Project TitleBattery-Powered Spectrometric System for Diagnosis
Track Code2016-031
Short Description

The University of Texas at El Paso seeks a licensing partner for a cost-effective battery-powered spectrometric system (BASS) developed for quantitative point-of-care (POC) analysis on a microfluidic chip.


The spectrometric system is fully battery-powered without relying on external AC electricity. This feature is significant for POC analysis and in-field detection in resource-poor settings. The spectrometric system is cost effective. Diagnosis sensitivity is higher than some commercial equipment. All these features make the BASS highly suitable for a variety of POC analysis such as human health diagnostics, food safety monitoring and environmental analysis. This is particularly significant for developing countries where financial resources are limited.

Tagsspectrometry, mass spectrometry, biomedical, inexpensive, portable, POC analysis, low reagent, Microfluidic Chip, battery powered, less sample, human health, diagnostics, field detection, optical detection, sensor, optical fiber sensor, isothermal amplification, quantitative pathogen detection, analyte, meningitis, nucleic acid, analysis, chip
Posted DateApr 6, 2016 11:58 AM


XiuJun (James) Li


Melissa Silverstein


  • Portable & On-field Testing
  • Cost-effective
  • Low-reagent consumption
  • Integration and automation
  • Versatile miniaturized platform

Potential Applications

  • POC Detection
  • Microfluidic devices
  • Nucleic acid analysis and clinical testing
  • Human health diagnostics
  • Food safety monitoring
  • Environmental analysis

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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