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Multifunctional Integrated Photonic Lab-on-a-Chip for Astronaut Health Monitoring, Phase I

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Astronauts do not have a simple and reliable method to accurately and in real-time monitor their health during missions. IFOS proposes an innovative miniaturized blood monitoring lab-on-a-chip to directly monitor astronaut health in real-time. IFOS' innovative system comprises a miniaturized biosensor based on photonic integrated circuits and sensitive fluorescent assay. While IFOS' initial focus will be on measurement of total protein concentration in blood, IFOS will leverage and build upon pioneering work done by collaborator Stanford University to enable multi-analyte sensing. The implementation of the blood monitoring device on Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) will enabling a form factor of 1 cubic inch at competitive cost. More »

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