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    Date submitted
  • 26-Feb-2018

PCRbot

Abstract

An improvement on present PCR technology regarding to the early detection of sepsis. The prototype focuses on improving the sample processing from perspectives of time period, sample volume, temperature, and number of cycles. If the design proves feasible, sepsis and antibiotic resistance epidemics and costs can be greatly reduced through precise diagnosis of patients’ diseases and expedite decision-making processes.

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Who is your customer?

The potential end users will be diagnostic field of infectious diseases in hospital and clinics.

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

Improvement of sample processing for a large volume of thermal cycling. Problems like capacity of the thermal cycling each time, the difference between the desired temperature and real temperature, duration between water bath transition, and other factors affect the sample processing.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

Early detection of bacterial and appropriate antibiotics are important for patients' treatment. If the prototype approves feasible, sepsis and antibiotic resistance epidemics and costs can be greatly reduced through precise diagnosis of patients’ diseases and expedite decision-making processes.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

Our team is a great combination of talented people from different fields. Everyone has his own skills to contribute to this team, like innovative ideas, programming, mechanical, materials, hands-on ability, public speaking and etc. By being responsible for individual tasks, but work together when facing challenges, we form a well-rounded and strong team!