On site screening by digitally integrated patient sample multiplexing
About the project
This compact robotic platform allows to merge 96 patient samples for multiplex testing in a micro-well plate. The research partners obtain the test results using LAMP-based nucleic amplification, colorimetric labeling, and full digital readout of the well plate via an embedded camera-chip array. This offers an ultra-compact footprint, low power requirements and makes the platform ideal for decentralized mass screening, e.g. in a pandemic situation, using a fully digitized workflow. Data can be anonymized, shared with the patient (Corona app) or used for mandatory follow-up testing to break the chain of infection; a protected identification allows authorities to contact the patient directly.
(LAMP - Loop-mediated isothermal amplification based)