University of Hertfordshire

Development of a new generation personal bio-detection system

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

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Loic Coudron - Invited speaker

Daniel McCluskey - Speaker

Dissemination of chemical and biological warfare agents is a tangible threatand detection of airborne pathogens is an important military concern. Despite potential in-field application, personal samplers are still not commonly deployed. However, combined with digital microfluidics systems, personal samplers have the potential to bring the traditional lab bench assay to the field to allow quick response to biological aerosol threats. This new concept for high concentration rate sampling integrates a lightweight personal electrostatic precipitator used to collect aerosol particulate onto a removable hydrophobic surface, with an electrowetting-on-dielectric (EWOD) droplet actuator system. Performing EWOD droplet actuation on the hydrophobic collection surface, the collected sample is transferred from the surface into a microlitre-size water droplet, thus delivering a highly concentrated sample for analysis and detection.
4 Dec 2017

Event (Conference)

Title3<sup>rd</sup> Microfluidics Congress @4BIO
Web address (URL)
CountryUnited Kingdom
Degree of recognitionInternational event

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