The development of a sepsis sensor

Project Overview:

Previous work between Bangor and Sophimark has shown that a dye can be manipulated within a solid matrix material. As part of the CALIN program, continued work with Sophimark will allow rigorous evaluation to be conducted in order to show that a fully integrated diagnostic device can be developed. Partners: Sophimark Ltd, Bangor University & University College Cork

The project originated from initial work conducted in 2012 between Bangor and Sophimark on the manipulation of molecules within solid matrix material. The first data sets conducted at Bangor showed that a dye placed within a solid matrix could be controlled accurately within a specific area of the matrix. Follow-on experiments with nucleic acid based bioassays showed that molecular based reactions could be conducted within a solid matrix. These initial experiments illustrated the basic proof of principle. However, a rigorous evaluation needs to be conducted in order to show that a fully integrated device can be developed, where sample preparation, nucleic acid amplification, and detection, can all be performed within a single solid matrix-based device.

This project will be carried out in collaboration with SOPHIMARK and University College Cork ireland-walesThe project has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Cooperation programme

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News: February 2018

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News: January 2018

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News: December 2017

Gwenin - Applied Research in Chemistry and Public Health (ARCH)Dr Robert Hobbs will be attending the UK HealthTech conference delivered by Mediwales that will be held in Cardiff on 5th December. It is hoped that new valuable links and collaborations can be formed at the event for the both the ARCH research group and CALIN. The event promises to provide the latest insights and strategic trends for both the life science and health technology communities.

News: November 2017

Dr Robert Hobbs was invited to present at the Academic Grand Round held at Ysbty Gwynedd on 10th November.

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