RATMIR DERDA (University of Alberta)

Paper as Enabling Platform for Cell-Based Assays for Basic Research and Medical Diagnostics in Resource-Limited Environments

Project Summary

Novel paper based diagnostics device which does not require power. It can serve as a platform for cell culture in environments with limited resources because cells grow in paper just as they do in a culture dish. Paper-based tests that use bacteriophage instead of antibody can be produced on-site to diagnose diseases like malaria, HIV or TB.