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From sample-to-answer: integrated genotyping and immunological analysis microfluidic platforms for the diagnostic and treatment of coeliac disease
Author(s): M. Jung; J. Höth; J. Erwes; D. Latta; X. Strobach; T. Hansen-Hagge; R. Klemm; C. Gärtner; T. M. Demiris; C. O'Sullivan; M. Ritzi-Lehnert; K. S. Drese
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Paper Abstract

Taking advantage of microfluidics technology, a Lab-on-Chip system was developed offering the possibility of performing HLA (Human Leukocyte Antigen) typing to test genetic predisposition to coeliac disease and measure the level of immunodeficiency at the point-of-care. These analysis procedures are implemented on two different microfluidic cartridges, both having identical interfacial connections to the identical automated instrument. In order to assess the concentration of the targeted analytes in human blood, finger prick samples are processed to either extract genomic DNA carrying the coeliac disease gene or blood plasma containing the disease specific antibodies. We present here the different microfluidic modules integrated in a common platform, capable of automated sample preparation and analyte detection. In summary, this new microfluidic approach will dramatically reduce the costs of materials (polymer for the disposable chips and minute amount of bio-reagents) and minimize the time for analysis down to less than 20 minutes. In comparison to the state of the art detection of coeliac disease this work represents a tremendous improvement for the patient's quality of live and will significantly reduce the cost burden on the health care system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7929, Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems IX, 79290E (15 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.875314
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M. Jung, Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH (Germany)
J. Höth, Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH (Germany)
J. Erwes, Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH (Germany)
D. Latta, Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH (Germany)
X. Strobach, Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH (Germany)
T. Hansen-Hagge, microfluidic ChipShop GmbH (Germany)
R. Klemm, microfluidic ChipShop GmbH (Germany)
C. Gärtner, microfluidic ChipShop GmbH (Germany)
T. M. Demiris, micro2gen Ltd. (Greece)
C. O'Sullivan, Univ. Rovira i Virgili (Spain)
M. Ritzi-Lehnert, Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH (Germany)
K. S. Drese, Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7929:
Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems IX
Holger Becker; Bonnie L. Gray, Editor(s)

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