A pinboard by
Mohamed Sharafeldin

Research Assistant , University of Connecticut


Development of less expensive more sensitive ELISA using 3D printing

Protein assays are a corner stone in any clinical diagnosis and blood work. Current techniques are highly costly and time consuming mainly due to drawbacks in the automation process. Although fully automated devices are available, it is still difficult to commercialize them due to very complex engineering and reagents control which lead to huge instruments that are very expensive. Using 3D printers we develop an easily controlled protein assay containers as a next generation tool. Integration of this technique in fully automated devices would eliminate the need for complex engineering and fluid control with anticipated tremendous reduction in device size and cost. We applied this new technique in detection of four different proteins that are cancer specific and got better sensitivities compared to current commercial technique.