The innovation engine for new materials

New Strategies in Reagent, Materials, and Assay Design for Point-of-Care Diagnostics

Seminar Group: 


Professor Scott Phillips


Department of Chemistry
Penn State University


Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 2:00pm


MRL Room 2053


Prof. Craig Hawker

New thermally-stable reagents and new materials are needed for creating low-cost, quantitative diagnostic assays for use in resource-limited environments such as the developing world. 
This presentation will describe the design of several new small molecule reagents as well as unique assay strategies that provide the features of selectivity, sensitivity (via signal amplification), quantitative readouts, and ease of use.