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A generic toolkit for microfluidics and point-of-care diagnostics
What is Flowpad-Flowstretch?
FlowPad features disposable, credit card format microfluidic cartridges with fluidic channels designed to perform a selection of tests outside of a traditional lab environment. The integrated protocol can be complex by including all sample preparation steps—concentration, lysis, purification—as well as bio-analysis and detection procedures—qPCR, RPA, LAMP and ELISA.
An instrument leverages a chip carrier, a functional implementation system based on the microfluidic cartridge design. This instrument integrates a valve, a pump and a mixing chamber and is embedded into a toolkit. This toolkit delivers the diagnosis. It integrates actuators, a Peltier heater, magnetic actuators and on-board reagent recovery, as well as an optical sensing system, and associated software programs.
Both instrument and microfluidic cartridges are customdesigned based on clinical or manufacturing requirements.
CEA-Leti is currently working in scaling to high-volume manufacturing both the
cartridge and the instrument with industrial partners.
New application: multiplex measurement card.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.