Integrated Microfluidic Devices LLC, MA, United States
A portable, hand-held device that can detect and identify bacteria in fluids (water, blood, urine etc.) in under 30 minutes as opposed to the current standard of 24-48 hours. It uses a patent-pending silicon technology developed at Yale University to detect single bacteria directly, without any need for culture growth.
Primary Application Area: Biotech & Biological Sciences
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 5
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: Every year 47 million people in the U.S. alone get a food or water borne infection due to bacterial contamination in water; because current testing methods take days to show results. Fluid-Screen is the next critical step in water safety as it shrinks this process into less than 30 minutes.
Organization Type: Early-stage Startup (Seed)
Showcase Booth #: 44T
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date:
Primary Sources of Funding: Other
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners