AME039  |  "NPROVER" Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle

The NPROVER is an underwater robot that can be used in applications such as ship hull inspections, mine countermeasure operations, search & recovery and underwater surveys in lieu of drydocking. The vehicle is capable of diving up to 100 meters, surpassing the depth of recreational SCUBA diving, while streaming live video back to the surface. The underwater robot is controlled via a tether connected to a surface computer and is equipped with two LED spot lights and an SD color camera.

Exhibitor : Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Microfluidic Enhancement of Chemiluminescent Detection

The invention consists of a portable and lightweight microfluidic flow injection analysis platform, which integrates a surface acoustic wave device into a continuous flow system. The technology platform combines chemiluminescence science with advanced lab-on-a-chip techniques to produce a handheld miniaturised device that can compete with state-of-the-art bench scale instruments. Demonstration of the prototype in the laboratory has shown to detect substances at below one part per billion, an order of magnitude better than existing portable devices and approaching theoretical limits for detection.

Exhibitor : RMIT University

HPC006  |  Optical Sensors for Point of Need Diagnostics

The proposed technology consists of optical sensors for point of need diagnostic applications. The technology offered is a range of cost-effective, scalable, and robust optical sensors from nanoparticles to colorimetric dyes suitable for clinical, food, and environmental point of need diagnostics. The optical sensors have been used to develop a wide range of diagnostic platforms such as lateral flow assays, bead assay, paper test strips, and microfluidic detection chips.

Exhibitor : Camtech Diagnostics

HPC075  |  Novel and Sensitive Endotoxin Detection Method in Complex Environmental Matrixes

Endotoxins are toxic substances bound to the bacterial cell wall and released when the bacterium disintegrates. They can cause fever, vomiting and even death in humans when ingested. The typical method used to detect endotoxins, the Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) assay, is an indirect method, which doesn’t work well in complicated matrix and uses a purified blood fraction from a family of crab endangered in Asia. In this technology, a novel analytical method based on capillary electrophoresis-laser induced fluorescence (CE-LIF) can provide accurate (1-50 ng/ml), reliable and comparable data on the levels of endotoxins in clean and dirty water samples.  

Exhibitor : NUS Enterprise

HPC120  |  Flexible, stretchable sensors for detecting hazardous materials and UV radiation

The personal safety/health monitoring market is growing.  As we become aware of the consequences of exposure to a number of materials and conditions, we want to monitor our exposure to these materials and conditions and limit our exposure. The present technology is a novel flexible and/or stretchable sensor for detecting a hazardous substance and/or electromagnetic radiation.  The invention has particular use in detecting the presence of hazardous gases and liquids as well as detecting ultra-violet (UV) radiation.

Exhibitor : RMIT University

USS023  |  Smart Membrane Monitoring System for Sustainable Membrane Distillation Process

Among conventional and innovative membrane-based desalination technologies, membrane distillation has great potential for providing both a sustainable and high-quality water supply.   The proposed technology provides an early detection of membrane fouling and real-time characterization of the membrane’s overall condition for condition-based monitoring; it also provides additional temperature measurements without using additional sensors. The measurements can be used to detect anomalies at an early stage to allow preventive measures to be taken to protect the membranes and allow longer period of operation times. 

Exhibitor : King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

USS055  |  Affordable Carbon Paste Electrodes for the Detection of Pesticides and Bio-organic Substances

This innovative sensor which is based on carbon paste electrode (CPE) is able to detect important bio-organic molecules and pesticides in aqueous media. The sensor consists of a carbon allotrope and fluid polymeric binder and is packed into a container with an electrical contact. The sensor is targeted to be relatively affordable and easy to produce. This technology is useful in detecting important organic compounds found in aqueous media i.e. blood plasma, as well as pesticides dissolved in water samples.

Exhibitor : University of The Philippines

USS056  |  Biotoxin Adsorption Toxin Tracking (BATT) Device

Biotoxin Adsorption Toxin Tracking (BATT) Device is a monitoring and research tool that gives early warning on tropical algal blooms or shellfish contamination by accumulating toxins that are below detection limit. BATT offers many advantages compared to the conventional monitoring and research procedures. Initially intended for lipophilic or hydrophobic toxins, this device could be adapted for polar toxins (i.e. saxitoxin and domoic acid) with method refinement and development.

Exhibitor : University of The Philippines