Project TitleMicrofluidic Biochips for Disease Diagnosis
Track Code2013-021
Short Description

The University of Texas at El Paso seeks a partner for licensing a paper-based and hybrid microfluidic biochips for low-cost, sensitive and fast diagnosis of infectious diseases.


This paper-based microfluidic diagnostic device is integrated with nucleic acid amplification for low-cost, rapid, high-sensitivity and instrument-free detection of foodborne pathogens and infectious diseases. Integrated nanosensing enables highly-quantitative detection. This biochip has great potential for point-of-care analysis and disease diagnosis in resource-poor settings.

TagsAptamer-based, Food-borne pathogen detection, microfluidic devices, One-step detection, graphene oxide, nano-biosensor
Posted DateMay 1, 2015 5:52 PM


XiuJun (James) Li
Peng Zuo
Delfina Dominguez


Melissa Silverstein


  • Rapid detection of diseases
  • Instrument-free detection
  • High detection sensitivity and specificity, capable of detecting a few bacterial cells
  • Centrifuge-free
  • Multiplexed diagnosis for meningitis, pertussis, tuberculosis, and other diseases

Potential Applications

  • Medical diagnostics
  • Food-borne pathogen detection
  • Low resource settings
  • Military and biodefence

Contact Information

For more information, please contact UTEP's Office of Technology Transfer at or 915-747-8030


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