Prototype of a microfluidic chip to detect gynecological infections

Rita Wu_project
Researchers
Year
2017
Program
Research field

Women may have numerous problems that can be detected easily through the vaginal discharge.

The project could be summarised as the production of small acrylic plates or chips with four small canals to be built by a CNC, which at their ends contain small wells with reagent for the evaluation and classification of four possible problems that the woman may have by assessing the vaginal discharge. The problems are the following: candidiasis, trichomoniasis, bacterial vaginosis and cervicitis.

After the production of the microfluidic chip, we will test and prototype in small prints made in acetate with specific hydrophobic paints that discharge scroll through the correct channels.