Research & Development Projects​


Our fully automated, miniaturized ELISA platform utilizes VLFS technology to automate each step of an assay.  We are developing capabilities for portable detection of microcystin, a  freshwater cyanobacterial toxin. Read more.

Synthetic Biology

We are developing a miniaturized  platform for a broad range of synthetic biology applications including fully automated de novo gene synthesis, plasmid assembly, cell transformation, and product screening. 

Analytical Chemistry

Our fully automated, miniaturized analytical chemistry technology enables field deployable analysis and identification of a broad range of compounds.  Our VLFS technology can be used to automate sample processing for capillary zone electrophoresis, fluorescence, and spectrophotometry assays.

Genetic Screening and Analysis

We are developing automation capabilities for portable genetic identification and analysis of pathogens and other microbial species.