D21 : Use of Microfluidics to Provide Rapid Diagnosis of Bacterial Illnesses in Resource-Poor Settings


Students Neha Gupta
School HWDSB - Westdale Secondary School - Hamilton
Level Intermediate 9/10 - Grade 10
Group Group 6 - Life Sciences
Abstract The purpose of my project is to accelerate current detection methods of pathogenic bacteria. Using microfluidic technology and a DNA amplification technique termed LAMP (Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification) to amplify bacterial DNA samples, I hope to increase the sensitivity of bacterial detection and decrease necessary sample volume. If produced, this product would be a more reliable and accessible method of detecting bacterial illnesses while providing point-of-care diagnosis for individuals without access to healthcare.
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Awards
Group Award Prize
Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Innovation AwardsHamilton Chamber of Commerce Innovation Award - Third$ 100
Merit AwardsSilver Merit Award$ 80
Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research AwardsMichael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research Award$ 50