Wheeler Microfluidics Laboratory
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We are an interdisciplinary research group at the University of Toronto developing lab-on-a-chip techniques for applications in chemistry, biology, and medicine. One of the prime technologies that we use is called digital microfluidics (DMF), a versatile technique that individually manipulate discrete fluidic droplets on the surface of an array of electrodes. Using DMF and a generic device architecture, we have demonstrated several health related applications, including its use as a point-of-care serosurveillance tool for Measles and Rubella in a refugee camp in Kakuma, Kenya. At the moment, we are interested in expending this field-ready technology to incorporate antibody-and molecular based detection for antimicrobial resistance testing.