Posted: October 25, 2019
FACULTY OF MEDICINE & DENTISTRY, DEPARTMENT OF ONCOLOGY (TIME OF INVENTION)
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURAL, LIFE & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (CURRENT)
Patent 9,957,559: Solid gel amplification method and apparatus for platform molecular diagnostics Manage developed a miniature cassette used to perform DNA testing. This cassette is part of an automated, low cost, easy to use DNA testing system. The cassette itself is made up of tiny channels containing all of the materials needed to perform the test. The user simply adds a sample to the cassette and once the reaction is complete, reads the result on a specialized instrument to detect the presence of specific cells such as bacteria and viruses. This lab-on-a-chip technology has integrated quality controls, is highly sensitive and can detect multiple pathogens in the same test. It is under development for use in water safety.
The TEC Edmonton Innovation Awards celebrate the success of University of Alberta researchers. In 2019, awards were presented to ten University of Alberta spin-off companies and nine research teams that received a US patent and have an industry partner.