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New Article in Sexually Transmitted Diseases Journal – POC Diagnostics Now and in the Future

March 18th, 2017 in News.

A new discussion of clinical needs and current advancements in point of care technologies for sexually transmitted infections. Click on the link for the open access version of the paper. Point-of-Care Sexually Transmitted Infection Diagnostics: Proceedings of the STAR Sexually Transmitted Infection—Clinical Trial Group Programmatic Meeting Cristillo, Anthony D.; Bristow, Claire C.;... More

Klapperich Lab Paper Makes Most Downloaded List for LOC in 2016!

January 21st, 2017 in News.

The Klapperich Lab manuscript describing an integrated paperfluidic diagnostic device to detect high risk HPV at the point of care was on the most downloaded list for Lab on Chip in 2016. The paper describes the culminating work for Dr. Natalia Rodriguez' Ph.D. thesis. This technology forms the basis for... More

What is the Best Paper for your Molecular Diagnostic Device?

May 18th, 2016 in News.

Check out our new paper comparing different porous substrates for in situ nucleic acid amplification. Polyethersulfone improves isothermal nucleic acid amplification compared to current paper-based diagnostics. Linnes JC, Rodriguez NM, Liu L, Klapperich CM, Biomed Microdevices. 2016 Apr;18(2):30. doi: 10.1007/s10544-016-0057-z. PMID: 26906904  Free PMC Article

New LOC Paper: A fully integrated paperfluidic molecular diagnostic chip

January 20th, 2016 in News.

  A fully integrated paperfluidic molecular diagnostic chip for the extraction, amplification, and detection of nucleic acids from clinical samples Abstract Paper diagnostics have successfully been employed to detect the presence of antigens or small molecules in clinical samples through immunoassays; however, the detection of many disease targets relies on the much higher... More

New Paper: Cancer Screening at the POC: Clinical Needs Assessment

January 19th, 2016 in News.

New CFTCC publication out this week at PLoS ONE. Open access links: Kim CS, Vanture S, Cho M, Klapperich CM, Wang C, et al. (2016), “Awareness, Interest, and Preferences of Primary Care Providers in Using Point-of-Care Cancer Screening Technology,” PLoS ONE 11(1): e0145215. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0145215 Abstract Well-developed point-of-care (POC) cancer screening tools have the potential to provide better cancer care to patients in both... More

Wonder What the Theranos Story Might Mean for POC Diagnostics?

October 21st, 2015 in News.

Check out Dr. Klapperich's commentary on Radio Boston. https://radioboston.wbur.org/2015/10/19/theranos-biotech ....and the op ed on the Commonhealth blog! http://commonhealth.wbur.org/2015/10/theranos-quick-diagnoses  

Senior Project Team Wins Second Place at NBEC!

April 29th, 2015 in Blog, News.

The Klapperich Lab Senior Project Team won second place at the North East Bioengineering Conference last week. Congratulations to Courtney, Nelson, Gil and Danielle!

Pratt Paper Published in ACS Biomaterials

April 24th, 2015 in Blog, News.

Colorimetric Detection of Azidothymidine Using an Alkyne-Modified Dextran Substrate George W. Pratt , Andy Fan , and Catherine M. Klapperich * College of Engineering, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States ABSTRACT Monitoring the adherence of patients taking highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) is a key step in treating an HIV infection, especially in resource-limited settings in the developing world. For... More

Dr. Klapperich Named Associate Dean for Research

March 5th, 2015 in News.

Dr. Klapperich is the new Associate Dean for Research and Technology Development in the College of Engineering.  See the news story for more information about her new role.

Dr. Klapperich Promoted to Full Professor

March 5th, 2015 in News.

The College announced Dr. Klapperich's promotion this week. Check out the 21 new Full Professors at Charles River Campus!