Important text on Global Health Education now available open source!
The 2nd edition of Global Health Programming: A Guidebook by Medical and Professional Schools by Jessica Evert, Paul Drain, and Thomas Hall can be viewed in its entirety here.
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Check out the article about the lab on BU Today.
Yash Adhikari, Angela Lai, Timothy Mon and Leslie Kimball Nordstrom have won the COE Societal Impact Award for Undergraduate Capstone Project in 2014!
“An Integrated Microfluidic Device for Diagnosing Neisseria gonorrhea”
A nice article on the work of Byrnes et al. in Chemistry World!
Check out members of the Klapperich Lab and others from around the world talk about the next generation of point of care diagnostics for global health! http://youtu.be/2rJlZNeZfD8
The Adobe Connect links for each of the four sessions are available at www.bu.edu/klapperich/mf20
Thank you to all who attended, both live and over the web!
The speaker list for Microfluidics 2.0 2012 has been finalized! Please check it out and register at www.bu.edu/klapperich/mf20.
A rapid, low cost, accurate point-of-care (POC) device to detect influenza virus is needed for effective treatment and control of both seasonal and pandemic strains. We developed a single-use microfluidic chip that integrates solid phase extraction (SPE) and molecular amplification via a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) to amplify influenza virus type A RNA. We demonstrated the ability of the chip to amplify influenza A RNA in human nasopharyngeal aspirate (NPA) and nasopharyngeal swab (NPS) specimens collected at two clinical sites from 2008–2010. The microfluidic test was dramatically more sensitive than two currently used rapid immunoassays and had high specificity that was essentially equivalent to the rapid assays and direct fluorescent antigen (DFA) testing. The microfluidic test extracted and amplified influenza A RNA directly from clinical specimens with viral loads down to 103 copies/ml in 3 h or less. The new test represents a major improvement over viral culture in terms of turn around time, over rapid immunoassay tests in terms of sensitivity, and over bench top RT-PCR and DFA in terms of ease of use and portability.
June 25-29, 2012
Institute of Primate Research (IPR) – Nairobi, Kenya
Chemical and Engineering News recently spotlighted the work of the Murthy Lab at Northeastern isolating rare cancer cells from complicated samples. Dr. Madhumita Mahalanabis of the Klapperich Lab contributed to this work.