Description:

MICROFABRICATED ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR FOR EARLY DETECTION OF P. AERUGINOSA INFECTION

INV-12103

INVENTORS: Edgar D. Goluch, Thaddaeus A. Webster

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Description

Early detection of bacteria, such as P. aeruginosa, is critical in preventing serious infections in patient. Currently available devices are too big to be used in places such as ventilator tubes and bandages. Moreover, alternative available techniques such as PCR are used only for confirmation of the presence of infection. These techniques do not provide early notification of the infection or of the causative agent. This approach discloses the development and use of a novel micro-fabricated electrochemical sensor device for an early detection of P. aeruginosa infection.

Value Proposition

The device:

•Allows for a faster and a real-time monitoring of P. aeruginosa

•Is highly compact, allowing for a convenient placement into areas unsuitable for larger systems

•Is completely isolated and avoids all unwanted environmental effects including contaminations

•Can be used for early detection of P. aeruginosa in breathing tubes, bandages and other areas where there is rusk of infection

 

Intellectual Property status

PCT Application PCT/US2013/051471

License status

Available for license

Patent Information:
For Information, Contact:
Mark Saulich
Associate Director of Commercialization
Northeastern University
m.saulich@northeastern.edu
Inventors:
Edgar Goluch
Thaddaeus Webster
Keywords:
Biotech
Detection
Diagnostics
Infectious Disease (including AIDS)
Medical Device
Monitoring
Screening Tool
Sensor Technology