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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!   

Wong LAM Paper Published in Analytical Chemistry

December 5th, 2014 in Blog, News.

See an article about our article at http://cen.acs.org/articles/92/web/2014/12/Improving-Disease-Detection-Little-Heat.html Evaporative Concentration on a Paper-Based Device to Concentrate Analytes in a Biological Fluid Sharon Y. Wong †, Mario Cabodi †‡, Jason Rolland§, and Catherine M. Klapperich *† † Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, 44 Cummington Mall, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States ‡ Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology, Boston University, 8 St. Mary’s Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States § Diagnostics... More

Join us at the CFTCC Hackathon!

September 29th, 2014 in News.

Food, fun and engineering http://www.bu.edu/cftcc/category/cftcc-events/ Let's not let MIT win a second year in a row! October 3-4, 2014. EPIC Center on the BU Campus.