensor

Sandia National Laboratories, NM, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

The miniature acoustic cellular disruption technology releases viable DNA, RNA, and proteins from human or bacterial cells, without chemicals or additional processing, to enable high-speed sample preparation for clinical point-of-care (POC) medical diagnostics and use with nano/microfluidic devices.

Primary Application Area: Biotech & Biological Sciences

Technology Development Status: Proven Manufacturability

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: This technology is a handheld instrument that performs rapid, point-of-care medical diagnostic analyses of viruses, proteins, bacteria, and DNA with little or no sample preparation.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 722

Website: http://www.sandia.gov

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: NIH, $150k/yr, 2009/3yrs, sponsor: New Jersey Medical and Dental School (UMDNJ), “Acid fast Bacilli Smears for drug resistance detection and surveillance Mycobacterium tuberculosis.”

LDRD sponsored, $500k/yr, 2007/3yrs, “Shear Horizontal Surface Acoustic Wave Microsensor for Class A Viral and Bacterial Detection”

NIH, $60k/yr, 2007-2014, USDA, $20k/yr, 2007-2014, sponsor University of New Mexico, “Shear-Horizontal Acoustic Wave Biosensor”

Primary Sources of Funding: University, Other

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners