Design & process developments for point-of-care test systems
Most commercial lateral flow assays use a single detection area. Structuring techniques adaptable for various types of lateral flow papers are developed for multiplex sensing.
The collaborative project DiaFev furthermore aims at the integration of anti-body free point-of care tests in case of fever in order to reduce the overuse of antibiotics.
Multiplex paper-based microfluidic systems
- Design and fabrication of paper-based microfluidic circuits
- Paper structuring techniques
- Microfluidic flow studies
Demonstrator developments towards point-of-care applications
- Mastering structuring techniques of lateral flow papers
- Device integration for multiplex sensing
- Structuring techniques for multiplex sensor developments
The developed competences in structuring techniques are transferable to the development of industrial pilot lines.
Conference presentations :
 E. Condemi, C. Tematio, N. Fosso, K. Nicolet, L. Jeandupeux, A. Homsy, S. Schintke, and J.-M. Segura, Towards a rapid and quantitative point-of-care test for the differential diagnosis of fever, Medi-Labo-Tech 2017, Congrès SGKC/SSCC, 30 August - 1 September 2017, Lausanne, Switzerland.
 E. Condemi, C. Tematio, N. Fosso, K. Nicolet, L. Jeandupeux, A. Homsy, S. Schintke, and J.-M. Segura, Towards a rapid and quantitative point-of-care test for the differential diagnosis of fever, Swiss Symposium on point of care Diagnostics, 30 September 2017, Sion, Switzerland.
Contact at HEIG-VD: Prof. Dr. Silvia Schintke
Acknowledgement: This work has been financially supported by HES-SO Thematic Programme Diagnostic Bio