Portable High-speed DNA Analysis Device (Japan)
The Nanoelectronics Research Institute in the National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan has developed a micro fluorescence detector integrating an optical interference filter on an amorphous silicon photo-diode. The size of the device is comparable to that of home CD/DVD drives, and it can be applied to high-speed analysis of DNA, RNA, proteins, saccharide chains, etc. Thus this device paves the way for high-speed point-of-care bio-analysis, such as for operations in hospitals or emergency medical treatment in ambulances and disaster sites. The immediate aim for developing this device is the improvement of the limit of detection down to 1-2 nM of florescein concentrations, enabling more advanced analyses, e.g., DNA sequencing. In the future, when blue-green vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) is realized, micromachined fluorescence detector can be monolithically integrated on the VCSEL, because amorphous silicon semiconductors can be fabricated at 200C, enabling the realization of mass-productive heavily multiplexed fluorescence detection devices. Such devices will play an important role to realize a drastic improvement of the throughput of important bio-analyses such as DNA sequencing. For futher information contact: National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) 1-3-1, Kasumigaseki Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8921 Japan Tel: +81-3-5501-0900 E-mail : [email protected]
Sector: Disaster Management and Mitigation
Country: India
Area of Application: Hospitals, Emergency medical treatment in ambulances and disaster sites
Keywords: Portable DNA device
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Development Status: Commercial Prototype
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