Faculty Advisor

Billiar, Kristen

Faculty Advisor

Clancy, Edward A.

Center

Silicon Valley, California

Abstract

When used for autologous transplant, mesenchymal stem cells require extensive quality control (QC) before being reintroduced into the body. One standard method of QC is biological assays, which are laboratory tests for determining the concentration of foreign substances in a cell culture solution. Biological assays have a number of limitations including time, cost, and level of manual involvement. With these limitations in mind, a proof-of-concept device was developed to show the potential for an automated multiplexed assay device for QC. This prototype device design can accurately intake and dispense reagent volumes necessary for the completion of two assays. The device is also capable of providing the required temperature environment for each step of the assay process.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2017

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Center

Silicon Valley, California

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