Utah State University is seeking an industry partner interested in taking a newly developed DNA detection system to market. The ability to obtain highly sensitive and specific detection of multiple DNA sequences plays an important role in biomedical diagnosis of disease as well as in environmental monitoring, food safety, and the military. The pathogen detection market for biosensors is worth over $600 million and is expected to grow as legislation continues to create new standards. Currently, most detection methods require long turnaround times and are not suitable for real-time or on-line monitoring. Researchers at Utah State University have developed a novel DNA detection system that integrates sample mixing, detection, and data acquisition in one platform. The system is capable of rapid, on-site detection of multiple DNA contaminants or samples.

  • Point of Care Testing (POCT)
  • Rapid disease detection
  • Water quality testing
  • Public health
  • Food safety
  • Real-time pathogen detection
  • Military
  • Biowarfare agent detection

  • Modular and portable device gives the user greater flexibility
  • Small sample volume (<120 ul) lowers cost per sample
  • Low detection limit (pM) makes chip useful for a variety of sensitive tests
  • Multiplex detection allows for simultaneous testing, saving time and money


US 7,842,147

US 8,608,923

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For Information, Contact:
Christian Iverson
Utah State University
Anhong Zhou Huifang Dou
Biotechnology Medical