AME015  |  Dry Adhesive System for Wearable Devices

This technology provides the dry adhesive system comprising of multiple microstructures, and these multiple microstructures form a suction chamber on the material surface. When integrated with a wearable device directly in contact with the human body, this technology can be adhered onto human skin and used to collect consistent and detailed data which would otherwise be hard to obtain with existing technologies.

Exhibitor : Gyeonggi Technopark

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

DNA Biochip-based Detection of Food-Borne Pathogen

Food-borne pathogen is a serious issue in food safety. Detection methods must be rapid, sensitive and accurate. Conventional techniques that are used today to identify specific pathogens present in food will take from at least 2-3 days to as long as a week.  This causes the unnecessary delay in the delivery process. To avoid these drawbacks, the DNA biochip technology was developed. This allows for high-throughput detection of multiple pathogens in a large number of samples by reading the fluorescence intensity and quantitative analysis of pathogen in food sample. 

Exhibitor : Mahidol University

HPC039  |  House Dust Mite and American Cockroach Allergens Detection Test Kits

House dust mites (HDM) and cockroach (CR) are sources of indoor allergens that prevailed in the environment causing human sensitization to a variety of allergic diseases. Quantitative detection of these allergens in dwellings of the allergic patients is an important measure for morbidity intervention, as reduction of the levels of the allergens thereof would lead to reduction of the allergen exposure, sensitization and clinical symptoms provocation. The researchers have developed the HDM and CR allergen detection and quantification test kits for monitoring major allergens of HDM and CR in environmental dust samples. 

Exhibitor : Mahidol University

HPC048  |  Sample Preparation Method for MALDI-ToF Mass Spectrometry

This sample preparation method requires an addition of 3 reagents to an unknown bacterial sample at specified timing to accurately determine its identity using MALDI-ToF. It is suitable to be used with existing commercial software or with proprietary database and software (Rapid & Automated Pathogen Identification System - RAPIDs). The RAPIDs database is made up of 560 bacterial isolates from the US, Japan and Singapore and the identification is performed based on Kohonen's Self-Organizing Map.

Exhibitor : Nanyang Polytechnic

HPC074  |  A Tri-Pulse Optical Sensor (3-POS) for Human Pulse Diagnosis

A Tri-Pulse Optical Sensor (3-POS) measure pulses along the radial artery in the wrist at 3 locations corresponding to the “cun”, “guan” and “chi” positions in traditional Chinese medicine. The sensor is based on volume displacement plethysmography using a LED light source and photodetector. The sensor measurement is digitized and stored with a digital oscilloscope and analyzed using Fourier Transformation and other methods. The 3-POS can be used to establish an optical sensor measurement baseline for TCM diagnostics.

Exhibitor : NUS Enterprise

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

HPC118  |  Dry Eye Rheometry

Dry Eye Disease (DED) is a highly prevalent condition that affects the tear film and ocular surface of human or animal eyes resulting in discomfort and impaired vision. This technology is a novel method for diagnosing and evaluating DED and a device for performing the diagnostic method.  This results in a simple, rapid and objective diagnostic method for DED which reliably and accurately evaluates DED in a human or animal patient.  The technology does not require consumables, unlike existing methods, so regular ongoing costs are reduced. Better clinical care of DED in ophthalmic practice will result from using this technology.

Exhibitor : RMIT University

HPC085  |  Synthetic Models for Surgical Training

This technology offers synthetic tissue and organ models for surgery training by providing a realistic feel of incision, dissection and suturing. There are breast, skin, and vascular models in the product portfolio and they are beneficial for surgeons-in-training (e.g., medical and veterinary school students). It is also suitable as an self-diagnosis model to be used for breast cancer awareness. The main aim of this technology is to improve the quality of surgical trainings via this practical and tactile simulation platform. 

Exhibitor : Sabanci University / Inovent Co.

HPC106  |  Rapid Diagnosis of Bacterial Sepsis Using a Plasmonic Sensor Based POC System

Procalcitonin levels indicate the severity of bacterial sepsis, and algorithms have been developed to monitor the duration of antibiotic use. At present, lab-based procalcitonin testing takes minimum 4 hours of turn-around time, making real-time decisions on antibiotic use difficult. To improve procalcitonin testing, this technology offers a standalone point-of-care diagnostic prototype comprising a simple apparatus and small footprint for detecting procalcitonin within 30 minutes.

Exhibitor : Temasek Polytechnic

HPC114  |  DNA Probe Kits for the Detection of Bacterial Pathogens

Fish aquaculture is constrained by different diseases. Diagnosis is achieved through conventional methods such as microscopy, bacterial culture and biochemical tests, which are time-consuming and inaccurate. Endpoint PCR may be an alternative, however, it is limited to qualitative detection coupled with laborious post-PCR processing. The DNA Probe Kits offer an alternative approach to disease diagnosis because these comprise highly specific probes for real-time detection of bacterial pathogens and improved qPCR assay protocol that enables multi-probe, multi-amplicon length and multi-species detection in a single qPCR run. These kits are essential components of qPCR assay for rapid, accurate and safer pathogen detection.

Exhibitor : University of The Philippines

USS051  |  Rapid and Cost Effective Multiplex Disease Detection Kit for Shrimps

Diagnosis of shrimp pathogens are mostly done using traditional single/nested PCR methods and are on monoplex format which can detect only single pathogen at any given time.  There is a market need to develop rapid user friendly multiplex assay for shrimp pathogens.  The technology presented here is a multiplex assay for shrimp pathogens that is rapid, cost effective, user-friendly, and is a single tube multiplex assay developed for detection of up to five different shrimp pathogens simultaneously using high resolution melting (HRM) principles.  

Exhibitor : Temasek Polytechnic