twitter facebook youtube flickr Screen Shot 2013-07-30 at 12.36.24 3 1

Introducting...

Screen Shot 2013-08-15 at 12.56.15 Bar Screen Shot 2013-08-23 at 19.17.25

The Hive Participants

April 21st, 2014

Purchase Tickets for 2014

Bar Event Tab

April 21st, 2014

Sir Alexander Fleming Building, London, United Kingdom

SHARP

 

Campbell Brown, a scientist working in the Health Team at Sharp Laboratories of Europe, was recently awarded a grant from the Royal Commission to complete a PhD in microfluidics. In collaboration with Southampton University, a team of scientists at Sharp Labs has been developing a revolutionary new microfluidic device capable of acting as a Lab-on-a-chip, delivering rapid results for chemical and biochemical tests. This device makes use of Sharp’s extensive experience in electronics to deliver a platform with a wide variety of applications in environmental testing, quality control and particularly medical diagnostics.

 

Campbell’s research is an exploration of the new possibilities for sensor integration that exist in this novel microfluidic device. The limitations of current sensing technologies are largely responsible for constraining the full potential of microfluidic devices and the realisation of a true “Lab-on-a-chip”. Such a device could find many applications in medical diagnostics where there has been much exciting research seeking to miniaturise and simplify the rapid diagnosis of anti-bacterial resistant infections, HIV and various types of cancer. Improved sensing capabilities would allow these devices to be used in a number of vital applications outside of centralised labs without expensive supporting equipment. This could allow more rapid diagnoses than is currently feasible or extend diagnostic capabilities to resource-constrained areas.

 

The full range of applications for microfluidic devices has yet to be discovered but the development of integrated sensing technologies will form a key part in their transformation into a powerful 21st century diagnostic tool.

the cell the cell

April 21st, 2014

Purchase Tickets for 2014

Event Tab

April 21st, 2014

Sir Alexander Fleming Building, London, United Kingdom

Bar Screen Shot 2013-08-23 at 19.17.25

The Cell Participants

Bar cov_hrz_cmyk_newtagtm Screen Shot 2013-08-23 at 19.17.25

The Hive Participants

April 21st, 2014

Purchase Tickets for 2014

Event Tab

April 21st, 2014

Sir Alexander Fleming Building, London, United Kingdom

April 21st, 2014

Purchase Tickets for 2014

Event Tab

April 21st, 2014

Sir Alexander Fleming Building, London, United Kingdom

Screen Shot 2013-08-23 at 19.17.25

The Cell Participants

Bar

The Cell Participants

April 21st, 2014

Bar

April 21st, 2014

Sir Alexander Fleming Building, London, United Kingdom

Event Tab

April 21st, 2014

Sir Alexander Fleming Building, London, United Kingdom

RoyalCommision_Campbell_Sharp Logo