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mFluiDx is aiming to develop the ultra-low cost, automated point-of-care DNA diagnostic assay for small clinics. In small clinics, such as primary care out-patient clinics, disease diagnosis is typically done by observing symptoms or using paper-strip antibody tests. However, these methods have poor sensitivity compared to DNA diagnostics. Highly sensitive molecular DNA tests (PCR) are not often used because of cost and the need to send tests off-site resulting in a slow turnaround time (several days).
mFluiDx is a UC Berkeley spinoff startup developing Gates Foundation funded low-cost microfluidic diagnostic technologies capable of on-site multi-target isothermal DNA detection of infectious diseases with simple operation and ~100X lower cost than PCR setups. We aim to create assays that can be deployed in decentralized settings, are as simple and cheap as paper tests, yet have DNA level sensitivity for onsite diagnosis.
mFluiDx has been selected as one of the top 20 finalists from a global competition of 900 startups at Techcrunch’s Startup Battlefield, it has participated the world’s leading biotech startup accelerator (Indiebio Accelerator). It was selected as top 6 early stage startups among all 10 UC campuses. It ranked top 3% among America’s biotech grant applicants. We look forward to work with trainees that can work with us long term and is excited in joining mFluiDx’s vision for next generation diagnostics.
More info can be found in this video link (CITRIS Foundry demo day pitch): https://youtu.be/WSEKyGikUKU
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