Integrated Device for Circulating Tumor Cell Capture, Characterization, and Lens-Free Microscopy
Annual rept. 1 Aug 2010-31 Jul 2011
CALIFORNIA INST OF TECHNOLOGY PASADENA W M KECK LAB
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For this project, we aim to develop and integrate two highly innovative new technologies to capture and characterize circulating tumor cells found in the blood of patients with breast cancer. The first is a highly innovative cell capture technology for blood and other body fluids based on a microfluidics microchip technology. The second is an entirely new imaging technology based on a lens-free holographic scanning. The resulting device will ultimately be clinically relevant, cost-effective, straight forward, and portable. It will address a significant technology deficiency in current circulating tumor cell analysis at the clinical level that is cost-effective and high-throughput.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medicine and Medical Research