A sophisticated and low-cost diagnostic technology demonstrator
The project team needed to develop a demonstrator rig that could have multiple diagnostics applications including immunodiagnostics and molecular diagnostics. The aim was to find a way to quickly develop a low-cost, yet sophisticated rig that could demonstrate a diagnostic technology.
Our scientists, mechanical engineers and software teams worked closely to build a rig able to image fluorescent particles flowing through microfluidic channels so that they could be tracked and counted using a machine learning algorithm. Our team built the demonstrator using commercially available components and open software libraries to save time and cost.
This project illustrated that a small rig can be quickly developed with the use of off-the-shelf components, available software libraries and tailored engineering and software development. The rig can demonstrate the feasibility of a diagnostic technology and reduce development time and ultimately, cost.