Lack capacity to analyze multiple types of biomarker targets from a single sample simultaneously
Average wait time of 3 - 7h per analysis causing longer time to realize negative results longer duration of trials.
Price ranges from $0.85 to $4 per target. The need to analyse multiple targets and multiple patients leads to high cost of drug development.
Analyzes different types of targets (DNA sequences, DNA mutations, microRNAs) at the same time in the same sample.
Results are available in 30 mins while competing technologies take between 3 to 7 hours.
Costs approximately 1/8 of the cost of qPCR and 1/40 of the cost of sequencing per target analysis.
Amplification, sequencing and complicated techniques are not required.
The Metachip workflow has three simple steps: draw blood, place the blood on the Metachip, and put the Metachip on a portable sensor-reader to get results in 15 minutes.
We are a multidisciplinary team with four members from three different continents, bound together by our passion for entrepreneurship and firm belief of using innovative technology to benefit humanity. The team grew out of the MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp 2015 - an intensive seven-day entrepreneurship training and startup competition led by Bill Aulet and Elaine Chen of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. As a team, we won the People’s Choice Startup Award and placed second in the final pitch competition.
Biomedical scientist, biochemistry professor of DeVry Brazil University Expert in biosensors, medical diagnostic devices, and early cancer detection technology Silver medalist at the International Genetically Engineered Machine iGEM Competition hosted by MIT
Candidate of B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at MIT MIT Roboteam; background in robotics and software engineering Gold medalist at the International Young Physicists' Tournament
Cancer education specialist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Public health researcher with extensive research and outreach experience in cancer screening practices and policies Experienced in research project management and health program management
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