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 5 - 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.