NJIT's point of care (POC) micro bio-chip is an innovative / state-of-the-art sensing technology capable of diagnosing certain cancers from a small blood sample drawn from a finger prick.
Primary Application Area: Medical Devices
Technology Development Status: Prototype
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: The POC micro bio-chip's KEY value propositions:
Early Stage Detection: Capable of detecting complex diseases earlier;
No Sample Preparation Required;
Inexpensive Device: The POC Biochip has a targeted cost of $2 when produced in mass quantities;
Platform for Other Diagnostic Applications – currently focused on cancer, but can be extended to other diseases as well by altering the corresponding bio-markers
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Vetted Programs/Awards: NSF National Innovation Corps grant (July 2016.)
Awarded best NSF funded research at ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (November 2016).
Awarded Best Technology Presentation at 251st ACS National Meeting & Exposition (March 2016).
External Funding to Date: NJIT Faculty seed grant 2015 - $10k
Research support grant from the Hackensack University Medical Center.
Facility usage grant from Brookhaven National laboratory for bi-ochip prototype fabrication.