Customizable platform for assay automation by centrifugal microfluidics


NaMeS students are invited to IPC PAS Seminar Lecture:

Prof. Roland Zengerle

Hahn-Schickard & IMTEK, University of Freiburg

Tuesday 10th July, 2018, 11:00

Assembly hall of the IPC PAS, Kasprzaka 44/52, PL-01 224 Warszawa


Centrifugal microfluidics enables efficient miniaturization, integration, parallelization and automation of biochemical assays in disposable microfluidic cartridges. This talk will demonstrate fully integrated sample-to-answer genotyping assays from whole blood which enable rapid and multiplexed molecular diagnostics of infectious diseases at the Point-of-Care. Advanced functions will be presented such as splitting a sample into thousands of micro droplets which provide the ground for fast digital assays without the need for calibration.

Due to the versatility and maturity of fluidic unit operations which can be implemented in centrifugal microfluidics affordable customization of devices for a wide range of applications seems to be in reach. This opens up the field of assay automation for small and medium sized companies.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 711859.