Project TitleHybrid Microplate for Disease Diagnosis
Track Code2015-028
Short Description

The University of Texas at El Paso seeks a partner for licensing microfluidics chip with the ability to perform rapid multiplex detection of infectious diseases.


This microfluidic microplate detects acute infectious diseases through a rapid and sensitive test. This innovation is created with low cost materials and is an ideal device for remote and low-resource environment. Using an immunoassay to detect infectious diseases, this point-of-care device is comparable to the ELISA kits when looking at sensitivity and specificity. This detection device does not require any specialized equipment or a laboratory setting to perform immunological assay of a wide range of infectious diseases and cancer.

Tagspoint of care, pathogenic microorganisms, infectious disease, immunological, immunoassay, detection, biochip, antigens, antibodies, microfluidic, elisa, disease diagnosis
Posted DateApr 6, 2016 11:47 AM


XiuJun (James) Li
Sanjay Timilsina


Melissa Silverstein


  • Low cost due to partial paper material
  • Rapid and Sensitive test
  • Simple point-of-care system with detection visible to the naked eye
  • Portable point-of-care biochip

Potential Applications

  • Medical diagnostics
  • Chemistry and biochemistry analysis
  • Laboratory use

Contact Information

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


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Intellectual Property

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